I guess I’ve reached the nesting point of my pregnancy. You know, where you want to everything ready and “nice” for the baby.
A few weeks ago, I asked Tim to take this past week off so that we could do a few projects around the house that have needed doing for a while – paint the kitchen/dining room, clean out the garage, move/weed stuff out of the kids’ rooms so we could actually accomodate a baby and her things. My folks were also gracious enough to take Little Sister from Sunday – Thursday so that we could work without her underfoot.
Boy, does it feel nice to have all this done! Some things took longer than expected (garage, kids’ rooms), we did some things we didn’t expect to do (touched up the hallway and part of the living room because they looked so crappy compared to the newly painted rooms), and I’m still weeding through some of the clutter that we boxed up. But the house looks nice, and I feel like we’re just about ready for the baby now. (Well, maybe not quite ready mentally, but the crib is up, the room is ready, and the car seat is waiting for her.)
Book Boy helped us paint after school, and insisted that I take a little video of him. (FYI, the area that he is painting is where the fridge usually is – the rest of the room did not look as bad as these walls did!)