This week I had to backtrack through the hallway and into the bedrooms. Of course this was after I had almost completed the kitchen but that will be there another day. It is Blaynes last set of days off before baby comes, and while my original dreams of a quiet weekend with my husband quickly faded, I do feel slightly better knowing the nursery and the boys’ room will be painted and carpet laid before the end of the weekend.
I can only admit to feeling slightly better. Blayne thinks I have no faith in his promises, really I just look at all the other stuff that, while isn’t echnically necessary, needs to get done before baby comes. 37 weeks today means that baby could literally arrive any day despite my scheduled c-section. If there is one thing I learned with Hunter is that babies never come when you want them too. Plus, I look at my hard work in the hallway and kitchen getting filled with furniture from the boys’ room and I feel like, despite it being temporary, my work was a complete waste of time.
My other fear is that I am going to be busting my ass to get everything done up to the day before going into the hospital. Is it wrong that I just want to relax? A lot of this is my fault for not being ready to accept that this baby was really coming, but I still feel like some down time before hand is probably in my best interest. Sure people say they will come help me, but if they actually come they don’t help a whole lot; and I often have to redo anything that they do help with. Oh well, for now I power through and hope that I finish with at least 1 nothing day before the baby comes.
On the bright side by the end of Sunday I will have two renovated bedrooms for my kids to sleep in. Hunter and Levi’s will be all set up and the nursery will be ready, aside from the furniture that is still awaiting delivery. Already one of the rooms is ready for the carpet to be laid Sunday. Then it is back to the cleaning/nesting schedule. I will have to work overtime to makeup for the 3 or 4 days I will have been put behind. I will have Blayne to help on for 2 days, so with any luck I will be able to make it up.
Renos are hard, on everyone but they are especially hard when your 9 month pregnant. Or if you ask my husband I am sure they are especially hard when your wife is 9 months pregnant. It doesn’t matter though, it will be worth it when we have them done.