Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pregnancy Crazies

Baby Cook, 9 weeks

I haven't blogged much about this pregnancy- in fact, I'm not certain that I've mentioned it at all on this blog. This pregnancy has been both easier and more difficult in different ways from when I was pregnant with Weslee. I didn't have a miscarriage scare, which made things a lot easier. I did get just as sick as I was with Weslee, but this time I knew to get some medication for it instead of ending up in the hospital. The unfortunate thing about this pregnancy has been the migraines and vertigo. I didn't even know that pregnancy could bring on vertigo, but I found out later that it's not uncommon because of all the fluid changes in the body.

That said, I'm 18 weeks now and we find out if this little one is a boy or a girl November 20, which I am very excited about. I think we'll paint the baby's room a pale mint color so the room is neutral but not the weird whitish color it is now. Weslee is going to get the futon bunk bed in his room for his "big boy" bed, and the crib will move into the other bedroom. I'm not sure exactly what at toddler's room should look like, but I'm sure we'll figure out something fun for him.

I have SO many things listed to get done before this baby arrives, but I'm lucky if I just get my normal weekly list completed. If you have never been pregnant, you may not know that there is this urge we expecting women get called "nesting". Well, my nesting urge hit a couple weeks ago, and it has been plenty frustrating that I can't do everything RIGHT NOW.

It's actually given me a good amount of anxiety because I have the desire to throw out/get rid of about half of the things we own. In talking to my friends, I know this isn't uncommon, but I don't remember having to do this when I was pregnant last time. Granted, we moved from an apartment to our current house, so a lot of that paring down was probably done in the moving process. Either way, I know we'll have to do something with all the "stuff" in our current guest bedroom/future baby's room.

So I'm open to suggestions. How do you simplify your life when needed? What methods do you use in sorting keep/donate/trash when going through all that "stuff"? Do you have any creative storage ideas for kids' rooms or decorating ideas for a toddler?

This poor mama with the pregnancy crazies appreciates any input. :)

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