Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Back to the DIY & Nesting!

Things are starting to move again at long last! There's been a long break as Mark had some work (cheers Rob) for a couple of weeks, then we went to visit family, and then the tax credits people screwed up our money (still waiting for that to get sorted! Grr!). So we've had to wait until I got paid and then work out just how much we were able to spend...

Today the stuff should be arriving for the loft! Apart from some fittings for the brackets which we'll need to pop into B&Q for. We've had to order stuff in for the loft instead of just go out and buy it because it was simply too big to fit in the car. That also means it's cost an extra £40 to have it delivered! A flaming cheek if you ask me!

There wont be anything happening today though because I have my second growth scan this afternoon so mum will be over, and then Mark will be looking after Jack while I go for my scan. Plan is though that tomorrow morning we'll go to B&Q so he can get the bits he needs, and then I take Jack out for a while and let Mark crack on. He'll only be able to do stuff in the mornings because Jack still likes an afternoon nap so Daddy can't be banging and drilling away in the loft right over Jack's bedroom.

He thinks it should be done by the end of the weekend, which would be BRILLIANT! That means we can get all the stuff that is currently clogging up the nursery and our bedroom up and out of the way. Then I can put up the crib & moses basket and buy the new mattresses!

Once all that's done I can start to relax again. At the moment I am wound up tighter than a coiled spring. I hate falling over stuff at the best of times, but now I can hardly move as it is so having boxes and crates all over the house is not improving my mood. Not having 100% of everything ready for the baby is causing me stress too (and yes I know I still have over 6 weeks to my due date, but this is how I am). I'm feeling the need to nest and at the moment I can't. I want to open up the vac-bag of cloth nappies and get them all washed and laid out in the nursery drawers ready. I want to do the same with the 0-3 month baby clothes, the bedding for the basket & crib, swaddling robes, bath towels etc. I want to be able to sit on my nursing chair in that nursery and say to myself "Yes, we're ready now". Doing this stuff will relax me. Not being able to do it with time ticking by causes me stress.

Mostly I'm just looking forward to having a relatively tidy house!
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