Let the nesting begin

With a month to go until my due date, at 36 weeks pregnant, I think I may have entered the final phase of pregnancy.

Here's what I did this afternoon and see if you can guess what I'm talking about.

  • Organized my closet and drawers -- it involved taking out all my clothes and refolding and organizing (and weeping over all of my "skinny" garments that I won't be wearing for a while)
  • Cleaned and organized the bathrooms
  • Cleaned the kitchen
  • Washed and organized the baby clothes
  • Vacuumed the downstairs

I was prepared to vacuum the upstairs and clean the floors, but time has come to go to work at the studio. I have the urge to take on a lot of the longer-term projects that I had been putting off.

This from a woman who just yesterday morning could barely move from a nerve pain in my hip. Could it be that I'm nesting? I hope so!

I have to say, I've been anticipating this phase of pregnancy for a while now, almost as much as I wanted the first trimester and all its misery to end. I figured once I entered that final nesting phase, our house would sparkle. 

Now I am well aware of what this burst of of energy could be fueled by -- that labor is coming -- soon -- but I'm not necessarily convinced.

At 36 weeks pregnant, I suppose anything is possible. Went to the OB today and he said that we should be ready to go and to expect her anytime soon. I kept thinking "But we have a month left! My due date isn't for another month!"

Are you nesting? Does it make you happy, nervous or tired?