Needless to say, I have very busy the last two weeks trying to keep up on our house, get the nursery ready, and refinish a rocking chair. I have barely had time to think, let alone write some blogs that I have had in the pending status. I have finished most of the things I would like to accomplish, with the exception of my rocking chair.
Yesterday was another appointment for the baby and they performed a stress test. It is a test where they monitor his movements and heart rate. The doctor said he was doing great and unless he drops down to the 10th percentile I will be carrying him to full term. Which is wonderful news! Carrying him to full term is the best for his health and mine! Also, that means I have more time to get all my nesting finished, without all of the stressing.
In these somewhat unfamiliar and stressful times, it's hard to remember that I need to be enjoying these last few weeks before our lives are changed forever. I have been so focused on getting the nursery "just right" that I need to remember that when our little man arrives he is not going to care if his nursery is just perfect! I decided to take a step back this week and have someone come in to help me on all the cleaning in the house. I found a very nice lady on craigslist and I hired her to come in for a couple hours. Though it cost us some unplanned money, I feel the sanity she saved me was so beneficial at this point in my pregnancy.
I still have a goal to finish the rocking chair before he arrives, but other than that I am going to try my hardest to take it easy. I need to force myself to enjoy the down time because once our little bundle of joy arrives I am sure that I will be wishing I would have rested more.