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The Nesting Instinct Is Strong With This One

The Nesting Instinct Is Strong With This One

Greetings! Spring is here! And the babe is right around the corner, meaning I’m huge, achy, and super duper anticipatory. And SO NESTY! I’ve cut my hours back this week in order to rest up rather than walk the 5-ish miles around the camping department for 8 hours straight each day and while there is a lot of loungey couch time in my life right now, I’m also trying to get some stuff done around the house before YOU KNOW WHAT! After today the little lady will be full term so she can come any old time she wants; I’m cool with having her cook a bit more but how exciting/ crazy to think that I could go to bed today as normal old Val and wake up to the day I become a mom.

Flowers from James’ fam, who threw us a sweet party last weekend.
So today I put together most of our birth bag (slash basket) and got the kid room, for the most part, ready to roll. My baby shower is this weekend so we’re still waiting to see what we’ll be gifted as far as cloth diapers, clothes, furniture, and books but the babe will be in our room for awhile anyway so no big thing. It just feels so good to move the construction-zone out!
Birth Basket full of baby clothes, Val’s birth loungies, prayer shawl, jam for sandies, water bottles, and more to come. (camera, slippers, more food, affirmation prayer flag, ipod with playlist of love songs for baby, etc.) Hippy dippy, yes. That’s how I roll.
Kid’s room/ Construction Random Zone Before shot.
 
Ta Da! Still a work in progress but baby stuff mostly put away and bottom bunk ready for cousin sleep over time! It’s not super thematic, but I love the woodsy bear comforter. 
 
And before my Nesting took a turn towards cleaning, it was all cooking and baking all the time. 
Yep. In an attempt to control anything to do with birth, I’ve stocked both freezers full with tasty food for post-partum time. Granola, blueberry pancakes, rhubarb scones a plenty, meatloaves, pasties, sweet potato and black bean burritos, breakfast burritos, baked ziti, challah, and more and more. Our chickens are producing ridiculous amounts of eggs so two quiches made their way to the freezer and hopefully I’ll have enough warning time on D-Day to heat one up before heading to the birth center so we can feed all the awesome ladies of Salmonberry who will attend my birth. Fingers crossed!
Probably two or three days worth.
 
And the garden is giving us a little over-wintered tastiness, too. I had planned on planting potatoes tomorrow for my REI Yay Day (where they pay me to get outside a few times a year and let’s be real, I’m not using it for backpacking this time around) but the soil is still so wet that the tiller would probably sink halfway up its wheels if I tried.  Alas! But nice to eat some fresh veggies again!

 

Poldy and Henrietta checking each other out on our sunny spring day. 
 
9 months pregnant! Still in loungey wear today! So sue me 🙂