Tuesday, November 8, 2011


It's so easy to feel overwhelmed at this stage! I'm looking toward the next seven or so months and realizing that there is so much that needs to get done. I have found myself just standing there in the doorway to the future nursery, staring at the mess that needs to be tamed into a real baby's room. For years, that room has been my catch-all room. It's my closet (because the one in the master bedroom is super tiny), my crafting/sewing room, a storage room, you name it. I've actually already cleaned a lot of it out, but there's still just so much stuff. To be honest, I have no idea where most of it is going to go.

I have donated a bunch of my crafting supplies to a local school in need. I let some friends come and look through a lot of the stuff that was left, which got rid of some more of it. Then, I actually donated about 3 trashbags full of clothes to the local mission. And that's really just the beginning of it all.

I know I need to just take it one step at a time. I wish the nursery was the only thing that needed work around here. It seems like there's something to do in every single room. Not to mention the fact that we really need new carpet throughout the entire house. I want to do everything I can to make this house perfect for the baby. And the ironic thing is that a tiny baby will have no idea if the house is a mess or not, lol. It's just something I want for the baby to have. Maybe that's insane.

My big hope is that once the first trimester is over, I will get some of my energy back and can finally start to tackle some of these big jobs I have on my list. When I'm feeling tired and nauseated, the last thing I wanted to do is clean the house or work on organizing. Honestly, I'm ashamed to admit that all I really feel like doing these days is sitting in front of the TV and vegging out. Is that terrible? It's almost like a weird melancholy that comes over me. It's almost a restlessness. There's so much I want to do, but I feel helpless to do any of it. It's definitely a strange feeling, and I really hope it passes soon.

On a totally happy note, though, I am actually almost 8 1/2 weeks already! Time is definitely moving right along. Next Monday, I have my second ultrasound. I really hope we get to hear the heartbeat this time! I am also really hoping that the fertility clinic graduates me to a regular OB practice after this appointment. I'm still not completely sure which practice I'm going to go with, but I'm ready to get settled with my doctor and midwives and move into a 'normal' pregnancy. Exciting!!


  1. You have that nesting urge like crazy! I felt a lot more energy after my first trimester so hopefully that's on the way for you too. Sorry you are feeling a little overwhelmed by it all...just remember you are making a baby...that is huge...it's not like you are laying around all day doing nothing! :)

  2. I've having what my husband has been calling "pre-nesting" - I'm preparing for IVF and I've been deep cleaning and getting rid of EVERYTHING. I just put a huge layaway in for Christmas and it's all organizing stuff and things we need to get this place perfect BEFORE I get pregnant.

    Health & Happiness! <3.

  3. I feel the same way - there is a lot of things i want to do to the house, but for now my energy is zero. I have just finished work and I believe I hear crappy tv shows and the sofa calling me...

  4. Sarra! Im back from my vacation so Im slowly catching up on blogging! Girl I totally get you about thinking of WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE!! i hae so many house projects I wanna do and I don't know where or when to start! I hit 13 weeks this week but let me tell you... I HAVE NO ENERGY whatsoever! I hope this sleepiness goes away soon.

    but yay for you... almost 9 weeks!! HOW FREAKIN EXCITING! i cant wait to hear about ur next appt! When you see/hear the heartbeat.. u are going to melt!!!! =)

  5. Just take it one day at a time. I had the same dilemma with our extra room being a huge dumping ground. You have got a lot of time, believe it or not. In the end you'll be sitting in your nursery folding the same clean baby clothes over and over and saying "when will this baby GET here already?" :)

  6. I'm sure once you near the second trimester you'll have more energy and focus to get things done. For now its probably best to just take it easy.