Before my twin sister gave birth five months ago, she detailed in her blog how she coped with her nesting instinct. Now, I think I'm having the same feeling.
For the past couple of days, I've been waking up at 430am, either due to a nocturnal restroom trip or due to contractions/braxton hicks. This Monday morning is not an exception.
Though I was still groggy with sleep (Leo and I only went to sleep at 1130 last night), my mind started thinking of the things that I need to do today. I originally thought of going to work but my back pains are really bothering me so I don't think I'll be efficient. I'll just wait it out here at home. So my 90 day maternity leave started last Friday and here I am waiting with people texting and asking me if I've given birth already. I've already turned off my phone and just open it from time to time. Instead, I've focused my mind on preparing for the baby's arrival.
My yaya arrived on Saturday night and we went to SM yesterday to buy her 3 sets of uniforms (2 sets of white ones with blue piping and a blue cotton one. Yeah! Looks really spiffy on her). I'm sending her to the village clinic later for some medical tests to ensure that she doesn't have anything that the baby might catch.
Last night, she and I cleaned out the other room and moved some stuff. Since I'll be exclusively breastfeeding, we reaaranged some stuff and moved the crib to our room. We've unpacked the linens and other stuff that have been kept in their boxes since I've gotten them. However, I'm still not yet satisfied with the way things are so I'll probably do another round of cleaning later. And by cleaning, I mean just sitting on a chair and directing Yaya Amy what to do (hehehe). Hey, my doctor did caution me on bending or squatting too much and my back does hurt! :)
I also intend to tackle my long-delayed project of fixing our pictures. It's still there buried in the baul all mixed together. I already took out the pictures frames that we got as wedding gifts and would want to hang them. However, I need our all-around handyman to help me with the hanging as we need to drill holes in the wall. Unfortunately, he's still out of town so I just have to wait. I need a hole drilled in for my bag hanger too. Leo and I tried the 3M hook ones but they won't adhere to the wall. Either the weight of the handbags together are too much or the wallpaper's texture is not smooth enough. Right now, all my handbags are stacked together in the baby's room and it's an irritating sight.
I'll also go to church this evening (of course I'll walk). In my impatience on getting the birth over with, I've forgotten how I should be wording my prayers. I've forgotten that God's will should supercede my wants. So I've just lifted everything to God and asked for His forgiveness for my lapse. I've changed my prayers from "Please let me give birth now!" to "Please give me the strength and patience to get through this and to accept Your will as my own." Somehow, it gave me the peace and strength that I needed to get through the contraction-less hours. It was also the time that my nesting instinct kicked in. Must be God giving me the necessary distraction that I needed. :)