I know I'm late posting the Week 38 photo, but I just can't seem to get to it! While I was working I kept postponing things that needed to be completed until I was on leave because I'd have so much time then, right? Bahahahaha!!! (Wiping a tear from my eye)...now I know. There is NEVER enough time. Travis calls it nesting, and I suppose he's right, but it has not taken the form I imagined. Yes, I cleaned and organized the baby's room, but that was out of necessity not desire. I had to finish taking out all the office stuff so it could really be the Baby's Room instead of the storage room. Then I had to find a home for all the displaced items (let me warn you should you come over for a visit- do not, I repeat, DO NOT open any closets you may come across!!!) Yes I washed, dried, and folded all the baby clothes, but that's because I'm somewhat allergic to the...(crap, pregnancy mind...what's it called? Staffing?) stuff they use on new clothing items for shipping and packing. Always have been, always will be...which leads my wandering mind to defend my expensive decision to use all natural baby wash. Let me tell you, I LOVE Seventh Generation products because of the lack of scents they use, and the baby degergent is no different! I used to enjoy the smell of Dreft but my defenses have withered away or the company has upped the amount of scent additive in the bottles, because I cannot NOT sneeze when I smell the stuff.
Anyway, back to nesting... now that the baby's room is done and the rain has stopped (temporarily so I've heard) we decided to tackle the yards. Not smart. I get so frustrated that I can't operate at my old level of physical exertion. I tried to hula hoe the flowerbeds because I know I can't kneel down and weed anymore, and it was still to much for me. I ended up hobbling around for a couple of days grabbing my lower back and moaning to anyone that would listen, "Oh, my back!" Because of said injury, I haven't been able to walk the dogs and now I have to endure their sad, pleading puppy eyes.
Other than that, I've been attempting to nap during the day because I can't sleep more than two hours at a time at night. I'm not a good napper (oh how I hope this changes when the baby gets here!) so I end up watching daytime tv and playing on the computer instead. I keep reminding myself there's only 2-3 more weeks of this discomfort...then Baby Walsh will be here.