Monday—wiped all the windows, Tuesday—washed the carpet, Wednesday— set up the cot, Thursday— did laundry and washed all the baby clothes and stuff, dried them in the sun and folded them away, Friday— got baby car seat installed and saw the midwife in the afternoon, Saturday went to the whole day parent course organised by the hospital…… then there is a plan for next week to clean every inch of the kitchen cupboards, then refrigerator, then mop the floor, then clean the bathroom……
I am so glad that in the first week of my leave, everything has been going well according to MY PLAN. It’s not that this place has a need to have a big spring clean or it’s not like the baby would be spending any time over the most places that I have cleaned. I don’t know why, I just got to have it all cleaned, so I scrubbed like crazy. I suppose it’s me, being so obsessed with the idea of “I’ve got it all organised before the time comes”.
People said it’s called “NESTING”. The term comes from mother birds preparing their nests prior to laying eggs. In the human world, the term means flurry of activity that seems to happen to women getting close to the arrival of a new baby. I initially heard this word from a lady in our library when I was borrowing one of the paper quilling books. She said to me that it’s a good book to read when I am nesting.
Now I kind of have not much time left for paper quilling, crafts making, sewing, knitting and a lot of “hobby”stuff, as I am getting more and more tired and work more and more slowly. I have to prioritise to decide which one is worth me spending more of my energy and which one I should just give up or compromise.
It often happens that I had to break a task to several sessions and only organised to finish one thing per day. That’s why I found that taking leaves from this moment on actually proved to be such a smart idea, as I have plenty of time to finish the things I want to get done and also have time to get some rest without feeling so stressed.