Lately, I often find myself looking up.. No, not upon the clouds above, though it would really be nice... I'm actually always looking up to the ceiling of our house, especially the corner spots. It's like I'm expecting to see some gathering of dusts which I would immediately clean, save for some hard to reach places which I'll ask my hubby to try to clean for me.
The other day, I've washed all my baby's clothes with a pediatrician recommended soap. Folded them and stack them neatly in the cabinet. I did the folding over and over. I've also packed and repacked my labor bag several times. Yesterday, I cleaned the bathroom with a toothbrush. I don't want to see any signs of hard water or molds. I disinfected it from top to bottom with bleach. And now that it's sparkling, I'm actually quite satisfied...Today, I cleaned the kitchen - sink, stove, counter tops etc... And then it was followed by the bath tub. It was quite rewarding cause I've been wanting to have a warm bath for some time now. Obviously, I did after cleaning it... Only to end up cleaning it again afterwards.
Oh yes, I'm definitely nesting. It's the name given to the distinctive urge to clean, tidy and organize during pregnancy. Many say it could even be a sign that labor and delivery could be very close at hand. Amazing!
Females of different animal species experience a similar pattern of preparation during pregnancy. It is believed that females, from birds to lions, are programmed to have the nesting instinct to ensure the survival of the off springs after birth.
Moderation is key and I always try to have a lot of breaks as I tire easily... The aches and pains I've been feeling the past weeks is still here. However, the excitement for the arrival of the new addition to the family just keeps me going. Hmmm... I'm now eyeing our windows. I wonder if I can clean it all or should I ask the hubby to do it for me? Time to go back to work!