Friday, February 05, 2010

four weeks and counting

The Nesting Crazy is rearing its ugly head. In the last week I have:
  • had my husband pull out the fridge so that I could scrub the side (that is hidden when it is pushed back against the wall and beside our dishwasher)
  • insisted that the new sink we've been saving for HAD to be installed this month
  • randomly scrubbed the inside of my microwave for 30 minutes
  • used a toothbrush to clean my bathroom sink
  • seriously considered remodeling the master bath, instead of just fixing what we have currently
  • worn an N-95 mask to do household chores my husband is afraid to do (ever wash a moldy tupperware container? anyone? anyone? No?... I guess we are the only ones who forget their lunch in the car...)
  • had to resist the urge to BLEACH-SANITIZE EVERYTHING IN THE NURSERY to kill any errant viruses/microbes

Strangely, I do not feel it necessary to NOT do any of these things. Instead, I feel validated by the pregnancy to let my OCD get the better of me. Some of these things do need done (like the microwave - it was GROSS, I hadn't cleaned it in the last YEAR.), but most of them are totally unnecessary (e.g. BLEACH). I suppose it's a good thing that I have coping techniques to keep me from engaging in the truly OCD behaviors. Probably safer for all involved... after all, bleach fumes can't be good for anyone, pregnant or not.


Maggie Mason said...

I _insisted_ that we put together a bunch of terrariums right before the baby was born. Wha?

Enjoy your nesting! Can't wait to see that little baby.

Amanda said...

I kept myself busy making sure no one gave us diapers or baby clothes. They were NOT TO PASS the threshold, for fear of jinxing us. Hope you are enjoying the freedom of the post-nesting, mandatory-baby-gazing magic.

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