This weekend I had a sudden urge to pull out my stash of baby/toddler clothes and organize it because I've accumulated several tubs since the last time I'd done it. I decided the "easiest" thing to do would be to empty everything and start from scratch. After dumping out a dozen 66 gallon storage tubs, I surveyed the mess and thought, "Houston, I clearly have a problem! Hi. My name is "Mimi," and I am a baby clothes hoarder."
I love going through my baby clothes! As I look at each little outfit, I remember my babies and things they did in those cute little rompers, onesies, and dresses. I look at some that my kiddos haven't had a chance to wear yet, and am dying to fill them up. I spent a good eight hours sorting, labeling, and reorganizing. I went and bought additional storage bins because I know that I have more clothes on the way thanks to Heaven and Christy (Banana, Pooper, and Butterfly have all outgrown their 12-month stuff so it's all headed back to me!). I worked and worked. ...and then I hit the second nursery!
I set up the new changing station. I arranged for the apartment maintenance guys to haul the new crib to my place (UPS delivered it to the apartment office because I wasn't home). I sorted toys. I located the crib bedding and other decorative stuff that I plan on using for that room. And that's when I realized... I do believe I am "nesting."
I have a tendency to do this a week or two before a new kiddo comes into my life, so we'll see! I've been pretty happy with the "easy" life right now, so I haven't really been in a huge hurry to change it. I get Monkey four nights/mornings a week. I get to be Mama without all of the stress. I get to spend the weekends with my other kids and be Mimi and mom. I get to sleep in on the weekends!!! Things are easy and stress free! But... I am clearly "nesting." So I guess that means...
I am ready for hectic mornings, sleepless nights, "sibling" rivalry, trips to the doctor, CPS caseworkers, CASA, ridiculous amounts of paperwork, and the roller coaster of emotions that is Foster/Adopt Land.
BRING ON THE BABY!!!
(Because goodness knows, I am at least well-prepared in the clothing department. ;-)
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