early morning nesting

i am exhausted. it’s ridiculous.
i am in all-out-‘nesting’ mode…and i can’t stop!
of course, with the new member of the family very close to arriving, everything must move. we have to move the den, to move quincy, to make the nursery. in order to move the den we had to clean out all the crap in the garage… while we were at it, we had to de-junk the boys’ room and the laundry room and the guest room all in order to make room for all the junk in the DEN! holy cow.  all to make room for some little 7lb baby. sunday night eric and i sat down and made a nesting schedule. bless him for being on board and helping me get this done, because you know i am totally at his mercy. well, so we filled the bed of the truck to over-full with stuff going to the dump. then had the kids try on every stich of clothing we own, to filter out all the stuff that doesn’t fit, and filled about 3 huge garbage bags of that… seriously, it feels so good to get it done! so get this… we get up at 5am this morning to give the gargage the clean sweep. emily even slept here, so she could be my surrogate garage cleaner… since i am pretty much worthless! even at 5am i think that the garage was like 210 degrees! YIKES.  but we totally gutted the whole thing, and it looks awesome, and there are like 5 totally empty cabinets awaiting the den clean out. so that is exciting. only now, i am so tired. i can’t even muster up enough energy to go to the grocery store ! we have lived in this house 4 plus years, and i can’t believe all that we have accumulated. because i remember moving in here, and having just oodles of room!
so i am going to go take a nap. i have a dr’s appt today, and we are doing a store visit and demo night at DEVINE MEMORIES… it’s not too far from me… in chandler… so i need to rest up. i swear, i have doubled in size the last week! my t-shirts and tank tops are not covering the belly. yep, it’s time!
eric bought formula and baby wipes at costco last night. how cute is that.

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22 Comments

  1. Amber C 25 July, 2006 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    What a sweet guy you have πŸ™‚ Not too much longer and you will be cuddling that new babe and all the other stuff will just fade into the background. Kudos for getting so much sorting and cleaning done. That is such a project!

  2. DebbieP - NZ 25 July, 2006 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Good luck honey…hearing you talking about your big moves reminds me of the same time in January when we were gettiung ready for our little one to arrive…I am looking down at him now in his bouncer and he is 5 1/2 months old….awww i bet this little one can’t wait to meet you…My sister n law is jue the same date as you…Cheers, Debs

  3. Kelly 25 July, 2006 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    What a man – goes to costco to shop and gets formula AND a HS embellishment kit! I think i need one of those πŸ˜‰
    I know you are too anxious to meet your wee one…I can’t wait to see the first pic and find out if we have a baby boy or baby girl Swapp πŸ™‚ It’s not much longer now!
    hugs!

  4. Alison 25 July, 2006 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    The time is almost here….HOW EXCITING!!! We want LOTS of pics when this bub is born!!!!
    Now about those gorgeous embellishment kits….will you be releasing any in Australia??? They would sell like hot cakes….Your products are SO popular over here…I am addicted….Yes I am a HS addict I am working the 12 step program to get this under control…own a bit of every product and I should be good….lol
    Hope you have a restful day.
    Ali

  5. Jolene George 25 July, 2006 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Gosh! I remember that nesting feeling when it was close to time for my babies to come. Oddly enough I’m having those game feelings with my grandson who is coming soon…maybe because they live here with me. I’m glad you’re getting so much done with help from Eric and Emily. That was cute that he picked up baby stuff at Costco! :o) http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  6. Vee 25 July, 2006 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    gets lots of rest
    eric is so great
    i know it feels good to get everything ready for the little one πŸ™‚

  7. Tami 25 July, 2006 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Love the looks of the kit, I am going to go drive 1.5 (which is the closest Costco to me and get one the Wednesday. Not much longer before you will be cuddly your new bundle of joy.

  8. Tami 25 July, 2006 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Oops 1.5 hour away

  9. Jana Perenchio 25 July, 2006 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    I missed seeing your friendly smiling face at CHA but loved the video you made on the beach to greet everyone…..VERY nice touch! As always, everything you create is just awesome. Loved the new bling, clock faces & well heck, everything!!!

  10. kim 25 July, 2006 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    That’s exciting that you’re due so soon! I’m sure it feels like it won’t come soon enough. And I bet it feels good to clean up and get organized.

  11. Linda A. (elendae) 25 July, 2006 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    πŸ™‚ I’m gearing up for a big clean sweep this weekend too! No baby on the way, so I can’t call it nesting, I am just feeling *stifled* by the sheer amount of STUFF we have packed into our living space.
    My inner “mama hen” tells me to remind you not to overdo, especially in the heat!!
    πŸ™‚

  12. Evana 25 July, 2006 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Cloning Heidi…..that is where there is serious money. Between your man and Mine I reckon we could corner the market in perfect husbands! So cool…..
    Now rest girl…..
    e

  13. Teresa 25 July, 2006 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Good Lord – this is proof of exactly how strong these pregnancy hormones are, it’s a sweltering 237 degrees at 9 am and you still “need” to nest! Amazing how much you got done – see, baby Swapp can show up any ol’ time now! Hugs to you!

  14. scrapfreak1 26 July, 2006 at 4:33 am - Reply

    how exciting.. you ARE nesting.. that is just way too cool.. just think that baby will be here any day.. awesome.. glad things are shaping up over there

  15. sheila 26 July, 2006 at 7:56 am - Reply

    I’m right there with you, girl! 35.5 weeks preg & I’ve been painting furniture for my girls room in the 105 heat so that I can move them together and tomorrow I’m painting the baby’s room, then the hallway and then making curtains for they baby. It’s amazing how much we can accomplish when time is running out & that nesting instinct kiks in!

  16. martha grigg 26 July, 2006 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    I bought your kit at the Costco in Cincinatti Ohio last Wednesday…Love it

  17. Amy Sonnemann 27 July, 2006 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I was able to attend the Devine Memories event this week and I have to tell you, Heidi, you moved me to tears. And all the people who were sitting next to me as well. As you were talking, we were all nodding our heads and feeling the same exact way. I just wanted you to know, that I admire what you are doing. You are a fantastic public speaker and totally inspired me to take a step back and think about what’s most important both in life and in scrapbooking. Thanks for the motivation.

  18. AmyW. 27 July, 2006 at 9:37 am - Reply

    awwww, best wishes to you and your family! :>

  19. robin 28 July, 2006 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Nesting..how cool. If he buys formula – does that mean you will not breast feed – I am such an advocate – pls consider it…

  20. shirley 29 July, 2006 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    What a sweet friend you have to massage your feet for you. And what a precious “heart” moment that your son recognized this event as one Jesus did for others. “Out of the mouths of babes”…we are so humbled. Relish these wonderful times of allowing others to do things for you. You deserve it, I am sure, because we as mom’s always do for others. Enjoy the papmering!! We are all awaiting for the moment that little Swapp comes!! πŸ˜€

  21. Denise 31 July, 2006 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Oh, my, we only have one (and one on the way in late September) and I am already overwhelmed with the “de-junking!” Luckily, my hubby is “on-board” too…got a new bassinette this weekend (WHERE did our old one go?! Who knows!) which will be enough for our new arrival to sleep in for the first few months (DD despised her “oversized” crib at first)…
    Oh, and the toys! The TOYS!! How did one little girl get so much itty bitty JUNK? I have to clean that stuff out before getting bins full of baby toys & clothes out of the garage…getting down on the floor is easy enough, it’s getting back up that I can’t handle πŸ™‚
    Thank goodness I already know what fits her and what doesn’t, and I already have bags ready for the charity bins. Plus, we are having a boy this time, so I can get rid of some girly girl stuff and have a totally clean conscience about it πŸ˜‰ Whew!

  22. LenaS 31 July, 2006 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Oh, remember…I volunteered my “sweeping and emptying your garbage” services for several years. I was totally serious. Yay, Emily and the dutiful husband! I hope you donated some of the clothes and junk–useable stuff is always needed by the less fortunate. Good Will does pick ups and there are drop boxes in your area at many churches. Wish I was in town for the DM deal. I love my Grateful book cover from Saturday’s class and I promise to send the cards out this time. Thx Heidi.

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