09 May 2006

Holy nesting!

Aw, you might say. How cute! Um, not really. Nesting can be a bad thing, like when it's an uncontrollable urge and you're on modified bedrest! My hope is that one day it will be a humorous thing to look back on (that is, if my husband ever forgives me for making him hang the new curtains I made today at 11:00 tonight). But it is no laughing matter right now because nobody seems to be able to pull me out of this, this fenzy - regardless of how silly even I know I am being. Even as I type, I am trying to figure out what I can paint next. So far, I have completed these projects:


decoupaged letters for the nursery...

... and a painting to match!



Plus, something special for Adriana's room so she wouldn't feel left out :)

One benefit to this kind of nesting is that it is helping me cope with the preterm labor and can be done while resting. As of yesterday I am 25% effaced and I had contractions and cervical pain all night long. Tylenol PM is becoming a nightly ritual for me. Today - cramping. Joy.

I wish the sudden flux of project ideas would also help me better cope with the anxiety I am suddenly feeling. Instead, I think it may be adding to it! All I can think about is whether I can divide my love and nurturing abilites among all these children that I am so head over heels in love with. And all I have left to do before Sasha comes. And whether or not I am ready. I mean - READY. And whether or not my children are ready!

But hey, the nursery will be ready! Not only ready, but well decorated! Sigh. Suddenly, my
theory of indulgence doesn't seem so foolproof.

20 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Holy cow Lei! If only I was that productive while pregnant... LOL Love the projects!

Zoe said...

Cute cute cute Leilani!!! I am so excited for you . . . getting sooooo close!!! I cannot wait to see her!! :)

Julie said...

Super cute projects! nesting definately has its benefits.

Melissa said...

Hey! ...did you decoupage those letters yourself...they look good!!

i bought the plain white letters at michaels for angelina's room and was trying to decide if i should paint them? of course i havent even taken them out of the bag yet...

mel

Stephanie said...

What cute projects!!! I love the letters and the painting to match. On your other daughters bed, are those wallies? They look so nice! Good job. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes good. I know how confining bedrest can be. Sending you ((((hugs))))

EvaRob said...

just found your blog...very creative art..I'm jealous, I THINK about doing stuff like that.

Jane said...

I love it all--
I can't wait to see the whole room all done.

bon said...

Ack... the CUUUUUUTE!

I am especially in love with the painting. Bless your pregnant heart. four. the mind boggles. some day.

Andrea said...

Very nice Lei...now rest!!!

Nettie said...

Very cute! I can't wait to see the whole nursery, either. And I loved those fairy wallies, I almost used them myself. When is your due date again?

Gabriela said...

Cute projects, I like nesting. I always get anxious before too, but you know the baby will be born and it will be hard to imagine your family life without your new little addition. Hang in there!

lazymama said...

You're so tallented! I just adore what you have done! Are you doing too much though? I hope you are truly resting. Well, as much as one mom can with 3 kids and hundreds of projects. LOL

QueenMeadow said...

Great job!!! You are so crafty, I'm jealous.

Keep cooking Sasha, just a little longer!

Char said...

If it's any consolation, your projects look AWESOME!

:o)

Carrie said...

Love those projects. Way cute.It is so hard to take it easy when that nesting sets in. I had it with all my kids and I was on moderate bedrest with one and heavy bedrest the last two weeks with my third. It was almost like I needed to be chained to the bed because I could not help myself. I had to clean. Wish that feeling would come back to me now. Take it easy.

kfk said...

The day is coming! I love the anticipation of when, how, where...
And yes, the nesting, I wish I could have that urge right now. It would help get this place in order for our move.
Can't wait to hear arrival news!

Rachelle said...

I love it! It's all so cute!

Valarie said...

Those are beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of your ideas, but pace yourself. It's kind of a no-win situation, isn't it? The harder you work, the sooner she is going to be here to enjoy all if it.

Tigersue said...

Make sure you are staying hydrated! :)

itybtyfrog said...

Adorable girlie projects...I love sweet baby girl ideas. These are great!!!