Did you ever read the book, "If you give a mouse a cookie..." ? In the book giving the mouse a cookie turns into a spiral of events including him sweeping the entire house. That is kind of like nesting. I feel like I get restless every winter to change and rearrange my house and throw in some third trimester nesting and i feel like the little mouse in the book. I simply bought a new throw pillow yesterday and it turned into rearranging two rugs, picture frames and lamp shades and cleaning the playroom and kitchen. But in the midst of my desire to redo my nest I have also been very tired and sweeping the kitchen floor can easily throw me into contractions so I have been battling myself in the ideas swirling in my head and my current energy level. It sounds so silly when I write it out but I feel like the restlessness and nesting urges are sometimes so very real. But in the midst of it all I am really trying to slow down and rest and know when it is time to put my feet up.
I know it is all about perspective. And this week I feel like I got more connected with this little baby girl growing inside of me. And more than just preparing the house i want to prepare my heart and body to welcome this little girl. I realized recently that at times my heart has been disconnected from the reality that in two months I will be holding a new little baby. It brings tears to my eyes. And I want to be in touch with the excitement in my heart and filled with anticipation!
So while I dream up ideas for the nursery and rearranging furniture I am also going to find time to rest and prepare my heart to welcome this little one into our family. I can't wait....
"Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery, " says the Lord.