It’s the end of the day. I’m tired… no, I’m exhausted. I mommied it up extra hard today. Pancakes, home school lessons, laundry, errands, swim lessons, more errands, breaking up sibling arguments, dinner… and oh yeah, dinner. It feels like the day that never ends. Yes, it goes on and on my friends. Then bedtime creeps closer and I’m doing a happy dance up the stairs. But first, bath time.
Quick, name everyone’s favorite female Disney character! Right! Minnie Mouse! Now, I can also name our family’s favorite character: Baby Z! Minnie and Zaynab are pretty much two of a kind. They’re both sweet-tooth aching adorable, stylish, and fashionable! I may be biased, but I can’t help but feel like everything Z wears is the cutest thing ever. It’s all in the confidence she has parading around the house! She may be sporting some fun printed leggings and her favorite pink polka dot rain boots, or sashaying around in her Minnie Mouse tutu dress.
I’ve always loved the idea of a babymoon. Taking a much deserved relaxing vacation before the feat of labor, delivery, and the postpartum recovery is a trip any mom-to-be would appreciate. With three previous pregnancies, my husband and I never got around to taking one. I suppose it’s because we never realized the value of taking one. After having three children and seeing everything that comes with being a parent, we finally saw the light and decided to take a babymoon. Except instead of like a typical babymoon, we decided to include the entire family.
Besides actually having a sweet new baby added to the family, my hands down favorite part of pregnancy is the nesting! At no other time during my life am I so driven to make positive and beautiful changes to our home. Sure, I’ll take part in a DIY project here and there, but there’s nothing like nesting to get me purging and cleaning around the house. In the past few months of my pregnancy, I’ve checked off more projects from my to-do list than I have in the past 2 years! Replace our old stained couch, check. Rid the garage once and for all of excess clutter, check. Create the giant ruler growth chart I’ve dreamed about for 7 years, the stain is drying as we speak!
Now imagine the power of combining nesting and spring cleaning! Now is the time to take advantage of these two opportune times to get your nest ready for the arrival of your highly anticipated little birdie. Check out the following tips I’ve implemented myself that have helped me get my home clean and in order.