Domestic Perfection…

18 Aug

The nesting is done.

There is NOTHING left to clean/organize in the PERKS household and we are literally just WAITING for a baby.

We’ve spent the last couple weeks cleaning every last corner of every last room in our house.  Daddy Perks has been a rockstar cleaner-even getting our garage in tip-top shape.  It’s so clean in fact that I could even change Henry’s diaper on the garage floor.  Alright, perhaps that may be going a bit far-but I nearly shed a tear when I came home Friday evening to find my hubby hard at work putting the finishing touches on a project he’s been at for weeks.  So…the garage is done.  The laundry is done.  The bathrooms are windexed and tilexed and cloroxed.  The carpets are vacuumed. The dishes are clean and put away.  The grocery shopping is done for the week.

The hospital bags are packed.  The carseat base is installed.  The phone tree has been made. My ankles are still swollen.

And Henry continues to move around in my belly…just happy and content as a clam.  Daddy Perks had a serious heart to heart with him earlier this evening…he told him that his Mommy and Daddy are getting quite antsy waiting for him and that he promises to provide him with accommodations that are just as cozy outside of the womb as he’s currently experiencing inside the womb.  I mean come on…he can’t tell me he’s got monkeys hanging from a vine where he’s currently residing.  We’ve tried to assure him there’s WAY more room out here and that he’s got a gazillion hugs and kisses waiting for him if he’d hurry up and “drop” and get this show on the road.

Anyways…guess it’s up to him when he’s ready to make his grand debut.  We’ll have another appointment on Wednesday to find out if there’s been any new developments.  Until then, I’ll just be sitting in my squeaky clean house and living in denial that it’ll stay that way once the baby arrives. A girl can dream right?

Any fellow moms out there who’ve got the secret on how I can induce labor…I’d love to hear them 🙂  If your suggestion works…I promise to reward you handsomely.

5 Responses to “Domestic Perfection…”

  1. Ang August 18, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    SEX…it’s supposed to induce labor! Hormones are released and your cervix will soften faster. And if that’s doesn’t work, Daddy Perks will still be very appreciative of the effort!


  2. Rachel August 18, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    Lets put it this way – Colin will like my suggestion;). Hurry up, Baby Henry!

  3. Colin August 18, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    That’s one way. Also, my friend Cory today told me that we have to get you into a pool, have you do some underwater flips and then go out to Villa Nova Italian restaurant and eat meatballs.

    Apparently that worked for he & his wife – and a friend of theirs.

  4. Jacquie August 19, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    Castor oil.
    Eggplant parm.
    Walking constantly.
    Massage the trigger points on your ankles.
    Purchase expensive non-refundable theatre tickets.

    And remember that it’s not uncommon for a first-time mom to go to 41 or 42 weeks. After all, unless you know exactly when you ovulated and implanted, your dates are probably not accurate to begin with anyway. Most moms who go past their due dates are those who don’t know the particulars of how their reproductive systems work, so they have to rely on the outdated (and often incorrect) physician’s pregnancy wheel.

    Good luck!

  5. Bethany August 20, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    SEX, SEX, SEX! But from the words of my mother-in-law, Nurse Manager of a Labor and Delivery unit at our local hospital, you must not get up post-sex…you have to let his “juice” sit on your cervix and it really will work! I’m sorry for the graphic nature of this part of the comment! ha!

    Other things that work wonders are spicy foods, lots of walking, lunges, and cleaning your floors (which I see are already spotless!) on your hands and knees…good luck! Can’t wait to see pics of your little man!

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