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8 Oct

This week I started back to work full-time again. I’ve had Mondays off (along with a 20% reduction in my salary) ever since I returned from Jade’s mat leave. It’s just for a month (and next Monday is a holiday) so I’ll certainly survive, but it still takes some getting used to. The thing is, I have this feeling hanging over me that Nugget is going to come any day now and I seem to be going into full nesting mode. It’s a strange time to be spending less time at home.

What is it that makes me feel like Nugget is coming early? I can’t put my finger on it. It’s not that I’m ready to be done with this pregnancy just yet, despite the aching unmentionables and the underwear that keeps rolling down in front and the — WTH is going on here? — Braxton-Hicks contractions that I never experienced when I was pregnant with Jade. The fact is, I’m not ready for Nugget to arrive yet; there’s still far too much to do. Our shed is done enough that we’ve finally started moving some of the chaos out of the house; I’ve got a huge urge to purge and organize and sort and I feel there’s no way I’m going to get it all done before D-Day arrives. Hmmm, I think that may be the very definition of nesting.

My mom is coming to help out for six weeks. I’m so grateful that Jade will have someone to be with, if need be, during Nugget’s birth and I know I’ll be spoiled in the food-preparation-and-keeping-the-house-orderly arena. But as I consider the mounds of stuff to organize, I can’t help wishing that she were already here, instead of arriving on November 3. My mother is an organizing machine, people. There’s nothing like having a mom around when you’re in full nesting mode and not only do you not have your Mondays off, but you really shouldn’t be carrying those heavy bins of baby clothes around.

Oh, and the other reason I know Nugget is coming, like, tomorrow? We still don’t have names picked out.