We're starting to get more prepared materially now for the baby. I've been working hard to clean out her room. It was basically our "supplies" room up until now. I had all my stockpiles of fabric, embroidery hoops, shipping boxes, you name it, in there. Just everything. I'd walk in there with the intention to clean it out - stand in the middle of the room and stare at the things - and then walk out and close the door. Too intimidating! Where to put all the stuff?!
I decided I needed a real "fire under my ass" to clean it out. So I ordered the crib. It only took two days to arrive (and only cost $10 for shipping!) so that gave me the motivation. If I didn't clean out the room, there was nowhere to put the crib box except to leave it in the living room. I didn't want to do that so I got to work. I filled a box of things to send to my little sister. She's super creative and I knew she'd appreciate some new raw materials to dig into. I also made a big pile of things that were just useless and needed to be thrown out. I basically put myself into an anti-hoarding mentality and went through every bin and drawer and box. I got rid of 2/3 of the stuff - NOT KIDDING. I am pretty darn proud! Having this baby has been great forced therapy for my tendency to be a "pack rat" - as my Mom has always so lovingly called me since childhood.
I've got a lot of energy lately so I've been accepting a few big custom orders and am going to try to crank them out before I get super tired toward the end. I'll be working on two custom orders for embroidered wedding vows in Feb/March! Intense! I will definitely be taking a break right before and after the baby comes. I know it will take some adjusting to taking care of this new little person and I am not going to kid myself into thinking I can run my business at the same time! That's okay. Life before business, always.