I FELT MY BABY MOVE!! With the tornado of emotions and indigestion I've been experiencing, you may think that "feeling" my baby at such an early stage is just wishful thinking--ITS NOT. Imagine a small fish in your lower abdomen flapping its fins against your insides. Mothers, you know what I'm talking about. My first pregnancy, I remember this feeling, but I brushed it off as anxiety or upset stomach. As the baby grew, I realized it was not my body creating the sensation but the tiny life inside of me. This pregnancy has been difficult and I have been ACHING for this little flutter--a reminder of how incredibly lucky I am to be pregnant. I find myself constantly putting my hand on my belly (heavily padded with adipose tissue) just to say "hi" to the little one. It’s the most miraculous thing to feel him/her say "Hi" back.
Now for the next piece of good news: I've had a burst of energy these past two days...HOORAY! I already feel the intense nesting instincts pushing me to do something I hate and rarely do: CLEAN! However, I must use discretion; this instinct drives me to throw PILES of stuff away that I later realize I could use. We have a very small space and things defiantly need to be sorted, but how do I know if it’s time to let something go or if my neurotic pregnant-self is just being over-zealous? (I'm hoping for answers from sisters who have become clean FREAKS in recent years). I LOVE plastic bins; I could put so many treasures in plastic bins then move them to our next phase of life in late spring. Store or let it go? How do I know the answer to this ever-worrisome principle of organization? Some tips would be well appreciated.