My mom came into town yesterday to help DH and I paint the nursery. She was just supposed to do the trim work around the ceiling and the baseboards and I was going to do the baseboards and the molding around the doors. We were going to leave the walls to DH. (I mean, he shouldn’t miss ALL the fun, should he??)
But, we decided to just go ahead and paint the whole room. It looks great. (Pictures are coming, promise!) So, I’m probably going to have the nursery finished in more time than two hours before delivery, which is good.
Here’s a funny story, though. My mom and I get along really well. But, she’s a little old-school in her thoughts on pregnancy, childbirth, and raising children. (In her defense her youngest is 19…it’s been a while.)
I was about to paint the door molding and she says “You really shouldn’t lift your arms up over your head like that.” My reply, “Mom, the umbilical cord is NOT going to get tangled around his neck. I’ll be fine.”
In case you weren’t aware, there’s an Old Wive’s Tale that says that if a woman lifts her hands above her head while pregnant, the umbilical cord will wrap around the baby’s neck and cause catastrophic damage. Luckily, I’ve heard tales like this my whole life and I was prepared for one of these to crop up. No, it’s not true. How is a woman supposed to go 40 weeks without lifting her arms above her head? Have you ever put on a shirt without doing this??
But, I love my mother and Baby, DH, and I are HUGELY appreciative of her help. We couldn’t have done it without her.