Thursday, August 9, 2012


In human females, the nesting instinct often occurs around the fifth month of pregnancy[1][4], but can occur as late as the eighth, or not at all[citation needed]. It may be strongest just before the onset of labor.[1][5][6]
It is commonly characterized by a strong urge to clean and organize one's home and is one reason why couples who are expecting a baby often reorganize, arrange, and clean the house and surroundings.

this is a real thing people - like two am, awake, organizing closets type of thing. if my husband seriously says to me one more time, "really?" when of course i was serious, that i want the kinda still wet crib moved inside and put together even though i have two months left, right now, at ten pm...

i am not really sure what he is complaining about, two weeks ago i cleaned and organized his entire garage, me, by myself. something that hadn't been done since we moved in almost a year ago, a year! so, so what if i want to set the cradle up already and he is guaranteed to stub his toe on it twenty-seven times before the baby is here.

considering the state of my house as we speak, it is hard to believe that i am in full force nesting stage. really this just means that i have anxiety about it being clean but am having trouble putting one foot in front of the other. can i blame it on still having jet lag?

i have been on this major kick to live a more simplistic life, clutter free - this has been a struggle for me because even though i know my kids don't actually play with ninety-seven percent of their toys i can't bring myself to get rid of things i hand selected and paid for. even though i am also positive they just get them out and leave the on the floor to see my eye twitch. i would love any tips on how to over come this!

this weekend we are having a garage sale and i am dead set on what doesn't sell is going to goodwill, you have no idea the space this is going to clean up in our garage. we also finally have a shelf system going in there and tim and i vowed to go through the seventy-fives boxes and bins, that are meticulously stacked, until we have cut the pile way down. clutter free, here we come!

the nameless boy's nursery is well under way, we had some problems painting with such a dark color, and the ocd in me is just dying on the inside, but i am trying to let it go because now that "decorations" are going in, the minor imperfections aren't so noticeable. it is really coming along but we have a long way to go!

in other news, i had a major realization that this baby will be here in two and a half months! rowan starts school soon and life, as if not crazy already, will really pick up and that time will fly! 


melissa rohr said...

yep...nesting has kicked in hard core here...unfortunately my carpel tunnel makes me stop after about 20 minutes. So i go in spurts!

melissa rohr said...

oh no! sorry lady! mine is in spurts because i am always exhausted, lol