Thursday, March 14, 2013

Could it be Nesting?

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." -Mahatma Gandhi

Do you find that (especially late in pregnancy) you are exhausted, it is hard to move, your body aches, you don't want to go anywhere...besides the baby store? Why is it that picking up a few groceries right down the street seems like a struggle, however we can fold freshly laundered baby clothes at warp speed? Or how about when hubby and I are shopping and he goes off to the restroom, I can waddle so quickly to the baby isle and be back at the restrooms waiting for him, holding armfuls of 0+ clothes and toys?! Is it nesting?

The other day I was thoroughly pooped out. Let me tell you, towards the end of your pregnancy you will be pretty tired. Your body has done a lot of work in 9 months. Yet, when we have something that needs to be done in the nursery or that is baby-related, move over hubby, here we come! Even feeling very tired out, when my husband brings up a fresh load of baby laundry, I pounce on that with cheetah-like speeds and everything is soon nestled away in perfectly organized, Better Homes and Gardens nursery-worthy, fashion. What I can (or am willing to) do, I really put my all into it.

Has anyone else experienced this strange phenomena? A surplus of energy that comes to you when you have the opportunity to take part in baby preparations? Is that nesting or what?


  1. Is that a photo of your baby's closet? That is SO organized and perfect!
    My version of "nesting" with my first baby was doing crazy yard work. I knew if I didn't do it, no one would :(
    This time around I'm obsessed with buying a house. I want to "nest" permanently! Though I have been craving some speed laundry folding lately :)

    1. That one is a picture I found on the Better Homes and Gardens website. I will have to post a picture of the baby's closet and nursery soon. I have organized and re-organized that closet so many times. I have even organized the wipes by expiration date, unscented first. It's a bit of an obsession. Wow, yard work! But I know what you mean, its almost like you want everything in place and to look perfect before the baby arrives. And we know we won't have much time for it when baby gets here. Nesting is such an interesting thing.