chirp, chirp… i’m building my nest
Mama birds gather sticks and mud and grass… While we mamas gather diapers coupons and name ideas and stroller reviews.
With my first baby I relished making long lists of baby gear we needed (and wanted), decorating ideas for the nursery, ways to document baby’s arrival, and parenting books I wanted to read.
With my second baby I roamed the isles of Target and Babies Galore and Babies-R-Us just wishing that there was more we needed to buy. The mama-nester in me was pining to gather some tiny onsies and socks and… burp cloths. Something–anything–to make me feel like I was doing something tangible to help prepare for his arrival (other than just passively watching my belly grow).
And yet—knowing number two is a another boy—we haven’t needed many baby things. (This is, of course, a good thing in actuality!)
We needed a few more cloth diapers to beef up our stash. We needed a second crib. We needed a double stroller. (Yes, I got the dream stroller – the cadillac of all strollers – which I love!)
But this time around my nesting has taken on another form.
It’s called life-as-we-know-it-is-about-to-change-again-and-I’d-better-do-everything-there-ever-was-to-do-before-his-birthday nesting.
You’d think that when baby arrives the world will stand still and I will never be able to accomplish “normal” things again.
So I’ve been busy doing “normal” things…
Like re-organizing the medicine cabinet.
And tidying-up the craft supply box.
And sorting the gift-wrap cupboard.
And culling my closet.
And re-arranging the living room.
You know, important things that will help me in caring for the new baby.
There’s this part of me that’s terrified that once baby comes (and toddler notices) there will be no moment in my day left to do anything but play mega blocks and breastfeed and hang mounds and mountains of laundry on the clothesline.
So the bedroom floors need to be vacuumed underneath the beds… now. And the ceiling fans need to be dusted… now. And the garbage bins bleached out… now.
Or else, they will probably never, ever, ever get done.
And that, my friends, would be… par for the course and no big deal at all.
Dear friends, are any of you as crazy as I am when it comes to nesting? Don’t be surprised if you find me painting a feature wall or something sometime soon. (Oh wait, we just did that.)
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