This nest needs some work.

In the past I have been hesitant to ever admit that I had a nesting urge near the end of pregnancy…mostly because people seem to throw it around as a foolproof evidence that you will go into labour that very evening. Having never actually gone into labour (three inductions with three babies), I get tired of the ‘guarantees’ that everyone claims.

“Oohhhh, you’re washing your floor. You’re nesting – the baby will be here by morning!”

“Uh huh. Or I could be fed up with my filthy floor. There is also the consideration that this might be the last time I wash it in about six months.”

So today, when I found myself furiously scrubbing walls, trim, and baseboards in every room on the second floor of the house, I was slow to admit I was nesting. Maybe this is just my usual spring cleaning gear kicking in. Yeah maybe, but the fact remains that it seemed urgent because a brand new person would be sleeping up there and I wanted to make a good first impression. Or something. The walls are clean, so I am one step closer to being ready to have a baby. Such bizarre logic. I really should have spent the morning as I had planned: planning a freezer-meal cooking session, so I would have a grocery list in hand for tomorrow, and a freezer armed with food for a few frazzled days in the future. (Read: I would be ready with food for a few frazzled days, not that there will only be a few frazzled days.) That would make a lot more sense as far as being ready for a baby.

At least in a few weeks, when I am up at 3:30 a.m. feeding for the fourth time that night, I won’t have to be annoyed by the grubby hand prints on the walls or the dusty baseboards? Haha, a very productive morning, indeed.

2 Responses to “This nest needs some work.”

  1. Amy Says:

    Your cute Kim. I think I may have nested for 9 months. I agree with you, its not proof of anything. However we do know that the baby does have to come out eventually, wheither its on the date they give you or not, that baby can’t say in there forever, and he or she will be here before you know it.

  2. Allie Says:

    Haha, you’re funny!

    I wish you all the best with this birth :) Praying it will be a happy one!

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