Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ah, sweet nesting!

Only three times in my life have I had the privelege of enjoying "nesting". Being pregnant with our three children has brought out this wonderful urge to organize, declutter, and clean. Mind you, I'm still no Martha Stewart when it comes to housework. I ain't got nothin on June Cleaver, but I do tend to get some much-needed work done when I'm pregnant.

Yesterday, I finished the "toy purge" of the season, tossing out every broken/old toy I could find, putting some in bags to give away, and reorganizing what's left. I even got the wise idea of pulling out every baby toy that I could find and putting them in a toy basket in the living room to have them ready for Zachary.

Bryan, in his husband-wisdom, reminded me that he won't be playing with anything for about 7 months. Well, at least I won't have to go digging for them 7 months from now when he's ready to play. One less thing to worry about, eh?

A couple months back, I wrangled Bryan into helping me clean up downstairs. We fully cleaned out my little basement garage, the den and kitchen area, and got a bit done in the guest rooms. I've managed to stack up yard sale stuff (hopefully God will grant me energy to have a yard sale next spring) and the give-away toys and clothes (remember my closet purges?) in the little garage, so it's kinda back to being piled up again. But the stacks look much more organized!!

If you've been so lucky as to experience nesting, I hope you made the best of it. If you have yet to be preggers, I hope you get to experience nesting, because it makes you feel like you've really accomplished something.


Melissa H. said...

The day Lucas was born, I spent the whole day cleaning this house from top to bottom. I even vacuumed the drapes! Never done before, and hasn't been done since. Nesting for me was awesome! I went into labor that night at Wal-Mart! LOL!

Misty said...

That's hilarious! I've read that when you get an urge to "nest" right at term, that it might be a sign of oncoming labor. Cool!