I've never quite bought into the whole "nesting" thing at the end of pregnancy. Yesterday I decided it was probably time to search the shed for our car seat, bassinet, baby bath tub, and bouncer seat. I thought maybe I'd leave it up to Spencer to find while I was in the hospital. But I figured I was the one who put them in the shed, so I probably had a better idea where these things were. I'm glad I did it. Everything needed a serious cleaning before our infant uses them and I doubt that would have occurred to Spencer. So as I'm cleaning our baby things yesterday afternoon--out of necessity--Spencer accused me of nesting.
Nesting to me seems like it's supposed to be this sudden burst of energy and out of control desire to extreme clean or get something done in order to prepare for the baby. While I have cleaned within in days of delivery with my first two, I never felt a strong desire to clean in preparation for a baby. I certainly had no maternal desire or energy to clean baby things yesterday. I did it very begrudgingly. And with my other two pregnancies, I cleaned because my mom was coming to visit and I would have cleaned whether or not I was pregnant. I haven't done any extra cleaning this time around because mom's not coming for another week. if this is what nesting is...I'm sure I'll be nesting next Wednesday before she comes. I am doing laundry today, as well. I suppose it's in preparation for a trip to the hospital tomorrow. It's been a whole week since I last did laundry and I always do laundry on Wednesday. And if I didn't do laundry today, I'm a little nervous about what Spencer may find to dress the boys (and himself) in for the next few days. If this is considered nesting, I guess that's what I'm going through.
The only thing I felt an uncontrollable desire to do this morning was shave my legs. It's been at least a month since they were last shaved. And I realize that in a couple of days, shaving will be a significantly easier task. And when I've already waited a month, what's a couple more days? But as I was showering this morning, there was nothing I could do to resist the urge. I think this is the closest thing to "nesting" that I've experienced in preparation for having a baby tomorrow.
Wish me luck.