Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Nesting instinct.

According to parenting weekly:
Around the fifth month of pregnancy, the "nesting" instinct can set in. This is an uncontrollable urge to clean one's house brought on by a desire to prepare a nest for the new baby, to tie up loose ends of old projects and to organize your world.

Has anyone had this? I sure don’t remember it much from the other 2 pregnancies, but it has hit on full force. I’ve been organizing like crazy and just want to get things clean! I had to get all our baby stuff out of the garage, bottles, etc and noticed that we have a TON of boxes of girl clothes. So of course I had to take on that. I was talking to my sis-n-law and she suggested using nice bins she purchased from Costco. So I had the bright idea of organizing it all so nicely, in clean bins and ready to get at in a moment’s notice without having to dig through a ton of boxes. Well I started bringing in box after box of clothes and unloading the contents. This is just part of what we ended up with.

After getting it all out in our living room I figured there was no way we needed to keep it all. We’re thinking this may be our last baby and why on earth would anybody keep all these clothes! From a ton of boxes I narrowed it down to keeping a few bins! Four HUGE garbage bags went to Other Mothers, One bag to DI, and one to the trash. Success! Now I better start organizing/cleaning the garage since we have an empty shelf.


James said...

Nesting has definitely set in. I don't think males experience this so called phenomena.

Linz said...

I've had it with both around month 7 or 8. I actually enjoy it!

A-me said...

I went through this... drove Aaron nuts! haha.. Mine happened to happen right when we moved to our new house... had to have all the rooms perfect.. boxes unpacked and in thier right place.. lots of LONG nights for Aaron when he got home from work ;) He was a good sport about it and our house was so nice and clean and colorful and PERFECT for when little man arrived! ;)

Have you started on little man's room? Whatcha thinkin?

ReeSesPcS said...

It's nice to have everything in or order before they arrive.

Yep, his room is just about done. I'll post pics soon!

margo said...

Yes I've definitely had that happen...but I only remember it with the 1st. I was cleaning the house and bathroom, for gma and gpa to visit, as I started to go into labor and couldn't figure out why I didn't feel so well. No. 2&3 were a month early while we were moving into our house. No. 4...sheesh...I barely survived by the time that one came let alone nested!

makinzee said...

I remember cleaning the pantry shelves and under the dryer/washer. Holy clothes, makes me think I need to go through mine too. And another one...you guys make such beautiful kids you should have lots!!