Nesting: It's a real thing.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I didn't really realize that nesting was a legit thing until I started to go through it.  Which was like yesterday.  I don't know if that's early, or late, or just on time, but all of a sudden I have all this vim and vigor (Vim!  Vigor!) to get things done around the house.  The laundry is getting washed and folded quicker, put away within 48 hours of its being folded as opposed to 72, the kitchen is staying clean, I'm making to-do lists and actually crossing things off of them (not having them as mere suggestion!), and I want to scrub toilets, bathtubs, and dust corners that have not been dusted in eons like it's my job.  So, there is most definitely something to the term "nesting."  Luckily, husband is on board too (and I love him desperately for it).  When I scheduled carpet cleanings for a bunch of the bedrooms, including the soon-to-be nursery, he emptied it from top to bottom, took measurements of the closet, and is going to build some shelving system in there any day now.  We've got a trip to Ikea planned, a new faucet on the way, a crib to be picked up, showers to be had (baby showers, but we will also clean ourselves), graduations to celebrate, summer jobs to snag (the kids, not me), and a birth class to begin.  My oh my.  I am actually quite excited about all of it.  The sun is staying out longer, the days are getting warmer, and the promise of BBQ's looms in the not-so-distant future.  And in the meantime, this sweet little baby's kicks (which are still sweet... have yet to be be accompanied by, "Ow!  Watch it!  That's my bladder!  Want me to kick your bladder?") keep me company.  Life is good.

40 comments:

  1. my best friend was like that too, all of a sudden her house was insanely clean! it FINALLY hit 60 degrees here yesterday (after snowing last week) i swear, summer better get here soon before seasonal depression gets to the best of us!

    btw i'm coming to boston this summer for a weekend, blate perhaps?

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  2. Wow. I felt so rejuvenated reading this! I love getting things done. I felt like a weight was lifted off of MY shoulders with YOUR crossing off's. But for real, it all must feel so good.

    Can't wait to see the nursery:)

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  3. trips to ikea! cribs! vim & vigor! bladder kicking! so much fun and excitement coming your way.

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  4. This is so exciting Bridget! I have a feeling I'm going to be a big time nester too. Seems like you guys are right on top of everything and that little babe is going to have a comfy, cozy, clean house to come home to.

    Summer BBQs... I can't wait!

    www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

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  5. It's so nice to be productive, isn't it? I'm glad this is a happy season for you :)

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  6. That's a real cute nursery right there...I have that doily bunting in my Etsy favs.

    And that whole I'll kick you in YOUR bladder thing is coming. It can get quite painful.

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  7. What a fantastic post to start off the week. Im so happy that everything is going well and I love that little nursery photo. Glad that you are feeling good! Kisses, happy monday

    Ps: I’m hosting a super cute Ruche GIVEAWAY later today! Hope you’ll join in :)

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  8. you are adorable and I'm loving reading these sweet baby posts! :)

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  9. ah how exciting!! I'm so glad your pregnancy is coinciding so well with spring/summer...people always say "oh you'll be so hot" and I always think...right because wearing layers and tromping through the snow sounds like a better way to be expecting?

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  10. you go girlfriend! I think we need to hang out so your "get it done" mentality can rub off on me. Or maybe I should just get pregnant. HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just passed out at the thought.

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  11. Exciting times!

    This made me happy to read. :)

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  12. i want to nest. i think collin would like me to nest too...because then the house would be clean. and i would be bathed.

    he is so demanding...

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  13. ps can i throw you a blogger baby shower? i dont know what that means yet..but ill let you know.

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  14. Hola Bridget! Do you think your nesting could extend my way just a little? Specifically the toilet scrubbing part... Although, I guess if I 'hired' a woman great with child to come scrub my toilets I might get some dirty looks...

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  15. My sister was exactly like that each and every time she was pregnant! But since the third beeb was born...it's stuck. She's permanently nesting now...

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  16. @nicole, let me know when! :)

    @elizbeth, i'm quite sure. they are already starting where certain kicks make me feel like i have to pee but not yet OUCH.

    @rigolosos, i'm not GREAT with child yet so i can totally scrub your toilets. lemme know when.

    @megan, i assumed you were.

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  17. I was always waiting for that nesting thing to kick in but I had some sort of dictator thing instead. Our house was super clean, but soo not by my hand.

    And is it awful that 72 hours for laundry put away is a goal for me in non pregnant times? Go you!

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  18. @mellyb - ok ok sometimes it can be like 112-149 hours but i just minused a few and got 72.

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  19. That's so funny because I totally nested yesterday. Hard Core. Sorry that you're getting kicked in the bladder. I guess it's better than getting kicked in the butt.

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  20. I am with you with the wanting to clean everything and now and getting the laundry folded and put away right away. It doesn't even feel like a chore... so strange!

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  21. Nesting is legit. The good thing is it doesn't go away once baby arrives...you realize you HAVE to get things done when they're napping, or they'll never get done at all.

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  22. Lots of things to get done I see! I'm surprised you're not laying down with your pregnant self and making your husband do all the work!

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  23. Don't you worry - the direct kicks to the bladder will begin shortly.

    Also - enjoy all this time to nest now . . . when he is a toddler and you're pregnant with #2 it's a little more difficult (though I'm sure the fact that I'm working full-time is partially to blame as well).

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  24. That sounds like perfection! I don't have kids of my own but I always love watching/helping my friends fly into cleaning fits. I love to clean, sometimes, but I always love the end results! There really isn't anything quite as nice as a fresh clean house!


    MuffinLovesBiscuit

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  25. I wish that I could nest without being pregnant. My hubby would love that if it included me cleaning and cooking!

    Enjoy this wonderful time in y'alls life!!

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  26. i did not nest, like, at all. but it looks like fun! =D

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  27. Such an exciting time! Enjoy every second and take advantage of your "vim and vigor"! ; )

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  28. hey! 1. my sister's baby shower had a nesting theme- birds and nests everywhere. cute twig centerpieces, etc. If I ever get back to blogging, I'll post the pics. Until then, there's always facebook. 2. I love your house. and the things you love. and I love that I actually know you- I'm not one of the million of women who wish they did :) That said, I know you will be(are) an amazing mother. 3. Can you put a search thingy on your blog so I can find things I remember you writing about?

    THANKS!

    ashley

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  29. note to self- be more like bridget in the getting things done category. so excited for your baby boy!

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  30. @ashley! - let's see pics of that! get bloggin' again, girl! and as for searching... top left, can you search there? or is that not a good one? i dont know such thingssssssss.

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  31. sometimes I like my laundry to stay in bags (because yes.. i sadly have to leave my house to do said laundry.. which, let's be real.. means I don't do that often. cough cough) for a week, maybe two, and get all wrinkly. Wrinkles are cool, no?

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  32. Life is good. You're becoming a momma (biologically) now!!

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  33. @christine donee - ohhhh i have many a wrinkled item. don't ask me how long it takes to iron them (a month, maybe two?).

    @alisha- hear hear!

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  34. is it bad i have nesting surges and i'm no where near being pregnant? :) that being said, good for you having the energy to do such things with a little baby in your tum.

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  35. your blog is adorraabblle.
    you have the cutest little bump i have ever seen.
    and yay for nesting.
    my husband claims i started nesting once we got married though.
    hahahaha.
    no babies.. yet,
    but the nest will be ready :)

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  36. can you come nest in our new place? i feel like you could get a lot done here. ps. you are great.

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  37. i second ahn. come on ova here!

    you're the cutest little momma.

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  38. Oh, I hear you.

    I am not ordinarily especially tidy but when I'm nesting, someone else can clean a bench and I will *have* to clean it again right after. Compulsive much?

    You know where to come for fabulous nursery inspiration right? baby space, my friend!

    http://www.babyspace.net.au/

    :)

    p.s you are one super cute preggo lady!

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  39. Oh gosh, it's totally real. I'm so not a good organizer, but I went nuts cleaning and getting the nursery ready. My husband was happy :)

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