Sunday, June 15, 2008

Does Nesting REALLY Exist?

When I was pregnant with Rowan I was quite lazy (especially at the end), I kept thinking that I would get this huge burst of energy and clean my entire house all at once- this is nesting right? Well I waited and waited and never felt that energy at all. My house got messier and messier because I was waiting to feel the need to nest. I ended up being induced a few days after my due date. The night before we went in for the induction we worked really hard (and late) to get the house in order. I've wondered if I hadn't been induced if I would have ended up feeling the urge to "nest," but who knows.

This pregnancy I am a little less lazy, but I do have an almost 3 year old I have to take care of so I don't really have a choice. The past week I have spent doing A LOT of stuff to get the house ready. EVen though I've done all this I still don't feel like it is "nesting." I don't feel like I have an overwhelming urge or need to clean my house. It's more like I want it clean before he's born so I don't come home to a disgustingly dirty house with a neborn and a toddler to deal with. That I know my mom will be staying here with Rowan when we are in the hospital and if it's not clean she'll do it- ALL WRONG, and then I'll just be pissed off! I remember how stressful it was when Rowan was first born and how little I cared about cleaning during that time, so I know it needs to be done now. And even though I have done a lot of cleaning there are still things I've set out to do everyday this week but then just don't get around to. I keep wanting to mop the kitchen floor but haven't (I have had Mike sweep though), I keep "meaning" to vacuum, and three days this week I have sprayed the tub and put cleaner in the toilet, and then I just rinse it out when it's bathtime (or flush the toilet)! Maybe this is me being half lazy.

I'm just not sure about this whole nesting thing. What do you think, is it real? Any nesting stories, did you really have that energy and urge to clean?


Quigs78 said...

Nope - I was the same as you. I had a list of things that needed to be done, but no energy or time to do it. Especially when I was pregnant with Pretty Girl since I was chasing Bubba around, too.

We didn't even finish her nursery until she was 2 months old!

Mommy Schiff said...

OMG that is so funny! The house kept getting messier and messier while you kept waiting for the urge to nest...LMAO!!

I never got the nesting instict either. Luckily I'm married to a man that likes to clean so I just let him =)

Looseyfur said...

My "nesting" wasn't really about having things clean and ready. it was more about having a lot of nervous energy and nowhere to focus it. But I have to admit, I spent a lot of the last 4 weeks of my pregnancy in fits of poor sleep, sitting in our big red comfy chair with my feet up (they were uber swollen and wouldn't fit in any of my shoes). Of course... that was February and who the hell wanted to go outside in 8 inches of snow?

So, add "housebound due to weather" to my nervous energy about becoming a mom and presto -- how could I not be about organizing. I didn't clean mind you. I organized. :-)