a : a bed or receptacle prepared by an animal and especially a bird for its eggs and young
b: 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.
Females of the animal kingdom are all equipped with this same need. It is a primal instinct. Just as you see birds making their nests, mothers-to-be do exactly the same thing. The act of nesting puts you in control and gives a sense of accomplishment toward birth. You may become a homebody and want to retreat into the comfort of home and familiar company, like a brooding hen. The nesting urge can also be seen as a sign of the onset of labor when it occurs close to 40 weeks of pregnancy.
NO, BUT SERIOUSLY..... I CANNOT STOP!
I can think of 20 more things to do that feel equally important!
|Organizing the office|
|Taking the kids to dentist/doctor apts|
|organizing the garage/storage unit|
|baby boy needs a blanket of course!|
|Organizing game closet|
|Millie's birthday pictures|
|madly cleaning every carpet area in my house.|
A long overdue project!
|Clothing washed and ready to wear|
|linen closet... And every other closet in the home!|
|bedding washed and ready to go!|
You would not believe the piles I have ready for D.I. (next thing on the "to do list")
I have been doing crazy amounts of hair( so if you need one more apt before mister comes, let me know!)
Everything feels like an emergency and I have crazy amounts of energy... I'm here to tell you nesting is a REAL THING PEOPLE!! :)