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Feeling the Need to Nest? Nine Ways to Satisfy the Urge!

February 18, 2013

5746913307_410e2740c2_zAs you head into your third trimester, you may start feel a nagging little urge. To make things a bit neater. Prettier. Put things in their place. Finish your to-do list. Prepare. Nesting is a natural tendency during tendence. Here are nine ways to channel your energy!

The Practical:

  1. Install your carseat properly and get your hospital bag in order. These are the two essentials you’ll need when you head to the hospital for the big moment!
  2. Stock up on diapers and wipes and set up your changing station. You’ll be spending a lot of time here!
  3. Launder, sort, and fold all of the baby clothes you’ve purchased and received as gifts and hand-me-downs. You’ll be thankful to have them organized later.

The Fun:

  1. Maybe you have a favorite baby boutique in your neighborhood. Stop by for that little item you’ve been admiring, but haven’t purchased, since it’s not essential. Sometimes that extra something in your nursery or your baby’s wardrobe will unexpectedly make your day.
  2. Do you have a baby book? Take some time to record your feelings and experiences in the pregnancy section.
  3. Take pictures of you and your partner during your days as an expectant couple!

And you’ll thank us for these later:

  1. Make a few large meals like lasagnas, macaroni and cheese, or casseroles, and freeze them. When your family isn’t around to cook, and your takeout budget has dried up, you’ll be glad to have these on hand.
  2. If it’s in your budget, look into having your home professionally cleaned before the baby arrives. It may be months before you even think about cleaning the shower or tub, dusting end tables, or doing a thorough vacuuming.
  3. If there is anything you normally do to keep yourself groomed, do it now. Get a haircut that’s easy to take care of, and take care of any other routines. You might have trouble fitting these things into your schedule in those first months of your baby’s life.

Are any of you nesting right now? Any big projects on the horizon, or tasks you can’t wait to tackle? Tell us about it!

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