I made lots of lists when I was pregnant with Squish: lists of possible names, lists of what was going on that week, lists of things I wanted to do (or have Micah do) before the baby was born. And we worked on that list. The month before I was due, my mother-in-law came and helped us with some of the final projects. It was crazy. I was nesting like a real-live pregnant woman.
This time, not so much. Earlier in the pregnancy, I did have a list of things I wanted to do: get a new pad for the rocking chair, make a quilt for the baby (and maybe one for each of the boys, too), get bunkbeds for the boys, figure out how to store clothes for another little person. But nothing has happened on any of those projects. The boys are still in their toddler beds. The rocking chair has been taken over by stuffed animals (who will be homeless once the baby comes). The clothes we have are all folded nicely and stacked into boxes and suitcases.
But the baby will come anyway. She’ll sleep in our little moses basket. I’ll rock her in the chair. We’ll dig through the boxes to find her clothes. And maybe, sometime in the next six months, we’ll get around to a more permanent solution.
Have you nested? What projects were important to you? One of mine was getting a bookcase we found on the side of the road sanded and refinished. We did it and we love it.