Monday, November 17, 2008

Nesting

According to mamashealth.com, "Nesting is the term used to refer to an expectant mother’s instinct which gives her a surge of energy which prompts her to clean and do various chores around her home. Nesting usually arises as the mother nears her due date. Not all women will nest. The nesting process has no relation on how good a mother the woman will be."

With just a few more weeks to go, I think I've officially entered the nesting stage and wanted to post some pictures of my endeavors.

The biggest project was painting the nursery furniture which was very generously donated to us by my cousin Kerri. This turned out to be a much bigger project than anticipated and David came home from the hospital one night to see this:

No, I was not TRYING to be immodest, but I have a "paint shirt" from my pre-pregnancy days that's already ruined and didn't want to ruin another shirt. Unfortunately, the fabric does not stretch, so my only resort was to let it all hang out.

Here are some snapshots of the evolving nursery. The walls are still totally bare, but thanks to my awesome sisters-in-law (I think that's the right plural form) that will soon change.

The "before"...

The "after"...

This picture features the crib bedding that I fell in love with oh, so many months ago as well as a quilt made by the very awesome and talented MariLouise!
I also decided last week that if I didn't get out our Christmas stuff now, I probably wouldn't get it out at all. So now we're feeling a bit more festive in our home. Here is our Storybook Christmas collection courtesy of my mother-in-law displayed atop our new IKEA shelf.

All lit up:


Now that we have a fireplace, I hung our stockings and put up our fake tree which is the only Christmas tree we've ever had during our 7 years of marriage (also courtesy of my mother-in-law).

Now to tackle organizing the guest room so it's ready for my mom when she comes to do new-mommy-boot camp with me. We are so excited for this big change and appreciate all of your support.

15 comments:

MariLouise said...

Thank you, thank you for the honorable mention.

nevadanista said...

I thought maybe that was a flesh colored T you were wearing...but turns out it's the real thang! Awesome picture :)

If only I could get that nesting feeling again without being 8 months pregnant.

Iverson Family said...

You are too cute pregnant! How exciting that you only have a few more weeks!! How do you not have a name already??? If we are having a boy this time...I think we might be in your same shoes. Boy names are too hard! Your nursery bedding is the cutest I have ever seen! Where did you get it??

Kerri said...

Glad you mentioned the nesting doesn't determine our mothering abilities..yeah, not so much of a nester myself; more like I'm going to sit here until this baby comes out (lol). Anyway, very cute blog post and prego belly.

Carol and Tyler said...

NICE painting!!!! Way to go! Can't wait to see the place and little guy in person!!

Nellie said...

Whoa -- you are nesting! Looks good -- too bad you're having a baby or you could come to my house! I need a nester to help us get moved in!

Can't wait to see the little guy!

By the way, your belly is totally HOT -- you should let it hang out more often!

Carol said...

Beautiful nursery!! You did a great job. This little one is very lucky to have you as his mommy. Good luck with everything. We look forward to pictures. P.S. Cris is recovering very well from his accident and hopes to be able to walk soon.

J-Lo said...

Lindsay,
I got the bedding at the Land of Nod website. They have awesome stuff!

tiffany said...

I absolutely love the furniture and bedding! Already decorated for Christmas! Most impressive!

Young Family said...

I think it turned out great. Good Job!

Shawn and Colette Mecham said...

I love the crib. It turned out so cute. Good luck with the baby, you guys are going to be such cute parents.

themurphys said...

You are so stinking cute. What other time in your life can you just let it all hang out, right? Besides, it's not your body anymore for the time being..at least that's how I felt! So fun to see cute belly pics and your adorable nursery!

Camille said...

The nursery looks great! You are a trooper to do all that work. Nathan gets those jobs when we get home.

Sheri Willardson said...

Love the cute baby belly! :)

Shanna said...

I have been following your blog for a long time, but never commented. I have loved your experiences in Louisiana and getting ready for the new baby. I feel like I know you so much better! Good luck with the next month. It is such a great blessing! We'll be waiting and watching for updates!