Nesting is a real thing ...
All I want to do is clean, sort, organize, purge, and decorate. For the last week I have been going from closet to closet purging. I've been digging through drawers and cabinets, throwing stuff away, cleaning and organizing. The local thrift store will be thrilled with the truck load I come in with.
I think nesting comes from a mommies deep desire to have everything "perfect" by the time the baby comes. I've heard of nesting before but everyone told me it would be later in my pregnancy. I'll be a full blown maniac if this continues or if it gets worse. I'm only 17 weeks pregnant and already I want to decorate the nursery, have everything set up, perfect and ready for the baby to come home. I feel like the list of things we need to get done before the baby comes is so long, when I look at it, I get really freaked out and anxious. Thank God pregnancy is a 9 month ordeal, because if it was "we're pregnant!" and then a few weeks later the baby was here, I would have a total meltdown.
Although it's not as typical to start nesting this early, I am so glad I have the urge to do so now. I'm anticipating that it will be much more difficult to get everything done once my belly is about to pop. I've been thinking about nesting a lot this week, and I have a theory that another reason mommies to be love nesting is because it allows us to control something. I am quickly finding out that pregnancy requires us to submit and surrender our bodies to the journey it is on. At times I feel like I have zero control over the changes going on with my body. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but it requires a ton of faith from women. So going back to my little theory, I really think since we have given up a ton of control regarding our bodies, we love nesting because it allows us to have a little control over something. At least that is how I feel.
Logically I know everything will be just fine and I know that everything will come together for when baby Greco arrives, I think the cleaning, purging and organizing just allows me to feel a bit more at peace. My husband is loving my new urge to purge! He's always been one who loves getting rid of stuff and rearranging our furniture. He is having a ball watching me run around the house like a mad woman, tearing each section of our home apart and putting it back together.
Overall the pregnancy is going great. I am now in my second trimester, 17 weeks. We find out the gender of the baby in a few weeks, around the end of January and both Nick and I are so excited to know if we are having a little boy or girl. Thank you all for all the love and support you have shown us during the pregnancy thus far. I can't wait to keep updating you and documenting this amazing chapter of my life.