Archive for September 16th, 2009

A Slight Case of Nesting

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Morning sickness is one of the first signs of pregnancy for quite a few ladies (thankfully not me!) and then there’s Nesting. It comes around sometime during the third trimester of expectancy and is also experienced in most cases.

I’m there. Constant neatening and straightening and intending to clean. Nesting is one of my favorite bits of pregnancy–it’s a sudden surge of inspiration to be domestic and productive, and, if the victum is lucky, an extra boost of physical strength. The ability to achieve is great, but my strength is a total fake…completely an act of adrenaline, no doubt stemming from my knowlege that after I give birth I really will be unable to attend to household affairs in the way that I like.

My husband has done a smashing job putting up with me, and my family has pitched in too. Today my dad and brother came over and helped me move some heavy things (a desk, a dresser, and an unmovable super heavy chair) and Darren, despite being wiped out from a demanding work schedule, does the grocery shopping and his Honey Do list without complaining.

I’m one lucky nester!