I’m not, um, a bird but I have started doing something quite similar to what a bird does when she’s expecting. My nest doesn’t involve sticks, random debris left laying around by humans (ok, well maybe some of that), grass or leaves though. Mine involves suddenly freaking out that I need to have everything within sight have a place and also having a space for the baby when she arrives.
Nesting was EASY with the bug. We had a second bedroom that was randomly used as a computer room/office/music room, so it was a no brainer that it would become “the nursery”. We went to work shortly after finding out that Hailey was a girl and voila – we had the perfect, serene nursery for our little girl (which you can see part of in the picture below).
Well, we’re still in the same house and the house still only has two bedrooms. The hubs and I are pretty big fans of having our “own” room and we’re way to anal about noise to share a room with a baby. So, as my nesting instincts kick in, I’m doing the only thing I can possibly think to do and that is clear out the huge walk-in closet in the bug’s room to potentially create a sleeping space for a baby. Will it work out? Who knows. But it’s “something” and I have decided to get to work on it now, while I still have a fairly good amount of energy to do so.
This was a scary sight yesterday when everything was removed from the closet:
What you don’t see in this picture is Hailey’s twin size bed. It’s there, really. There was literally nowhere to move in her room. Then, there is the closet:
It’s a fairly large space. It’s big enough for a crib. So, some shelves are being removed and the room will be painted. For now, it will remain a play area for the bug and at some point after the baby is born, the decision will be made on if that closet can be used as a separate sleeping quarter for the baby bug. I’ll post the “after” pictures when the room is finished.
Oh, everything is back in some kind of order (if that’s such a thing) and Hailey has full access to sleep in her bed and move around the majority of the room. However, she doesn’t care much about the clutter taking up half of her room…she’s more excited about helping to paint the closet!