Thursday, January 17, 2013


What's the opposite of nesting? Because whatever it's called, I am knee deep in it.

Here's a breakdown of my preparation for baby:

Number of items purchased: 0 (unless you count Christmas presents from fam & friends)
Number of hours spent Pinteresting for nursery ideas: 0
Number of items registered for: 0

On the other hand:
Average daily hours watching TV / Netflix: 1.5
Average daily hours playing Zelda or Super Mario Brothers on Nintendo: 2
Average daily hours doing anything at all productive after work: .5 (generous, includes laundry and making occasional dinner)

It's like I know in 6 months my life is going to be hella different and I need to squeeze in all the laziness. I have consistently put off all decisions regarding the nursery, name discussions, and whether or not we will find out the sex of the baby. I wonder if this is normal?

Champ and I are going to Florida next week for a little vacay and I'm hoping some sense of urgency hits me when we get back. Has this happened to anyone else? Is it related to pregnancy after IF or does this happen to everyone?


  1. We have a diaper bag and some gifts from family from Christmas for the baby. I have a nursery idea in my mind, but haven't thought out the execution of when/how it is going to happen. Don't feel bad -- there's plenty of time (I think)!

  2. That's interesting. Could be a symptom of pregnancy after IF, but who knows. You may be one of those women who gets hit with the super nesting urge in the final weeks. I've had it bad (the nesting urge) from around mid-second trimester, but I usually love to do nesty type things anyway. I wouldn't worry... You have time and you'll get it done:) Definitely enjoy your lazy time!

  3. I just passed 33 weeks, and my nursery is no where near done, and I hardly have anything. I agree with InfertileFirstMom that some of it has to do with pregnancy after IF, and a little bit of denial. You'll get it done, though, so definitely enjoy the down time!

  4. I'm the same way except we don't have any gifts we've received for our new little man. I JUST started looking at nursery ideas, but probably won't implement many other than a crib and a changing table until we move into our new house, hopefully a few months after he gets here. Rest up and relax while you can, I like that plan!

  5. I don't know if it's normal or not, but I can definitely relate. I think for me it's been based largely on denial. I still can't really believe that I'm going to have a baby, so I'm acting as if I'm not (well, within reason. I'm not going out and doing tequila shooters or anything.). This week, at 18 weeks, I FINALLY bought some pregnancy books because I figured I'd been ignorant long enough. And even though I'm almost half way through my pregnancy, it scared the shit out of me to buy them, as if I was being overly bold and confident. Last night I went to Babies R Us for the first time ever and I nearly had a panic attack. I have no idea what to look for or choose. There are so many options that it's completely overwhelming. I know I'll have to suck it up and start doing some research, but the urge to pretend that I don't have to make these decisions is very strong.

  6. I'll be 19 weeks along tomorrow and the only thing we have done is purchase cribs and dressers. Although last weekend my hubby painted the nursery but that had nothing to do with me. I am not productive or motivated at all to do any of the baby prep work. I'm blaming this on having twins and being completely exhausted all the time. And until 17 weeks, I was even more miserable with nausea. But I think I am ready to slowly start getting into the planning and preparation phase - and I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one slacking on the planning!

  7. I am 23 weeks and have not bought anything for the baby or the nursery. I don't feel bad or stressed about it. I'll start at 25 weeks. I am only now even starting to want to do it and getting excited by it.

  8. I'm 21 weeks this weekend and we haven't bought anything of significance (only a beanie we bought before we even got pregnant). My excuse is that we're getting ready to move so there's no point, but I don't have a super strong nesting need hitting yet...I didn't realize this wasn't typical though. Maybe it's the procrastinator in me?