nesting is very, very real

The informed me this morning that Ryan and I have 86 days left of this pregnancy. Please tell me how that happened. I don’t know if it’s been the combination of Ryan’s absence with training, working (and working out) like a  fiend or what, but the time is dwindling quickly, and we have a lot left to do. I went through a few weeks where I was stressing out a lot at night, but since starting to read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, I’ve felt a lot more relaxed about the whole process.

With our PCS date fast-approaching, as well, we haven’t had the luxury of setting up a nursery for baby Moore, and I think that was a large part of my self-induced stress. All I’ve wanted to do is nest and prepare for the nugget’s arrival. I’m telling you, people, nesting is a real thing. Right now though, we have three bedrooms. One is my dedicated office, one is the guest room and one is our master bedroom. First, there is no bedroom for baby in our current post housing and second, there’s no point in setting up a nursery, only to have to break it down again a few weeks after the baby is born. 

^^^ our new master bedroom dresser area & thrifted end tables in our guest room

So, with Ryan’s blessing, I’m nesting elsewhere! We’ve put off buying a dresser because we have the world’s largest master closet, but I finally broke down and bought that gem the other day. It’s going to double as our changing table here at Fort Huachuca because baby will be co-sleeping with us (I’ll go into that more at a later date) anyway. In our guest room, we finally purchased a bigger guest bed since my parents are coming out next month, and I scored these amazing vintage hardwood end tables at a thrift store the other day for just $50 – for the pair! They had a nice, clean feel to that room, and I’m loving it.

As for the nursery once we get to Fort Drum? No clue yet, guys. Because we’re waiting to find out the gender of baby Moore, I’m almost positive it’s smart to wait to decorate, too. Our new house has four bedrooms, too, so baby will have his or her own space once we get there, as well. For now though, I’m cleaning like a madwoman, organizing like crazy and making this house a real home for the last 3.5 months of our stay here. 

Momma’s, newlyweds and fellow pregos…do you nest? I never knew it was a real thing till now!