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Word of the Week – Nesting

Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share your own in the comments or even join in with the link up if you are a blogger. (You can find the details at the bottom of this post.) It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad. It will be nice to look back on these posts in the future too!


This week I have chosen the word Nesting

Well, Louise and Anne you were right. I am well and truly in the nesting stage of my pregnancy. In fact, it’s not just me. Mike seems to be nesting too!

A couple of weeks ago I spoke about having a clear out and it hadn’t even occurred to me that that is what I was doing. The maternal instinct is an incredible thing. Well, this week we’ve been full steam ahead with the clearing and organising.

The garage had a full overhaul first of all. Our old washing machine went to a neighbour. Our old freezer, a concrete step and several other large items are set aside to be lifted by the council in a few weeks. All of the shelves filled with DIY, garden and decorating stuff have been moved around, cleaned and reorganised. I even swept the floor…and the walls. Poor spiders. Our garden furniture now has a safe place to hide from the rain and we’ve got a spot for the pram if we decide to park it there when we’re not using it.

Then we got stuck into the spare bedroom. The bed frame itself has gone to a family member and the mattress has been added to the pick up pile in the garage. Any spare bedding has been vacuum packed and stored in the loft. I’ve given it all a good clean and binned anything that isn’t needed.

We then moved our bed into the spare room, where we’ll be setting up camp for a few weeks. The carpet in our room has had a deep clean and it is now ready for our new bed, which should arrive not long after we get round to ordering it. We’re going for a king size. To tell you I’m excited is an understatement!

I’m tired just typing this so it shows you how much motivation we’ve had to get it all sorted. It feels so nice to be on top of things and preparing for the baby to arrive. We’ll soon have a beautiful, relaxing bedroom to help us through the tough first months of being parents and the spare room will be a little more up to date too.

I wonder what we’ll turn upside down next week!

Emma x


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  1. Wow you have had a busy week! That urge to nest is so strong and it’s amazing how much it motivates you to get things done around the house and prepare for the baby’s arrival. A king-sized bed is a good move – you’ll appreciate that later on when you have a little one wanting to climb in and join you for the night! #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It’s amazing how much more I want to get done nowadays. I hope the motivation continues as a mum! Honestly I think Mike will appreciate the King size bed most of all, I’m a wriggler! #WotW

  2. phew, you wore me out just reading that! King size beds are the best. Get yourself a lovely V shaped pillow for sitting up in bed for those nightly feeds. I loved mine. Thanks for linking up to #wotw

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      I have had a pregnancy pillow since around week 8 and it is my best friend. Poor Mike has no space left in the bed (King size should help!) but it makes sleep so much more comfortable. Feeling excited that it’ll be used for feeds soon too, time is flying by!

  3. Ohh! The nesting part of pregnancy is great, getting everything sorted, tidied and cleaned. It sounds like you have been busy. x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      My spare room floor is now covered in baby essentials, I’ve just made a big mess again Kim 😛

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