In my first two pregnancies, I went through the usual "nesting" phase. For me it does not kick in until the last two weeks or so. In the two weeks leading up to Griffin's due date, with my Mom & Sister there on baby watch, we tried to CLEAN SWEEP my craftroom. We dragged everything out to the back patio, purged, sorted, and organized all that yarn and craft supplies (note: the craftroom now is about 1/3 the size of the entire house back in LA). Two weeks before Rowan's due date I was in charge of the MOMS Club garage sale. So I madly purged bin after bin of craft supplies, yarn, books, and cleared out quite a bit. Then the week before her due date, I found myself sitting on the floor of the bathroom one evening, surrounded by bags and bins of bathroom detritus that had never been unpacked when we moved in three years ago.
So, naturally I expected to eventually have the urge to purge come upon me at some point during Willow's pregnancy. It never did. I would look around, and know I wanted to do something, but could not get motivated or figure out where to start. I finally concluded that after losing our last baby, I would have no nesting instict.
Now, with a healthy six week old baby, I am finally nesting, literally. Today I bought 15 baskets, 8 decorative storage boxes, and new clothes hamper. Enough containers to build myself an actual nest. Not to mention the bucket with tons of pockets for all my gardening tools I picked up yesterday. I really do have a specific use for each of the baskets (and most of the boxes).
I know, I know, I should get rid of more stuff rather than buy more places to store it. But I really do need containers for those places which always accumulate clutter (which is everywhere at this point). Since we have not actually decorated our house since we moved in, I decided to start with boxes and baskets to coordinate with the wall colors, furniture, and new blinds.