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Mothers understanding the term “nesting” intuitively. For years, I have watched my friends preparing nurseries for their babies prior to delivery and have heard countless stories of mothers-to-be scrubbing toilets and tops of refrigerators in the middle of the night, frantically trying to clean invisible messes. I’ve seen many pictures of nurseries and have observed the trends of bird and owl decor, stencilled phrases and verses on the walls, and Chevron fabric, all of which will go out of style within a few years.

I have, in moments, joined the ranks of the baseboard scrubbers.

At 26 weeks, I feel that my daughter is constantly kicking me to remind me to get ready for her arrival. My body’s enormity won’t let me forget it. However, since we’re in the middle of home additions and renovations, the real nesting cannot begin yet. The nursery is currently our office and baby storage…

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