Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

I guess I’m not a nester


I’m apparently not one of those pregnant women who feels the need to re-grout the tub and and scrub the kitchen floor with a toothbrush before giving birth.  Cleaning has never been my forte – I straighten and neaten but I rarely scrub.  I think this weekend was my lame attempt at nesting.  I sorted the clothes we have for Tessa into sizes and washed the newborn and 0-3 month items to be put away in her dresser once it arrives (oh I have a whole post in my drafts about Dresser Quest 2008 – just waiting for hubby to pick it up so that I can include a photo).  Acquiring said dresser was part of our weekend as well as a trip to Target for practical odds and ends (crib and bassinet sheets, burp clothes, receiving blankets, diaper cream, etc).

With Dresser Quest 2008  at an end, I think the only large items left to purchase are  the mack daddy Britax car seat once she is a little bigger (we’ll use a friend’s infant seat until then) and a double stroller (we’ll use a sling/carrier and single stroller for awhile).

If all goes as planned, Tessa will make her appearance 3 weeks from today.  I’m trying to check in often, even with these lame little posts, so no one thinks I’ve gone to have her early if I’m quiet too long.

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10 Comments to

“I guess I’m not a nester”

  1. On July 8th, 2008 at 8:44 am Trace Says:

    I “clean” in the same sort of way. Clutter really bothers me, but I can easily ignore dust. My husband however cannot ignore the dog hairballs that float around our hardwood floors, lol.

  2. On July 8th, 2008 at 9:14 am Lisa Says:

    Definitely use the sling for awhile…I loved the moby wrap! I had both hands friend to handle my crazy two year old! Best of luck!

  3. On July 8th, 2008 at 10:57 am Cheryl Says:


    Thanks so much for the quickie posts. I have been checking your blog from my vacation in California! as I am surrounded my friends and kids and hoping all is going well with you and yours!

  4. On July 8th, 2008 at 11:02 am karen Says:

    I have no need to scrub either. Glad I’m in good company!

  5. On July 8th, 2008 at 11:43 am Abby (from Just Moms) Says:

    I don’t scrub either! I am nesting by decluttering my house! I think it is still nesting! You are preparing your home for new baby still, even if you aren’t scrubbing the toilets with your husbands toothbrush!

  6. On July 8th, 2008 at 1:19 pm goodbyetoallfat Says:


    I have bestowed a new blogging award on you, the Arte Y Pico. Please see details on my blog today.

    I know I don’t always comment that often, but you (and Sabrina!) are one of my favourite blog reads!

    Best wishes,

  7. On July 8th, 2008 at 5:46 pm Cass Says:

    Could I get your address because I’m a scrubber and honestly my house is begging for a little alone time and I can not sit still.

  8. On July 8th, 2008 at 7:54 pm Amy Says:

    Did I mention that Emily was born on July 27?

  9. On July 8th, 2008 at 8:22 pm Bobbi Says:

    UM, you aren’t ready to give birth yet. You will be scrubbing before it is over—gauranteed!!!

    The infant seat will be your new best friend!!

    HUH…if goes as planned, come on now, Michelle!!! Like that ever happens with kids. My vote is next Tuesday(NO hate mail)

  10. On July 9th, 2008 at 9:36 am Natosha Says:

    HI! i am so thrilled for you. It still amazes me that you struggled for so long to get pregnant and then get sabrina and now are about to have a baby of your own. What a wonderful gift. Congrats again.