I think it's safe to say that I'm starting to feel the urge to "nest". Sure, we started working on the nursery a couple of weekends ago before things got to busy with back-to-school activities...but I think I confirmed my own nesting tendencies when I felt the urge to clean up the conference room where we've been advising students all week. I had the morning shift all week, and felt compelled to clean up the handouts and straighten up the chairs each morning before we opened the doors to the students. I haven't had time this week to do much at home...but clearly the desire to nest is following me in to work.
But do men "nest" too? I'm really thinking that perhaps my husband is also trying to nest. For the second time this week, he pulled weeds, trimmed trees, moved rocks, and cleaned up the yard until it was too dark to see what he was doing. I usually have to really urge him to work on the yard...or just do it myself (though I totally cut back on my yard-work duties when I got pregnant). Over dinner, he told me his plans to fix up the trailer to bring some of the debris in to the dump. Then later this evening, he asked me how many weekends he had left before our Baby Girl arrives so that he can plan when to clean up the office and finish some other projects around the house. He also told me that he wanted to clean up the house before our parents (more on that later) and others come to visit.
I'd say that those are all pretty good indications that he's nesting now as well...right? It's really quite endearing to watch. He's always been a kind and caring husband, but I definitely recognize that he is becoming more tender and thoughtful as we get closer and closer to our Baby Girl's arrival. I am totally looking forward to watching him fall in love with her.
Today's blessing was an amazing sunset on my way home from another long day at work. It really was the perfect way to finish off the first week of classes.