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Have you ever nested? Nesting is usually connected with pregnant women. However, I found myself nesting.
When I was pregnant with our son, I was planning on nesting the week he was born. I had planned to take that week off to get everything ready. Since he was born a bit early, I really did not have a chance to nest as much as I wanted. After he was born, I had to scramble to get everything ready. I certainly did not mind since he literally took over my heart.
Fast forward to now. I found myself nesting this past week. Let me clarify that I am not pregnant.
There is a reason behind my nesting.
My husband has been out of town.
I don’t know what it is but with him gone, I have the urge to clean and get rid of clutter. I have a feeling it has to do with missing him. I know our son knows his daddy is gone. He’s just not aware of when he’s coming home. We have talked on the phone twice as a family. I put his daddy on speaker so he can hear his daddy’s voice.
Since I am missing him and trying to fill my time, I am finding things to do around our home. I have been cleaning and throwing away clutter here and there. I guess I am trying to stay busy while he is gone.
We are a frugal family. We don’t really go out and do things as a family. My husband works odd hours and it’s really no fun going out without my husband. I prefer that we spend time as a family. Since we really don’t go anywhere except to go grocery shopping, we spend a lot of time at home. With him gone, we are missing a big part of the family. Thankfully, I have my son here. He follows his own routine and he seems happy.
As any parent knows, it is very difficult to be away from your child. There was one time I had to be apart from my son for over a week. When I returned home, he wanted me to leave because he was so set in his routine. A few years ago, my son and I had to be apart from daddy for two weeks. That was also difficult for all of us. When our son saw his daddy after two weeks, he went right into his arms. I was a little jealous because he did not greet me that way when I had to leave for over a week.
My husband returns home tomorrow morning. We have texted and talked on the phone a few times over the past week. I can tell he is having fun.
Did you nest when you were pregnant? Or have you found yourself nesting when you are not pregnant?
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