Weekend Links / / Bring On The Nesting

Pregnancy Nesting

Jordan and I arrived home on Monday from our Chicago baby shower. We felt loved and cared for all weekend and I can’t wait to share more about our time. Since coming home we immediately jumped right into our Nashville life and suffice it to say I’m exhausted! My body gently reminded me this week that more sleep is required and I’m doing my best to oblige.

Up until this weekend, if you walked into our apartment you would not think we were expecting a child. I restrained myself from purchasing much until after our showers but because of that we didn’t have the need to rearrange our current home situation. All that changed when we arrived with our gifts. Jordan went into a tape-measuring frenzy and came up with several furniture solutions that’ll give us more storage. I’m rather excited. Bring on the nesting!

Lemon Butter Green Beans / / A few months ago I discovered the frozen green beans at Trader Joe’s. They are delicious and an easy alternative to a side salad. In my opinion, a sprinkle of lemon makes everything taste better.

Tecovas Boots / / My friend Greta invited me to a pop-up event hosted by Tecovas Boots this week. You can see how Greta styled their beautiful cowboy boots on her blog! I became a little obsessed with cowboy boots while watching Friday Night Lights, so if you, like me want to be Tami Taylor when you grow up you probably need a pair of cowboy boots in your life.

When Taking Care of Yourself Isn’t Just About You / / I personally never feel guilty about doing or not doing something that is considered self-care (i.e. sleeping in on my days off or choosing to eat a certain way because I know I feel better). I also know once Baby Yoshi arrives it’ll be easy to put myself on the back burner.

“…one of the critical results of proper self-care is that you’re rejuvenated enough to continue caring properly for those around you.”

I’m sorry Rebecca had to learn this lesson due to a pregnancy scare, but I am grateful she shared her story.

What To Pack in Your Hospital Bag / / I’m starting to read posts on hospital bag prep again. We haven’t had our hospital tour yet so I don’t know what they provide but gleaning ideas from others has been helpful in understanding what I should expect to bring.

On Forcing Time’s Hand & On Letting It Happen / / After writing my Ode to Natalie’s blog this week I started going through her archives, rereading my favorite posts. These are a few examples of why I’m going to miss her writing.

Happy Weekend, all!

18 thoughts on “Weekend Links / / Bring On The Nesting”

  1. Ah, talk of nesting just makes me want to go rearrange or refold something even though I don’t have any baby to prepare for at the moment… it’s just so satisfying and fun. Hope you enjoy too 🙂

  2. I remember when the switch flipped for us and we finally started buying baby stuff. It was so fun! It’s fun to dream about what your home will be like once there’s a baby nugget (and all his junk) there. I’m so glad your Chicago trip was fun and you got lots of presents! Baby showers are the best 🙂

    1. It was rather funny watching Jordan go into full on home rearranging mode. HAHA. We ordered new shelving (arriving tomorrow hopefully) and I’m excited to put everything away as it’s currently sitting on our floor.

  3. Those lemon butter green beans sound amazing! My husband loves green beans so I’m always looking for new ways to prepare them. They seem easy too so I might try them out tomorrow night.

  4. Waiting to purchase baby stuff until after your shower is the way to go! You never know what you’ll receive (or receive multiples of) and showers and in-laws/parents are also great ways to stock up on the basics, then you can go nest freely and get all the other fun stuff. Nesting is very real and I can’t wait to see how you set up your little guy/gal’s nursery!

    Also, in terms of a hospital bag I just recommend: nursing tanks/leggings, a robe of your own (makes you feel more homey), nipple cream on hand for those first few days of nursing at the hospital, water bottle, newborn baby stuff (i.e. take home outfit, blanket, cap) and that’s pretty much it! There’s so many suggestions out there but I think less is more and I ended up packing way more than I used. One thing I wish I had remembered to bring was my iPad or computer to watch movies after delivery because the cable sucked at our hospital 😉

  5. It is AMAZING how much space the things for one tiny human takes up! Wise move on waiting until after your shower to start buying things. I’m so glad you had a wonderful trip and got pampered on, and I can’t wait to hear more about it 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing my post!! If someone can learn from that scare without going through it themselves, that is totally worth me having to handle it. XO
    PS – you reminded me that I need to pack my bag!!

  6. Nesting! I was a master nester the first time around. This time? Bleh. But so smart to wait on buying things until post-baby shower. Even hold off on buying clothes and diapers in case there are some last minute gifts. Especially clothes. People love to buy clothes 🙂 Enjoy some rest but also grab that nesting by the horns and ride it until it disappears! HAHA! Glad you had fun in Chi-town.

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

    1. I’m really trying to refrain from any excess purchases. Plus, who knows how big he’ll be? Thankfully, we have Amazon Prime so anything we’ll need in those first few days are just a click away!

  7. Well I am way, way behind on your blog (obviously), but I am SO excited for you and Jordan and your baby! I am really happy for you after your time of waiting. I don’t know that I necessarily felt a super large urge to nest, although we did buy a house when I was 7 months pregnant, and I had a meltdown about unpacking all the boxes. Thankfully my mom was there to help!

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