also, i've been spending some quality time with our lil' man, dom, and also prepping him for solana's arrival. a good friend of ours, nichole, gave me this great advice among others (thank you!):
- give lil' man a sense of ownership - that he is a part of this pregnancy as much as mom and dad. this is so great because it really helps with the transition. he really is excited to meet his sister, and he refers to her as "his" baby! i really see a sense of pride when he talks about her. he is also very protective and nurturing towards her. he makes sure that he kisses and hugs "his" baby when he sees me or when i leave to go somewhere.
going back to nesting, just the other night, i woke up at 4:30 am, and was non-stop cleaning and organizing anything and everything i could get my hands on. i think i managed to sneak in a 45 min nap sometime in the late afternoon - and was up until 11:30 pm. in the past 2 weeks, mister, lil' man (yes, he is quite the helper), and i managed to get solana's room prepared, and finished our spring cleaning! i never experienced this when i was pregnant with lil' man - so this nesting instinct is all new to me. my mister finds it very comical - here i am, very pregnant and attempting to do all these chores.
so, in light of my nesting nature, here are some wonderful finds:
|matryoshka / nesting dolls by mandy tsung|
|"nestrest" by pouzet and frety, featured on re-nest|
|"nesting instinct" by jennet jones - a spoonflower fabric|
|"allegory of the four elements" by mark ryden|
|bird's nest cookies (with recipe!) by art of dessert|
|"nest - drawing in thread" by KLT works / kristin loffer theiss|
|"dreamers awake" by kelli murray|
|bird nest bed by eitan and zahr, featured on w ooh om|
i hope you enjoyed these finds... i'll update you on my pregnancy in a week's time. have a lovely day!