Nesting (my current state): refers to an instinct or urge in expectant animals to prepare a home for the upcoming newborn(s). It is found in a variety of animals (both mammals and birds) including humans.
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Well fast forward 20 years and you have a woman who still is pretty fond of these sweet little creatures [when they remain outdoors and away from reeking havoc on a good hair day]. But get beyond that, go deeper, and you arrive at my ever so delighted heart. Over the past couple of weeks I have begun to embrace God's design of nesting. Some of it relates to our preparation for our little baby, some of it is just plain simple a passion of mine of home making. It began with working on a playroom, then grew into an early Saturday morning baking muffins (I'll share the recipes below!) for our neighbors, and has traveled into the beginning stages of creating a nursery and getting back into the kitchen to make cupcakes for Valentine's Day. What a beautiful thing community can be. Going door to door to get out of our hibernated state to actually SEE our neighbors and to offer a simple gift that said I'm glad it's you who lives near us was a chance for us to hopefully thaw out the chill of winter that drives us to be brief and closed up and offer an opportunity to build something more significant.