10 DIY ideas for the "Nesting" mommy to be!

Well, I’m sure you could guess that Savannah and I are both in our “nesting” baby mode. Savannah is only days away from meeting her little boy and I only have a few short weeks left. We’ve both been busy getting our homes, cars, and nurseries ready for the arrival of our 3rd little one! I still can’t believe we will have 6 kids between the two of us! Holy cow!
I have a couple things on my “to-do” list still but thankfully, I’ve marked several things off of my list. Since it seems like everyone I know is pregnant or know someone who is, I thought it’d be fun to share some baby related crafts this week! Some of these I’ve done and others are still on my to-do list waiting to be done!
 Make lots of cute baby blankets with cotton and super soft minky! You can get the full tutorial at Greener Grass.
Get busy sewing some swaddle blankets! These are so nice to have when baby is tiny and you need to wrap him/her up like a burrito to sleep! You can learn how here.
Vanilla Joy teaches you how to make your own crib bumpers! These are really simple actually. I put this project off for weeks and finally got around to it and they were so easy and turned out so cute! So glad this is off my list!
Make a baby mobile! I love this one from Boxy Colonial!
My Sweet Nest Blog gives TONS of nursery organization tips! I just did this last week and it feels so good to have it all ready in one place! Check this one out for sure.
Read up! This has some awesome tips…. Especially for the first time mom! Check it out at B-inspired Mama.
Make some freezer meals!!! If you normally do the cooking at home, this will be extremely helpful for your family while you’re in the hospital and for those first few weeks when you and baby get home… because fast food gets old really fast! *wink*
Take Maternity photos! Project Nursery has some awesome tips and ideas for a maternity shoot. Even if it’s your hubby photographer in your backyard, you’ll be happy you took them someday!
Make a car seat canopy – Sawdust and Paper Scraps has a great tutorial.
I’m sure this list could go on and on and on but last and certainly not least…
REST!!!! If your due date is coming quickly, get plenty of sleep and drink lots and lots of water to prepare your body for baby’s (and your) big day!
Most of all, have fun and enjoy the journey! It’s rough but it’s sure worth it!

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    January 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I only have a week and a half (or so) left to nest, but I’ll have to try some of these (especially the sleeping!). thanks for mentioning my mobile! 🙂

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    Krissy Sherman Bonning
    January 8, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Great resource! Thanks for including our Newborn Mommy tips. Congrats on your upcoming arrival. 🙂

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    January 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    my “Baby” will be 21 this month – I can’t even believe it. No plans for new babies either. However, you are right – everyone I know is pregnant and I am always on the look out for wonderful little gifts and projects! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your new bundles of joy ladies!


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      June 15, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      My daughter is due in August with her third. She will then have an infant and 2 toddlers!! 3, 17 months and newborn. She has all the baby clothes she will need (has a boy and a girl already) so those kind of gifts she does not need. She uses cloth diapers and has all she will need. So, I was thinking a great gift for her would be a few days taking the 2 older children to the park, zoo, treats, etc., so she will have time to rest when the infant sleeps. During the few days, I will also be able to get the laundry done for her and keep it up for those few days. She has friends and other family who like to bring meals so she does not have to cook dinners but breakfast and lunch are an issue. I plan to have some meal ideas for those meals as well.

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    January 9, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Please read this article!

    American Acadamy of Pediatrics urges parents not to use bumpers in cribs as it is causes infant death. (Strangulation, suffocation, etc)


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      February 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      I was just about the post the same thing! Dangerous!

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      June 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Agreed! I was going to post the same thing. A crib should be as bare as possible – no blankets, bumpers or stuffed animals!

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    January 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the link up! All of these projects are lovely! So much fun sewing for baby!

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    The Quiet Mom
    January 10, 2013 at 2:36 am

    I miss those moments:) Lovely tips too.

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog’s FB and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

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    January 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Great tips and links! I’m expecting this summer, but it’s never too early to prepare. Hope both your births go smoothly and find all 4 of you in wonderful health!

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    Jane @ urbanejane.
    January 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Great list! I’m only a week away from meeting my first! (that is if he shows up on time! 😉 I too have been busy nesting away 😀

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    The Thriftiness Miss
    January 26, 2013 at 2:16 am

    These are all such great ideas! Freezer meals would have been a HUGE help after I had my son. And maybe some paper plates and cups so I didn’t have to do the dishes 😉 Pinning to my baby shower board. Hope you have an amazing weekend.

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    January 26, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Thanks for these great tips! I’m a few weeks away from meeting our second daughter, and there are so many fun ideas here for nesting. I especially like the last one about getting plenty of rest! 😉

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    April 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I am about 8 weeks away. I JUST posted something this morning on my blog, asking if I should forge ahead with maternity and/or newborn photos. And you’ve answered it. I will be happy that I did it, down the road!


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    May 25, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I like your name 🙂

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    August 18, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Hey there!! Another Mallory here. Thanks for the fun DIY project ideas!! I’m in full-on nesting mode. It’s very distracting. 😉

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    Yunas Chaudhry
    August 13, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Wow…another amazing set of Great Information maternity photographer ! Thank you very much for sharing these!

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    Kristine Reyes
    January 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I have two kids of my own and I’m preparing for baby number three. Thanks for these tips, I surely enjoyed reading them. I have a few months left so I can get on with the other items you mentioned, like my very own baby mobile! Sharing this on my wall so other mommies-to-be can see it too. Check it out here. http://bit.ly/Sleepybunnybabyworld Thanks!

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    October 24, 2017 at 10:34 am

    You are so organized, that is a fabulous baby room! Love the darker colors they have for babies now.

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    Sajjad @55shots
    September 29, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Maternity Photography is something that reminds you of the time which can never be felt the same again. Nice work

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