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lost interst in work - just want to stay home & nest

(22 Posts)
lightsandshapes Tue 28-Jun-11 16:42:19

am 'only' 23 weeks though - anyone else feel like this. Any tips?

PrettyVacant1 Tue 28-Jun-11 17:04:29

Yeah, <raises hand> grin I've just spent the day cleaning the house from top to bottom.
We had new carpets layed and I'm impatiently waiting for my DP to arrive home as I cannot physically drag the cot and chest of drawers up the stairs to the babies room.
I have already put the curtains and the blind up,filled the wardrobe and the bookcase and made up little boxes from IKEA.
I am not looking forward to going to work tomorrow and leaving it. sadgrin

PrettyVacant1 Tue 28-Jun-11 17:06:45

Sorry, tips..... no.
I have started cleaning more at work too though.hmmgrin
I'm 31+2

lightsandshapes Tue 28-Jun-11 17:09:52

oooh, lovely... I've laid a new carpet in babies room to, and painted walls - got DP to assemple a flat pack wardrobe yesterday - and I got some nice bits from ikea the other day like a fluffy rug etc. Currently washing and dring baby clothes on the line - that I've been given. Going to measure up for curtains and order them tomorrow I think.... work seems an annoying distraction now!

MissusTulip Tue 28-Jun-11 18:05:10

nope, not alone, also 23 weeks and the nesting urge been strong since last week - massive room sort out, furniture buying (bargain mamas and papas furniture from argos, result!), curtains up, lamp shade up, paint colours chosen!

work smurk! enjoy all the lovely nesting, making me feel happy reading ur posts, now going to look at rugs and lamps on the internet (obsessed)

Misty9 Tue 28-Jun-11 18:09:30

I've lost interest in work....and my doctorate. Oops. Bit worrying as my viva is next week and have an essay due then too...ah well, soon be over! I'm 30+1 smile

emoo777 Tue 28-Jun-11 19:13:11

I feel like this to (31 weeks now) and have done almost since I went back to work at 12 weeks (unexpected pregnancy). I work in a lab on my feet 5 days a week and it is taking its toll. I actually find throwing myself into my work and trying to do my best helps the days pass faster. Oh yes and don't be scared to stop early if you are finding it hard. I stayed too late during my first pregnancy and ended up getting a very painful kidney infection which I am sure is because I was so run down. Hope time passes quickly for you.

Mum2be79 Tue 28-Jun-11 19:15:52

Yep and only 12-13 weeks. (Scan on Thursday). But I have 3 weeks and 3 days left until I can put my feet up and relax for six weeks before I begin the gruelling marathon of teaching Year One children until the beginning of December and look forward to 9 months of screams, gurgles, sick and poop!

roz1982 Tue 28-Jun-11 20:15:01

Yeah I just couldn't give a rats arse about work anymore and I'm only 20 weeks! Have been feeling like this for weeks!

Beesok Tue 28-Jun-11 20:19:48

Totally smile Am 24 weeks and work is the last thing on my mind - I actually had today off until Friday since we're going away really early tomorrow but I called in yesterday and said I need the day off - couldn't bear going to work in that heat!
And yes, I am tidying the house and preparing stuff - although my nesting instinct was spent mostly on packing (or rather OVER-packing!) for our trip smile

PenguinArmy Tue 28-Jun-11 22:06:38

I'm 24 weeks and have just finished work grin Not nesting though, about to go on a 3.5 week road trip and then move back to the UK.

PoppysMom Wed 29-Jun-11 02:57:08

Oh my, sounds like me!
I've been so demotivated and really can't be asked to work. Would much rather be at home tidying up, moving stuff around, researching wall stickers, etc.

I am 19 weeks and have felt like this for about 6!

I have also handed my notice in with work (way ahead of time to give them a chance to replace me), so my motivation is even less sad
7 weeks of work to go...

PenguinArmy Wed 29-Jun-11 04:09:23

poppys I found that stage the worse. The last few weeks go quickly again, but 7 weeks felt like ages to go. Do you have any leave left?

ninipops Wed 29-Jun-11 07:43:31

Yup went back to work in Jan 10 weeks pg and just didn't give a toss - managed to go off at 30 weeks through using up annual leave and I was so glad to be walking out the door. Not done much nesting though - more trying to relax while DD runs around and tears the house apart!

PoppysMom Wed 29-Jun-11 07:46:45

Penguin
I am on leave for 2 weeks from this weekend and can't wait. I have quit my job, due to rubbish maternity leave entitlements amongst others (I live in Singapore). My last day will be 31st August, so today 9 weeks (minus my holiday)

QuiltySecrets Wed 29-Jun-11 12:29:20

I am definitely feeling like this! Am 24 weeks and the thought of being at work for another 3 months is SO DEPRESSING. I've booked leave in dribs and drabs throughout to give me shorter weeks and am working from home much more these days...which is good because I can do tidying/cleaning/sorting/nesting throughout the day! Really don't know how I'm going to manage until the end of September though.

corkythecat Wed 29-Jun-11 14:27:44

23 weeks here too!
Was demotivated about work before I fell pregnant has escalated 10 fold now. Keep finding myself little jobs that make me look really busy, but in reality I'm shuffling paper in the corner of the office and MNing grin
13 weeks left at work...

Starrbee Wed 29-Jun-11 14:43:39

I'm the same!!! Just today I printed myself a 'weeks til maternity leave' calendar so every friday I can cross another week off!! And I'm only 15+6 weeks so I have about 20 weeks left in the office. Glad I've been quite precious with leave so I can knock another 2 weeks off my calendar if I feel like it nearer the time!!

Just wanna be at home picking out wall colours and reading reviews on off-road buggies smile Don't want to be dealing with whinging clients who expect all my attention!

Glad it's not just me!

lightsandshapes Wed 29-Jun-11 15:11:39

oo. I love the 'weeks until maternity calendar'. I think I'll do the same. That's a good motivator and will help me plan when to do last bit and bobs.

Checked out some curtains today - got a price for the shop making them up £500!!! Think I will be going to a local discount shop and learning to sew myself!!!

Have realised not to give too much to work now. They will try and wring every last bit out of you but i am going to keep the lions share of my energy from me and my baby from now on! Hurrah {triumphant fist in the air}

PenguinArmy Wed 29-Jun-11 16:00:53

poppy yep same reasons here, I'm in the US atm and my boss already wasn't happy with my 'family situation'. You'll be gone soon enough smile

recklesspixie Wed 29-Jun-11 17:27:50

serious nesting here too, am 28 weeks and seem to going around the house with a duster/paintbrush most of the time, painted the bathroom today! Poor DH, we did a big renovation 3 years ago so think he's a bit freaked out that I'm at it again. I've got very big into list-making too. Luckily enough I'm a primary teacher in Ireland so got my hols yesterday, have 9 weeks summer holidays and maternity leave starts straight after summer holidays so I've 12 weeks happily nesting without work getting in the way !

TwoJackRussellsandabean Wed 29-Jun-11 17:38:40

I'm still motivated at work, but have also done the "x weeks left" thing in both my work and personal diaries, have done my calculations to figure out how much time I can have off and am generally arranging stuff so I guess the next stage is to get the house together and then start getting super excited about the baby, I think the only reason that I am not totally off work is that I have a couple of deadlines to work to before I leave, so that's giving me something to work towards smile

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