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nesting instinct?- did you get it, how long before labour and in what form?!

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DaisyFlower123 Mon 13-May-13 08:54:04

With dc1 I sat at 39 weeks pregnant and scrubbed every cupboard in the kitchen, lined all the food up alphabetically and scrubbed the floor with a nail brush! Dh thought it was hilarious and I couldn't see anything unusual about my behaviour! Ds came 5 days later.
Dh says I been the same this weekend, (38 weeks pregnant) getting really agitated if the slightest thing is out of place and I apparently have vacuumed and dusted babies room 8 times! I wasn't counting and again hadn't really noticed the unusual behaviour, just kept thinking it needed doing!!
Love the fact our natural primal instincts still play through!

NiceOneCenturion Mon 13-May-13 10:29:35

One month before my due date I went crazy cleaning, including scrubbing out all our mugs with my own home made lemon and table salt mixture confused

I dusted my skirting boards every day. I honestly don't think I've touched one since (I'm not telling you how old my child is blush)

I am someone whose mum has to tell me my oven needs cleaning and
does it for me but for a fortnight it gleamed. And yes, all extremely entertaining for my DH

KatAndKit Mon 13-May-13 10:34:26

I had my nesting professionally outsourced and got cleaners in for 4 hours when I was about 38/39 weeks.

DaisyFlower123 Mon 13-May-13 10:43:35

Hehe KatAndKit, I like the outsourcing idea!!

megarobotdiscoparty Mon 13-May-13 11:19:23

Got it bad when I finished work at 36 weeks then it tailed off in favour of sleeping....39+1 today, braxton hicks and intense period pains all last night and the nesting has returned with a vengeance this morning! only just sat down in fact. wondering if this baby might be on time after all....

ButteryJam Mon 13-May-13 11:32:21

KatAndKit, love the outsourcing idea! I might just do that too ... grin

Blending Mon 13-May-13 12:03:52

Another who outsourced hers as well! I was going crazy at the dust on the light bulbs and had sever oedema, and couldn't move. So I got a cleaner in for a full spring clean, and ended up keeping her on! Yes even during mat leave when we couldn't really afford it or justify it. But I have cut back in other areas as its my one luxury.

Due twins at the end of the month, and it lovely to know I can just jot down anything that bugs me and she'll take care of it!

smiler389 Sun 19-May-13 11:31:19

I too have considered the out sourcing idea but can't get anyone to give me even a vague idea of how much it might cost without them coming to look around. Would like to know before I ring someone. Any ideas?

BabsAndTheRu Sun 19-May-13 11:38:51

From the minute of conception until I stop breastfeeding. It's how I always know I'm pregnant oh and sudden loss of parking skills, crashed car of driveway gatepost( just one of many incidents). Happened with all three DCs.

Liveinthepresent Sun 19-May-13 11:46:53

Well it seems to have bypassed me both times - currently 35 weeks with DC2 and urgently need to do some nesting as currently baby has nowhere to sleep ( well Moses basket is in the loft!) but must don't have the energy or motivation..
Am driving DH mad with my negativity about how much there is to do - but not actually motivated to help the poor man!
Send some nesting urges my way ladies.

Featherbag Sun 19-May-13 11:50:39

At 30 weeks I started ironing everything, babygros, bedding, EVERYTHING. And I DO NOT iron, EVER. I mean literally ever, if it needs ironing that badly it just doesn't get worn, or DH does it. I even had to ring him at work and ask where the iron was kept! DS arrived exactly 2 weeks later.

rrreow Sun 19-May-13 14:41:27

I'm not a particularly tidy or organised person, but for the past couple of weeks all I've wanted to do is get things organised and in their proper place. Then I also keep looking at dust gathering on the walls/corners of ceilings and feeling the urge to clean it (this would involve getting on a ladder).. all very out of character for me. I'm 36+1 and have a feeling this baby will be earlyish.

Had no nesting symptoms at all with DC1 but I was induced at 38+1 so perhaps I wasn't close.

babyradio Sun 19-May-13 15:17:57

I've had it for weeks, recently I scrubbed the skirting boards in my hallway with an old toothbrush because the health visitor was coming and I was worried she'd think I kept a dirty house. I have a tiny hallway, but still. 37+1 today.

Finally got around to washing his newborn clothes, bedding, towels etc. Do I need to iron them?? I'm a bit frightened of burning myself on irons have never been an iron-er...

Similar to a poster above I got in the car the other day and momentarily forgot how to reverse. Don't know where my brain is these days!

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