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!
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....
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!