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Anyone been nesting this pregnancy?

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celeste83 Tue 19-Jan-16 23:04:09

I keep hearing everyone saying i will go through a nesting stage and cleaning frenzy. Defo not happened here yet. Has anyone else been nesting? What have you been doing?

MaisieDotes Wed 20-Jan-16 00:01:48

In fact I think I might have been nesting tonight! For me it always takes the form of a bizarre and unnecessary cleaning job.

DC1: got up on a chair and scrubbed the top and sides of the built-in wardrobe in DD's room to-be.

DC2: got out of bed at about 1am, went downstairs and poured bleach all over the utility room, scrubbed utility room.

DC3 (this one): I just spent 45 mins disinfecting and wiping (scrubbing) all DS's books that he looks at in the kitchen. I also spent a weirdly long time washing the cafetiere confused

On 1&2, the nesting burst came about two or three days before labour, so hopefully this will be the same. I'm 39 weeks so ready to go!

Gingergen2013 Wed 20-Jan-16 06:54:59

Have been 'nesting' of sorts for months, trying to sort the house out, de-clutter, re-organise and get all the little jobs I'm unlikely to even consider after DC2 arrives, but would love to experience the one you're referring to OP! Never got that with DC1 as he was far too comfy and went 2 weeks over!! Those skirting boards still need cleaning...!

sepa Wed 20-Jan-16 08:03:53

33 weeks as it hasn't hit yet. I really need it to as my house is untidy from where I'm always tired!
Maybe at 38 weeks when I'm on MAT leave it will come...

May09Bump Wed 20-Jan-16 08:08:37

Yep - I'm moving in June, and due in May - so I have been de-cluttering / cleaning like mad. DH thinks I'm crazy - but I can't see much getting done after baby is born. We are getting packers in for move - but it does need sorting out prior.

celeste83 Wed 20-Jan-16 08:09:01

Ok so the nesting burst seems to come later on. I'm 28 weeks so maybe that'll explain it. I'm normally quite hot with the chores but feel really tired lately so been slacking somewhat. Whilst you're cleaning skirtings Ging fancy popping round and doing mine? grin I'll provide coffee/tea and pneguin biscuits.

Cinnamon2013 Wed 20-Jan-16 08:12:04

It kicked in for me on the second trimester - I hit the Marie Kondo book and decluttered like a crazy person. Also boiling all the bath toys.... Now I'm 36 weeks and too tired for any of that nonsense!

Sunshine511 Wed 20-Jan-16 08:14:17

In my last pregnancy, I didn't get a nesting phase! Not until I realised that I was in the early stages of labour and I thought, I better make sure everything's clean and tidy 😂 So I'm not banking on it happening this time! I'm not one of these people who clean for pleasure though, I do it because I have to! lol x

Jenjen86 Wed 20-Jan-16 10:15:39

38 + 5 and currently hoovering twice a day haha. Also nearly killed myself organising all the baby clothes people have given us and sorting the spare room. Praying this means labour is coming soon! smile

celeste83 Wed 20-Jan-16 10:36:07

Just cleaned my kitchen to an inch of it's life. Smells like a swimming pool downstairs now lol. It was a clean out of necessity than urge though blush I did the hoovering yesterday.

JessieMcJessie Wed 20-Jan-16 11:10:53

I'm too early for all that nesting yet but I ha e a related question. My oven really needs a good clean but Oven cleaner is pretty potent stuff (have tried normal soap and water to no avail). Anyone know if it's risky to use in pregnancy? I've checked the back (Mr Muscle) and no warning. Kind of hoping DH will have to do it smile.

celeste83 Wed 20-Jan-16 11:13:56

Oven cleaner is bad at the best of times. I'd avoid using it unless you open windows and vintilate the kitchen well but its surely too cold to open windows, so your other half will have to do it i say wink

celeste83 Wed 20-Jan-16 11:15:45

I didn't clean the oven today. Just a wipe over the grill. I do a deep clean of the oven maybe 3 or 4 times a year. It got done before xmas so isn't due another deep clean for a bit yet, not sure if this is deemed as slattenly or not though hmm

mrslebon Wed 20-Jan-16 11:16:20

Re: the oven cleaner question - I remember thinking about that when I was pregnant first time and I just made sure I tied a muslin around my face so I wasn't breathing in the fumes. I think you're fine, just don't inhale deeply! If anything, it will just make you feel light headed rather than being dangerous.

I've been doing some KonMari clearing out over the past few weeks (this book: - I'm on a Facebook group that sets you KonMari challenges each week/month) but that's it really. I'll have to wait until mat leave (I'm currently 33 weeks).

JessieMcJessie Wed 20-Jan-16 11:19:45

Thanks all. Mrs Le Bon it will be first baby so no Muslims in the house yet...I suppose a dish towel might do it but far better to play safe and tell DH it's his job smile

JessieMcJessie Wed 20-Jan-16 11:20:10

Aargh autocorrect! Muslins, muslins!

celeste83 Wed 20-Jan-16 11:38:59

See my problem is right now i am knackered and feeling happy with myself for having cleaned the kitchen this morning. I have done nothing since. The downstairs loo and the upstairs bathroom both need a good clean but no motivation or energy blush

My house is already clutter free. I have always hated clutter and am constantly chucking things out or taking stuff to the charity shop.

brookeberry Wed 20-Jan-16 11:52:46

Jessie grin

DH is being over-protected and wont let me use any cleaning products smile I'm very happy to go along with this, so he does it (kind of).

celeste I'm 28 weeks as well so not really in the nesting phase yet, I'm still in the 'is this actually happening' phase!

brookeberry Wed 20-Jan-16 11:53:24

over-protective! Is it just me that can't type properly when pregnant grin

celeste83 Wed 20-Jan-16 11:57:27

Ha let him go ahead and do the cleaning i say hun smile

I'm in the 'lazy, cold and tired phase' right now.

Pregnancy fingers or is it pregnancy brain playing up with the typos?

brookeberry Wed 20-Jan-16 12:21:15

celeste I'm at work right now, and lazy, cold and tired I exactly how I'm feeling right now. Wish I had a cosy bed to snuggle up into. The tiredness has come back for me now and I'm napping after work most days, then bath and bed. What a woose!

celeste83 Wed 20-Jan-16 12:32:47

Napping in the evening is bad idea though. Messes up your night sleep pattern.

skankingpiglet Wed 20-Jan-16 14:13:42

It can happen earlier. In both my last pregnancy and this one it hit as soon as the nausea lifted (16 and 12wks respectively). My nesting takes the form of DIY rather than cleaning however. I'm 17wks. Last week I replaced a window sill and put down a new oak floor in the hall, and today I've been out for the threshold strips to finish it off and some paint samples. Just having a spot of lunch before I crack on grin Last time in the last 5mo of my pregnancy during evenings and weekends I redecorated the living room, built a selection of floating shelves, made and installed a wardrobe, routed draught strips into our doors and put boards down in the loft. Absolutely no compunction to clean skirting boards however! It's crazy given those things had been on a non-urgent 'to do' list for about 3yrs. They suddenly became incredibly important, and my DH thought I had a screw loose.
This time I have set my sights a little higher... We are awaiting planning permission to extend at the moment. I must say I'm getting nervous about getting it finished enough, as I've accepted it's unlikely to be completely done.

celeste83 Wed 20-Jan-16 14:21:20

Thats an expensive case of nesting lol

CaptainKit Wed 20-Jan-16 14:44:23

No nesting here, but definitely some hibernating. My weekends have been a case of getting up at 8 to let the dogs out, then napping on the sofa until 10 or 11 ish. Sleep is my new best friend. Friday's my last day at work, so I plan on doing a whole load more sleeping from Monday!

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