Advanced search

When did you start nesting?

(12 Posts)
BabyMonkeyMummy Sat 14-May-16 09:11:23

I'll admit that I'm normally a messy person but at 28 weeks pregnant the tiniest bit of mess is making me want to throw all my belongings away. My husband just neatened up a pile of papers rather than putting them away and I wanted to hit him round the head with them.

So, how many weeks were you when you started nesting?

AprilShowers16 Sat 14-May-16 09:15:13

I'm nearly 30 weeks and the last couple of weeks I have become a cleaning/decorating fiend. It's a combination of nesting and panicking that pretty soon I might be too big or exhausted to do any of these things. I have a vision of a perfectly tidy, freshly painted prepared house when baby arrives but pretty sure I'm deluding myself smile

Oysterbabe Sat 14-May-16 11:26:23

When I was 35+4 I noticed the skirting board looked a bit dusty. I didn't do anything about it or anything. That's the closest to nesting I ever came. I went into labour the next day.

bessie84 Sat 14-May-16 12:26:57

hahahahahahaha oyster that made me laugh out loud.

with my previous pregnancies, nesting/decorating kicked in at 30 ish weeks,

currently 32 weeks and i simply cant be arsed this time.

BabyMonkeyMummy Sat 14-May-16 12:59:28

Haha Oyster and Bessie.

My daughter was born at 28 weeks and it always kind of pissed us off that I never got to the nearing stage - we were hoping I was going to get the flat pristine.

I'm half way through cleaning the bathroom but I've just sat down for a cup of tea and I'm not sure I give a shit anymore. Glad I got that nesting out of my system!

BabyMonkeyMummy Sat 14-May-16 13:00:06

Nesting, not nearing!

PotteringAlong Sat 14-May-16 13:01:05


skankingpiglet Sat 14-May-16 13:27:14

As soon as the nausea passed, both times. So 18 and 16wks. My nesting takes the form of a need to get the DIY done and clear cupboards rather than actual cleaning though. Last time I was making and fitting wardrobes at 36wks and painting the living room at 38wks. This time has been so much harder as I'm more tired thanks to the toddler and don't have the time at the weekends to get as much done also because of DD. So instead I've taken to outsourcing a fair bit of the building work; very frustrating when I can do the work myself perfectly well under normal circumstances. I feel quite sorry for the builders TBH, they have found themselves working for a pregnant carpenter who's very aware of the time that now isn't left. They are mostly people I work with so have been pretty good and understanding!

Kpo58 Sat 14-May-16 13:27:31

My husband started nesting at week 20ish and I did about 2 days before my DD was born (at week 36). grin

maybebabybee Sat 14-May-16 13:27:56

Afraid I didn't!!

kiki22 Sat 14-May-16 22:26:54

I've been cleaning out clean cupboard from about 16 weeks, have rearranged the baby stuff about 4 times so far my mum says I'm nesting but I think I'm just an inpatient control freak who does not like all this waiting around.

First pregnancy I was signed off work at about 5.5 months and obsessively organised from then as well.

Alasalas2 Sun 15-May-16 01:02:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now