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    Default Nesting- does it happen to everyone

    Hi



    Well i am coming up 38weeks

    Just wondering , does nesting happen to everyone.. I am at home most of the day and i still feel far to tired to be doing heaps of cleaning.. but should nesting be kicking in.. i am happy to do the babys room, pot around all day in there, but anything else in the house, forget it...

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    I don't think it does happen to everyone, or at least not to the same extent. It did with me - I remember with #1 wailing at my dh "I have so much to do, I CAN'T have this baby until our books are all in alphabetical order!". Also cooking lots of freezer meals, which was definitely one of the more useful things I did...
    But don't worry, you'll be busy enough when baby arrives, so why not take it easy and enjoy your last couple of weeks of pregnancy.

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    I did alot of nesting in bub's room but nowhere else! I rearranged his cupboards over & over again, but that was it for me!

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    I've been on maternity leave for all of August & am 40 weeks today (hopefully I'll go into labour soon) and didn't get a strong nesting instinct. Lucas' room is ready and I washed all his clothes etc. Admittedly the house is cleaner than it is usually, but thats more feeling guilty if I don't do anything and the fact that is normally not great - I hate cleaning so normally I put it off. I've watched heaps of DVD's in that time (Buffy/Angel/Firefly). At this point I figure I'll just not worry and get some relaxation in.
    Mal

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    I didn't nest with DS but my DH sure did. Maybe that's why I didn't - I didn't need to! DH built new shelves in the kitchen and rearranged all the cupboards. He was wonderful. This time I am nesting a little, there are things I want to do, but I mostly don't have the energy or time. DH has been great again, cleaning out our spare room that is about to become DS's new big boy bedroom.

    Melanie

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    I had MAJOR nesting with #1...lol. I was up on a chair in my kitchen pulling everything out of the pantry and rearranging it and my house...well didn't look like my house...I am not THAT neat!

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    I got it a bit with #2, I started getting stressed about the house not being clean enough and in the last week I didn't want to go out, just wanted to stay at home. Luckily I had my mum here and she stopped me obsessing about the housework!

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    I've had it for a while now, but that just means that my house is like other people's houses rather than being a hovel... LOL It's weird, I'm now getting fussier about DH taking his boots off outside, and picky little things like that, and I never used to be like that at all!! I don't really like where we live, as well, because it leaks and the kitchen floor lino is dodgy, and I think that makes me feel like I have to make more effort than usual.

    But I still think I'm going to get a cleaner in for the last couple of weeks of pregnancy and the first couple of weeks after the birth. When you get to the end, I think if you need the time for you and to rest, that's really OK - you're not going to get it afterwards, are you?!!

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    I havent nested other than the baby's room - I am constantly in there rearranging the furniture etc.

    Other than that...just the usual house cleaning...and the basics at that.

    As i get closer I may decide to take my mind off things by cleaning more.

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    I'm 36.5 weeks and haven't really had a strong nesting instinct....aside from listing a whole heap of stuff on Ebay that I've been meaning to get rid of for ages! I don't know that it happens to everyone.....seems like there are lots of pregnancy symptoms that don't happen to everyone!

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    HI THERE IM NEARLY 36 WEEKS PREGNANT AND FOR THE LAST WEEK MY HOUSE HAS BEEN SPOTLESS IF MY HUSBAND DROPS A TOWELL I YELL AT HIM TO PICK IT UP MY KIDS ARENT EVEN ALOUD TO PLAY IN THERE ROOMS AND I CANT GO TO SLEEP IF THERE IS DISHES ON THE SINK AND USUALLY I COULDNT CARE LESS THIS NEVER HAPPENED WITH MY OTHER CHILDREN AND I DONT NO WHATS GOING ON

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    LOL at your post in capitals baby4, I imagined someone yelling the whole thing!

    I'd say I'm a bit tidier than usual, I get to the dishes a little quicker, but I usually go in spurts, like an hour or so of maniacical cleaning, and then my body goes 'WHOA that's enough' and I have to lie down

    Books in alphabetical order Isabel!!

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