Ummm … so … when will that whole 'nesting' thing kick in?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I don’t know… Mine kicked in pretty early (13-14 weeks?) – I had a meltdown cause my basement’s still under construction (it has been all summer) and won’t be ready before I start my fall semester. I then proceded to marathon-plaster the walls until I got over-tired & realised I was being crazy.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@iarebridezilla:  I think those are totally legitimate points. You really shouldn’t do any sorting until after the shower FOR SURE!! 🙂  Once I start school I’m confident my nesting urges will be distracted so my outbursts will only be limited to the next couple of weeks.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m due the same time as you and I am very similar in the amount of work that has been and needs to be done. I’m giving myself until after Labor Day to start everything. It’s rare that babies come before 37 weeks unless there are issues already at play (pre-e, diabetes, shortened cervix…etc).

We have purchased all of the big pieces, but everything is still unassembled and in boxes in the basement.

I have a fair amount of clothes and baby accessories, but everything is still sitting in the store bags in storage bins. Nothing washed or put away.

I have nothing for the day-to-day use. No diapers, formula, shampoo, wipes….etc. I figured if I were to go into labor tomorrow, someone could pick this up for me.

I’m trying to avoid having a bunch of stuff done and then sitting around restless playing the waiting game. I think I’ll enjoy having projects to take my mind off my impending labor in the final weeks. 

But everyone’s different. For some people, not being 100% prepared would drive them crazy.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m fighting off the nesting instincts as I type.

DH is up for two promotions, so we literally have no idea where we will be living in 2 months. The running joke in our house is that he’s going to come home, and I’m going to have built an actual bird’s nest on the floor…

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@iarebridezilla:  I’ve noticed my friends tend to start nesting after 30 weeks so it should be soon.  Make a list of what needs to be done and tape it up somewhere sonspicuous.  Make yourself check off 1 or 2 items each day no matter how tired or grumpy you are.  We have done that with the wedding and when we go a few days without doing anything, we feel guilty looking at that list with so few check marks that we do 3 or 4 things in one day to make up.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m behind you (24w5d) but I haven’t really begun nesting yet either.  I feel very behind compared to others who are due around my time frame.  I honestly haven’t bought anything yet.  We do have the crib (in a box) and mattress at home but it’s not assembled, they were given to us by my mom.  My shower is next weekend….. but I don’t have anything that I’ll need for day to day use.. I don’t know if I should feel behind, worried or what.  For some reason I just feel like “it will all work out”… but deep down I’m afraid that is just me being naive!!  So once you find your nesting motivation, send some my way 😉  You at least have the stuff in your possession (clothes, supplies, etc) so I think you are doing just fine.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@iarebridezilla:  You could do what my cousin did. Their house was not anywhere NEAR ready for a baby. The crib wasn’t set up (in the siblings room, which was a total mess), none of the clothes washed, all the shower gifts were still in the gift bags and the rest of the house was… um… let’s just be nice and say it was not exactly ANYONE’s version of “tidy”. How did they make sure it was ready for baby? By leaving it exactly like that and going into labor thereby forcing me and daddy’s sister to go in and clean their whole damn place. Mommy had a C-section so we had 3 days and used every last bit of it, including my aunt finally caving and paying a housekeeper to come in. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

“It’s just sitting in the middle of the living room floor, taunting me.”

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

^^Well, I tried to edit my post – I love that line! Your humor is great on the bee! I was just going to add that I don’t have children of my own but read somewhere that if a woman starts showing signs of nesting syndrome the baby is usually born with-in 7 days. I am sure you will do great! Good Luck!

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