The uncontrollable urge to neaten, organize, unclutter, and clean everything in sight is a sure sign that you're nesting. Hear some of the crazy nesting confessions from BabyZone moms.
“When I caught myself using a toothbrush to clean around the doors and floors of our shower, I knew something was seriously wrong. That’s when I knew I was nesting!”
Lazy Laundress Turns Compulsive Cleaner
“I knew I was nesting when my sister told me I had a compulsive cleaning disorder. I used to never care about dishes being washed; I hardly did laundry. I never used to care about what looks good where. Now it’s a hobby of mine. My sister also mentioned how horrifying it was to see me in the kitchen most of the time. I’m the complete opposite of who I used to be before I was pregnant!”
Grout or Bust!
“I am 36 weeks pregnant, and just a week ago I managed to whiten our bathroom tiles using the grout whitener. My husband was so amazed to see that our bathroom tiles look good as new. He can’t believe I did it all by myself. It took me four hours to do it, and I was so proud of myself, thanks to nesting!”
“I am just starting my third trimester and have been told I am nesting. I thought I was just cleaning, but apparently when you are getting out vacuum attachments at work, it’s nesting! My husband has just gotten used to the fact that if I am not in a closet
organizing, then I’m probably at the sewing machine working on my next project!”
Nail Brushes Make Great Mops
“I knew I was nesting when I used my husband’s nail brush to scrub every inch of my
kitchen floor. It took me almost four hours, but I was determined to get it done. I was glad my husband got home from work just before I finished because I do not think he would have believed it otherwise. My back definitely paid the price later that night!”
Midnight Laundry Session
“I knew I was nesting with my first pregnancy when I was up until all hours of the night doing 13 loads of laundry. I washed all the new baby clothes, bedding, etc. She came out two days later, and she was two weeks early!”
Mom-to-Be Furniture Mover
“Our roommate had moved out so his room became available for our nursery. I decided exactly a week before my due date that it was time to put everything in the nursery all by myself and arrange it all perfectly. Here I was about to pop, and I was washing the walls from top to bottom before I moved everything in. I vacuumed, pushed in a dresser and the changing table too, assembled a crib, placed the rocking chair just so, hung curtains, and arranged the baby’s clothes from smallest to largest.
After I was done with the baby’s room, I did my walk-in closet and then all the windows I could reach. My mom told me later that she knew I was nesting when she heard what I was doing.”
“I knew I was nesting when I found myself trying to make my own curtain rods, from scratch! One Saturday afternoon, I got out an axe, cut down some bamboo from near our house, and tried to trim and sand down the branches for some “rustic” (and cheap!) curtain rods for the nursery. I was so possessed by the idea of finishing the project, that I didn’t even notice I’d cut my thumb rather badly until my husband found me working in our backyard and asked if I was OK. I remember ‘snapping’ back to reality and thinking, I must be nesting!”
Washing The Washing Machine
“With my first pregnancy, I knew I was nesting the day I found myself frantically cleaning the washing machine inside and out until it sparkled. I stood back and thought I must be crazy—but no, I was nesting, and it was very close to my due date, too.”
“When I was pregnant with my first child, I figured I was nesting when I decided that, at eight months, I needed to strip the wallpaper in our living room and faux paint it! It was not a fun project, but at that time, I was determined to get it done before the baby came!”
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