Nesting, the act of cleaning and organizing house during the third trimester of pregnancy is an overwhelming feeling. To an outsider you might look like a crazy woman on binge sessions of cleaning already clean spaces. You would spend hours organizing cupboards which is already immaculate. Ask a pregnant woman and she will tell you the infinite reasons on why doing so is necessary. I went through this phase and did not even realize when it began. My sister had seen the obvious signs and pointed them out to me.
All was well till the day I had the urge to get a baby cot for my yet to be born child. Nothing else mattered more than buying a cot. Practical advice like I would be mostly co-sleeping and keep the baby close to myself were ignored. The ones which I wanted to buy were pricey and then came the idea to get a self customized cot made by the carpenter. And, I did exactly the same!! In the ninth month of my pregnancy, I was scrolling Pinterest for baby bed ideas. I got a simple one made and hand-painted it solely with occasional help from my father. Looking back at it now, I realize it was foolish to be around all these wooden paints. But,I love the feeling of seeing my child sleeping in it today. 🙂
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The other urge that I had was to label all the containers in the kitchen. All the Masala, Dal, Snacks boxes were labelled with a sticker. Even the transparent box with rice was also stamped. How can someone not identify rice is beyond my understanding now! 🙂
Who can ignore the urge to buy baby clothes? And, why do shops have such cute clothes on the display. In my family, we don’t usually buy clothes before birth and they are gifted by closed ones. I also did the same but with a twist. I went along with my family members to pick out the selected baby suits and jumpers. It’s safe to say that I also wanted a car seat before the child was born. Things took a different turn and I got it after few months of childbirth. I have never told anyone but the car seat was always added in my Amazon shopping cart. It was just a matter of mouse click which was left. 😀
Cleanliness was another tell tale sign. My house help had to clean and again deep clean all the corners of the house each day. Nothing satisfied me until the day I took the broom and had swept the bedroom myself. Alas, the penguin walk did not make it too easy to sweep the whole house and eventually I stopped.
If you are pregnant then you see all the signs soon and if you have ever been pregnant before, then you know what I am talking about. What were the nesting habits that you followed during your pregnancy? Share with us in the comments! If you liked the post then do share it with all your friends and give them a reason to smile. 🙂
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jameela(12th June 2019 - 21:55)
Hhah though I didn’t knew abt this, I went down the memory lane finding if I had any such symptoms, btw a very Gud article
Neha Tambe(10th June 2019 - 23:15)
This is interesting to read. I remember my cousin going on a cleaning spree but funnily i can’t remember anything with my own pregnancy 😂
aritrarelivingdreams(10th June 2019 - 19:24)
Quite an unusual topic to write about n what I loved is the cute n candid underplay. I really enjoyed reading this one.
sodapoplove(10th June 2019 - 16:28)
These are wonderful ideas and the term Nesting is really nice
Utpal Khot(10th June 2019 - 13:43)
A small, to the point and yet a very useful post. This is how I would describe this one. Thanks for sharing.. 🙂
Dipali Bhasin(10th June 2019 - 06:42)
Awww! I loved reading this post because it reminded me of my pregnancy. Nesting is such a special phase for a new mother and buying a cot and new baby clothes is a feeling that she cherishes forever.
thereluctantmom18(7th June 2019 - 12:55)
I can understand your emotions. but somehow I controlled my urge and lazed around
Preeti Chauhan(7th June 2019 - 11:30)
Love that term nesting for preparing the house for the new arrival.This instinct kicked in me when I went berserk buying baby clothes and baby proofing my house.
aahamyaworldwithmaa(7th June 2019 - 09:45)
Same feelings while i was expecting and god knows what silly things i have done in those 9 months though amazing experience it was.
sneha jubin(7th June 2019 - 00:14)
Nesting is such an important phase of mothering a child
parentingdiaries01(6th June 2019 - 19:09)
We too did a lot of pre preparations in my third trimester. Looking at my baby’s clothes made me want to see my child sooner
nooranandchawla(5th June 2019 - 17:04)
Wow Disha you had a lot of energy during your pregnancy! All I did was sleep, watch TV and read books!! I did all the shopping beforehand, though even that seemed like a tough task.