Word of the Week 15/01/2016

My word for this week is Nesting. As you know from last weeks Word of the Week I am waiting for the birth of my first baby. I am now nearly 39 weeks and still waiting! but this week I thought i would pick the word Nesting for my #WotW, although waiting still applies!
So apparently most pregnant women go through some sort of nesting phase before the birth of their little one. I am not sure I fit into that category as I haven’t had that nesting feeling, or so I think! A few weeks back my husband and I got the nursery ready, I washed, folded and put away all her little clothes. I have double and triple checked my hospital bag. Does this count as nesting?
I always thought nesting was cleaning and scrubbing every surface possible but that part hasn’t come to me (yet!). I really don’t have the energy to clean out the fridge or mop the kitchen floor. Nesting is a natural way of preparing and protecting your unborn baby from the outside world.
I would love to hear what were your nesting habits? if you had any.
There is an old wives tale that when nesting urges begin labour is about to come on. So maybe my little girl isn’t ready to come yet! I hope this isn’t true as I am getting really fed up with waiting. I have been on maternity leave for two weeks now ( I had 4 weeks holiday to use up from work before that) so I am all out of waiting now. It is the most exciting thing in life to wait for and I am so eager to meet my baby girl.
Maybe next week I will have a completely different Word of the Week!
Thanks to thereadingresidence for hosting the great Word of the Week linky.
The Reading Residence

8 Comments

  1. January 18, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    Waiting is tough but you should relax and enjoy this time because once baby arrives you'll have no time! I did lots of nesting with my two. Esp with my first, I rearranged our spare rooms moving furniture etc at 39 wks, mw girl was a day early!! Who knows but I wish you the best of luck, it's exciting times!
    #wordoftheweek

  2. January 17, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Hope you don't have to wait too much longer to meet your little girl. And I guess like many things everyone's different! 🙂 #wotw

  3. January 16, 2016 / 7:47 am

    Nesting did not happen with me at all. My mother told me that cleaning (well, being active) could help bring on labour, so at 40 weeks I was on my hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor. Didn't work! Baby stayed put for another week. Nice clean floor though! 😂 xxx #HomeEtc

  4. January 15, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    Ah for me nesting is now truly in place. It came with the birth of my daughter with her bedroom being the most organised. I have used baskets for each clothing item and now adopted that approach in our room. #WotW

  5. January 15, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Nice. I remember nesting. I arranged and rearranged. Lol.

  6. January 15, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    How exciting….I remember nesting…I cleaned and cleaned….Usually I hate housework but for a little while my house was spotless. hehehe

  7. January 15, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    Ah yes, the waiting is tough! I don't really remember nesting with either of my two, though like you, I liked getting the nursery and all of their things ready. Hopefully you'll be meeting her very soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  8. January 15, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Would be interesting to see if you have a strong urge to clean in the build up to labour. Congratulations on your wee baby, must be desperate to meet them now.
    Jen x
    http://www.tartanbrunette.co.uk

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