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<p>My midwife sent me to the OB for some additional testing and while I was there he decided to do an ultrasound. Totally wasn't expecting that but getting the chance to see her again suddenly made everything *VERY* real.  I walked out of there with three thoughts: 1) she is absolutely adorable, 2) I can't wait to meet her and 3) OMG we are so NOT ready!! </p>
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<p>I literally sat up until 4am last night trying to get stuff done (after yelling at my husband for taking too long in finishing improvements in her room).</p>
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<p>All the baby prep (I know us, if it isn't done before she gets here it won't be done for at least another 18 months), plus Christmas stuff (have to get all the shopping done by dec 4 for a family gathering), plus commitments I made MONTHS ago to friends who procrastinated and now suddenly want things done NOW (I do a little photoshop design work) plus all the holiday/weekend obligations we having coming up and I'm in full on freak out mode.</p>
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<p>Wow, to stay up until 4 AM... I can't even keep my eyes open past 9:30 PM!</p>
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<p>I can understand where you are coming from. Mind you, I have different kind of prepping to do, including trying to handle my 17 month old, move her to her new room and her new bed before the new arrival-- trying to get her room all set up. Then, same as you, trying to get everything done for Christmas- cards, shopping, etc. Not exactly comfortable walking through the crowded malls when I already feel like a blimp.  </p>
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<p>Just hang in there and breathe deep! Maybe take a nice relaxing bath with bath bubbles. You'll be fine. :)</p>
 

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<p>I have pretty much the same feelings, esp'lly when I feel a lot of pressure down there...Im like "What if I go into labor/ give birth today?" This nesting instinct has been along for a long long time, I've been just procrastinating, and now its all on top of my head. There are shelves in the kitchen I hvnt looked up at in 3y and Im sure things in there are moldy(though nothing edible - just old jars/plastic stuff/newspaper)</p>
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<p>Im sooo not mentally ready for that,neither is DH nor the house. DS of course was ready to welcome his sibling the day we told him abt it..at 9wks!</p>
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<p>Should 'push come to shove', we hvnt even decided whom to leave DS with when we go into the hosp! cos we are expecting my folks to come over by the time Im due...Jan 22.</p>
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<p>I find it a nice coincidence that we both live in humid cities AND have/will have kids the same age! DS was born on Sep.27.2007. When was ur ds born?</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>BeckyA</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280536/suddenly-nesting-or-freaking-out-depending-on-your-view#post_16059194"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I have pretty much the same feelings, esp'lly when I feel a lot of pressure down there...Im like "What if I go into labor/ give birth today?" This nesting instinct has been along for a long long time, I've been just procrastinating, and now its all on top of my head. There are shelves in the kitchen I hvnt looked up at in 3y and Im sure things in there are moldy(though nothing edible - just old jars/plastic stuff/newspaper)</p>
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<p>Im sooo not mentally ready for that,neither is DH nor the house. DS of course was ready to welcome his sibling the day we told him abt it..at 9wks!</p>
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<p>Should 'push come to shove', we hvnt even decided whom to leave DS with when we go into the hosp! cos we are expecting my folks to come over by the time Im due...Jan 22.</p>
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<p><strong>I find it a nice coincidence that we both live in humid cities AND have/will have kids the same age! DS was born on Sep.27.2007. When was ur ds born?</strong></p>
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Sept 26!!! </p>
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<p>Also my Due Date is Jan 21!!</p>
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<p>HOW FUNNY!</p>
 

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<p>i'm getting a bit into freak out mode too! mine is partly because i've been so sick i haven't been ABLE to do my nesting.. so everything is SO behind! ack! i keep telling myself i have until xmas to get it done, so calm down.. my heart doesn't always listen though LOL :)</p>
 

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Sept 26!!! </p>
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<p>Also my Due Date is Jan 21!!</p>
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<p>HOW FUNNY!</p>
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<p>Hahuh!! Seriously funny. Im 33y, dh is 39 and we got married in 2003.</p>
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<p>I keep thinking I'll do the 15min bursts of activity (clean up) atleast twice a day, MDC kinda gets in the way YKWIM?</p>
 

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<p>I hear you!!  We were hoping to move before she arrives, so we haven't prepared anything.  And now it's 6 weeks to go, we're obviously not moving - and it's a little overwhelming.  Nesting has kicked into high gear, all of a sudden.  I vacuumed under the burners on the stove today, lol.  I think that puts me squarely in the 'freaking out' camp.</p>
 

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<p>i wish i had enough energy to nest <img alt="greensad.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif"> my house is a wreak and we are having both sides of the families over for thanksgiving...I'm starting to freak OUT!!!!!</p>
 

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Sept 26!!! </p>
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<p>Also my Due Date is Jan 21!!</p>
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<p>HOW FUNNY!</p>
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<p>Hahuh!! Seriously funny. Im 33y, dh is 39 and we got married in 2003.</p>
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<p>I keep thinking I'll do the 15min bursts of activity (clean up) atleast twice a day, MDC kinda gets in the way YKWIM?</p>
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we got married in nov 2003, i'm 30, dh 31</p>
 
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