Have you felt the urge to start nesting? You may find yourself cleaning the house from top to bottom and sorting out cupboards and drawers. I remember I was quite happy assembling furniture and painting walls in the weeks before the birth of my first son.
With my second son, I was cleaning the windows and baking enough for a family of 10. I had enough meals prepared in the freezer for weeks to come.
I recall a good friend of mine saying she just sat and cried for days because her house was still a building site. She realised it was because she wasn’t able to start nesting like she wanted to. Once she realised this, her husband and her decided to dedicate half of a room (it was a big, open room) in their flat to being the baby area. They added a comfy chair, some baby decor, a changing table and a cot. This helped my friend to feel more settled and calm.
Part of nesting will be packing your bag for hospital (unless you decide for a home birth). Some women feel the urge to pack a bag ready for the birth two to three months before their due date. It brings a state of calm to know that everything has been thought about and prepared.