You are there, you've made it. Congratulations on reaching the
40th week of your pregnancy. Although you have probably thought
many times you would never get to this milestone, take it as a
personal accomplishment if you have. You may be heartily sick of
the whole pregnancy deal by now and just want it to be over and
done with. You feel and look uncomfortable and your energy levels
aren't what they usually are. It's hard to focus on anything for
too long or make plans in case the baby comes. It's as if your life
is on hold for the meantime.
However, not all women see getting to 40 weeks pregnant as cause
for a well-earned rest. Some get into a frenzy of cleaning now and
see dirt lurking in every corner. No room is immune and getting the
house into a pristine condition for the baby's arrival becomes
their number 1 priority. Partners can look on in vague amusement.
But this nesting phenomenon is well known and does make sense in
terms of organising a clean, safe environment for the new baby.
Stay tuned for week 41