I've never had the priviledge of delivering my own babies, however I've watched my own mother at the end of 3 of her pregnancies as well as my two sisters. What struck me as I pondered it over the last week - how much the day or two before they delivered they accomplshed around the house. Mom, before delivering the last of her 3 children, would be cooking up a storm & freezing food, like her family wouldn't be fed ever again. In the meantime, while cooking, she'd be relining her cupboards & scrubbing kitchen floors. My younger siser got into laundry - she must have washed & ironed every piece of clothing in her home before heading to the hospital with the twins (which she didn't deliver for another month). brother in law commented that was the only time his shorts had been ironed. My older sister did the same as my mother - except C delivered very quickly. She'd be mixing up some batch of pasta sauce or pesto & scrubbing the floor - all the while talking to me on the phone. I asked her how much time she had left before I had to come pick her up; she thought I should have been there an hour earlier but she hadn't showered yet. At which point, I put my mom on the phone - I couldn't take it anymore. The woman was a total hormonal fruitcake! Which brings me to my point - I seem to be doing the nest thing a bit around here. I find the need to clear the clutter & have everything in place before I head out to Mayo Clinic. I even set up the finances in such a way a monkey, uhm husband, could sit down here & pay bills; heck see if we have any money left in the account. I have weeks of menus, along with the accompanying shopping lists on the computer - again husband CAN handle this. kt's list of reminders are all over the house. She's learned to cook & has been pitching in with of all things, washing the walls! I'll take it. I just feel that nothing should be out of place before I leave town. That the house needs to be if not clean, at least not cluttered & people can find things that are needed. I need to know that bills will continue to be paid & I have a house to come home to. All this & I may be down there the first time 2 to 3 days at most. How many of you nested before delivering a baby? I've seen this as a fairly common phenomon.