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post #1 of 25
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My edd is Friday - 5 more days, but I have this sinking feeling I'm going to go late. My last day of work was Thursday, I'm caught up on housework and paperwork, all the baby stuff is washed, folded and refolded, organized and reorganized, I've bought everything that needs buying, researched everything that needed researching, read all of the books I wanted to read, cooked & frozen at least 2 weeks worth of meals. . . . now what??? It's going to be a long 5 days, and if I go over, an even longer however long it will be!! Any ideas???
post #2 of 25
Wow, you are super on top of things. I've been knitting a lot, and I don't believe I'll ever read all the books I want to read, so that's what I've been doing. You can go for lots of walks too (depending on the weather of course, it's pretty cold here in VA). Any friends you can have lunch with or go shopping with? What about playing games with your partner or watching movies?
post #3 of 25
That's exactly what I've been thinking! My EDD is Wednesday--but I've been two days "late" with my first two. I don't know why I stop and get excited about every contraction I have--hinking--"Is this it?"

I'm extremely bored and know I should be enjoying this rest before the baby arrives.

I've got two adorable little boys here to play with (and do), I've got my DH doing the "nesting" for me (he's on his hands and knees washing the wood floors as we speak), I'm completely spoiled, and yet in agony about WHEN, WHEN, WHEN?!

Wish I had advice for you on how to pass the time--but I can't figure that out myself!

I'll stalk this thread for some good ideas!
post #4 of 25
Treat a day ladies! It is all about the treat a day! we started mine yesterday- but today got screwed because of random drama.... But tomorrow I am back on schedule with DH for my treats for still being pregnant!
post #5 of 25
my doula suggested STILLing for the emotional spiritual stuff of value that can come from just that.

sometimes not doing is more challenging than doing!
post #6 of 25
I'm not nearly as organized, but I am wondering how I'm going to wait if this baby takes his time. I'm due on Saturday and really hoping he comes sooner. I'm too big and uncomfortable to do the fun stuff I like to do with my kids (and it's cold outside), so I feel kind of lame. My DH has been the fun parent for weeks now and I'm just ready to be active again (with a newborn in tow).
post #7 of 25
Today is my EDD and no baby. I have been experiencing really irritating bouts of labor and then 12-15 hours of NOTHING in between. My other 3 children are driving me batty, and I have no idea how I am going to cope with DH going to work for 12 hours tomorrow. And every day until baby makes herself known. I am taking the kids to the home school co-op field trip at our post office tomorrow, and then I have the ballet run to do. I am so not looking forward to that. I have to take her though. We missed last week because I was home with contractions 3-5 minutes apart and we thought we were having a baby.

I would love a treat a day. It is so not going to happen. I have too much competition.
post #8 of 25
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Treat a day ladies! It is all about the treat a day! we started mine yesterday- but today got screwed because of random drama.... But tomorrow I am back on schedule with DH for my treats for still being pregnant!
what is a treat day???
post #9 of 25
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my doula suggested STILLing for the emotional spiritual stuff of value that can come from just that.

sometimes not doing is more challenging than doing!
and what is STILLing? Just sitting still??
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by iowaorganic View Post
Treat a day ladies! It is all about the treat a day! we started mine yesterday- but today got screwed because of random drama.... But tomorrow I am back on schedule with DH for my treats for still being pregnant!
I like it!
post #11 of 25
Tell me about the wait! My EDD is 1/30 and seeing everybody having their sweet babies is killing me! Mostly because I am on modified bedrest and also, I can't drive for 90 days! So I can't even work, go to the mall and walk. Yick.
post #12 of 25
Treat a day is just like what it seems! Yesterday DH and I went on a date, today was screwed up due to family drama- but my darling SIL brought me brownies!!! Tomorrow we are going to hang out with at mama group, Tuesday we are going to maybe go to a quilt shop, Wednesday is my OB appointment and hit the knitting shop, Thursday we have a playdate with our only crunchy friends and maybe friday we will go swimming......

Heck- it doesn't have to cost anything- just something fun to look forward too. Maybe a bubble bath or watch a movie in bed or bake cupcakes or anything!
post #13 of 25
The wait is killing me as well. I am 8 days past my EDD and pretty miserable about it. I think I am going to have some chocolate chips cookies and watch TV. This time around is so much harder for me because I have a two year old. I love him to death but I am cranky and just really want peace and quiet throughout the day. At least tomorrow he goes to pre-school for a few hours.
post #14 of 25
well...I'll be 42 weeks tomorrow-my EDD was 12/29. So far I've been planning one thing to do a day to keep myself from going nuts--a walk, if it's not too cold, meeting up with a friend (who has been given a fair warning to not dare ask me anything about "when is the baby coming"); a quick outing with DH. I've seen two really great movies, and I try to spend some time journaling every day. I am really grasping at straws at this point--I mean what else can I do at this BUT kinda be still and wait? I figure as long as I ave one thing to look forward to doing for the day, even if it's just getting outside and taking a walk, I've done something other than sit and wait and mope and ignore everyone calling to ask if I've had the baby yet and spend too much time on the internet.

came back to add that Netflix watch instantly has become my best friend. I've watched hours and hours of The Office and it has preserved quite a bit of my sanity these past couple weeks.
post #15 of 25
for those past their EDD!!

I'm due Sunday and the wait is killing me too. Just about everything is done so now I am trying to think of quick things to knit up. Today I knitted an adorable newborn pink and green hat and I might knit a matching diaper soaker, we'll see.

Every day I take a nice bath to relax so that helps a bit. I'd like to do more but I'm swelling and hate the feeling of my legs when I stand up, all itchy and tight:
post #16 of 25
I'm due Sat. and going crazy already. I do have lots to do (cleaning, laundry) but I just don't feel like it, lol. I guess the lack of sleep doesn't help. DS actually slept all night in his bed in his room for the 1st time a few nights ago and every night since but I'm not sleeping any better w/o a toddler in my bed.

I also kinda thought I'd have the baby this past weekend because I stopped taking prometrium (progesterone can help with breast tissue development) and my midwife said stopping it might help start labor. Nada. I also never went into labor with DS (was induced) so I'm a first time mom in the whole labor thing and I just keep hearing my midwife say "At 42 weeks your baby needs to be born." With a VBAC we'd try natural labor induction first and then pitocin... I may refuse if it comes to that. They have my EDD as the 20th (its really the 17th) so I'd be 42w3d anyway. And into Feb - eek! I need my Jan baby.

Ok I'm babbling. Anyway I think the treat a day sounds nice too. I just shouldn't treat myself with dessert because I'm at 40+ lbs. already, sigh. lol. We're going out with my mom today. I'll try to make some plans for tomorrow
post #17 of 25
I have an idea for those of you ladies that are waiting, come on by my house and help me with my DC Thank God, I've never gone past my due date. s to you Mama's who are/have gone past their due dates.

KelliHope, how about visiting with friends?
post #18 of 25
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and what is STILLing? Just sitting still??
yea, just chillin' out, being more still as opposed to runnin' around doing errands and stuff.

maybe meditating, drinking tea, zoning out looking at the trees or something.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Bloomingstar View Post
well...I'll be 42 weeks tomorrow-my EDD was 12/29. So far I've been planning one thing to do a day to keep myself from going nuts--a walk, if it's not too cold, meeting up with a friend (who has been given a fair warning to not dare ask me anything about "when is the baby coming"); a quick outing with DH. I've seen two really great movies, and I try to spend some time journaling every day. I am really grasping at straws at this point--I mean what else can I do at this BUT kinda be still and wait? I figure as long as I ave one thing to look forward to doing for the day, even if it's just getting outside and taking a walk, I've done something other than sit and wait and mope and ignore everyone calling to ask if I've had the baby yet and spend too much time on the internet.

came back to add that Netflix watch instantly has become my best friend. I've watched hours and hours of The Office and it has preserved quite a bit of my sanity these past couple weeks.
sounds like you are doing a great job handling the wait.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jannah6 View Post
KelliHope, how about visiting with friends?
most of my friends are an hour and a half away, so I just visit with my internet friend instead
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