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The "Being Positive While Waiting" Thread

post #1 of 29
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I have been going back and forth between being fine waiting it out and just wanting her to come right this minute So I thought I would start this thread for all of us who are *trying to wait patiently.

Obviously, we all want to see the little one soon. But what positives can you find in the waiting?

-Spending some time with my other three before this one arrives and relishing our last few weeks as a family of five. It is going to get crazy around here!
-Snuggling with my 2 1/2 year old in bed in the morning.
-I need to get a few more cloth diapers sewn for her. And waiting on my prefolds to arrive.
-Enjoying not being at the baby's beck and call. I love nursing, but boy, it can be tiring those first few weeks!

Add yours!

*trying- not always succeeding
post #2 of 29
: going to hang out and pick up some inspiration...
post #3 of 29
We went to see UP! in 3D last night and ate at a restaurant.
I figure it was our last chance for a "family night" out, for a while.

My daughter is performing in a little play today at her Junior Theater class. This has motivated me not to want the baby to come.

I have a bunch of little shopping errands that I can get done now, but when the baby comes I won't be heading out for a while.

I'm sure I will lose all free "me" time soon.

I have a litter of puppies that I need to take pictures of and post on their puppy blog.

We still have time to think of baby names.


Andee #3edd - June 3
post #4 of 29
I am just enjoying growing a baby who will be prepared to enter the world when she is ready--fully developed and healthy.
post #5 of 29
I'm enjoying having some time off work before the real work begins!
It's nice to have time to putter around the house and do some of the little things that aren't critical but will be nice to have finished before the baby gets here.
It's nice to have a little time to spend with my husband, as just the 2 of us for the last time.
I'm also feeling way better physically now that I'm not working. I think that between working full time, doing renos on the house and frantically trying to clean everything after the renos were done that I might have been overdoing it. Now that all of that is done, and I'm getting more rest, I'm feeling way better, and even have less swelling so another week or two pregnant doesn't seem so bad.
post #6 of 29
I am enjoying my sleep while waiting.
post #7 of 29
They're more work out than in.

And we don't have a baby name yet!
post #8 of 29
this is our first, so I am trying to savor the last days of just 'us' w/ the mr. as much as possible. Luckily, I am feeling just fine and not encumbered by this pregnancy at all, so we've been able to do what we usually do with 'our' time - garden, bike ride, go for walks, have sex , etc. I am actually thinking of taking Friday off of work this week and go on a little mini-vacation w/ him (though not TOO far from our hospital ) which I think will be nice.

I am also trying to get as much as I can done at work
post #9 of 29
Thanks, I need a thread like this. I'm having a very hard time being patient. There is a lot I would like to do to fill the time before baby comes but I'm in so much constant pain that it is really hard to do anything at all.
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by Beauchamp View Post
They're more work out than in.

And we don't have a baby name yet!
Very true; they're definitely more work on the outside. We don't have a name yet either. Not even a list of possibilities. Dh and I just cannot seem to wrap our minds around naming this baby yet at all.

I'm grateful for these last days/weeks to give me time to finish the things which I have not yet gotten done. I'm 3/4 done with the birthing blanket, but I still need to go shopping for games, puzzles and snacks for my older kids to keep them entertained and occupied while I'm in labor. I also need to stock the shelves with snacks for me, Dh and the mws for labor, and buy the kids their sibling gifts from the baby.

Next week is a busy one for us. Saturday we're having a small birthday party for our now 8 year old, Monday we have friends visiting overnight from out of town, Tuesday we're going to the zoo and Wednesday I have seven appointments scheduled, between my sons' OT, my mw and dentist for all four kids. So it would be a much easier week if baby Bun were still interior!

I also still need to find a new pediatrician, as ours is leaving her practice as of this month. I have to finish my mw gifts and want to get the rest of our garden planted, too.

So I'm grateful to still have Bun hanging out on the inside. Life is too hectic right now to add a newborn in to the mix!
post #11 of 29
Great thread and great inspiration/reminders!

- Not waking up with my sheets drenched in breast milk...

- Leaving the house with my 3 1/2 year old without the use of a sling or stroller or carrying a diaper bag or basically anything. We can just adventure around Paris or wherever without all the stuff (though w/this baby the amount of stuff we feel we *need* to go out is already greatly reduced...)

- Enjoying evening time with my husband (we are currently watching the series The 4400 and would like to finish it all before the baby comes)

- Feeling the best I have felt this whole pregnancy and sleeping pretty well at the moment, trying to really rest and prepare for the work ahead both during labor and after
post #12 of 29
I want this one to be born on the 20th (I know I can't control that), so I am excited every morning that I wake up without any signs of labor I also would like a few more weeks to spend with my children. (enjoying the spray grounds and such)
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by erin_brycesmom View Post
Thanks, I need a thread like this. I'm having a very hard time being patient. There is a lot I would like to do to fill the time before baby comes but I'm in so much constant pain that it is really hard to do anything at all.
We are in the same boat it seems.

So, I am trying to use this time to get DP to do the last minute things. Still plenty to get done, so I am trying to concentrate on what I would like done, rather than trying to "will" her out.
DP cleaned, vaccuumed, washed and waxed my car yesterday, then installed the carseat base. 1 task down, a dozen to go. I am going to take it really easy today and try to take DS(8) to see a movie tonight. He needs more attention than I have been able to give, so I am now trying to focus on giving him all the time I can while she still bakes.
"I WILL be patient. I WILL be patient..."
post #14 of 29
well, obviously i'm not waiting anymore, but i just wanted to send . i wanted to be miserable and be able to post on a thread like this too. guess other things were in the cards for our family.

so, mamas, just try to enjoy this special time, get rest, and daydream about your sweet babe until it's time.

some things that might be high points:
- a few more days of not having to empty the kitty litter
- avoiding those lovely maternity hospital gowns
- no cervical checks (that is a high point for me!!!) yowzah- kiss me first!
- being able to still feel little kicks.... boy i miss that. i was just beginning to feel her kicking
- as miserable as having a big tummy is, i miss it

but try to rest in the knowledge that your LO is cooking as long as they need to.

Don't throw tomatoes at me. I miss being preggers.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by musiclady View Post

Don't throw tomatoes at me. I miss being preggers.
I totally understand. She was your first and it ended way too early and was a stressful scary start. You have every right to miss being pg and wishing you could be as miserable as me.

With that said, been there done that too many times, I can't think of a thing to be happy about still being pregnant for, except maybe because I am only 36 weeks it might result in a nicu stay, so I would want to avoid that at all costs, but other then that, I am SOOOOOOO over it. I do however enjoy the reading what the rest of you can be happy about.
post #16 of 29
Thanks for this thread. I am overdue and my attitude stunk today.

I am enjoying being the center of attention, as soon as baby is here no one's going to give me a second thought.

I love the kicks and rolls, and being able to share them with children. I've never been one to mind if strangers touch my belly and I just love when children do and their faces light up.

I'm not bleeding or leaking milk, or afraid to take a poop. My belly is huge, but it's tight and beautiful.
post #17 of 29
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Originally Posted by musiclady View Post

Don't throw tomatoes at me. I miss being preggers.
Aww no way .

This is my last pg & even though I've been pretty miserable through a lot of it I'm going to miss feeling my lo kick & squirm & respond to different things.

And I'm glad I can still nap whenever I want
post #18 of 29
on the way to my appt yesterday i was feeling really down....i have been having loads of prodromal labor (where i thought, "this is IT" at least twice) but somehow i knew that the cervical check was going to reveal no progress. i had decided that i'd let him check, but i didn't want to know the number, kwim?

anyway, on the way there, i was listening to the radio and what do i hear but "Patience" by Guns n' Roses (circa 1989!). LOL not my usual listening fare, so it's strange to say, but it actually spoke to me and is now my new anthem for a calm and peaceful wait.

so, in case you need a dose of "Patience" and a smile, here's a little snippet for ya!

"Girl, I think about you every day now
Was a time when I wasn't sure
But you set my mind at ease
There is no doubt you're in my heart now
Said woman take it slow
It'll work itself out fine
All we need is just a little patience
Said sugar make it slow
And we'll come together fine
All we need is just a little patience

Sit here on the stairs
'Cause I'd rather be alone
If I can't have you right now, I'll wait dear
Sometimes, I get so tense
But I can't speed up the time
But you know, love, there's one more thing to consider
Said woman take it slow
Things will be just fine
You and I'll just use a little patience"
post #19 of 29
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Overdue from the May DDC, stopping by for inspiration
post #20 of 29
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