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so Mama's in waiting what are you doing to pass the time?

post #1 of 34
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So I today pampered myself! I got my hair cut, I got my nails filled and my toes done I blew way to much money but hey I am worth it!!!!!! I am super tired because I just got over the flu but I feel like if I didn't do it today I would never do it! So I feel all good but now my house is still a mess so tomorrow will be nesting day if I am up to it what are all the mama's in waiting doing?
post #2 of 34
I'm moping about, whining loudly about still being pregnant.
post #3 of 34
Cleaning! I make sure the house is spotless before I go to bed every night, just in case something happens!

Making sure the laundry doesn't pile up.

Still working on filling the freezer.

Sewing a few odds and ends.

And, I just decided to get the Christmas cards all ready to go. So I need to make about 15 more, fill them in, put in dd's school pics, get envelopes and address them. Then dh and dd can go on a little mail drop sometime after baby is born (a little father-daughter time for them).

Oh, and checking for new November babies several times a day.
post #4 of 34
Sally, great minds think alike! I did that (pedicure/massage) the first day of my maternity leave (last Monday) and it's actually on my schedule to do again (pedicure and haircut) on Friday! We definitely deserve it!

Other than that, I've been cleaning like mad! I wouldn't even call it nesting, it's crazy the stuff you find in closets that you don't need! It feels great to get rid of old junk, you know? I've replaced the contac paper in my pantry, organized my cubbards, and tomorrow the kitchen floors are getting scrubbed via my hands (MW says this is great for positioning)! Tonight DH and I are walking the mall- partly for a purposeful shopping trip- partly for working baby down!
post #5 of 34
I am ordering a couple of new nursing bras from Birth&Baby (that's who I ordered from last time--I'm a hard to find size but have had excellent results with them, but the 3 I got 3 yrs ago with last baby are wearing out so I decided to indulge in a couple new ones).

I'm also browsing around amazon thinking about Christmas shopping...we live in a small town and there are not a lot of local shopping options, and my handmaking will be less prolific this year due to the new one, so I'm all about amazon and the free shipping (we live in AK and shipping will kill ya up here!!) I'm poking around etsy too, because I love christmas shopping there...

I had a friend over for a couple hours this morning and I'm just generally trying to think about anything except the fact that i'm very not in labor (in spite of losing my plug last friday and having a number of other signs of labor...I basically have every labor symptom except the contractions, and it sucks!!) i'm 39wks today, which is the date that my last kiddo was born, so I'm officially feeling 'fully cooked' today
I have a weird craving for sesame chicken, and since I've had basically no appetite for nearly a week now I decided to go out and get the stuff to make it tonight. I'm sure I could use the protein.
Then i'll just pray that the toddler goes to sleep/sleeps well tonight (he still wakes often) and maybe we can have a baby tonight. That would be lovely...but I'm trying not to fixate on it. I've been so fixated on it for the last week that I'm losing my brain and I woke up today resolved to do anything and everything I could to distract myself from trying to start labor...just trying to get busy with other stuff and let nature happen. (*trying!!*)
post #6 of 34
I am still nesting! I got some closets cleaned out this weekend, and want to get the laundry room done tonight. I am pretty ruthless right now about getting rid of junk, and it's so nice to be able to get my closets nice and clean. DH just shakes his head at me, lol. I got a pedi about three weeks ago too and it was wonderful- I might go get another one this weekend! I'm hanging out a lot with DS too... just trying to enjoy the last few days with him.
post #7 of 34
moping around, eating all the food, getting pampered if i say i'm sore and dh rubs my feet, sleeping, complaining about my hips hurting, whining about this new hemorrhoid that popped up; in short, being a whiny, needy pregnant lady. - this stuff counts as passing time right?
post #8 of 34
keeping the clean, laundry done and making sure I am up to date on showers
post #9 of 34
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Originally Posted by First-Time-Mommy View Post
moping around, eating all the food, getting pampered if i say i'm sore and dh rubs my feet, sleeping, complaining about my hips hurting, whining about this new hemorrhoid that popped up; in short, being a whiny, needy pregnant lady. - this stuff counts as passing time right?

yes yes it does! I am also doing that! but add in watching way to much TV and letting Ds play waaay to many video games so it is nice and quiet
post #10 of 34
I pampered yesterday. My mom and I had pedicures and I got my eyebrows waxed while MIL watched the other two for me. Then we went shopping and she bought me some nice pajama pants to lounge in after baby comes. It was nice to not think about having a baby all day!
How are you all doing all of that cleaning. I have exactly NO energy right now and a long list staring me in the face of things that need to be done. My poor DH has had it with me. I can't even keep the dishes done and the laundry folded. He has been doing it all when he gets home. I am just so antsy and tired at the same time.
I also am wanting to get Christmas Cards done beforehand. Maybe I will work on that tonight.
post #11 of 34
Nothing fun or terribly productive. Working. Coming home and mediating the constant bickering between my 4 and 8 year old sons (trying to head-off the actual throw-down fighting as much as possible), making dinner, helping DD with her homework. By the time I have the boys in bed I have no energy left to clean ANYthing - just climbing into a warm bath zaps what is left of my stamina yet it is necessary or I can't sleep at all. My living room is presentable, the rest of the house is hell. Dishes and clothes lately have all been washed on an as-needed basis. The only thing I can allow myself to splurge on at this point is a nursing bra, but I can't seem to decide which bra to commit to that will actually be comfortable yet hold up these heavy sad girls. I keep eyeballing the Bravado Body Silk Seamless, but somehow suspect it will give me the dreaded uni-boob...or worse yet, the *saggging* uni-boob. In general I am not having any fun.
post #12 of 34
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In general I am not having any fun.
post #13 of 34
I'm being cranky and wanting to complain. My landlord is getting on my last nerve. I have no energy or desire to nest and there is definitely stuff that needs to be done. I don't even have the energy to get out of the house and my 2 yo DS NEEDS to get out. I just feel blah and like I will be pregnant forever.
post #14 of 34
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I am still nesting! I got some closets cleaned out this weekend, and want to get the laundry room done tonight. I am pretty ruthless right now about getting rid of junk, and it's so nice to be able to get my closets nice and clean.
Me too!! I rearranged my dining room today and I'm heading onto the hallway closets tomorrow. I have this mad desire to have a perfect house when this little one comes home.
post #15 of 34
Working.
Procrastinating about setting up the birth pool for a test run.
Not washing baby clothing.
Eating leftover Halloween candy.
Peeing a lot.
Hanging out with DS and reading books and drawing pictures.
post #16 of 34
Being generally crabby and having one bad day after another. I just want to take a nap for a few days
post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by Sleepyheaded_Mama View Post
The only thing I can allow myself to splurge on at this point is a nursing bra, but I can't seem to decide which bra to commit to that will actually be comfortable yet hold up these heavy sad girls. I keep eyeballing the Bravado Body Silk Seamless, but somehow suspect it will give me the dreaded uni-boob...or worse yet, the *saggging* uni-boob. In general I am not having any fun.
I am a F/G cup, and of a pendulous (aka sagging) bust profile I HAVE found bras that are supportive, comfortable, don't leave me sagging OR uniboobed, and under $50 (I'm pretty sure they were under $40 in fact). I very very highly recommend www.birthandbaby.com they have a huge selection (including bravado, not to mention every other brand I've ever heard of plus a bunch I hadn't!), but if you call them and tell them that you're looking for, plus your size, they can help you find a bra(s) that will work well for you. I actually spent 30 min on the phone with her this morning, told her my size (they have excellent measuring directions if you're unsure), and then told her what features I was looking for--no wires, no uniboob, etc etc--and she helped me find 4 different bras that met my criteria AND were in my size AND were in stock (they had a couple more that were backordered and she said I could order them and they'd call when they come in and if I still want them then they will send them, if not then no worries they don't charge for that). They have a very generous return/exchange policy too, so if somehow it doesn't work for you it's easy to get something else.
Anyway, I know that's a total thread hijack, but I have just been SO impressed with them. They were super helpful for me 3yrs ago the first time I was buying nursing bras, but after 3yrs of almost constant use those bras are starting to wear so I decided to indulge in a new one and talking with them was a very positive experience yet again.
post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by brightonwoman View Post
I HAVE found bras that are supportive, comfortable, don't leave me sagging OR uniboobed, and under $50 (I'm pretty sure they were under $40 in fact). I very very highly recommend www.birthandbaby.com they have a huge selection (including bravado, not to mention every other brand I've ever heard of plus a bunch I hadn't!), but if you call them and tell them that you're looking for, plus your size, they can help you find a bra(s) that will work well for you.
Hey wow thanks! I bookmarked the site and will check it out thoroughly once I get a minute!
post #19 of 34
I'm stopping my whining about her not arriving on MY due date!
From now on I have decided to just accept that she will come when she's ready!
Tomorrow I'm making an appt to have a Mommy/daughter pedicure with DD.

Deb
post #20 of 34
Trying to make sure everythings ready for when she gets here. Wishing she was here, and trying to keep my mind occupied so that I don't think about every single thing that can happen during labor!! Oh and I do school work sometimes.
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