Originally Posted by mymary
I keep thinking about the birth and how I want it but dont want to go through it. I think I am reading TOO many birth stories, because its making me think its over instead of just beginning for me. I am getting relaxed reading all these and I need to be pumped and psyched in order to get through this. Does this make any sense? I can relax after all my work is done.
I found reading a bajillion birth stories helped keep me relaxed through the labour. I kept thinking, "this is totally normal" no matter what I was thinking or feeling at the time. And relaxed is good- helps with pain control!
I also think that being IN LABOUR is going to be pretty exciting- it's YOUR baby being born, right?!?
Of course... I can't be bothered to read any birth stories the last month or so. I'm even having trouble reading birth announcements
I feel awful, but every time I see one I just think, "sure, rub it in why don't you."
I am SO CRANKY this pregnancy, it's crazy!
Originally Posted by smokeylo
I'm really BORED. I'm trying to enjoy the time with DD but mostly I'm just feeling sorry for myself. I feel like when I have those mornings to myself to work on school related things, run errands, etc, the time flies and I don't obsess quite so much about WHENWILLTHISBABYCOMEOMGWASTHATACONTRACTION???
Yup. I really like it when I have running around to do and a big to-do list because it keeps my mind off things. I am not having anything that could even be construed as a contraction, despite my best efforts, and I still think with every twinge the same thing you are!
(and, that made me LOL, which I needed today!)
Originally Posted by seaheroine
Grace, I read about people putting a vinyl shower curtain over their pool, then covering that with a sheet. Apparently is "stiffer" and also helps keep heat in when you're not using it during labor. I hear you with the dog hair...mine also has some small twigs and leaves in it. It was windy when DH finally blew it up and cleaned it, so it's going to need to be rinsed before baby comes.
Hmm, heat cover... that's a good idea!
I'm wondering if vaccuming the pool might be a good idea. Dog hair doesn't rinse out very well, I've discovered. I would hate to be labouring and then get into a complete tizzy about the DOG HAIR IN MY POOL! I could see that becoming vitally important at some point.