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Anyone else feel behind?

post #1 of 35
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So with all these babies coming does anyone feel like the caboose? I'm not "due" until the 25th...so I'm just 35 weeks today and now I feel like I'm the slow one in the group. I still feel like I have so far to go!

I'm really happy for all the mamas having babies, but I kind of feel like the little sister watching my older sibling go off to school while I stay behind.

Sorry...just throwing a little pity party. I know my time will come, but it still seems sooooo faaaar awaaaay!

--Erin
post #2 of 35
My EDD is August 26th so I'm feeling behind too.
post #3 of 35
My EDD is Aug. 28, so I still have a ways to go. I'm not really feeling behind yet, though, as I still have so many things to do! Dh has been away all week for work, so of course none of it is done and my house is a mess.
post #4 of 35
My EDD is Aug 13 and I'm feeling daily pressure to "perform". Everyone keeps asking how I'm doing, when I'm due, am I having contractions yet?

It's annoying. I just want to ignore it.
post #5 of 35
For me, It make me feel really impatient and hoping I deliver early. Of course by early I mean by one to two weeks. I, also, do not have everything ready so I feel a little bit of a panic. Still waiting for my nesting instinct to kick in. EDD 8/23.

Hang in there guys. September will be here sooner than it feels like. I know all the pestering people,with good intentions, asking when the little one will be here, makes it feel like the clock is ticking backwards.
post #6 of 35
Yep, I'm due the 21st so I'm towards the back of the train, too. Especially since none of my previous babies have arrived more than two days before their due date.

With my last baby I was due in the first week of the month, so I was among the first to reach every milestone in my DDC. That was fun.

'Tis the nature of the thing. We have August mamas having their babies in July and we'll have July mamas having their babies in August.

Hang in there! At least we can still get some sleep at night for a few weeks longer!
post #7 of 35
I'm due on the 4th and feel behind! All these people with later due dates are popping out their babies!
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by seattlemamma View Post
Hang in there guys. September will be here sooner than it feels like. I know all the pestering people,with good intentions, asking when the little one will be here, makes it feel like the clock is ticking backwards.
Yeap!
post #9 of 35
Yep, feeling the same way. Due the 27th, and my babies so far have beeen 7-10 days late. I don't mind going later usually... but watching everyone go so far, I cannot help but have a little thought that it would be nice to have our little one sooner than later.
post #10 of 35
If you think about it, our DDC is really a window of somewhere around eight weeks when these babies could come! That's not even including the preemie possibility!
I hear you though! We're not due til the 18th and everyone around is really starting to get in emergency preparedness mode!
post #11 of 35
I'm sorry! There is something psychological about being due at the end of the month. With my first I was due the 20th and didn't have her until the 30th! Almost all of the other ladies were snuggling their babies and it was difficult. So I know how you feel and I'm due on the 3rd and still feel like its ages away!! I'm just trying not to get into that desparate "gotta get this baby out" mode and just accept that this one might be late too. Ugh. He/she will come in his/her own time...right...RIGHT?!
post #12 of 35
Yep. I feel this way too! I am due the 22nd but I KNOW this baby will be here at least 2 weeks early. Its still hard though. I see these babies being born and I am all excited for the Mama's but then I close out of MDC and have a tiny breakdown because I want MY baby
post #13 of 35
I'm not due until the 26th. It wouldn't surprise me to have a September baby..so all along I've sort of told myself that, so that I wouldn't feel anxious.

I've had a 34 weeker, all the way to a 41+ weeker..so we'll see. I'm 35 weeks today.

I'm not in any real hurry, as I have a 13.5 month old sitting next to me right now. He's my baby, and keeps me full of snuggles. I have the usual 3rd trimester complaints, but I really try not to focus on them, and enjoy this pregnancy, as it's a miracle.

The only thing that makes it difficult, is that I've been larger with this baby for a few weeks, than I was at full term with my others. I've had less weight gain, but it's all baby...so, I normally get really big and all the comments have been rolling in for a couple of months now.

I actually had someone with a really idiotic comment last Friday. I went to pick up my kids at VBS, and a gal virtually SCREAMED through the large crowded room, "You're still hauling that kid around!" I stopped in my tracks, made sure she was speaking to me (in shock) and looked at her like she had to be kidding. Then I said, "Well, since my due date isn't until the end of August, and we weren't trying for a preemie, it makes sense I would be".

To me, that's the only thing that makes me feel "anxious"...the perceptions of others that you aren't "doing it right".
post #14 of 35
Yup, I'm feeling this way too. I'm due Aug. 26th. Neither of my other kids were early (40w6d & 40w1d). So even though I'd like this baby to come sooner, I doubt it'll happen. What is going to make it even harder is a friend of mine IRL is due a couple days before me, but her kids usually show up 10days before her EDD. So she is going to be cuddling her newborn and I'll still be pregnant and jealous! I want to hold my baby.

And all the 'you're due any minute now right' comments do not help. Yes I'm huge (my babies stick straight out). No I'm not due for another month. I'm not going to make it? Well, I 'made it' the last two times, so I probably will this time too. Coming from people who knew me through my last two pregnancies, they should know i get HUGE. Oh well, I guess if I'd sort of forgotten how huge I get they can too.
post #15 of 35
I'm an end of the monther (end of July), so that's why I'm a member of two DDCs. It's been a long June and July watching so many mamas in the July DDC have their babies, but I figured I'd lead the way here. Um, not so!!! Thanks MJB, LZP (where the heck is she?), Taylah, MommaKitten. Somegirl and all the rest! You were due after me!!! Just kidding, but still, the being left behind... yeah, I get that.

My first daughter was an end of October (became beginning of Nov) baby, so I had it then, too.
post #16 of 35
Yep, I'm due August 24th. Waiting sucks. I'm excited about everyone's babies though!
post #17 of 35
I'm due the 1st (the 1st!!!) and I feel like everyone around me due in August is having or had their babies already. I'm on another birth board where it seems like everyone is getting C's or being induced. I dunno... I guess I'd rather just wait for baby to come when s/he's ready...
post #18 of 35
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Originally Posted by colorbywords View Post
I'm due on the 4th and feel behind! All these people with later due dates are popping out their babies!
Yup, I hear this. I'm due on the 31st according to LMP (this is now the date we're kind of going by since I'm appearing so 'ripe') and the 7th of August if you go by my assumed due date. We've had 2 mamas have their babies who were due on the 8th, and I think one other mama due after that have her baby. I've been feeling like this baby is going to pop out at any minute from about week 30. I've been doing the 'keep him in' mantras and now all of a sudden when I'm ready for him to come I feel like it's dragging on. I feel for those of you at the end of the month, but take comfort knowing that even some of us at the front of the train are feeling things dragging on in these last weeks. It's a tough time, wanting so badly to be done with the pregnancy scene and have a baby in your arms already. But SOON we will ALL have our sweet babies!!!!
post #19 of 35
I'm not in this boat, since I am "due" on the 8th, but if I were due the end of the month, then I would totally be hanging out in the September DDC as well so I could feel like one of the early ones. But that's just me
post #20 of 35
I'm due mid-month, but I totally get it. My babies were born at 42w2d and 40w5d and it is so hard to watch everybody else give birth.

With my first, I was due Feb 22nd and I was the very last person on my due date board to give birth by an entire week. They were all stressing out on my behalf and it didn't help. He finally came Mar 8th. I'd been lurking on the March board because I always felt like the baby might not come until then but I felt funny posting with them when I had a whole week of February between. After my baby came, I posted on their board and I'm still posting with them 6 years later.

My second was due Mar 7th and came on Mar 12th. That was so much easier mentally.
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