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post #101 of 124
...when you can't keep up with your own nesting urges. (Only got 1/2 the clothes sorted today, the rest are still in heap here by the back door)
post #102 of 124
you cringe after blowing your nose thinking that you'll have started yet another nose-bleed... (and how easy it is to forget that this is a possiblity after only a day )
post #103 of 124
When it feels like something is punching it's way through your cervix every time you go for a walk, so you start unconsciously keeping your legs closed tight fearing a baby will fall out.
post #104 of 124
....when maternity shirts no longer cover all of your belly.
post #105 of 124
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....when maternity shirts no longer cover all of your belly.
No kidding! And the fact that one of the pairs of pants that still fit roll down doesn't help either.

....when you're down to one pair of shoes that fit - the triple wide pair - because your feet are as swelled as your boobs! Not long until I succomb to the flip flops (not comfortable to me) and the temperature is going to start dropping here.
post #106 of 124
...when simply laying down in bed - or rolling over - causes as much huffing and puffing as climbing stairs.

...when the cold that barely affects the kids has you down for the count for days and days, and you just think you're grateful it's now and not in 6 or 7 weeks.
post #107 of 124
...hearing Creed's "With Arms Wide Open" makes you cry as you are driving down the freeway, potenially causing a traffic hazard as the tears blur your vision...and then it takes you two minutes to realize you can just change the station!
post #108 of 124
When you get teary at a Kitchen Aid Mixer ad. (Yes, that really happened to me, )

When you start every morning by soiling your clean shirt with toothpaste dribble because you can't lean far enough over the sink!
post #109 of 124
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When you start every morning by soiling your clean shirt with toothpaste dribble because you can't lean far enough over the sink!
Totally! All of my shirts (of which there are now fewer and fewer that go over the belly, including my maternity shirts) have a row of stains at the top of the belly. It's a daily happening. The other day we were eating tortellini with marinara and I actually put a bath towel over myself, neck to thighs.

ETA: maybe THAT'S what those hooter hiders are good for, as a belly bib!
post #110 of 124
When the stupidest things make you bawl. For me, today, that was the last song on my kids' Bare Naked Ladies "Snacktime" CD - I've heard it a million times, but today it made me cry. No, it made me bawl.
post #111 of 124
ive been watching the BBC robin hood series and Marion just died.. i totally cried like anything...
post #112 of 124
...when you no longer care about the "I'm Pregnant" forum and instead are heading for "Birth & Beyond," "Birth Stories," and, of course, the ONE month before your own DDC for stalking.
post #113 of 124
that stupid Pampers commercial comes on and you can't help it and your eyes get all teary and you start crying.
Because you know, the mom is all unsure...and the nurse wheels the bassinet in..and then the mom touches the baby and everything is all good...
stupid stupid stupid but i cant help it.
post #114 of 124
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When you get teary at a Kitchen Aid Mixer ad. (Yes, that really happened to me, )

When you start every morning by soiling your clean shirt with toothpaste dribble because you can't lean far enough over the sink!
UGH! I hate that.
post #115 of 124
When your mother calls to tell you all the places where toilet paper is on sale (you know, because you pee a lot! )
post #116 of 124
Cat's in the Cradle makes you bawl your eyes out uncontrollably.

You start having nightly contractions that are definitely different from braxton hicks. Hello prodromal labor...

Going through your bills makes you cry.

Doesn't matter if you sit or stand, drown yourself in water your lower legs and ankles are swollen to some degree no matter what.
post #117 of 124
...you're extremely grateful for little sitting areas in the middle of the grocery store because without them you're certain your round ligaments would just snap.

...your intestines go into revolt in order to give you a good practice of labor coping mechanisms.
post #118 of 124
...by the time you're done washing your hands after peeing, you have to pee again.

...you have second thoughts about getting a massage because lying on the massage table is so uncomfortable.

...you've wasted way too much mental energy trying to work out the impossible balance between staying hydrated to avoid contractions and keeping an empty bladder to avoid contractions. A bedpan is starting to sound like a viable option.
post #119 of 124
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...you've wasted way too much mental energy trying to work out the impossible balance between staying hydrated to avoid contractions and keeping an empty bladder to avoid contractions. A bedpan is starting to sound like a viable option.
I was thinking depends!
post #120 of 124
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...you have second thoughts about getting a massage because lying on the massage table is so uncomfortable.
I just had a massage yesterday and she set up the pillows on the table in the most divine way! I want to sneak into the spa and sleep there at night...

...your toddler knows that if he needs a kiss for that owie on his foot, he needs to stand on a stool to get it.

...you are acutely aware of exactly where your cervix is.

...all of your maternity shirts have oil/food stains because you can't sit close enough to the table or bend over your plate.

...by the time you walk upstairs, get in bed, and arrange a comfortable nest of pillows around you, you feel as if you got your workout for the day.

...your appetite is bigger than the available room in your abdomen.
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