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post #21 of 89
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Originally Posted by blizzard_babe View Post
Is anyone else in denial? I've just gotten used to pregnancy as my state of being and I feel like having a baby is going to be a big surprise .
I felt like this with my first. After a while, I completely forgot the end result was a baby. I was very surprised when an ACTUAL BABY came out of me.
post #22 of 89
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Is anyone else in denial? I've just gotten used to pregnancy as my state of being and I feel like having a baby is going to be a big surprise .
This is totally how I feel!!! I'm due today and am totally chill like I'm not having the baby anytime soon. Even though technically I'll be holding a baby in less than 21 days! Yesterday the carseat came in the mail, along with my nursing bras and nursing cami. So now everything is completely ready. Just waiting...
post #23 of 89
I am 39w5 days, so due the 21st. Both of mine came at 39w4d so this is the longest I have ever been preg! I want her OUT! I have lots of annoying prodromal crap too- just waiting for the real thing here.
post #24 of 89
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Well, this is the longest I've been pregnant. Tomorrow I'll be 39 weeks. I really thought this one would go early too. I'm not due until the 27th, but I can't stress enough how much I want this baby to come asap. Just found out that DH's deployment sched has changed and if I go late, then I'll be home alone with a two week old and a two year old (with no family) for a while.

I know that I need to be patient, but I'm so ready to meet this baby and would love for my DH to be home as much as he can before she/he comes. I hate that I'm getting depressed over this.

Maybe I need to start trying those natural induction methods?
post #25 of 89
I'm right there with all of you - due 10/23, my DD was 41 weeks and my DS was 40 +2 so I figured I would go until the end but late Sun night and Mon AM things seemed imminent then nothing - guess it's that promodal stuff I had never heard of before! Took off from work yesterday hoping something would happen but I'll be heading back in today, may as well keep moving and busy! BaMo I hope for you that things work toward birth sooner than later - sounds like a difficult course either way, I wish you the best. Trying to be patient and thinking that I have been blessed twice before with my LO knowing when they were ready and not having to have someone tell me that it was time and hoping for that this time around no matter how long it takes!
post #26 of 89
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Originally Posted by blizzard_babe View Post
Is anyone else in denial? I've just gotten used to pregnancy as my state of being and I feel like having a baby is going to be a big surprise .
Same here! I know it's coming, and I *think* I'm ready, but the idea of there actually being a baby in there still seems strange to me.

I'm due on the 30th... no BH lately, no prodromal, just same ol', same ol'. I still feel pretty good, though, so I can't complain.

Maybe the full moon on the 23rd will help some of us along!
post #27 of 89
Yep, I'm in denial, too! I ws just saying to DW last night that it still seems hypothetical. We've been planning this for so long and it's not possible it's actually here! She said, "Have you actually thought about the fact that the baby has to come OUT someway, somehow?" Uh, yeah. I'm very much realizing that.
post #28 of 89
I'm still here too - EDD is the 30th. Had prodromal last week, but no contractions, I mean nada, since last Thursday. This is my first baby (I'm a late starter at 40 yrs old!) so no precedents on going early or late.
Haven't had any internal checks. The biggest pain for me has been the separated pelvis-pelvic girdle pain. I walk around like I'm 90 years old LOL! And turning in bed - ugh!
I don't like being whiney on top of it all! Doing my best to keep my emotional spirit up, inspite of the physical challenges. I just can't wait to meet my baby girl. Although sometimes I still will stop and think "OMG, I'm going to have a baby" - too funny.
post #29 of 89
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How's everyone doing today? I'm trying to tell myself that it has to happen eventually! I'm 39 weeks today and my midwife had to cancel today's appointment because of a birth. Hopefully it will be my turn next.
post #30 of 89
Haha. This is the first I've posted to the due date club. I'm 39 weeks today. Lost my mucous plug or most of it and I've been having lots of strong BH. I am getting impatient and feel guilty for not just letting baby come when he/she's ready. But, I'm so miserable chasing around the other two and hurting. I feel so ready! My edd is 10/27 but I went at 39 wks with the other two.
post #31 of 89
I won't be 39 weeks until Friday. And my husband has to work all day Friday and all weekend. So I'm REALLY hoping that I have our baby before then so he'll have off and can stay home with me!!!!!!!
post #32 of 89
Anyone else getting tons of "So where's that baby?!?!?" questions? I'm getting it from everyone and it's starting to drive me a little nuts. I'm not even due for another week and DS came at 39w2d, which would be today. I have also gotten several questions about if I'm going to be induced soon. Um, no... things will happen when they're ready to. My sister was chatting with me today and was strongly advising me to be induced and I just said that I wasn't really even considering it. I guess maybe I shouldn't have mentioned that a 10-10-10 baby would have been fun. Now I think everyone thinks I was due earlier or something.
post #33 of 89
Also wishing I had never announced my due date. ;-)
http://www.haveyouhadthatbabyyet.com/
post #34 of 89
I'm starting to get the questions, too. I'm due next Monday, but since my first LO arrived at 41+2, I've always had in mind that I'll go late. However, I feel pretty impatient for the baby to arrive at this point and the increase in pre-labour sensations this pregnancy is making me think that I'm about to go into labour at any moment. Have to keep talking myself down...

It is interesting to hear all the first-time mamas describe the sense of unreality about the baby arriving. I totally remember feeling that way. Life with a newborn was very abstract the first time. This time I am *way* more nesty and I think it's because I can more concretely anticipate the changes that are coming down the pipes. Well, actually, the first time I focused on BIG projects: buy house, renovate it, paint nursery, etc. This time I am much more focussed on the small things that will make life with a newborn easier. I'm cooking, baking and freezing food, making sure burp cloths and receiving blankets are organized, getting on top of laundry; stuff like that.

I sorted out my maternity benefits yesterday. Having already spent my last pay-check, I have no $ of my own until those benefits start rolling in (it will take about 2.5 weeks), so luckily everything is pretty much ready for this baby to arrive.

I will see my midwife today and I think she said she was going to do the first internal at this appointment to check things out. I'm curious to know if all the cramping and mild contractions have changed my cervix at all. Don't think she will suggest a membrane sweep, since I still haven't passed my due date.
post #35 of 89

*warning... tmi*

I've spent most of last night having diarrhea instead of just peeing. My butt hurts! I'm a little nauseas this morning too. I have a *feeling* that today will be my day, but I don't want to jinx it either. So shhhhh. I'm still kinda tired from waking up so much last night going to the bathroom. Here's to hoping....
post #36 of 89
yes,
i'm due the 27th and a week ago i was sure i was going to go into labor at any moment. now i think i'll be pregnant forever b/c the BH have slowed down, baby is a wild child in there, so obviously still has plenty of space to move around, and i've just lost that feeling of 'any moment now'. i've started making weekend dinner plans and looking at arranging my work schedule for the beginning of november.

it's so silly. i still have a week til the due date and that's based on a 28 day cycle and i'm 31 days, so why do i think i'll never have the baby?
post #37 of 89
Yeah I always wondered why I'd read so many threads on MDC of women being so impatient at the end. I always thought, "you've been pregnant for 9 months, what's another week or two?" Well now I know. I'm due in 10 days and am so uncomfortable and READY! Half the time I think that it'll happen any day now and half the time I think I'll be pregnant forever.
post #38 of 89
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Originally Posted by Annemarie42 View Post
Also wishing I had never announced my due date. ;-)
http://www.haveyouhadthatbabyyet.com/
LOL! I posted this on FB as I was getting so many questions.

I had my midwife appointment yesterday (I'm 39wk3d) and she said I had all the signs (we didn't do an internal though) that I'm ready to go at anytime. I've dropped a lot, lots of pressure, lower back ache. Sigh. I'm just so ready and I keep having to tell myself that the baby will come when he/she is ready.
post #39 of 89
I have posted that on fb too.
I saw my midwife yesterday, too. "You could have the baby tonight... or in two weeks." ;-) I'm still having lots of contractions and cramping, so hopefully s/he will decide that they are cooked enough soon. I have been trying to find ways to explain this to my kids (the baby could come soon, or the baby could come in 2 weeks is hard to understand!). We did do an internal and I am at a 2, but still thick-- she said that could change very quickly, though, so not to think about it too much.
post #40 of 89
I'm at a point where I feel like there's nothing left to do but have the baby. I found myself thinking this morning, evaluating the housework and realizing there was none to be done, now would be a GREAT time to have a baby.

Also, I fell out of bed last night trying to roll over. That's got to be some kind of sign of done-ness.
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