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You know it's almost time to give birth when..... (some fun while we wait for labor????)

post #1 of 31
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You can no longer wrap your beach towel all the way around you after you shower.

 

Your maternity clothes don't fit anymore.

 

You have to shuffle your feet in the morning so you don't step on the kitten who is begging for food.

 

 

 

Anyone else care to play along???

 


Amy :)

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 31
Definately!

It's almost time when...

You couldn't tie a shoe to save your life
You are growing a forest of leg hair
Your plans for leaving the house are at the mercy of your bladder
Dh is too freaked out at feeling individual body parts to be exited about baby moving around!
post #3 of 31

when you don't bother to get dressed, just sit around in a towel or blanket and threaten children NOT to bring any neighborhood friends in the house.

 

when you've served toast for dinner....3 nights in a row

 

 

post #4 of 31

When on your kids first day back to school the bus driver exclaims, "HOLY COW! YOU HAVEN'T POPPED YET?! BLESS YOUR SOUL!"

 

I guess I looked ready 2 months ago??? shrug.gif

post #5 of 31

When the bartender at your fave restaurant/bar takes one look at you when you go in for a (now rare) lunch out and starts laughing hysterically, then says, "God love you."

post #6 of 31

When you aren't sure when the last time was that you had a shower, because it seems like too much effort to get your big self into the shower...

 

When you nearly cry upon finding your midwife appointment is three days later than you thought

 

When you stop to wipe down a dirty baseboard on the way to doing something else

 

When you start looking wistfully at your non-pregnancy clothes and start fantasizing about wearing them again

 

When you're seriously afraid of what will happen when you sneeze - and see this funny little blog post on the same topic! Gave me a good laugh

http://crappypictures.typepad.com/crappy-pictures/2011/09/laughing-before-after-kids.html


Edited by Gracecody - 9/6/11 at 2:02pm
post #7 of 31

When a stranger at the grocery store gives you the look that says: I can't believe someone let you leave the house [because you look like you should have given birth weeks ago]! I'm 39 weeks now and it's driving me crazy when I constantly hear: have you had that baby yet?

post #8 of 31
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When you start looking wistfully at your non-pregnancy clothes and start fantasizing about wearing them again


Or even when you look at Maternity clothes and start fantasizing about wearing them again...

 

 

 

post #9 of 31
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Or even when you look at Maternity clothes and start fantasizing about wearing them again...

 

 

 


Ha, I hear you! This weekend I went through all my maternity clothes and put a bunch of them into a postpartum pile. Mostly yoga pants and first-second trimester tops. Nothing glamorous but so fun to be able to wear something different. Our temps just dropped about 20 degrees and I have exactly one pair of pants and two hideous long sleeved tops. :)

 

post #10 of 31

When I'm actually afraid to leave the house because I might go into labor at any moment.  I really don't want to be driving again when labor starts!

 

When I feel like a bug stuck on my back while trying to roll over in bed....or on the chiropractor table.  LOL

 

 

 

 

post #11 of 31

When your coworkers are scared to work with you/have an labor plan in place just in case. :)

post #12 of 31

Dlynn -- I got this today too, my kids' first day of school--every one I saw was surprised that I "haven't had that baby yet?!"

 

When your belly hangs out the bottom of every maternity top you own.

 

When instead of being all excited and joyous when you feel the baby move, you start to find yourself saying, "OW!!!!  I don't know what the !@#$%$ you are doing in there, but stop it!"

 

When you have to strategically plan getting off the couch or going up or down the stairs, coz it's an ordeal.  Usually accompanied by various grunting noises.

 

When people ask you how you are, your reply is, "Ugh...."

 

Everything.  And everyone.  Annoys.  The crap out of you.

 

You look at the expiry date on a jug of milk and wonder if it will expire before or after you have your baby.  I did this today.  And I bought the one with the soonest expiry date, and we're in a race to beat the clock.

 

 

 

 

post #13 of 31
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Dh is too freaked out at feeling individual body parts to be exited about baby moving around!


Hahaha, this one is so true! 

post #14 of 31

When you tell even casual acquaintances "I hope I find out I'm dilated at my OB appointment this week!". And you're not even bothered by the stunned silence that follows. :-)

 

post #15 of 31

When you are wearing a shirt that says "Best Grandpa" pilfered from your FIL's dresser by MIL so you have at least something to wear without exposing yourself too much and embarrassing MIL.

 

When you have a feeling that this will be the last Sunday you have something that kind of fits and know next Sunday you won't have anything that fits decent enough to go to church in.

 

Doing anything takes A LOT of effort except sitting and knitting or napping.

 

Your only shorts that fit keep falling down because the baby dropped so much you can't wear the ones you have been wearing every day for the last two months.

post #16 of 31
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Your only shorts that fit keep falling down because the baby dropped so much you can't wear the ones you have been wearing every day for the last two months.



This keeps happening with my underwear lol.  None of them will stay up anymore because baby is so low.

post #17 of 31

You have to put your belly to the side while you wash your hands in the sink and you can almost not reach to wash both hands at once.

 

You just realized you haven't washed your hair since Saturday and tonight it sounded like too much work as well.  I've been taking showers every day, but realized I neglected to wash my hair.lol.gif

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You have to put your belly to the side while you wash your hands in the sink and you can almost not reach to wash both hands at once.

 


 

Every time I wash dishes I wish for a pregnant lady sink, which would have a belly-shaped indentation so I don't have to squish up against the counter every time:) 

 

post #19 of 31

People don't get it when you can't wash your hands or reach over a counter to get something. This has been my life for at least the last three months. The kitchen sink where we were living when I was pregnant with DS1 was worse. It was a corner sink and was set back like 3 or 4 inches from the edge of the counter rather than 1 or 2 (inches).
 

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Every time I wash dishes I wish for a pregnant lady sink, which would have a belly-shaped indentation so I don't have to squish up against the counter every time:) 

 



 

post #20 of 31

I'm to the point where I WANT to see mucous or blood or fluid or SOMETHING in my undies or when I wipe when I go potty.  Seriously, I'd take about anything at this point.  twins.gif  Cause I got nothin'. 

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