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You know you're ready to have that baby when...

post #1 of 36
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-You give up limiting fluids before bedtime.. you're going to be in the bathroom all night long no matter what, so you may as well not be thirsty!

 

-Your cat used to follow (or race @@) you to the bathroom every night; now he just rolls his eyes

 

-You struggle with the conflict of not showing up at church, or playgroup, or any other place you visit regularly and are generally expected, because of the inevitable "you still haven't had that baby yet?" but you know that if you don't, it'll start rumors and you'll get phone calls anyway!

 

-You keep knocking over your toddler with your belly when you turn around and he's standing next to you

 

-You're tempted to call someone to babysit for a last minute night out, but the vision of them seeing your number on caller id and getting excited, only to let them down, is just too depressing

 

-Your house is trashed (or not, if your dp rocks) because the nesting urge simply wore off.. now all you want to do is lay down in that nest and not do a damn thing, but your older kids are still being their regular tornado selves!

 

Add yours :)

 

 

post #2 of 36

I don't have any. lol You covered the ones that apply to me. lol.gif

post #3 of 36
I've been knocking my preschooler around with my belly too - you think they'd learn wink1.gif

My only addition would be:

- When you think of something that needs to be done, it needs to be done right now, because you never know when it will be too late.

or alternatively

- You've given up on the rest of your "to do" list, because you know it will never get completed before the baby arrives!
post #4 of 36

When your belly gets saturated every time you do dishes

post #5 of 36
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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

When your belly gets saturated every time you do dishes



Or when you DONT do dishes because it hurts your back trying to manage a position close enough to the sink. ~repeat my mantra~ lean over and scrub, scoot and rinse. 2 and 3 and 4. Back again. Lean over that sink, ladies!

 

post #6 of 36

When deciding what to do/where to go your first consideration is: "how far will I be walking?" and you choose the option that involves the longest distance.

post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by Code Name Mama View Post

I've been knocking my preschooler around with my belly too - you think they'd learn wink1.gif
My only addition would be:

- When you think of something that needs to be done, it needs to be done right now, because you never know when it will be too late.
or alternatively
- You've given up on the rest of your "to do" list, because you know it will never get completed before the baby arrives!



Both of those! I have a to-do list a mile long of things that HAVE TO BE DONE TODAY. And then there's the diapers that need to be repaired and the baby quilt I've barely started on. So not happening.

 

post #8 of 36

- taking a shower and getting dressed is so exhausting it requires a nap afterward.

 

- You can't brush your teeth without dribbling toothpaste on your shirt.

 

- people nervously ask when you are due when you go out in public. 

post #9 of 36

-The bottom of your belly hangs out of your shirt

-Your butt crack hangs out of the top of your pants

-Every shirt you own has a stain on it just above the belly from dropping food/drink on it 

post #10 of 36

YES!  When your maternity pants slide off because your belly is too round to hold up the elastic waistband.

post #11 of 36

Bwahahaaa....!  

 

When there's no such thing as a comfortable sleep position

 

when your kids can't get their arms around you to hug you

 

when your DH can only cuddle up to your forehead and belly, hehe!

post #12 of 36

When you are rotating between the same two shirts and two pairs of pants because nothing else fits or feels comfortable.

post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by mcacat View Post

When you are rotating between the same two shirts and two pairs of pants because nothing else fits or feels comfortable.


Word.

 

post #14 of 36

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Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

YES!  When your maternity pants slide off because your belly is too round to hold up the elastic waistband.


Yeah what the heck is up with that?! I bought maternity pants for a reason: to fit me the entire pregnancy. But nooooo. I can barely keep my jeans up now with the waist band sliding down. Thank goodness for belly bands!

post #15 of 36

When you're trying to roll out of bed and need momentum built up before you complete your roll.

post #16 of 36

...your partner has to either give you a hand to pull you out of the car or push you from behind in his driver's seat to give you that extra nudge to climb out.

post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by birdhappy85 View Post

...your partner has to either give you a hand to pull you out of the car or push you from behind in his driver's seat to give you that extra nudge to climb out.


Oh LORDIE! I always get in and out of the car myself, but it is one of THE biggest pains in the a$$!
 

 

post #18 of 36
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Originally Posted by IwannaBanRN View Post

Oh LORDIE! I always get in and out of the car myself, but it is one of THE biggest pains in the a$$!


One of the great things about the giant mini van is that I basically just slide off the seat onto the ground instead of needing to lift myself out of the car.

 

post #19 of 36

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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post


One of the great things about the giant mini van is that I basically just slide off the seat onto the ground instead of needing to lift myself out of the car.

 

 

I'm so jealous, Jaimee! I told DH that next time I'm pregnant, I better have a hybrid SUV or truck to fall out of. OR ELSE angry.gif No more low-to-the-ground sedan for me...
 

 

post #20 of 36

HAHA, right!  I had forgotten how hard it was to get out of "regular" vehicles til my SIL and I swapped cars for a week.  I was driving her reaaaly low sporty car instead of our truck.  ZOMG, that was murder to get out of--it's like youre' laying down on the road, LOL.  I have newfound sympathy for my 73 yr old dad with back problems, driving a Corvette!  He is a glutton for punishment orngtongue.gif

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