Yay! Looking forward to the birth story!
December 5th - 12th Chat! - Page 8
But why am I in such a rush??? I'm not! like this: knit, hike with dog, class with dog, swim, read, watch movie, make cake, Christmas bird count, dinner with friend ... That's a pretty awesome list for the next 2-3 weeks.
I've also decided to allow myself to grieve over the next few days.
Yeah, I would agree . . .unless someone is really in horrible pain, I don't see the point of rushing it, because it will be happening eventually, even though it feels like never. I am trying to let go of this idea that I have to work with everyone's schedules and make it the "right time" to give birth. Whatever happens, happens.
Especially since it's your first, if you have time, I would do everything on your list. Or, I'd do nothing. Nowadays, some of my favorite moments are when I can do nothing. Doing nothing/being bored is a luxury for me.
I hear you on the grieving. While I am not grieving the same things you are (with 4 +1 kids, we are deeply in the family-centered lifestyle), I am sad that the rest of my children, esp. my toddler will be losing time with me. She is so easy-going, talkative, funny, and cuddly . . .and even though she talks about the baby when DH asks her (I don't bring it up!), she has no idea how much her world will change, though I'm going to do what I can to make it easier for her.
jeninejessica, that is good news about the sleep! I always get more tired of people ASKING me how the baby sleeps vs. the reality of how the baby sleeps, LOL. I have come to find that pretty much I don't have control over it . . .some of my kids have slept really well, some horribly, but I gave up the idea that I make a difference (esp. at this age). DH would bother me ALL THE TIME about my 1st DD's sleeping habits (yet I was the only one doing night care, so . . .). It got very frustrating. Since then I've had a rule that he could not ask anymore!
Yay, congrats! Our babies were born on the same day, right (dec 13)?
PP hormone changes SUCK! Big time. Crazy crying lady one minute, LOL the next, snapping at my kids and DH. I am OVER this crap!!
I really needed a laugh and Az's asshole post made me giggle, YES you can say that here, girl, as far as I'm concerned.
And cwill's cat on banana made me laugh so hard that I have tears in my eyes.
I love this DDC!
Found this blog post . . .this pregnancy has been my first real experience with prodromal labor (woo hoo!). Reading the comments here helps!
So I spent half the day in tears yesterday (no real reason, just super emotional) and was totally exhausted. Almost non-stop Braxton Hicks with random real contractions thrown in for good measure. Tried to take a nap, but my body hurt too badly for me to sleep. Baby was much quieter than usual, too.
Got a really good night's sleep last night and have more energy today. I don't think I'm having as many contractions/BH today, but I was surprised at several globs of goop (hadn't passed much mucus for a few days). I'm going to take a walk and see if I can get things started. I'm 37+4 today.
Me too! Cwill and JJ, you're both so right on about living in the moment, and also about how difficult it is to do so. Half of me is thinking, hey, it's ok, be patient, and half is so tired of holding my breath waiting. Plus, seeing everyone else (or mostly) have babies before or right at their EDD makes the expecting and waiting tougher. But really, if baby comes tomorrow or two weeks from now, it's not that big of a deal. I guess I have one good day and one bad day...
Yesterday was for sure the bad day. God, I wanted to throw poo at the world. But it really was a hormone thing, because I had lots of hives on my face (which hormone surges cause in me), and suddenly today my very brown nipples and areola are quite pink. At least I have an excuse for my grumpiness. But I am so done predicting when this stinking baby will come out of me. I've decided the assholes were right, it'll be after Christmas-- but at least I won't have to share my birthday! It's the 18th. So, whatever baby, stay in. See if I care.
Can you tell I'm trying to talk myself into a good mood???
SB, yay for you!! Congratulations!
DH's boss just called to ask what we need for baby--"I dont know what to get a hippie baby", he says. Cute.