Anybody want to hash out labor fears here? People who'd rather not read can be spared, but anyone who needs to work through stuff can maybe find an outlet.
For me, at this point in pg, I feel like I'd rather be pregnant forever than have to do labor. It's so silly, because I know it's just one contraction at a time, and it really isn't *that* awful. There's so much excitement and focus at the time that the perception is so different than right now. And that, for me, labor doesn't ever feel much worse than having eaten something that didn't agree with me. Towards the end it's a bit more, maybe, but not of pain per se, more of pressure and urgency. Or just feeling like it's time to be done or something.
And, I am really looking forward to the part right as the baby is actually born. That's such a cool feeling, and the tiny amazingly warm new person is just so...amazing. And, I love how empty and light I suddenly feel. I always want to do cartwheels to my bed because I feel so light. It's all I can do to keep from skipping around the first few days afterwards.
Anyone else want to share some thoughts and feelings about our upcoming births?