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I want my Baby!

post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 

i am so tired of being pregnant and i want my baby now! 

 

i am 35.5 weeks so i might have a while to go. my first was 42 weeks, my 2nd 39 weeks and a couple of days, and my last one was 38 weeks and a couple of days. 

 

i am so ready. i have everything set up, all the supplies etc all taken care of. all i need is to wait until i go into labor. i dont even have the energy i need to do some hobbies that would take my mind off waiting for baby. i feel so tired right now. and baby has dropped so low that my bladder hurts and i can feel my pubic bone pulling apart. 

 

i just want to have the baby already. lol. i am so eager for little toes and squishy cheeks. sigh.

post #2 of 40
I hear you LionessMom. I totally hear you. I am 37 weeks and am ready. I nested over the long weekend and my house is just about ready (I really want to clean the garage too). I have my kit and supplies. I am prepping a new batch of prefolds now. I need a baby to fill them up. I would like to see my feet again too. I am trying to make fun distracting plans for the coming weeks since I have never ever ever gone early (last one was 3 weeks late). I really want to go to the homeschooliowa.org conference on 6/8 in Des Moines- maybe you want to meet me there :) Anyway- if no sign of baby I am going to go and will have a fun time waddling around... No energy here for hobbies either...
post #3 of 40
I am right there with you. I'm at 37 weeks 1 day and normally wouldn't be so antsy this early, but I had a hospital admission for preterm labor at 34 weeks 1 day, and it made me feel like she was coming early, so it's been torture waiting this long since then! I feel like I was SO close to meeting her & then... nothing. Even though I wouldn't have rationally wanted her to be born anywhere near that early. Crazy pregnancy emotions.

I'm nesting now, so hopefully the next 13 days will FLY by. I'm being induced June 11.
post #4 of 40

I'm there too. Today I am 36 weeks and 2 days. I did so well with the rest of the pregnancy until just a couple of weeks ago. Now I'm sore all over, tired all the time, and just plain done. Everything I do feels like I'm putting out SO much effort... to include laying down for bed. Haha! I mean, seriously, getting into bed is a process!

 

I have no energy for hobbies either, even the sitting down kind like knitting. The other day, I was trying to catch up on some old chores. I thought, "Hey I can shred that big box of paper! I'll be sitting down, I'll be in my cozy chair. This will be easy!" I was so excited that there was something that I could *do.* But, no... leaning forward to put the paper in the shredder squished my belly wrong and I was done with that after about 20 minutes.

 

Plus, I am no longer able to leave the house without having to factor in that every place I go now means at LEAST one 5 minute conversation with a complete stranger. "Yes, I know I am REALLY pregnant." "My due date is near the end of June." "Yes, I know that it doesn't look like I'll make it that long." "It's a boy." "We're going to name him Donovan." "Yes, I'm ready to have him." "Thank you for your concern." It seems everyone I talk to is highly concerned that I'm going to just spit the kid out of my vag on the floor of whatever building I'm in, and that I just have to be SOOOO miserable about it. I mean, yes, I'm done and I want my baby on the outside but I really don't need to be reminded of that by random people all of the time and given a pity party about it.

 

I'm tired of whining anyway. Like I said, every single action feels like a chore, and I find myself asking poor DH and even DD to help me with things. I feel like such a pansy anymore! And, I know the argument of you're not a pansy... you're pregnant! But, I also feel like I've taken the rest of this pregnancy with such stride, that these last couple of weeks should just be a breeze. But.. they're not, and so now I'm even more whiny about it.

 

Ahhh! I'm so ready to have this baby!

post #5 of 40
Yep. A bit over 37 weeks and more than two weeks into daily prodromal labor, I would be very happy to just pop out a baby already. Mine have come at 37w, 37w5d, 38w, 38w5d, and an induction at 39w4d. I tend to look at 38 weeks as a more accurate due date based on my history. That will be this weekend.

This pregnancy has been so stressful. I'll be relieved when he is here and I can see that he is ok.
post #6 of 40

Oh mamas.. I'm totally with you on this.. I'm 36+2 weeks and everything is going great, we're ready for babe and yet I'm so bloody miserable.

All I want to do is sleep, I'm so sick of the project I'm doing at work, and yet am grateful to be distracted by it, my back hurts and I can't get comfortable in bed no matter what I do.... 

 

At my midwife today, I was speaking with a new mama who was there with her 5 week old and she was so calm and composed and pleasant and all I could do was whine about the sticky weather and my swollen feet.

 

I'm not usually like this.. See.. I can't even help but whine about being whiny...

 

Bloody hell..

post #7 of 40
Thread Starter 

lol! i am all whiny too and cranky. i went to the grocery store today and i saw someone i know and they asked me "can you get any bigger?" i said we'll find out. lol. i am so tired of the comments and questions. i know how nig i am. i know how pregnant i am sheesh. rub it in that i am huge and havent had the baby yet. hopefully in 2 weeks. i wish i could just sleep through the next 2 weeks. sigh. i just want my baby!

post #8 of 40
SO glad to hear I'm not alone on the whiny and cranky front! 5 days from my due date now and just very uncomfortable. I put off doing a lot of cleaning so I'd have something to do. But now I think I waited too long bacause I wear out so fast.
post #9 of 40

I hear you all!  36 weeks today.  Daily Braxton Hicks and having a hard time sleeping (I guess the baby is preparing me for lack of sleep).  I am asking my DD to pick things up that I drop on the floor because it is so hard to bend over and I waddle something serious.  I want to wait until the baby is ready and appreciate my last few weeks, but I am feeling really eager to meet her.

post #10 of 40
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Originally Posted by MamaInTheDesert View Post

 

Plus, I am no longer able to leave the house without having to factor in that every place I go now means at LEAST one 5 minute conversation with a complete stranger. "Yes, I know I am REALLY pregnant." "My due date is near the end of June." "Yes, I know that it doesn't look like I'll make it that long." "It's a boy." "We're going to name him Donovan." "Yes, I'm ready to have him." "Thank you for your concern." It seems everyone I talk to is highly concerned that I'm going to just spit the kid out of my vag on the floor of whatever building I'm in, and that I just have to be SOOOO miserable about it. I mean, yes, I'm done and I want my baby on the outside but I really don't need to be reminded of that by random people all of the time and given a pity party about it.

 

 

 

 

THIS, to a tee. I'm an ER nurse, and when I go to work, I'd love to wear a sign around my neck that answers all the random questions people feel compelled to ask me. 

"when are you due" -- 2 weeks

"what are you having: - a baby

"no, really, what are you having?" -- A BABY

"So you didn't find out?" - no

"is this your first?" - no

"How many children do you have?" This makes 5 

"OH MY GOD!" 

 

this is why I don't want to talk to people! 

 

I got the hands down, most amazingly obnoxious and personal question over the weekend ..... 

 

"So, are you dilated any?"

My response - I have no idea, and walked out of the room. 

 

Good night Irene!

post #11 of 40

Hahaha! I love these posts - they have really made me laugh. I totally empathise, I am 36w myself and I've also had silly remarks from people and funny aches and pains. Mostly I can't wait to be able to bend down again and actually remembering where I've put things.ROTFLMAO.gif

post #12 of 40

Me too!

 

I am 39 weeks tomorrow and can't wait to have this baby.  The baby has totally dropped and I'm having more cramping in the past week which makes me think I'm getting close, but nothing yet. 

 

I'm not even fully ready yet, but I don't even care, I just want to meet the little one!
 

post #13 of 40

Oh My! Those comments!

 

Yes, I really don't like the "looks like you are going to pop!" comments. Such bad manners! eyesroll.gif

 

However, I'm feeling OK with no baby yet as DH has big meetings this week, DD has exams that she says she wants to finish before her brother comes (LOL-she's 7) and I'm hoping my whole birth team will be well (one is struggling with a cold). So, hoping he'll wait until at least Friday! I'm 37.3 weeks and counting and MW says this weekend looks good so we'll see. :)

post #14 of 40
Thread Starter 

i get the shocked looks when i say it is my 5th too. those actually crack me up though. i hate it when people see me with my 3 girls and go straight to the "it's a boy this time right?" question. yes it is but still. 

post #15 of 40

People about have a heart attack when I say this is my sixth.

 

I was shopping by myself the other day and the nice old lady clerk was helping me find something. She asked if this is my first baby. I told her it was my sixth and she said, "I thought you were only 21!" I'm in my 30s, but people always mistake me for being a good ten years younger than I am. My oldest dd (12) and I went to get our hair cut. The stylist thought dd was my sister, not my daughter.

 

And I have five dds with a boy coming this time. Great comments there. rolleyes.gif

post #16 of 40

I think everyone assumes this is my first as well.  "do you know what you are having?"  well no.  "what do you want?"  a healthy baby.  "oh.  You are going to be such a great mom!"  uhhh thanks. I kinda think my 4 kids at home think so too.  " wow!  so this is 5?"  yup.  "have you figured out what causes this?"  yeah.  a hot husband and no tv.  or a way better one from a guy at the gas station.  "dang.  you must have cleaned up good a time too many"  uhhhh thanks?  I too have been asked how far dilated I am- does anybody think about how weird it is to ask a stranger the condition of her cervix?  That I just walk away from....  

 

I decided to make the baby a quilt today.  I have so far ironed one piece of fabric and cut 2 blocks.... yeah- in an hour and a half.  no excuse other than my legs hurt.

post #17 of 40

I am kind of wavering between really wanting him to come ASAP (well, after I sleep a bit tonight) and wanting him to wait until next week at least. I am so tired and achy. I'm sick of being the fattest I've been in my life. I want to meet him. I hate the waiting.

 

But...my in-laws are out of town until Sunday, and this is their first grandson (DD is their first granddaughter) and I don't want them to miss seeing him as a brand new baby. Especially as we are very likely naming him after FIL's deceased dad. Also, if our DD needs to stay with someone for a few days, they really are the best people for that as they keep a very similar schedule for her as we do. My mom is way more indulgent and DD comes home tired and sugared up. greensad.gif

 

Finally, I want some time with DD that doesn't feel rushed. I'll be happy if we have a day where we just do fun stuff together all day...our last few days as just mama and daughter are so very bittersweet to me. I've had false labor a few times now (most recently Monday morning) and every time it happens I just start bawling. Mostly because I want more time alone with DD. I guess I'm kind of pathetic, huh?

post #18 of 40
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Originally Posted by alicewyf View Post

I am kind of wavering between really wanting him to come ASAP (well, after I sleep a bit tonight) and wanting him to wait until next week at least. I am so tired and achy. I'm sick of being the fattest I've been in my life. I want to meet him. I hate the waiting.

 

But...my in-laws are out of town until Sunday, and this is their first grandson (DD is their first granddaughter) and I don't want them to miss seeing him as a brand new baby. Especially as we are very likely naming him after FIL's deceased dad. Also, if our DD needs to stay with someone for a few days, they really are the best people for that as they keep a very similar schedule for her as we do. My mom is way more indulgent and DD comes home tired and sugared up. greensad.gif

 

Finally, I want some time with DD that doesn't feel rushed. I'll be happy if we have a day where we just do fun stuff together all day...our last few days as just mama and daughter are so very bittersweet to me. I've had false labor a few times now (most recently Monday morning) and every time it happens I just start bawling. Mostly because I want more time alone with DD. I guess I'm kind of pathetic, huh?

I know you are wanting more alone time with your DD- but think of all the great times she is going to have with a brother- this is the beginning of a new era for her- she will love it!   

post #19 of 40

If I didn't technically have nursing school until the 8th of June I'd be as close to 100% ready as you can be to get this show on the road.  I'm 39+1, insanely swollen (I swear I can feel water sloshing around in my feet), and everything is set for the birth (in terms of having our kit, tub, etc). 

 

I also have to admit that while my professors would really like me to attend all of our remaining clincal days (I'm currently in an inpatient psych rotation), I would not mind having the baby this weekend and losing the points I'd miss for not showing up next week!  Trying to be a good nurse while 39 weeks pregnant is not super awesome. 

post #20 of 40
Thread Starter 

i am now 36.5! lol. almost 37. i am getting so anxious for this. 2 weeks until i had the last one. i am so counting down. esp seeing all the babies being born already. the only thing i dont like about being in a ddc is i always am at the end of the month. lol. 

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