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post #21 of 40

Ugh. I am really starting to go crazy waiting! I am 38 weeks and a few days (more or less) and I am so uncomfortable! People keep telling me to be patient and to enjoy these last few days without a baby as much as we can (this is our first), but its really hard when I feel so gross all of the time. I am achy and crampy and I am having pretty strong and painful (but irregular) contractions and my feet are swollen. . .and you all know what it is like! So not fun. I want my little baby already!!

 

I am on maternity leave now (I am a full time graduate student and I also work part time. . .but I am done with classes until the fall and I am taking the summer off from work as well) so I don't have work to distract me and the things I usually do to distract myself (read a novel, watch tv, yoga, cooking and so forth) are not keeping my attention or I have no energy for. Seriously, what could be entertaining enough to distract yourself from having a little person?!?

 

OK, rant over. smile.gif Thanks for listening, ladies! I think my husband, sister and mom are all pretty tired of hearing my whining, so I appreciate the forum for venting.

post #22 of 40
Thread Starter 

i need to vent too. people keep asking me when i am due bc they think i look like i should pop any minute. i try to laugh but it gets so frustrating some times. i want to be done just as much as they think i should be done. they keep saying any day now but i know it will prob be a couple weeks at least. 

post #23 of 40

I had someone tell me today that I am "really starting to show".... oh, yeah? do people generally look pregnant 11 days before they are due? shocking!   Also had my first stranger inquire about how dilated I am. I am ready to meet baby for many reasons, including that I no longer want to be the topic of conversation.
 

post #24 of 40

First, Alexandria - that is really, really funny!  OMG, people are so odd.

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Originally Posted by GradStudent13 View Post

Ugh. I am really starting to go crazy waiting! I am 38 weeks and a few days (more or less) and I am so uncomfortable! People keep telling me to be patient and to enjoy these last few days without a baby as much as we can (this is our first), but its really hard when I feel so gross all of the time. I am achy and crampy and I am having pretty strong and painful (but irregular) contractions and my feet are swollen. . .and you all know what it is like! So not fun. I want my little baby already!!

 

I am on maternity leave now (I am a full time graduate student and I also work part time. . .but I am done with classes until the fall and I am taking the summer off from work as well) so I don't have work to distract me and the things I usually do to distract myself (read a novel, watch tv, yoga, cooking and so forth) are not keeping my attention or I have no energy for. Seriously, what could be entertaining enough to distract yourself from having a little person?!?

 

OK, rant over. smile.gif Thanks for listening, ladies! I think my husband, sister and mom are all pretty tired of hearing my whining, so I appreciate the forum for venting.

 

Second, I have to respond to this.  For a few reasons, one, of course you want your baby here now!  Who in their right mind wouldn't be super excited to have their first baby and not be all - "oh, I'm going to enjoy this sleep..."  haha, yeah right!  Bring on the sleepless nights if it means getting to snuggle that new little baby!  FWIW - I actually sleep better with a newborn than being pregnant.  Plus, you are already different, being pregnant is so different from not and your relationship and life in general is already changed.  Obviously, it will change more with a baby, but it's still not the same as it was before you got pregnant.

 

I bolded that part of your post because it really stands out to me.  I don't know if you've been told anything about the postpartum period...but if you think you feel gross now, just wait!  You will be leaking out of so many places...and oozing...and baby will have more body fluids that you thought possible.  The feeling of gunk (mostly blood) oozing out of you is not a pleasant one.  The way your stomach and will flap down and just feel odd when you go from sitting to standing.  I just hope I don't have a cough again this time around.  Hahaha, it's not that bad, but it's definitely tops on feeling gross for sure!  Most of it can be ignored because you have a sweet little baby to stare at.  But still....and then some people get the massive sweats, I have not been blessed with that one yet, but third time's a charm!  :)

post #25 of 40

I am with all of you ladies on this one... My others were all early, I am now 4 hours from going the longest I have in any pregnancy, and I am definitely feeling impatient in a way I have not before!

 

And what is going on with this dilation question? I had it too and it is very odd to me, in the UK (where I had my other babies, in US now) it is not standard to be checking pregnant ladies' dilation all the time before they go into labour even. I don't know why any one even cares...

 

Although I must admit my house is far from being as tidy as I would ideally like it before the baby comes, but then I am not sure it ever will get that tidy!

post #26 of 40

I am 38 +1 now and did have some contractions the past couple of nights- but I know enough not to count on anything for at least a couple more weeks.  More inquiries about the status of my cervix-  so awkward....  I actually am trying to be thankful for this time- because as uncomfortable and crabby as I am- most nights I get to sleep....  and taking 5 kids out and about will not happen- but it isn't like 4 kids 6 and under are a pleasure to take anywhere......  And when contractions do start- I don't know if I will have the energy to survive- how sad is that?  I had better go into labor in the morning when I am fresh- and not at night when I am sooo exhausted- that is my biggest fear!

post #27 of 40
Thread Starter 

ugh, the postpartum period. the only reason i have not started doing jumping jacks to try and get this kid to want to come out. i feel hot and sweaty now, i know that will get 10 times worse after baby. for the first week at least i will sweat out at least 10 lbs of fluid. yuck. i will have lochia coming out and milk leaking everywhere. and it will be hard to get a shower to make me feel better too. but i will have my baby on the outside. i want to go into labor soon. i am now 37 weeks. 1 more week till i had the last kid. 

post #28 of 40
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Originally Posted by LionessMom View Post

ugh, the postpartum period. the only reason i have not started doing jumping jacks to try and get this kid to want to come out. i feel hot and sweaty now, i know that will get 10 times worse after baby. for the first week at least i will sweat out at least 10 lbs of fluid. yuck. i will have lochia coming out and milk leaking everywhere. and it will be hard to get a shower to make me feel better too. but i will have my baby on the outside. i want to go into labor soon. i am now 37 weeks. 1 more week till i had the last kid. 

 

Uuugh I totally remember this with DD. I was soaking the sheets with my sweat nightly. As well as with breastmilk. You're just sticky, everywhere. I don't think I cared much because I was so sleep deprived last time. We'll see if I can handle the stickiness as well this time around.

 

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Originally Posted by iowaorganic View Post

I had better go into labor in the morning when I am fresh- and not at night when I am sooo exhausted- that is my biggest fear!

 

That's my biggest fear too, and was when I was pregnant with DD as well. I do not deal well with pain when I'm tired. I have a feeling my labor will stall a bit when we get to the hospital (I have a hospital phobia, mild) and I have a feeling I'll be in labor a little longer than I would if I had decided to have a homebirth. I'm afraid I'll be too tired to deal if I'm not well rested.

post #29 of 40

I'm officially on maternity leave as of this afternoon. I'm ready for this baby to make her appearance! I'm already feeling impatient and will be beside myself if she stays inside for another month. I guess I should prepare myself for that possibility, though.

 

I can't imagine being hotter and sweatier postpartum than I am now...ugh!

post #30 of 40
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Originally Posted by Calycanth View Post

I'm officially on maternity leave as of this afternoon. I'm ready for this baby to make her appearance! I'm already feeling impatient and will be beside myself if she stays inside for another month. I guess I should prepare myself for that possibility, though.

 

I can't imagine being hotter and sweatier postpartum than I am now...ugh!

 



I'm on maternity leave starting today as well & am due the same day as you!  Here's hoping that we both don't have another month!  I'd be happy with a couple of days off and then for baby to come on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.  Good luck!

post #31 of 40

Good luck, WMassMama! Here's to slightly early babies! 

post #32 of 40

I think I will be patient until the new moon- and that is in what?  a week and a half?  Which is just about spot on 40 weeks for me...  I can patiently hold out that long I think!  

post #33 of 40

If you start maternity leave now, does it count towards your 12 weeks for FMLA?  My midwife said she could write me a letter but I don't know if it makes sense or not... I told her I'll go in Monday and try to wrap things up and think about it. I'd be fine still working if I could just take a 2 hour nap mid day... 

post #34 of 40
Thread Starter 

i am just now 37 weeks. my last came at 38 and some days, the one before that 39 and some days. i went to my abckup ob appt yesterday and let her check me. she said i was 2 centimeters and 80%. the last 2 times i went into labor within a week of starting to change. i can feel my cervix changing. i would love a baby birthday of 6-12-12. but whenever he decides. i am thinking this is my last weekend before birth though. i will be very surprised to go much longer. 

post #35 of 40

Tinams - I'm not eligible for FMLA since I've only been at my job for 6 months, but they knew I was pregnant and would be taking 12 weeks off this summer when they hired me. I honestly don't know how they're classifying my absence. I'm using PTO for the first couple of weeks, and after that it's just unpaid leave, I guess. I work in women's health and they've been very relaxed about the whole thing.

 

Iowaorganic - I think the new moon is 10 days from now. That would be great timing for me, too, which of course means it's not gonna happen. orngtongue.gif

 

Hope everyone is hanging in there!

post #36 of 40
Thread Starter 

i hate waiting. esp when i am having prelabor symptoms. lost a lot of mucus plug. have cramps like i am starting my period. my hips hurt and i am very irritable. i can feel this kid on my cervix which was 80% effaced and 2 cm dilated on friday. i dont know what it is now. have a hard time sleeping bc my back hurts like i am going to start my period. i hope this doesnt last much longer bc it is just making me crankier! i feel like i have the worst pms ever!

post #37 of 40

LionessMom- I am so ready for this baby now too.  I have also been having increasing "pre-labor".  Night before last I thought the contractions might actually go somewhere, but they did not.  The cramps are pretty frequent and my feet and hips are sore all the time.  I have given up all kinds of things I like in hopes of keeping my BP down- no sugar, no spicy food, no caffeine at all, even decaf coffee.  My acupuncturist told me these are all heating, and thus can increase BP, and her help has been really reliable so far so I am trying to following all of her advice.  I want to be able to indulge a bit.  I am imaging the cappuccino I will have when the baby arrives.  I am only 38 + 2 but I want to go into labor before anyone starts talking induction so bad.  I don't want to have to fight for it.  This weekend would be bad timing for everyone.  My doula is out of town and my daughter is the flower girl in my stepbrother's wedding.  I guess I will try to hold on until next week and hope tomorrow Dr.'s appointment goes well, but I wish I felt relaxed and not kind of crazed.  Come on little babies!

post #38 of 40

I'm getting progressively more impatient by the day (38+4 today), and I barely have any pre-labour symptoms, apart from some period-like crampiness and backache, to make me hopeful things will happen soon.. I have absolutely ZERO motivation to do much of anything except eat and nap, and I'm super grumpy all day long. I'm sure I'm an absolute joy to be around.

 

I'm not even scheduled to go on mat leave until the end of next week (2 days before my dd).. What was I thinking?!?

post #39 of 40

I'm not sure being on leave is any better. I feel guilty for using up some of my leave before the baby even arrives. On the other hand, it is nice to be able to rest.

post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by PrincessSputnik View Post

I'm getting progressively more impatient by the day (38+4 today), and I barely have any pre-labour symptoms, apart from some period-like crampiness and backache, to make me hopeful things will happen soon.. I have absolutely ZERO motivation to do much of anything except eat and nap, and I'm super grumpy all day long. I'm sure I'm an absolute joy to be around.

 

I'm not even scheduled to go on mat leave until the end of next week (2 days before my dd).. What was I thinking?!?

this sounds like me.  especially the joy to be around part!

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