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2 Weeks Until November!!!

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 

And you know what, we've only had one baby born in our DDC! Wow! Our babies must love staying in and cooking, even all those twins!

 

So last night I decided that from now until birthing day I need to: keep my toenails trimmed, legs shaved, and down there neat and trimmed. winky.gif And yeah, that kind of grooming is not so easy nowadays!!

 

Any other funny thoughts in your brain now?

post #2 of 27

I was going to post something similar yesterday.  It's amazing to think that so few babies have come early!  Previous DDCs had many babies born 2-6 weeks in advance so it looks like we have a healthy group of babies who are staying as put as they can!  :)

post #3 of 27
I can't believe it's coming up so soon! I told a friend yesterday that I'm already starting to feel nostalgic for this pregnancy. It will be over so soon.
We toured the hospital yesterday. It is a huge brand new facility. I have to suspend a lot of cynicism and anger at the "system" in order to feel excited about it (it is directly across the street from Healthcare for the Homeless where literally dozens of honeless people camp out on a regular basis), but I was able to get excited about having a room full of family and a beautiful new baby to pass around and coo over.

That's awesome that you're on the ball with your trimming. My reaction was the exact opposite. We are almost to the end...meh. Who cares if I'm hairy at this point!? Lol.

My hospital bag is almost all packed. Baby is dropping lower and lower. My DH came home from work last night, took one look at my stomach, and said "what happened? it's lower!"

This is the home stretch. So surreal!
post #4 of 27

Funny, I just got an urge this morning to have everything trimmed up in case labor happens soon, too. I don't remember really thinking about it when I was pregnant with my son.

 

I have everything we really need for the new baby, and I just washed the car seat cover this morning, which was the last thing I really felt like I needed to do. I need to pack my hospital bag and a bag for my son in case he has to be watched outside of the house, but otherwise, I think I'm ready!

post #5 of 27

Oh my gosh, I was thinking the same thing.. shaved legs, trimmed nails, groomed lower region lol! except...... i can't reach my toes and i have no idea how to keep my lady parts groomed without feeling like im about to cut myself! help? haha!

post #6 of 27

I can't wait to start seeing baby pictures on here!   Though I am glad most everyone is sticking tight for now.

 

This morning I thought it was it.  Had strong, regular contractions for 2.5 hrs, thought about calling my husband to come home (he's out of town for work), and then it turned out that now all three kids AND I all have this mini-flu.  Sigh of relief/exasperation!

 

KalaniR, I'm in the same boat.  I trimmed up down there sometime in late summer and warned DH that that was going to be the last time until I could see what I'm doing again!!

post #7 of 27

wendel - my uterus freaks out when I'm sick too! I told my OB about all the ctx I had last weekend and she thought I was being ridiculous. I went back to look at my posts when I had DD2 and DD3 and found the same thing. When I'm sick apparently I have bad ctx, go figure. Annoying.....

 

I'm jealous of those of you with two weeks left. I'm not due till the last of november. I still have 6 weeks to go...... grrrr..... not that I want her here early or for the time to go fast..... just ready to be done :p ykwim?

post #8 of 27

Wow...time is flying by. My c-section is 2 weeks from tomorrow. I better get packing soon, just in case.... I keep wondering how to mentally and spiritually prepare for a birth that will (most likely) happen on schedule...it's so strange to know when the baby will come.... 

post #9 of 27

I have 3 weeks "left" from today. WOW. MW says she finds first timers go 10 days over, so we'll see. : ) I don't feel any urgency that baby's coming soon but I have been ready to whip out hubby's hair trimmers (yes that he trims his hair and mustache with) and trim down there. I don't want it too long so it's a big mess but I find if it's totally shaved or less than 1/8", my periods and mucus are really messy. SO trying to time it right. Lol

post #10 of 27

Today is my last day of work!  It seems so strange to have NOTHING to do for the next two weeks other than be at home, take care of my kids, keep the house clean, do some baking, finish up last minute chores around the house, and oh yes, have a baby.  LOL, I suppose I do have a lot that will keep me busy!  

 

And yes, keeping things trimmed down there is tough!  Kind of sad we even worry about things like that but we do.  :)  

post #11 of 27

Ha, it's so funny, today as I was struggling to clip my toenails I thought to myself, I wonder if this will be the last time I have to do this while I'm pregnant. There have been so many moments like that recently. Since this is my first baby, I have really been trying to savor my relative autonomy and freedom (and of course, all the sleep I can get).

 

And I'm also surprised there's only been one baby so far! I am past the first mental milestone...I was born at 36 weeks. This little one will be 37 weeks tomorrow. Fine with me! I have a FB friend who was due 11/1 and had her baby last week. He just came home from the NICU today. It does make me feel like I'm living on borrowed time...

post #12 of 27

My last day of work is tomorrow - so excited!!! I got a haircut today to make myself feel cute (which I don't typically feel these days!) and also because I realize I won't have time for a haircut for a while after the baby gets here and I know your hair can fall out after giving birth. Now that I won't be working, I can finish getting everything ready at a more leisurely pace until our little guy finally shows up. :)

post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 

Babychak- Isn't it kinda nice to end your pregnancy with a bit of a slower pace? I'm trying to do that too and I will be getting a haircut next week too!

 

Oikophile- I keep thinking the same thing! Is this the last time I'll do...... before the baby comes? Chances are no, since I've still got 3 weeks until my EDD but still, it's a fun thought!

 

Andrea- Yay for being done with work!! Another milestone reached!

post #14 of 27

I can't believe it's almost november!!  I'm both slowing down and trying to hurry up on the last few things... We just moved into a new house two weeks ago, but most of the big stuff is done that I'm not panicking too much if the little one decides to come early!  Gotta inventory the shower gifts and donations and place one last big order from amazon, but we have a place for him to sleep, a carseat, etc.  We could make do right now, but I'm hoping we have until at least november :P

 

I've given up on caring about trimming, unless my husband wants to do it with the electric one again sometime. Would love a pedicure though! I'm thinking a weekend in early November I can try to swing that.

post #15 of 27

Yeah! So weird and exciting... I have four weeks left. I'm really hoping not to go too far over my due date, though.

 

I remember during the first trimester when I was suffering so much morning sickness and exhaustion and I couldn't imagine nine months of being pregnant. Somehow I got through it. It does feel like I've been pregnant forever, but also like time has flown by so quickly. I am a bit nervous and excited for the birth. This is my first, so it's going to be a whole new experience for me and I have no idea what to expect. I'll miss feeling my little guy moving around inside me, having this constant tiny companion with me, but at the same time I am now very uncomfortable most of the time and feeling like I'm ready to have the baby out of my body. I'm mostly excited to meet him, hold him, see his face, have him see me for the first time... all those things.

 

And also I'm like OMG WE ARE ABOUT TO HAVE A CHILD. FOREVER. I thought by now it would have sunk in but I don't think the enormity of it has yet reached me. I guess it won't be "real" until we are actually holding our son in our arms. It's really hard to think of myself as someone's mother! Crazy!

 

I have two and a half more weeks of work left, but I'm on part-time hours now, so it's not so bad. Still, I'll be happy when I don't have to work for a while. I plan to take at least three months of maternity leave.
 

post #16 of 27

Lol, I keep checking our group to see if anyone has had their baby yet. I'm really surprised we've only had one so far. I'll bet things start picking up next week. I plan on walking a 5k this Saturday, so I'm hoping that will get things moving ;)

 

I had a lot of energy to nest around 32 weeks, but have been so unmotivated until just recently... getting a second nesting wind :) We've got most things crossed off our lists and now I'm getting everything washed and ready to go.  I keep feeling like I'm forgetting something really important, but I think it's just me wanting to be over prepared, when I know in reality I don't need to be. I'll be scheduling the dog's grooming appointment, a haircut for myself, and a bikini wax for the end of this week or beginning of next. Other than that, I need to focus on cooking meals to freeze for later and keeping my house nice and clean :)

 

Final stretch ladies!!! Craziness!!!

post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by poema304 View Post

Lol, I keep checking our group to see if anyone has had their baby yet. I'm really surprised we've only had one so far. I'll bet things start picking up next week. I plan on walking a 5k this Saturday, so I'm hoping that will get things moving ;)

 

, I need to focus on cooking meals to freeze for later and keeping my house nice and clean :)

 

Final stretch ladies!!! Craziness!!!

 

Ha, that's what I'm up to this morning too-- checking for baby news!  I was up half the night timing ctx which I should KNOW by baby #4 is not a productive use of time-- but at least it scared me into going ahead and getting the last few things ready, and practicing relaxation techniques!  Somehow 3am is such a difficult time to deal with anything!

 

Oh yeah, keeping the house nice and clean...now that is a full time job, especially for a homeschooler, right?  :)  My kids are totally focused on raking leaves and jumping in them, and have no desire to get on board with keeping the house clean, surprise!  But yeah, it's time to start realizing that we could be calling the midwife any day to come hang out with us in this chaos.  Now there's motivation.

post #18 of 27
Someone else has to have given birth by now, right? Anyone gone off the grid lately?
I haven't timed my contractions yet, but they are so frequent, it's like I can't move at all without causing a long series of them. All I want to do is sit or lay down, but ds has other ideas. He knows something is up and has been super clingy and fusses at pretty much every interaction. He wants one on one interaction 100% of the time. Also he's a getting about 9 hours of broken sleep at night since he's been sleeping with daddy and is super cranky. I can get him back to sleep when he wakes at 5, but dh can't. If I sleep with him, though I get a total of about 4 hrs myself when you count how long it takes me to get back to sleep after ds waking and me having to pee.

My back is starting to kill me, and my groin is just sore like I've pulled it. I know things are getting super stretchy. Starting to have frequent let down feelings in my breasts and am leaking colostrum. I officially have 2 and a half weeks left, but am wondering if I'll go that far. Kind of don't want to go early because my mom can't come until Thanksgiving, and I know I'm going to really want her around as soon as possible after the birth. Dh will be home for a couple of weeks, but may have to be working from home. That doesn't really inspire confidence in the amount of support I'll have. I know his parents will be around, but it's not the same. I just would love to know that I will have a whole week to just lay in bed and nurse and bond. I'm so worried about how ds will feel. Everyone says it will be good for him, but I don't see how. I think most people feel he is overly attached to me eyesroll.gif

Anyway, that all sounds more negative than I actually feel. I'm super excited to meet this baby. Just normal discomfort, anxiety, and hormones, I guess. Hope everyone is feeling as good as can be expected at this point!
post #19 of 27

I have 10 more days to my "due date" then whatever bonus days I'll end up with since my kids are always late.  I'm hoping not another almost 42-weeker....so tough mentally and physically.

I've been feeling kind of off and on lately - some days great, some days sluggish.  Has anyone ever been told they have an "irritable uterus"?

Last night I had one long constant BH contraction, literally from dinner to when I went to sleep.

It was kind of horrible, and I googled and read that it could be irritable uterus?  Never heard of it - not labor, not really painful (sort of, more uncomfortable).

It's hard to move and bend when your stomach is ROCK hard for 4 hours.

post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by finnegansmom View Post

I have 10 more days to my "due date" then whatever bonus days I'll end up with since my kids are always late.  I'm hoping not another almost 42-weeker....so tough mentally and physically.
I've been feeling kind of off and on lately - some days great, some days sluggish.  Has anyone ever been told they have an "irritable uterus"?
Last night I had one long constant BH contraction, literally from dinner to when I went to sleep.
It was kind of horrible, and I googled and read that it could be irritable uterus?  Never heard of it - not labor, not really painful (sort of, more uncomfortable).
It's hard to move and bend when your stomach is ROCK hard for 4 hours.

Oh, no, I can't imagine going 42 weeks like this. I'm sending you 40 week baby vibes. When I described the frequency of my bh contractions, the peri told me it sounded like my uterus was irritated. But aside from drinking water he didn't have any suggestions for me. I already drink enough water so I guess my uterus is just excitable? The back pain is new as of yesterday, which I guess I should feel lucky about. I'm just hoping it will not be constant until edd or (gasp!) beyond.
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