Originally Posted by Teles
DH is of the opinion that she can came anytime after January 21 (the cut off for Aquarius), with the exception of Feb 1 because that's his birthday. I'm huge and baby is huge, so I really wouldn't be opposed to her making a slightly early appearance, though I would prefer that she waits until I've started maternity leave at work (after January 31). I've been really uncomfortable lately and I only see things getting worse from here, so I'd say I'm just about to jump over into the "done" camp.
Due to conceiving this little one immediately following a miscarriage, I've actually been pregnant for the last 42.5 weeks. This whole pregnancy thing has been great, but I'd really like to have an actual baby now. In some moments of madness I wonder if I'll just stay pregnant forever and walk by her room thinking "...and this is where I display my collection of baby stuff".
I, too, have been pregnant since last February, with only a 6-week "break." And I'm due March 1. And I have ADD, LOL, and have been off my meds, of course... and could not be a more impatient person!
I don't feel "done," myself (granted, I'm from 1-28 days behind y'all). But I'm definitely starting to feel "very pregnant." Not that I've ever forgotten I am pregnant-- not one day this whole pregnancy-- but I'm starting to feel uncomfortable (more consistent, though not terrible, pubic pain, pain from my running injury-- basically relaxin is bugging me-- having a pretty big belly in the way, etc.), which makes me a little nervous. Now, if I were just this uncomfortable for the next 9-11 weeks (I like to assume I'll go "late"), then fine! Woo hoo! Because it's not really that bad. But this being my first and all, I'm getting nervous that I'll get significantly more uncomfortable/be in pain/not be able to get much done/whatever, and fairly quickly.
I know I've mentioned that I have a pretty physically strenuous business trip in 4 weeks, when I'll be about 35.5-36 weeks preggo. On my feet most of 12 hours/day, 5 days/week-- yikes! And it's really pretty critical to our financial picture (I'm getting inventory that will last us for months and months, and this is the only time it's available). I just keep hoping I'm not much worse off until after that's over. Preferably until I'm about 37 weeks, as I have a slightly less strenuous trip the following week. I keep promising myself that I can break down at 37 weeks! But before then... It's both these trips and the fact that DH and I have a lot to do-- more for the business than the baby, per se (since his first day working with me is tomorrow-- last day at his job today!) I don't want to be stressed out! But the idea that I will be getting significantly more cranky/tired/in pain/immobile... Scares me! Maybe it will be fine... and I am doing yoga and everything else I can... but I'm nervous!
My mom worked on her feet in the ER (she's a doctor) the night before she had my brother @ 40 years old, and she said she didn't feel awesome, but was totally fine. My SIL shrugged off all my concerns as she was an elementary school teacher, running after little kids right up until the end. But I know lots of y'all don't feel quite that up to speed, and I'm concerned I'm having... well, not SPD! But I'm afraid of developing even a mild form of it.