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Ugh, just feeling so "blah"!

post #1 of 10
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I am just about 36 weeks and seriously just want to sit on the couch all day, although I'm also feeling somewhat restless.  Definitely not into nesting, although I could use some around here!  I worked full time up until my older DS's birth, which now I can't imagine.  Anyone else feeling like this??

post #2 of 10

I wouldn't say I'm feeling "blah" right now, but I am feeling ready to have this baby OUT.  Funny really, because I didn't feel that way at all last week!  Now I just want him to come out and stop squishing my lungs and stomach and giving me heartburn!  I work from home, so it technically makes it easier for me to keep working until I go into labor...but boy howdy do I wish I could just stop now and start maternity leave.  I haven't had any insane nesting tendencies, but I do want to knit pretty much every minute of every day.

 

The insomnia has started to kick in too, which makes it hard to go to sleep at night, but even harder to get up in the morning because by then I DO want to sleep :/

post #3 of 10

I am feeling the ebb and flow of the hormones.  One day I am totally motivated to cross some things off my list, hang with the kiddos and make cookies...the next day I am all pissy and asking everyone to please just let me rest, which of course then I get restless and grumpily start cleaning the house and cooking.  Some days I feel so pregnant and uncomfortable with lots of braxton hicks and other days I feel like I am in the second trimester again except a little bit more sleepy...
 

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by AnahataChakra View Post

I am feeling the ebb and flow of the hormones.  One day I am totally motivated to cross some things off my list, hang with the kiddos and make cookies...the next day I am all pissy and asking everyone to please just let me rest, which of course then I get restless and grumpily start cleaning the house and cooking.  Some days I feel so pregnant and uncomfortable with lots of braxton hicks and other days I feel like I am in the second trimester again except a little bit more sleepy...
 

 

This sounds just like me!  Some days everything and everyone gets on my nerves.  I can't stand cleaning up after everyone, feel like no one cares, etc.  But other days, all I want to do is clean, lol.

post #5 of 10

Yup, me too.  My midwife is thinking I may not make it to January, or at least not very far into January, and while the odds are against me, I SO hope she's right.  I'm cranky and feel cruddy.  If I have to go back to teaching at 38 weeks after Christmas break, I think even my poor students will be ready for me to leave and have this baby!

post #6 of 10

Me three!  I don't think I could feel any more annoyed.  Truly, everything and everybody, is annoying me right now.  Seems to be par for the course for me at the end of pregnancy, but it is all the more frustrating this time around.  My poor kids...they are driving me nuts, running around and making messes.  I just need the messes to stop!  Or at least slow down to a rate of one at a time.  Not sleeping...uncomfortable...really irritable concerning the holidays because people want to drop by, or are encouraging/asking me to cook for the holidays, etc. and NO, I don't want to cook!  I don't want to clean for company!  I don't want anyone to come over for Christmas.  I don't want to do anything or socialize or pretend to make pleasant conversation when in reality I feel like snapping rudely in people's faces.  I won't even get started on the dog's incessant barking and the kitten tearing around the house.  Or DH's snoring.  Or the kids hitting one another and screeching, making me feel like the world's worst mother.  Or the horrible insomnia  Or everyone getting.in.my.personal.space.  Please stop touching me!  ARGH!

I am a great big ball of holiday cheer, let me tell you.  irked.gif

 

It was a lot easier to manage this irritation when I was expecting my first, and even a bit with my second.  I still felt productive.  Now, though, I feel like I'm projecting other people's expectations on preparation - like I need to clean just because others will be here for the birth, and frankly, this time around, I just don't care how clean the bathroom is or if someone decides to rummage around under my kitchen sink. 

So, yeah, I hear you!  I start to think that maybe this level of irritation is a sign she'll come sooner rather than later, but I know I could go for another month from this point, and the very thought is enough to make me bonkers.  LOL



 

post #7 of 10

I am right there with ALL of you.  I don't remember being this crazy at the end of my other pregnancies, but the last few weeks I've been insane.  I'm alternating between sitting moodily on the couch to snapping at people to crying to being angry to nesting to just not wanting to wake up.  Not to mention the pain in the hips that is making it hard for me to even shift my weight from one side to the other, monitoring my blood sugars, going in for NST's, trying to convince my OB's that I'm not trying to argue with them when I ask questions about their policies... Oh, just make it all stop already.  I'd even take a section at this point to get it all over with - and that is NOT something you would ever expect me to say.  Ever, ever.  But right now, I just don't care.  At all.

 

I'm "officially" only 34.5 weeks, btw, but I think I'm further along.  So who knows how long this'll go on, but I imagine not much longer, as my kids were born at 36 and 37 weeks.  I've already got our bags packed and every night we're wondering if tonight will be it...

post #8 of 10

Haha sounds like we are all feeling it.  It is a huge time to be pregnant with all the crazy transformation happening with the whole 12/21/12 thing...I was laughing reading that thread in which basically everybody thinks that their baby is coming earlier than the due date.  When I first found out I was pregnant I thought the baby will come on 12/27/13(the due date or around the due date)  but then I started realizing all the kids that trigger me (friends kids that I have a hard time with or whatever) are all Aquarius'  I am huge on astrology so then I decided that the baby is coming early like two weeks early and then the more uncomfortable and unhappy I am the earlier I think the baby is coming.  Now it is 12/29/12!  I just had to laugh when I saw that almost everyone else is feeling the same way.  For me it is a coping technique the first date that I think will come and go with no baby but some things will be done and then I will be that much closer to that other set date that I have and then by the time I get to my due date and beyond if that is the case I will have psychologically set myself up to be ready...

 

Oh and with our other kids if you have them just to remember that they are feeling all this change too.  I feel like I am so not available to them or I will say we will do something and then 10 min later I am asleep on the couch and they are disappointed.  I am trying to give them each 10 min of me sitting on the floor and doing whatever play they want me to.  That way at least I am giving them something.  Best to you all!
 

post #9 of 10

Me too! Me too!! I am 35 weeks right now and both of my other kids came at 37 weeks. I feel like I am sooooooooo ready for this one to be born. I am having a hard time thinking about two more weeks, never mind making it to my due date. I am grouchy and unmotivated to clean the house at all. My MIL is coming to visit for the holidays and I really hope I can be nice. I love her, but I am so not into having anyone else in my space right now. And I always feel like I need to do more (clean more, cook more, play with the kids more) when she is here. It is totally all me, she is sweet and very understanding. So I just hope I can hold it all together and enjoy the holidays. Also my husband, after months of procrastinating and me nagging him about it, has FINALLY decided that having the shower in our bathroom fixed before the baby comes is a good idea. This involves ripping out the floor of the existing shower and redoing it. So I am just praying that it actually gets done before the baby is born without me going completely insane. Hugs to all of you mamas. Here's hoping we all make it through the holidays with smiles and happy memories! Also I find it comforting to remember that this will all seem like a blur in a couple of months.

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Originally Posted by gentlymade View Post

Also I find it comforting to remember that this will all seem like a blur in a couple of months.

 

This is important for me to remember right now!  There are so many crafty things I'd planned to get done before Christmas that I can hardly think about the holiday without disappointment, knowing I won't get half of them done.  I've been really sick in addition to being super pregnant, and things have just stopped getting accomplished around my house.  My husband reminded me to let it go; that it's too late to send packages without paying an arm and a leg and I almost started crying--there were so many people I wanted to reach out to this year. 

 

But!  We can still have a great holiday, and choose to remember the good parts and the things that DID get done.  And somewhere in the next month we'll be seeing a new little baby that will make the whole thing pale in comparison.

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