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SO soon....

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

SO, we're ready. We need to pack a hospital bag, wash the baby sheets, put the carseats in the van, and steam the nursery curtains. That's pretty much it.

 

It dawned on my yesterday that there I have 33 days until my induction. 33 days. I know Im due sooner that a lot of you, and because of twins and for a couple of other reason we are going to be induced on January 24th, but I think I have been putting off the reality of the babies actually being born. I feel like Ill just be pregnant forever, pregnancy is just how life is now. But, that's not the case. They are going to come out, and soon!

 

Is anyone else feeling the time creeping up on them?

post #2 of 23

Oh my!!! 33 days! Yes, it is coming up so soon!

 

I had my last baby at 38 weeks, so I could only have 6 weeks left. bigeyes.gif

post #3 of 23

Im scheduled January 29th... I feel you .. just woah :)

post #4 of 23

If this one comes at 38 wks like DS2 I have... until January 22nd. I never looked up that date until right now and AAHHH it IS soon. 

post #5 of 23

My DD came at 38 weeks as well....that puts me at January 28!  And it's just over 7 weeks until my due date.  That's not very far away either.

post #6 of 23

i'm in slight denial- all of mine have been 40+ weeks, some a full 42, some more.  so part of me isn't allowing the other part or get too aware or do numbers.  but i realized that yes, i have one month and then i have that proverbial 'green light'  - no flippin' way.

 

NO WAY!!!

 

edit- just went back and did numbers, and LMP due date Feb 1st.

ovulation due date Feb 7th.

 

wow.  i'm going to go and try and forget all of this now.


Edited by HouseofPeace - 12/22/12 at 1:40pm
post #7 of 23

I am predicting this baby will arrive at 39 weeks, which will be January 31... (also my sister's bday).

 

I am super excited!  Can't wait, Can't wait, Can't wait.

post #8 of 23

I have 6 weeks and 5 days before EDD, only 4 weeks and 5 days until she's "full term". I've never had a baby before so I'm not sure if I typically have them early, but I have this feeling that she isn't going to be a 42 weeker. The crazy part about being due in early Feb is that December/the holidays goes by insanely fast and the whole build up to it is so distracting that before you know it it's mid January and you could go at any time.

 

I'm getting really excited though, not really scared yet. I keep expecting to start panicking at any time but it hasn't come yet. I know it's supposed to be this really horrific pain but I've been looking forward to it as a really important life experience with the best pay out of all time.

 

Gah! Talking about it makes me even more excited!

post #9 of 23

OMG. yes.  i have 7 weeks left until my due date - and the earliest baby i've had (my 1st) was born at 39 weeks (which would be Feb 2-4ish)  .. so i'm really not expecting this LO to be here before Feb..  but i do want to be READY by 36-37 weeks (Jan 12-14thish is 36 wks- SO SOON.) and I'm NOT READY!!  i feel like i'm wasting time with all this christmas stuff when i should be preparing baby stuff .. i still have to wrap presents and then there is the mass christmas clean up ..  as SOON as the christmas stuff is all put away i'm going to start organizing birth and baby stuff .. right now i just have piles .. and lists.. a list of things to gather, things to buy , things to wash.. so many lists!   and while it still feels too early to pull out the baby gear.. in just a few short short weeks it won't be too early anymore! i knew this would happen too, that christmas would be a distraction and time would go by really quickly and BAM it would be baby time .. but it doesn't make it any easier!  i'm actually feeling pretty ok about labor, birth, and having a newborn - its just allllll the stuff in between that has me freaking out .. 
 

post #10 of 23

I have 7 weeks left until the due date. All 3 of mine came before that though. I want to be prepared a month before as my oldest was 3 weeks before his due date, the latest I had mine was at 39 weeks and that was my daughter. My other son was 2 1/2 weeks before his due date.
This pregnancy has flown by so fast.
 

post #11 of 23

My OB pointed out the other day that most twins are born between 35-38 weeks, putting me as early as Jan. 18...gulp! Glad I decided not to go back to work for the last 2 weeks until then. I feel ready, though! I'm certainly ready to stop being uncomfortable. And if I go longer, great...but it is true, though we do hear stories about twins born at 38+ weeks, statistically they aren't that common.
 

post #12 of 23
I've got 6 weeks 2 days until due date and really hoping this one stays as long as possible. My belly and whole body is just SO much smaller this time and I don't want a teeny tiny babe! Stay baby, stay!
post #13 of 23

I've never gone early but I certainly wouldn't mind this time around.  And yeah I need ALL THINGS still. 

post #14 of 23

i am SO excited! the past couple of days baby has been very inactive, which scares me since she's always moving. i drink juice or eat a cookie and chug a glass of water and if i don't feel anything i just pull out the fetal doppler and listen to her. i had to do this already today. nice strong heartbeat, but i don't like this not moving business. i can't even think about anything happening to her without crying inconsolably. like now. 

 

hubby on the other hand is excited but terrified. he's never held a baby (a kid over 1, once) or even changed a diaper. they offer a class on these things, baths and stuff, but they don't offer them in january. so maybe subject him to youtube videos? any recs? 

post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Chloe'sMama View Post

I am predicting this baby will arrive at 39 weeks, which will be January 31... (also my sister's bday).

 

I am super excited!  Can't wait, Can't wait, Can't wait.

Does anyone else have predictions? For some reason I feel like this babe will come on the earlier side... but I could just be kidding myself. My mom has said the same thing, though, and she tends to be a little psychic. So I want to have everything prepared by 36, 37 wks at the latest. It was a shocker when DS2 came at 38 weeks and we hadn't had anything done yet. Of course it didn't matter, but I remember my mom scrambling to find a baby outfit as we were on our way out to the hospital and then realizing we didn't even know where the baby car seat was in the basement! lol.gif

post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by kellybeth View Post

i am SO excited! the past couple of days baby has been very inactive, which scares me since she's always moving. i drink juice or eat a cookie and chug a glass of water and if i don't feel anything i just pull out the fetal doppler and listen to her. i had to do this already today. nice strong heartbeat, but i don't like this not moving business. i can't even think about anything happening to her without crying inconsolably. like now. 

 

hubby on the other hand is excited but terrified. he's never held a baby (a kid over 1, once) or even changed a diaper. they offer a class on these things, baths and stuff, but they don't offer them in january. so maybe subject him to youtube videos? any recs? 


My little one does that sometimes, but it's usually a calm before the storm type of thing. She'll be quiet for a day or two, then for a couple weeks she does nothing but somersaults all day, every day. I think of it as her taking some time to quietly contemplate her escape plan, then she puts it in action for a couple weeks before she has to regroup and come up with a new strategy. I usually try playing some music on headphones over my belly, drink really hot or cold liquids, or just poke her for a while until she fights back.

 

If you're really nervous, then you should obviously see your doctor or midwife but I think the standard is something like less than 10 movements in 2 hours before they start worrying.

post #17 of 23

My DH had also never held a baby and had never changed a diaper before. You'd be surprised how much of that stuff is instinctual even for men, especially holding positions. DH had to be the first to change diapers because DS1 was a c-section birth... and he got it down in less than a day.

post #18 of 23

a few days ago i had made the mistake of reading a review of one of the doctors in my practice, by a woman who lost her baby at 38 weeks. it's made me a complete mess. so now i'm paranoid if i don't feel anything for a while. baby girl is kicking and jabbing again, but i get nervous now. 

 

hubby is very nurturing, even plays lullabies on his guitar for her already. he's worried that he's going to screw something up, but i think he will be just fine. i think most men are afraid they're going to 'screw something up'. 

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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by loveandgarbage View Post

My DH had also never held a baby and had never changed a diaper before. You'd be surprised how much of that stuff is instinctual even for men, especially holding positions. DH had to be the first to change diapers because DS1 was a c-section birth... and he got it down in less than a day.

After watching a birth and everyone else manhandling the baby (it sure looks that way sometimes) my hubby was so much less scared of hurting my DS1.  With all the others, he's been beyond amazing.  

 

it's pretty natural.  i had to pry DD1 from his arms day in and day out.  he didn't get to hold DS1 that early and so it was pretty magical for him to get his newborn baby girl.  he's never quite recovered from being the man-puddle for these little ladies.  

 

i think as they get bigger, babies movements are different, more stretch and push, and less poke/kick/thump.  i like to rub the back until i get a response.  my last one was quiet for ONE DAY my entire pregnancy- i went into labor that night.  i think they rest and chill out more- but yes, it can be scary.  thankfully, my overdue babies wiggle like mad, b/c i have heard so many horror stories from people who think that somehow is encouraging when you're overdue.....

 

i'm starting to wonder about Jan 27th- as i tend to have full-moon babies (3/4 born within 1 day of full moon), and can feel the baby dropping and practicing this cycle. i usually get an early cycle warning, pressure in the cervix, baby down low, false labor.  and today the baby was engaged.  last night was pretty intense too.  husband reminded me that i have practices on the full moon, so here's a thought that it might be the next one.  so feeling a little 'it might be early' but really just on time and that is early to me!!!

post #20 of 23
I have no predictions, per se, though no one in my family goes early (not earlier than a couple of days, anyway), so I have been throwing people off the official March 1 scent by saying "early March" or referencing a family-related date. For DH's family, that's "around BIL's birthday" (March 7), and for my family, "almost certainly before (certain cousin)'s birthday" (March 14).

It's working okay on me and DH too-- we are definitely aware of my "actual" EDD, and base X weeks pregnant on it (though we always use vague months with other people). But I'd say March 7 is more in my head as the actual date baby will come. I feel prepared for anything from 39-42, though. Really don't want baby to be here earlier than 39 (certain things must be done between early Feb and late Feb), and would rather not go past 42 weeks even though I won't risk out of HB, just because... You know, who would? LOL
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