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post #21 of 245
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Originally Posted by JennJenn84 View Post

I am feeling even more ready to be DONE each day that comes. I have 9 days left and I have to STILL put the baby's bed together wash her clothes, put the clothes away, buy more diapers and wipes, and pack her bag for the hospital and my bag as well. I also need a burst of energy to actually WANT to do these things. and I am beyond hungry right now and have no idea what I want!

Hang in there! 9 days isn't long! Think of it in terms of how far you've come. Three weeks from now the pregnancy will just be a distant memory and you'll be snuggling your new baby :) And a year from now you will be getting ready to celebrate her first birthday! These last 9 days will pass and everything will get done- and what doesn't get done before the birth will get done after and all will be well (well... all will be post partum... which for me is another kind of torture... but then after 6 weeks or so, all will be well! haha!)

post #22 of 245

I had some good nesting energy yesterday and started out in a good mood today but unfortunately DD was just a pill. Just when I thought I was going down the crabby hormonal road I saw this on tv and I think he is the perfect cure for the pregnancy crabbiness...

 

 

 

 

 

This cat has its own website! Maybe I am just losing it.

post #23 of 245
Weirdest feeling on the drive tothe kids' schools today. LO was pushing my pelvic bones away from each other. I could feel the fabric of my pants sliding across my hips as he pushed!

When I got up, he was definitely lower.
post #24 of 245
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Erm I just had an emotional explosion/meltdown at DH. He said some seriously stupid ish and it totally set me off. And of course, he fought back and said some harsh things and wow... it just. Wow. He even said he knows I'm just hormonal and emotional and he still said the stupid crap that just made it worse. I mean, DUH. Men are so hard to understand sometimes. 

 

I hope I don't have to deal with 4 more weeks of these mood swings. I will go insane. 

post #25 of 245
I am feeling way oversensitive and overstimulated too easily. I dont want anyone touching me or too close to me...drives me bonkers. (And my poor kids! greensad.gif )
post #26 of 245
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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

I am feeling way oversensitive and overstimulated too easily. I dont want anyone touching me or too close to me...drives me bonkers. (And my poor kids! greensad.gif )


I've been feeling the need for some serious alone time, and I'm just...not...getting it. TOTALLY get the oversensitive/overstimulated thing!! And I feel so bad for my kids too, because it's not THEIR fault, but I soooo just need to be left alone for a while! I hope we get some more warm spring days soon, because just getting outside so they can play and I can garden would help, even if it's not strictly *alone* time. I think we're ALL going kind of stir crazy in the house lately. siiiiiiiiiiiggghhh...

 

Anyway. Right there with you, mama! Here's hoping we both get a break soon...I need to recharge!!

post #27 of 245

My brain has stopped functioning for the most part. At least 30 times a day I think of something, then forget it immediately. It's frustrating, but nothing is that important, so I'm trying to let it go. It's the worst it's been the entire pregnancy.

 

I also feel like my baby is trying to push his way out through my barely dilated cervix. It's just a little uncomfortable. He has a strong head.

 

I AM glad that the migraine I had last night and all day is finally gone, though. Tomorrow will be cleaning day (as long as i get some sleep tonight). I was lucky to have some alone time yesterday. DD went to a playdate after school, so I took a nap and putzed around doing nothing. I needed that! Today DH went to Ikea and bought new dressers. Ours are old and none of the match, and now all of our bedroom furniture will match. I just desperately hope he gets them all put together this weekend. We have a small apartment and the huge boxes are taking up too much space.

post #28 of 245
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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

I am feeling way oversensitive and overstimulated too easily. I dont want anyone touching me or too close to me...drives me bonkers. (And my poor kids! greensad.gif )


I think this is why my patience has been thin.  I get that overstimulated feeling really easily right now.  Is it a pregnancy thing?

post #29 of 245
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Erm I just had an emotional explosion/meltdown at DH. He said some seriously stupid ish and it totally set me off. And of course, he fought back and said some harsh things and wow... it just. Wow. He even said he knows I'm just hormonal and emotional and he still said the stupid crap that just made it worse. I mean, DUH. Men are so hard to understand sometimes. 

 

I hope I don't have to deal with 4 more weeks of these mood swings. I will go insane. 

 

Heh ever since DH has gotten home from work he's been dutifully cleaning around the house. What he doesn't know is that I've already enlisted the help of my mother to come help me get it all done tomorrow. I'm not about to tell him or let him stop though! It's just that much less for us to do tomorrow. 

 

Definitely feeling that cry from earlier though. I'm pretty worn down and kind of achy. I doubt it will amount to anything other than today just being a rough day.

post #30 of 245
Sorry,Tiff4ny. Frankly my dh is very nearly in permanent doghouseville until after this baby comes. I have no idea what is going on in this guy's head! Dh is worried but do guys have to show worry in such hurtful, non-constructive ways?!

Glad your dh is pitching in. I would go to bed, if I were you. Rest. Relax. Try to let your mom do most of the work tomorrow.
post #31 of 245
I've had steady contractions today, pretty far apart and short, but constant, midwife came and checked me and I'm dilated at 2cm..I'm only 36w, so hopefully Callie stays put another week otherwise I have to go to the hospital to birth her. I'm feeling by the end of the first week of April she'll be here, but I know with that thinking she will stay put until May haha
post #32 of 245
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I was actually able to sleep pretty decently last night. I got up to pee once but not because I felt like it, only because I was awake and felt it would be wise to do then. As mentioned, my mom and I will be doing a deep clean of the house today. I wonder how I will feel during and after it. At this point, I don't know that I'd necessarily slow down if I start feeling contractions like I have done in the past. I waffle between anxious for her to get here already and "omg I'm not quite ready yet."

post #33 of 245
I slept horrid last night... But was able to get a couple hours this morning. I had like 3/4 hrs of pretty decent quite strong/uncomfortable CX last night. And then they stopped. Just went for a long walk in the freezing cold wind, and only got 4 got CX out of it. Me thinks come Wednesday I may be diagnosed with "chronic pregnancy." .... Lol
post #34 of 245
And DITTO to the irritability and overstimulation!!! OMG. I couldn't fall asleep last night for hrs cuz I was just pissed off. No particular reason. Just really pissed lol
post #35 of 245

I have been *so* irritable too, lately! My (already always thin) patience has taken a turn for the worse, and everyone is feeling it. greensad.gif Add to that some serious cabin fever, and the unpredictable Indiana weather (one day, it's 60, literally the next day, it's freezing and foot-deep snow), and everyone is just starting to get on everyone else's nerves.

post #36 of 245

I'm so there with you ladies on the over-stimulated and over touched feelings. It's not quite as bad as it was at this point in my last pregnancy, but I'm still feeling it and dreading it getting worse. The extra frustrating part is that the projects that need to be done are mostly ones I physically can't do by myself at this point so I NEED the kids and dh to help lol. Can't win!!

post #37 of 245
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At lunch we were talking about how when I was 38 weeks pregnant with DD1 we attended my BILs wedding and I was dancing away with no issue on the dancefloor. It dawned on me that I didn't have any of the prodromal labor stuff with DD1 and I was pretty mobile and comfortable up until the end. The only issue I dealt with when pregnant with her was the swelling.

 

This time around I have all the cramps and contractions but very little to no swelling. I hope that makes a difference in whether or not I need to be induced or am able to go spontaneously. Also it'd be nice if things went quicker since I was closed tightly with DD when I was induced just past 39 weeks.

 

My mom did indeed come and help me do a bunch around here today and as a result I am getting stiff all over my body just blinking my eyes if you know what I mean. Every. Single. Movement I do, whatever is involved in that is stiffening up. Oi. I took a hot shower even and was getting stiff in there. So now I'm camped up on the couch with my feet up while DH and DD take naps. I'm getting some contractions but nothing worth noting at all.

 

37w 1d

post #38 of 245
Oops I meant 11 days the other day! Today its 9 days LOL!

Friday night I had 3 HARD contractions in 15 minutes. I thought for sure I was going to go to the hospital. Then they stopped. It wad VERY painful. Since then, nothing. I feel good so far today. Then again, nothing has irritated me YET LOL.
post #39 of 245

I am frustrated with myself for already being so impatient.  I swore I would do better this time.  Yet here is sit, counting the minutes of every day.  I think it's a little more difficult this time because this is the 5th time in 2 years that I've been pregnant and so it feels like I've been waiting to hold a baby for much longer.  It's just wearing on me even more than it usually does from my late pregnancy impatience.  I don't trust my body to keep my babies safe anymore, I want to have babe in arms where I don't have to worry about my body suddenly turning on him/her like it has 7 of my 11.  Ugh.

post #40 of 245
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Originally Posted by 1babysmom View Post

I am frustrated with myself for already being so impatient.  I swore I would do better this time.  Yet here is sit, counting the minutes of every day.  I think it's a little more difficult this time because this is the 5th time in 2 years that I've been pregnant and so it feels like I've been waiting to hold a baby for much longer.  It's just wearing on me even more than it usually does from my late pregnancy impatience.  I don't trust my body to keep my babies safe anymore, I want to have babe in arms where I don't have to worry about my body suddenly turning on him/her like it has 7 of my 11.  Ugh.


I have been trying really hard to be patient this time, too. I have the patience of a fruit fly when I really want something so it has been difficult for me. I think most days I have been pretty good but I have to remind myself that she needs to stay in there a certain amount of time. DH on the other hand, is actually getting really impatient. I can barely say anything about her kicks hurting or feeling big without him saying something about her being big enough and to come out already. It's kind of cute.

 

I feel for you with wanting baby in your arms close to the end. Our first was stillborn at 38 weeks so I always get antsy around now and want her out just barely over the full term cut off date but I also want to go into labor on my own and not be induced again. They will be here soon!!!!

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