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What non baby related things are you looking forward to after birth?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

For me, I would have to say that number one will be taking a long HOT bath. I like my baths really hot, so hot that the only way to stand the water temperature is to be in the bathtub all the way while it's filling up. I've abstained from all types of baths during pregnancy, because I felt like a lukewarm bath just wouldn't be satisfying, so I'm really looking forward to this (DH can have baths with baby at a "normal" temperature).

 

I´m also looking forward to being able to sleep on my stomach.

post #2 of 24

Walking without pain. 

Bending over. 

Getting up.

Getting down.

Being able to put the baby down.

Sleeping.

post #3 of 24

great new thread!

 

running

wellness baths with bath bombs

planning to sign up for gym membership - envisioning myself on the treadmill and LOOKING FORWARD

sleeping however i WANT

lying on my back and stomach

bending over

getting into the car (and out of it) like a normal person again

BREATHING

non-waddling

putting away my maternity clothes

regular coffee

dessert wine

getting up

picking things up from the ground

and actually: taking care of household chores again, without asking for DF's help all the time. 

post #4 of 24
Wine. wink1.gif

Also breathing. And sitting with my legs closed. NOT waddling.

But mostly wine. :0
post #5 of 24
Another vote for wine. And lots of coffee. Sleeping (that'll be in a couple of years). Dry underpants. Normal sized labia and hemorrhoids gone. Being able to go out without people staring at me/touching me/talking to me.
post #6 of 24
I second dry underwear. So tired of constant moist to sopping wet underwear.
Being able to get up without serious pain and effort.
As much coffee as I want.
To feel like myself again.
post #7 of 24
Mountain biking!!!!!

Dry underwear totally agree!
My own body back! I don't mind sharing the boobs but I rather have the babe out then in. orngtongue.gif
Picking something off the ground easily.
No waddling
Getting up and down
Not feeling fat ( that will take many months) Making love easily. Being so big has made love making a bit more complicated verses a nice relaxing every night/ other night or so activity.

And mountain biking!!
post #8 of 24
I've been craving beer and champagne this whole pregnancy sooo I'm ready for a nice bubbly drink wink1.gif
Sleeping on my stomach!! Ooh I miss that
With fall coming up, I'm hoping to easily fit back into my skinny jeans and leggings
Shoes that fit-bloated feet freak me out
This random acne to disappear
No more waddling!
I saw someone put down " get in and out of the car like a normal person" umm yes please! It feels like a chore just to close the door while sitting
NO MORE HEARTBURN
BREATHING normal
post #9 of 24
I want a Tom Collins!

And yes, dry undies.
Laying on my belly.
Being able to breathe.
Not being unable to sleep because I'm too
uncomfortable (for other reasons, I know)
Exercise.
Dressing cute once in a while, and feeling attractive.

Did I mention the Tom Collins?
post #10 of 24

My midwife has talked me in to being very disciplined with diet these last few weeks to avoid any complications, so I'm looking forward to eating whatever I want (though I know that's not a great plan for getting my pre-pregnancy body back).

Sleeping on my belly and rolling over easily in bed.

Sex in whatever position I want.

Being able to really hug DP without my belly in the way.

Clothes that fit - I'm getting to the point where even my maternity clothes don't fit well anymore but I can't bring myself to buy new stuff for just a few more weeks.

Not having to eat every hour to avoid blood sugar drops that make me feel crazy - though my MW has warned that I will probably need to keep up the constant eating for the first 6 months of breastfeeding.

Being able to get down low and stand back up again without my knees killing me.

post #11 of 24
Bending at the torso
Swordfighting
Beer
Tuna sashimi
Lying on my belly
post #12 of 24

Another vote here for sleeping on my stomach!

A margarita. I'm not a big drinker, maybe once every two months, but by now it's been so long that I just miss the taste of it.

Lunchmeat, even though I've had some, I was very much in the routine of having a sandwich for lunch, just one less thing I had to think about because it was always the same sandwich.

Working out. I can't remember the last time I had a "real" workout, maybe sometime in April?

Sex, just for the hell of it, not because we're TTC and I'm ovulating, no pressure, no other reason than just to enjoy each other. I'm sure it will take a while but I do look forward to it.

Having a waist, right now I'm bulging out instead of curving in. I'm curious and slightly worried about my post partum body and self image, mostly related to the scar, thinking it won't go down and will end up looking funky.

Related to that: being able to do the dishes without having to stand a foot away from the sink because my belly is in the way.

Oh, also, being able to pick up heavy things (something I'm currently still doing) without everyone making a big fuss about it.

post #13 of 24
Oh everything lol
Sleeping on my back and stomach and being able to roll over easily
Eat anything I want without getting heartburn or bloated
Breathing
Sitting in any position and feeling comfortable
Lots of coffee
No more morning sickness
Bending over, lifting, just not feeling like I can't do anything
Not hearing, don't do that your pregnant or careful sit down you need to rest😠

Just to b normal again lol
post #14 of 24

Lots of things! After I'm recovered I want to get into exercise, possibly crossfit. I also want to go full paleo and cut dairy out of my diet as I know I'm allergic to it, but have never been able to remove it from my diet. I'm also going to buy new underwear and new clothes and make more of an effort in how I look. Oh, and lots more walking since at the moment a 2 mile walk feels more like a 10 mile walk! I can't wait to be able to move about normally again, especially when it comes to rolling over in bed!

post #15 of 24

The other day, I was looking at a community ed brochure, and thought "Hey, I could learn to play tennis this fall". Then, I realized that a) I'm pregnant.  b) by the time I'm ready to start running around post-pregnancy, the classes will be almost over and it will be getting chilly.  And c) it's going to be a lot harder to find the time to sign up for random classes.

 

Things I'm looking forward to after birth:

--An occasional beer, glass of wine, mixed drink

--lying on my stomach

--Slumping, or any version of not sitting up straight, without getting kicked in the ribs

--Running to catch a bus (had to cut this out recently)

--Getting up from the floor more easily

--Not having a belly getting in the way (although I accept that this will take time)

post #16 of 24

At this point, I'm most looking forward to not being in almost constant pain around my ribs. greensad.gif Since the beginning of August, unless I'm sitting with a stiff pillow directly behind the back of my ribs and pushing them out, I'm in pain. It's really hard to get anything done right now, and I'm dreading the back-to-school thing in two weeks. Bah!

 

Other than that:

- Bending, etc., without a big belly in the way

- Sleeping!

- Comfortable sex, eventually

- Getting up and down more easily

- Eating things I can't now, like runny egg yolks

- Just moving around easier and more quickly — I feel like everything takes such effort these days

post #17 of 24
  • Being able to reach the sink spout without standing sideways or running my belly into the counter.
  • Not more moist/wet undies.  I feel like an old woman and I want an arid pair of undies.
  • Rolling over without it being a giant production of movements.  Also, sleeping fully on my belly instead of the half-belly sleep position
  • No more punches to my cervix.  I like the cute little bumps, but trying to keep a straight face when I want to grab my girl parts and yelp is becoming ludicrous
  • Mixed drinks.  I could use a Jack and Coke.
post #18 of 24
Aidenn I totally thought it was just me having a hard time at the sink...
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by OceanSolitude View Post

Aidenn I totally thought it was just me having a hard time at the sink...

 

Oh, yes, that too!

 

On a related note: I know they say one of the benefits of babywearing is being able to wear baby while you go about your nomral routines, but how do women do chores with the baby in a carrier? I tried it, but it was just as awkward whether the baby was inside or outside. They still add bulk to your belly! (Not to mention doing anything requiring bending and how not safe that felt.)

post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by Bromache View Post

 

On a related note: I know they say one of the benefits of babywearing is being able to wear baby while you go about your nomral routines, but how do women do chores with the baby in a carrier? I tried it, but it was just as awkward whether the baby was inside or outside. They still add bulk to your belly! (Not to mention doing anything requiring bending and how not safe that felt.)

Once I got used to babywearing (and found the right carrier for us), chores while babywearing were simple. The baby should be high up enough on the chest that it doesn't add bulk at counter level (baby's head should be kissable for you by just tucking your chin).   A nice tight wrap is very secure, and baby will not fall out. I didn't cook over a hot pan/oven, or do something really bendy like weeding while wearing, but would chop/prep food, vacuum, sweep, do laundry, grocery shop, etc.  It was a game-changer when I learned to do back carries with a BabyHawk or my woven wrap. Baby high up on the back made me free to cook, and do whatever else (pick berries, weed the garden, etc).  

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