nettlesoup - Yeah, you're definitely nesting! I took a page from splath's book and scrubbed my shower tiles last night. It was like, a compulsion. I have never cleaned a door though, so you have me beat there!!
Waiting - Page 2
I have been cleaning and organizing like crazy since Saturday. I want to keep up on all our typical house hold chores and I've been trying to spend as much time with my daughter as I can. We have at least one thing going on every day for the next week and a half so I'm just trying to focus on those things. Wednesdays my daughter goes to daycare so after I do my chores, I usually veg out for a bit and play Xbox and I usually end up taking a nap too. lol
thanks for that link, momzilla - that's really helpful.
i'm 2 days from EDD and have finally done enough that my list is now down to psychological and emotional prep (ie. practice pain coping skills, meditate, journal, etc) - i have our food and drink stores well stocked and the only thing left that i would like to do is make it to the big baby gear consignment sale happening at the end of the week so i can pick up some last minute deals on things we don't have but would like to have. but i feel like i've even shifted on that some in the past couple of days - i think i'm actually starting to feel ready and not sure i want to put it off anymore. i posted in a different thread last week how i wasn't feeling antsy yet, since as a FTM, i'm mostly nervous about this huge shift that will happen in my life. i think i'm finally turning that corner and starting to welcome the onset of labor and all that that means. that being said, i'm not a patient person and have always struggled with the "in between" places. and this is the first day this week that i've been on my own at home, with time and energy to myself and nothing to do but be where i'm at - i can imagine that many more days of this and i'll be starting to look for ways to move this process along.
i did find myself doing a quiz earlier today that supposedly tells you how close you are to labor - it told me i was close though it didn't define what that meant...lol...not exactly a news flash or enough information to make plans around! not that i was actually expecting to get that, but a girl can hope
so, i think i'll finish my belly cast, clean the kitchen, make some phone calls, do my practices and then watch a good romantic comedy tonight since hubby is working late. day by day, that's what i've got!
a couple days ago I was very crampy and assumed labor would be starting soon, today is my due date and I feel NOTHING! No sign of mucus plug or bloody show. I know this is not my timeline and I don't need to worry because baby will come when ready, but I would just really like to meet my baby. I'm going to take a long walk and nice hot bath.
I thought I was feeling cramps yesterday but I think they were just gas pains. I thought I didn't mind waiting because I'm nervous to be a mother, but the fact is that this IS going to happen and the longer it doesn't the more I can worry about it. I feel out of control just waiting. Part of me really thinks I'll be that one person that it'll never happen to, and I'll just be pregnant and in pain forever....
I got us up to speed and set up for our baby in the past few days which means they're never going to come. If I'd procrastinated on setup, they'd have shown up yesterday.
Going to knit an entire baby hat tomorrow. Yep.
I'm still hanging in. Still working. Still very much 40 weeks. I've lost my appetite for most foods again. Like I was in early trimester. Been drinking more water, and peeing every hour on the hour.
Yep, this is exciting. I haven't felt much cramps, though doc says I'm 2 1/2 inches dilated. If nothing happens soon they've got me scheduled for a induction. Which I really dont want to do. T_T I'm wondering how well they got my EDD. Because even though I'm technically 40 by doctor records, symptoms feel more like 38. :|
I have this feeling like I will be the very last one in the group to give birth. I'm not due until the 28th, and given my Mom was 2 weeks late with me (her first), I just feel like I will do the same. When I think about that it makes me crazy, but fortunately I'm not yet into the "when is this baby going to come out of me?!" phase quite yet. Good thing too because there is still a lot to be done around our house... hard to get a lot done when I only have a few good hours each day before my feet start hurting. Most of the time I have to use those hours to run errands, make dinner, do the dishes/laundry, etc. and no time left for real things I want to accomplish like painting trim (why am I so obsessed with painting the damn trim I don't know). Luckily my parents will be here next week to help with the more labor intensive, handyman type projects.
Also still have to get our car seat inspected, have our final meeting with doula, finish making freezer meals, and finish knitting her blanket.
I've become obsessed with finances this week and did our budget for the entire next year... not sure if that kind of thing can be considered 'nesting,' I am a real organizational freak and not completely out of the the realm of my normal behavior :)
I'm definitely in the overanalyzing every twinge of pain or cramp phase and wondering when it's going to be "for real." MW says the baby has started to move down into my pelvis, but when I asked if she had any idea when he would be coming, she said, no, she never does. I'm hoping he comes this week.....
I'm trying to be relaxed and not overly anxious about labor starting, and I'm failing miserably. I'm 39w tomorrow and I just keep telling myself, no matter what, by October 1 I will have had the baby.
I was feeling fine about waiting, mostly because I was nervous about being a FTM, but the last 2-3 days I've finally felt 'done.' It's like "ooooh...now I understand what everyone was talking about." But I'm only 40w6d (ovulation)/40w4d (LMP) so he could be in there for another week or more! Ack! Well, I DO still need to write thank you notes, make laborade and get some more labor food, and make and freeze those herbal pads.
I'm with the rest of you, every little cramp I think means something but then nothing happens! We DTD twice today, walked, danced, swam...but nothing. I'm going to try some pressure points tomorrow I think.
I've also been ridiculously emotional the past 3 days, always on the brink of crying over nothing at all. Hopefully that's a labor sign lol. I guess with everyone asking if I've had the baby yet I feel like I'm failing, like something is wrong with my body, but I know I'm just being emotional.