For those of you who have had your babes already and those who are ready...how have you relaxed into your "labor space"? I am due a week from today. I don't really care if he comes late or early, I'm just excited to meet him. But I can't seem to fight off the stresses of other people in my life. I know that sounds terribly uncompassionate, and that's not how I mean it at all. I care about all of these people, but their stress and worry over my labor and so forth really just puts me in a bad mental place right now. Every time I look even a bit tired (and I've been exhausted lately), my Mom starts worrying that something terrible is wrong with the baby. MIL has been calling SEVERAL times a day asking if I'm in labor.: DH is having panic attacks again. In his case at least, I know he is worried about when and how it will all happen. He's been to the dr. 3 times in February, once for a stress test! I just wish everyone could have some faith in me and the whole process. I've already successfully birthed one child. I know that everyone else's issues are related to more than just ME, and that they only do it because they care about me, but I just feel too "on edge" all of the time to actually relax into a state where my body could even think about starting to get ready for labor. Does anyone have any tips?
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3/5/07 at 6:14pm