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Old 05-10-2007, 04:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I know that I really don't have room to complain, because I'm only 37 weeks (well, 38 on Sunday) and so many of you are further along, but ARGH, I can't take this much more! I feel like I can barely move, I have to waddle everywhere I go, I'm having horrific back pain today for no apparent reason, and it hurts to bend over or even squat down to pick stuff off the floor. And, this last part is driving me totally insane, because I can't keep my living room decluttered the way I usually do, and DH is less than useless in this regard. (Don't get me wrong, he's great and helps out in a million other ways, he just doesn't see the clutter on the floor and I get tired of pestering him to help me with it. And it's too hard for me to bend down and pick up 5 million Legos or magnetic doll pieces or whatever, right now. So there they sit. AAAUGH.)

And, I can't find a comfortable position to sleep in, the steering wheel on my van is starting to press into my belly, and I'm just tired of feeling uncomfortable and in pain all day and night long. I want to be able to clean my house again! I want to be able to walk like a normal person! And sleep on my belly! I am ready to take care of this baby OUTSIDE my body instead of inside!

Sigh. Thanks for listening to me vent. It's been a rough morning.
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I am so so with you!!!
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I am feeling the same way. I'll be 38 weeks tommorrow.

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*hugs* same here. I get out of breath and puffy even doing simple chores like dinner, laundry, etc. I can't waddle fast enough to chase my 22 mth old, and picking up toys is...ouch!

On the other hand, I am sometimes more scared when I'll have three on the "outside" - at least this baby is still contained, lol
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On the other hand, I am sometimes more scared when I'll have three on the "outside" - at least this baby is still contained, lol
lol I am glad I am not the only one who has that thought. I am so ready to have this baby but then sometimes I think about it and realize that this time around instead of coming home to an empty house and being able to sleep all day with my sweet baby I am coming home to a wild 23 month old who when not wanting to be toted on my hip or riding on my shoulders is usually trying to dangle from the chandelier. I am way more afraid of the aftermath than the labor.


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Ditto on all that! I'm due on Sat, and I am DONE! D-O-N-E.
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I feel the same way! Plus, my kids have a recital coming up, dress rehearsals, summer camp, my birthday,etc. I'm ready for the whole month to be over with!

Stephanie + Dh= Super blessed parents to 1 ds, and 4 dds!
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I totally hear you...and I feel guilty for even feeling so hopeless and miserable because I'm only 36 weeks.

But, my god, I want to cry...all the time. I just want to sit in my chair and cry because I want it to be over.

I've been pregnant for 16 out of the last 24 months (have had two miscarriages before this pregnancy)...and I want my body back. I want to hold my baby. I want to feel normal again.

I don't want to be pregnant anymore, either.
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I'm so with you sister! We share the 27th as our due date, so I too feel a bit whiny complaining at not quite 38 weeks. Can't wait to sleep on my belly! You gave me a bunch of advice a few months ago about GD- I can't wait to stop the shots. ( I may continue to be insulin dependent afterwords, they say)

Soon we'll be 'round the bend with our new little ones in arms, and it will all have been soo worth it.
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37 weeks 5 days... have been done for almost two weeks now!!!

I no longer fit in booths at restaurants and the horrified "when are you due?" response I get in public has finally progressed to the more accurate "how many are you having?" - to which, I'm tempted to reply "a litter".

Fortunately, I'm really not all that uncomfortable, my belly is just awkwardly huge! It's hard to maneuver this thing around... I need these babies to come out so I can at least hand one of them off to someone else once in a while!

On the other hand... a part of me is super excited to have made it this far in the face of all those "twins never go to term" and "when are they inducing you/when is your c-section?" remarks.
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I'm done too.

But ladies, don't feel guilty. I look at it like this.... if you stayed as comfortable as you were when you were 20-30 weeks pregnant you would never want to give birth.

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I can't keep up with my other children because I can't fit into some areas of the house anymore.My DD has an awful scrape on her forhead and under her nose becuase I couldn't get to her before she fell off a chair.my hips hurt, my pelvis crackles and I am way bigger than I was with my othre pregnancies.I am down to two tops and two skirts that can cover me.I can't nest because I can't get to the sink before my belly,can't get to cabinets,can't sweep ect. I am sooo wanting this little mystery guy here.
I get contractions but then by morning they are gone and I am just sore and tired.This little guy seems to be bracing himself inside so that he doesn't engage like my other ones.I'm tired of mucous plugs and show.
I am soo grouchy not a sunshine mama anymore. I didn't go to my last appt because I literally had nothing to wear and the thought of dragging 3 unwilling bodies with me just for a listen and measure by a MW who isn't nice wasn't pleasant.I am 39 weeks maybe, I don't even know since I didn't know I was pregnant until I was 20 weeks and my LMP was in June (I'd be waaay overdue ) so we are going by U/S.
I had my other babies by now,I'm ready for the mystery to be done I like birth better than pregnancy.

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I'm done too.

But ladies, don't feel guilty. I look at it like this.... if you stayed as comfortable as you were when you were 20-30 weeks pregnant you would never want to give birth.
this is exactly what i always think! the fear of labor & delivery can be overcome by the fear of being pregnant forever!? the latter would be much worse.

i'll be 40 weeks on sunday & me & the little guy have been having lots of talks about it being safe to come on out.

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I'm with you... yes I am "only" just shy of 39 weeks but I'm done. I've been in good spirits this pregnancy and am trying to quell my feelings of "you don't belong in there any more." and the more pathetic "PUUHHLLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE come tonight!! I want a break from my errands (shopping, bringing my 19 month old to daycare for 2h in the morning etc.) which are all done on bike. Every weekend since 37 weeks I've been like oh please please I just want a break and to sit around in bed nursing while someone else does the "stuff" and looks after ds1. DH is going to take a week off of work so I get a break then Hoping once again it happens tonight. They should bottle the last 2 weeks of pregnancy and sell it in pill form as contraception... I'd gladly trade! If anyone wants to have my pregnancies I'll do labour for them.
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They should bottle the last 2 weeks of pregnancy and sell it in pill form as contraception... I'd gladly trade! If anyone wants to have my pregnancies I'll do labour for them.

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