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#1 of 8 Old 10-25-2008, 08:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am very grateful I have last this long(36w), but I am going bonkers. I am soooo tired of my body contracting and the cramping is increasing. I want to feel normal again, I want to drive my car(haven't driven in 2-1/2 weeks), zip my coat all the way up, wear my pre-pg clothes, I want to get out of my house and feel like part of my community, etc. My bedrest has been lifted, but I haven't changed things much. I walked through a grocery store the other day, I have been using one of the scooters, and it was such a work out. My mom and I were going to "go out" yesterday morning(I was so excited), but that was thwarted when cramping started. Grr....

I was dilated and effaced for 1-1/2 weeks then gave birth with dd. It has been about 2-1/2 weeks now since I have found out that I am dilated and effaced. Sometimes, I feel in control since I have been on bedrest and kept this baby in, but I know that baby will come when he/she is ready.

Oh and I slept like crap last night and I am just waiting for DH or my mom to wake up to care for DD so I can go back to bed. DD did not go to sleep until almost 10pm, she is usually asleep at 8pm then she came into my bed, (I am sleeping in the guest room) at 6am. I went to sleep after 10 and have been awake since 3:30am. UGH!!

I guess this has been a bit of a rant...I know the baby will be here soon, I will feel better, and everything will be fine. Just hard waiting.

Mindfully parenting DD 8/04 & DS 11/08, Human beings are the only mammals who do not nurse their offspring to full term.
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oh my goodness i hear you!

i am sick of my maternity clothes too!

hope we go soon

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everything is harder when lack of sleep or poor sleep is added into the equation. i hope your baby comes soon.

~helen~ mama to 5 yo twins jonas and micah and my 2 yo baby boy eli
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Can you try to plan little things? Whether it is friends coming over, or going out for coffee, things that are non-strenuous, but give you something to look forward to.

I was making some plans yesterday and my friend said "maybe we shouldn't plan this, it's 2 weeks away, what if you have the baby?" (she doesn't have kids). And my response is just that I have to keep living. Babies do come on their own agendas, despite our bodies naughtiness. If I have the baby we will just cancel, it won't be a big deal.

It's sort of funny, I think I'm used to the contractions now. I pause every now and again to catch my breath. And, I'm tired of maternity clothes, but luckily all that fits now are the most comfortable things.

There will be at time when we aren't pregnant anymore. It will be soon, in the grand scheme of things.

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I know how you feel. I too am feeling impatient and frustrated. I'm tired of not sleeping well and having contrax that lead to nowhere.

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Maybe since bedrest is lifted you should just say screw it, and go about your normal life. If the baby comes now, it's fine anyway, right?


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Id just plan things and if the baby comes you can always cancel. Im making plans to get my hair and nails done three days before my due date. If the baby comes early I can just cancel.

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Maybe since bedrest is lifted you should just say screw it, and go about your normal life. If the baby comes now, it's fine anyway, right?

Yes, there is very little or no chance baby would go to NICU. Monday, I will be 37 weeks according to my LMP, but I made a point of using my O date which would be Friday and that is the date we have been going by. I am trying to go about normal life, but really tired. Took 2 naps today. I am hoping to rally tomorrow. I still need to get DD her Halloween Costume, a dragon.

Mindfully parenting DD 8/04 & DS 11/08, Human beings are the only mammals who do not nurse their offspring to full term.
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