I am 38 weeks today. Last PG I would have been holding and nursing my boys after my 38 weeks c/s. With DD I was suffering from horribly swollen feet and hands, high blood sugar, and 2 weeks of seemingly endless contractions in 100 degree heat. This time, I have no real complaints. Seriously. Maybe it is just a third time is the charm, or I just had it worse the last 2 times, but aside from hip/back pain when I sleep too long in one position, and occasional heartburn, I am really fine, and I feel really positive about still being pregnant.
Sure, I would love the tax break that I would get for having the baby by Wednesday night, but I don't think it is going to happen this week, so I am just relaxing and enjoying the last 2 weeks. Anybody else?
And even though I'm 35 w 4 days plus I'm measuring 2 weeks ahead I don't really feel like my baby is huge. He feels right to me for 35 weeks. I am not worried about a 'too big' baby at all. I can't wait to meet him though!:::
My biggest complaint is that I really need more nap time during the day which my 4 month old little girl is not a great napper and by afternoon/evening it has been super difficult to get up while holding her. Every day baby stays inside allows M to get just a tad bit more mature and puts just a little more time between them. Hubby keeps saying Jan 12th which will make them exactly 5 month apart.
I wouldn't mind going early, though at this point what really is early, but since I have not having any major issues I am good.
I put off all the last-minute preparations until after New Year's so I wouldn't be twiddling my thumbs too far ahead of time. So I need to do some cleaning/organizing...pack my bag...wash and sort diapers and baby clothes...haul out some odds and ends from storage...
I did finally order my Belly Bandit yesterday.
I am ready to meet the "new girl" and just have the whole unknown of the birth process behind us. But I'm mostly happy just to enjoy these last days/weeks before she arrives.
Over all, I love being pregnant and I'm excited to meet our baby, but s/he can wait as long as s/he needs to. So glad someone started this thread!
I'm trying to get ready without being too anxious about having all my ducks in a row. I gave away almost all my n/b clothes and diaper covers after dd so I'm trying to remember what worked the best with her. Surprisingly I am somewhat amnesiac about it! Also we don't know if it's a boy or a girl so I have a few gender-neutral things I picked up at resale and we're waiting until after the birth to buy much more of anything.
I have dipes, mom has covers (though they're not HERE!), we have a carseat, a few clothes and a bunch of slings/wraps. That's all I need, right? (Oy, a little anxious here about being ready to meet this little one!)
I figure that the longer this little one waits, the bigger and stronger and calmer he will be. And for some reason I am not worried about giving birth to a big baby (which he could be). Probably because I have nothing to compare it to, so I'm just going with it.
I'm also 38w and 3d and it turns out pregnancy suits me... Over all, I love being pregnant and I'm excited to meet our baby, but s/he can wait as long as s/he needs to. So glad someone started this thread!
I still have plenty to do to prepare - helping DP with having everything in place with our business is the first priority...
At home, cleaning up and making freezer meals... and of course just trying to relax and have uninterrupted sleep, which I know will be in short supply once baby is born!
Mama to Gabriel (1-10-2009) and newborn Helena (10-9-2011) with DP Julio. ...cloth diapering, attachment parenting, infant EC-ing, etc.
I do what works and when it stops working, then I do something else.
Other than that, just want to get it done with, because I hate not knowing what it feels like. lol. So I'm second guessing everything, even though I'm not expecting it. Does that make any sense at all?
Loving wife to an amazing SAHD : Mommy to Aviendha 01/19/09
-- getting a facial tomorrow
-- plan to get a sitter and go see a movie with dh
-- will get a mani/pedi later this week sometime
-- do some shopping for organization projects (I'm an organization junkie!)
Christian SAHM to DS 3/04, DS 1/06, and DD 1/09 and expecting a new little one in May 2012
So many moms are done by 37 weeks, I guess, that people assume I should be, too. I've got a MW appt today - and I'm thinking about getting a pedicure. If I can get a babysitter, it will be even better!
Not to mention avoiding the people who ask if I'm in labor every time I see them.
So...yeah. I feel good and everything's all ready and all I have to do is hang out with my three-year-old and take a lot of walks!
Comforts of Home Midwifery
Iowaorganic- mama to DD (1/5/06), DS1 (4/9/07), DS2 (1/22/09), DS3 (12/10/10), DD2 (7/6/12) and a new kid due in early 2014
So sorry to disappoint, but it is really unlikely I will be in labor today. I think I need another nap. (yawn)
No heartburn, BP is great, My public bones killed me for almost 2 months, but they are actually lessening now, so either I just got used to is, or baby has moved somehow so they stopped hurting. Still sleeping really well - only peeing 2-3 times a night tops, no swelling or leg cramps, back is a bit sore but not horrible, energy level is good, I haven't had to nap during the day yet (although I'm in bed by 9!!). The first 20 weeks of pg I threw up several times a week and was pretty miserable, but since then, pregnancy has been pretty easy!
Can't wait to meet our little girl though!!
I wish I could have felt like this weeks ago. Now I am actually enjoying being pregnant. I remember LOVING being pregnant with my other two and now I realize that I liked it for the last couple of weeks but they were equally as sucky for the months leading up to that.
I am also really horny all the time now... DH is having trouble keeping up.
I'm also super sentimental about my 2 year old, who's in a very sweet and affectionate phase right now. So I'm just trying to relish every day of this time with her, especially considering I feel good physically. Plus, I went 1.5 weeks past my EDD before, so I'm just working under the assumption that this one will be late and I could very well have a February baby.
Of course I'm still eager to get to the big event, and am so excited that it's getting close, but I'm content to wait for now.
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