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#1 of 12 Old 02-08-2009, 08:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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okay, maybe i'm just having a moment but i'm really regretting ending work and still having three weeks to go. i'm happiest when i'm busy (but not too busy, i'd come to peace with being a pt worker and pt SAHM) and have things to do/places to go. i'm pretty social so i'm going to miss that aspect of work during these last few weeks of being pregnant but most of all i thrive on physical activity. i'm still going to the rec center sometimes and walk with my 2 yr. old and dogs almost every day but it's not making a difference.
i just feel pooped, pregnant and hungry!
i lost weight before my last appt and then had a growth spurt and gained 5 lbs in a week and a half . now i just feel huge! i don't want to be impatient but i'm feeling it coming on already.
sorry about the rant...anyone else?
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please disregard, i went for a walk and feel better and don't expect anyone to respond to such a negative post!
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I understand and I'm usually a SAHM...and I still have 6 more weeks to go. Just take time for yourself daily...it helps me! I'm glad your walk helped you feel better.

S, mama to L(DD)-12/04, K(DS1)-12/06, C(DS2)-03/09 & B(DS3)-05/11

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oh my, if that is the most negative you sound about some of the challenges of pregnancy, you are doing GREAT!

You sound like you know how to take care of yourself, but it does help to have some reinforcement from others in the same boat every once in a while.

Rescue Remedy seems to help a bit when I'm feeling overwhelmed, so maybe that is something you could try on those tough days . . .

Soon enough that beautiful baby will be here!
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Just to baseline..

You sound positively giddy and optimistic to me

I myself am an absolutely miserable pregnant person. I'm REALLY trying not to be... and not to whine.. and not to complain. I just hurt and am uncomfortable and am tired and just plain grumpy no matter what... and going a little stir crazy in my head all the same time I'm used to being VERY active and with this pelvic ligament thing it hurts me to walk anywhere. I'm walking.. but the look in my face isn't pretty.

I can understand wanting to be done... I know it's too early.. and I really do have a few things to do... and really would like the time.. just if someone could take over this child growing in my body for a couple of weeks.. i'd sure appreciate it!!!!

Hang in there.
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Glad you're feeling more upbeat now!

I find it helpful to pretend my due date is two weeks later than it really is. Keeps the impatience away... a bit anyway.
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Are you kidding? Your post is mild compared to what I'd *like* to post. I've just been mostly reading on this thread the last several days because I just can't post anything positive right now and don't want to be a downer. I had a better day yesterday though--the baby must have changed positions and I was much more comfortable. What a reprieve!! So I totally understand. I think I'll go for a walk today too. It's supposed to be unseasonably warm today so getting out will be good. Hang in there mamma!! If I can hang in there, you can too!
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I quit two weeks ago and have been feeling bored and isolated lately, and definitely ready for the baby! I keep sitting in the nursery and DH teases me that I'm in there waiting for the baby. It's funny because before I quit, I had so much anxiety about needing to get things done. Then I got all my baby shopping done, got organized, stocked my freezer, and all that fun stuff in the first few days and have nothing to do.

I bought one of those day of the week wipe boards and am listing things to do each day. Today I'm going to the library, bleaching socks, and organizing the mess of paperwork in the office. I'm still in the habit of rushing to do all the routine chores on the weekends, but I'm trying to move those things to different days of the week. On the SAHM board, they recommended getting into a daily routine, which has been so helpful. Before, I found myself stitting around all morning watching stupid baby shows and playing online.

I'm sure it will go out the window when the baby comes.

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I've learned to appreciate all the lessons I learn through pregnancy and birth.

Each child has taught me so much.

Take this time to really evaluate and meditate on this pregnancy and child. It will be over all too soon.
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anyone else?
Yep. This is the worst I've ever been. One would think I'd have it down by now, but I'm on the verge of tears most days. At least with the nice weather the past four days I've been able to sit outside on the deck and watch the kids play (honestly I can't get down the stairs to the back yard, too much ligament pain, lower back pain and even my balance is so shot) and knit another hat that is too big for anyone. Last night it started raining and I thought I'd cry. Dh interrupted my rainbow meditation and then I couldn't relax OR go to sleep again, and I laid there and thought murderous thoughts.

My goal really is to spend the next four weeks reconnecting with the kids and the lil guy inside me. If I wait until the pg hormones are gone, even the three year old will have run away.

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thank god i'm not the only one who feels like complaining! hey, i think we deserve to a bit anyway .
mostly i'm just trying to slow down, connect with the baby growing inside me and still try to be the mama i want to be for my 2 yr old. it feels so trivial to worry about the weight but my boobs and ass are HUGE all of a sudden and it's just feeling cumbersome to be in my body right now. i HAVE TO appreciate these last few weeks, this is our last pregnancy, the weight came off last time and i looked and felt better than before i was pg, things will go back to "normal" soon enough.
i'm splurging for the end of my pg. and sending dd#1 to her home daycare for 4 hrs on monday mornings so that i can catch up on stuff that i can't do with a 2 yr old in tow. i think i'll feel even better after some time alone.
thanks for commiserating ladies, it makes me feel better to know i'm not the only one out there complaining in my head every time i can't bend over to pick something up!
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I've learned to appreciate all the lessons I learn through pregnancy and birth.

Each child has taught me so much.

Take this time to really evaluate and meditate on this pregnancy and child. It will be over all too soon.
you're so right, thank you!
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