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#1 of 5 Old 04-13-2010, 10:29 PM - Thread Starter
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So, pregnancy didn't come easy for me - and I am so so so grateful to be growing this little baby and have really enjoyed (almost) every moment of having this little one inside me. I'm not sure I'll ever get pregnant again.

odStarting around midway through the second trimester I started to get a bit sad thinking about not being pregnant anymore. As much as I'm looking forward to meeting this baby and starting the next phase - I'll really miss being pregnant. Of course, over the last several weeks my by has been preparing me to let go, I can feel it. The design of pregnancy really is amazing! Moving more slowly, feeling the discomfort a bit more acutely, etc - I can feel the physical changes affecting my emotional readiness - but still. I don't want it to end.

Maybe these last few weeks will get me there, but I was wondering if anyone is doing anything special to say goodbye to pregnancy? Any kind of rite of passage for you and baby (besides the obvious - birth!) that you are planning to acknowledge this time ending? Any experience with these feeling leading into or being wrapped up with PPD? I'd love to hear of others' plans to let go.

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Nothign special planned but I'm having the same feelings. My pregnancy was a breeze (after 6 years of work to get pregnant) and it's only been since week 37 I've had any discomfort. I think my body is getting me ready. If I birthed before 37 weeks I know I would have missed it terribly. Maybe now I'll be able to let go gracefully and just concentrate on the next great stage.

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nothing planned either. Just enjoying everyday. I must say though, the title of your post made me want to cry. I cant believe its ending. Wow, it felt like we just got on this ride.


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I'm in the same boat too - struggled to get pregnant, enjoyed these wonderful 8 months and am now thinking ahead, wondering if I will mourn no longer being pregnant. I hadn't thought of a ritual or something to help ease the transition. I have a month to go and still feel good, although a little more tired out and some swelling in my feet. I have been counting on the same thing you all are - the likelihood of more discomfort in the final weeks to help me move on. I also worry that I'll forget how this all feels physically. I wonder if taking some time each day to simply enjoy the sensations will be helpful - not taking for granted what's going on.
Thanks for bringing this up,'re not alone and I appreciate that others are struggling with the same thing.

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This pregnancy I plan on FINALLY getting maternity photos done. I am just cherishing everyday and loving every movement. I have known since we got pregnant this will be our last and I have just tried to enjoy every step of the way.

I also want to do a belly cast this pregnancy, and plan on writing bean a letter in my last days. (this is my first girl so it means a heck of a lot being our last baby and first girl).

Most of all I am trying to come to terms that this WAS hard, and that yes I definitely am DONE.

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