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#1 of 11 Old 07-13-2010, 06:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I really want to try to be more laid back about being at the end of this pregnancy. I am pretty miserable and ready to be done, but I would really like to try to focus on enjoying my days and being patient as this baby finishes cooking.

Anyone else with me?

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I am trying. It is so freaking hot here that it is hard to be calm when I feel like a sweaty mess. I keep telling myself that this baby is going to come early & but I don't want to set myself up for disaster if he comes after my edd. So Zen would be really good!

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I'm trying, and I keep telling people that I have at least two weeks left, but it's getting harder to believe when everyone at work keeps telling me I'm going any day now. If I weren't going to work every day with projects still to complete, I'd be in much worse shape. Not wanting to go back to work earlier than October ( when the fall semester craziness has started to calm down) also keeps me patient.

I don't know how to help anyone else through it.

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I'm really trying to be zen about this all as well. Very difficult! Ds was born a week early...I'm due with this new one on Saturday. It's hard because I keep thinking, "ds was already born by now!"..."how much longer will it be?"

I just keep telling myself I'm going to be pregnant forever and believe it or not, it helps!! I've just accepted my fate. I have no control over any of this. It's like I'm "going on a bear hunt"..."can't go over it, can't go under it, have to go through it."

Just one day at a time, and if anyone asks me again "when are you due?" (which has to be the worst question to ask a pregnant woman ever!) instead of feeling like screaming I'm going to say "I have no clue" and walk away.

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I'm very willing to let this baby take its time to come...

I belong to other birth boards where women are talking about extreme inductions methods at 35 or 36 weeks and it just boggles my mind. I guess I'm lucky to have the mindset that it'll just happen when it happens. Not too bad for 37 weeks! Well, ask me again in 2 weeks!

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I'm trying to work on being more zen as well. I just want to relax and let dumplin' come when they are ready.
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I'm trying. I'm just...so...done. And I have like 6 more weeks.

My advice may not be appropriate for you. That's ok. You are just fine how you are and I am the right kind of me.

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There's an end?!

I had a very zen day yesterday. DS and I were happy. DH was happy when he arrived home. Dinner went off without a hitch. The apartment was spotless. I was cheerfully content with the 6 weeks I have left.

Today, the house is a disaster and my 2 year old has decided that he is not amused by anything, especially not my attempts to entertain him. Dinner consisted of something canned. I am SO exhausted.
Today, I am not zen. I am round and bumbly and I want to cry.

And I'm really tired of answering the "When are you due?" question only to have them mentally add up the remaining weeks left and announce it to me as if I have no idea.

Right now my positive thought is this: I can only be pregnant for so long. The baby comes out eventually, right? So this is not an eternal condition. So there's my encouragement to myself. Not much of an upper but it's the best I've got.

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I've been getting frustrated that being this pregnant is now really stopping me from doing things I want to do. I've been able to bike until now and can mostly live normally, but it's like my body said "yo, your due date is a month away. You are now an invalid." or something. Boo.

The other day, someone asked when I'd be 40 weeks, instead of asking when I was due. For some reason, I really liked that because it acknowledged that 40 weeks isn't an expiration date, it's more of a milepost with higher likelihood.

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trying here too.
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i'm 34 weeks tomorrow, so still have 6 weeks to go. neither of my other kids came early, so no hope there. but i'm finding it hard to be zen right now. i'm huge, my clothes don't fit, my stomach is in the way for doing ANYTHING, i have suddenly lost all patience with my 2 kids, i waddle. but i know it could be way worse, other than being huge and clumsy i'm not experiencing lots of pain and discomfort. my baby shower is august 15th, so i'm trying to think i don't want the baby to come before that anyway.

i'd like to give up and spend the next 6 weeks on the couch eating ice cream!

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