Anyone else with me?
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SAHM to Evelyn - my crazy little Celiac (4) Annabelle (2) and Abraham (born 6/20)
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Cheryl, wife to an amazing man, homeschooling SAHM to Gavin 12/03, Rhys 09/06, and Ian Aug 11, 2010.
I don't know how to help anyone else through it.
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.
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!
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.
Mama to DS [05/21/08] & DD [09/16/10] 43 weeks 1 day!
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.
i'd like to give up and spend the next 6 weeks on the couch eating ice cream!
mama to DS born 9/7/05, DD born 8/20/07, DS born 9/4/10 and DS born 11/26/13
Loving our chaotic, crunchy, homeschooling life!