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#1 of 11 Old 11-27-2010, 05:36 PM - Thread Starter
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i was hopping not to feel this way yet
the fact i still have 4weeks to go
i got my kit almost down
baby has stuff to wear
i have daipers
i have basette

i never gone early with any kid
and i proices my self after isaac was 10days over due
i would never i get my hope hight to go early
becuse i was hard on my self about it

but i feel DONE DONE DONE DONEsoapbox.gif

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Definitely feel the same.  With my DD, I went at 38 weeks to the day.  This time, I have a transverse lil boy who still flips and flops as he likes.  We've tried everything, so now I have 11 days to go until a scheduled c-section.  I feel like a time bomb.  I just got back home from L & D because I've had a headache and sparkly vision disturbances




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Ds will be born in 3 weeks or less.  My body is screaming to get this over with!  My to-do list and my emotions are begging for more time.  Hello "tenth month"! crap.gif

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I'm done too.  I'm having major contractions some days and think, "Ohhh!  Maybe this is it!?!"  but it always peters out.  I'm very much done.  And the closer we get to Christmas, the more I want her out - I don't want her to have a bday too close to Christmas...but it's not really up to me.  I'm trying to be patient.

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Me too. 37 weeks tomorrow and SO ready to be done.

I've got most of the stuff- though I need to wash the linens and clothes. But otherwise we're ready. I keep having hours worth of Braxton- Hicks that are doing nothing. Grrr...

My other 2 were late, so I'm sure this one will be too. But man am I ready!

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Originally Posted by MyFullHouse View Post

 My body is screaming to get this over with!  My to-do list and my emotions are begging for more time.  Hello "tenth month"! crap.gif

This is me! I'm 37 weeks tomorrow and neither kiddo has come before 40 weeks so I've still got time. But I've been having so many strong contractions that it's messing with my brain. Part of me wants to savor these last few weeks and all the rest of me says 'Bring on the baby!!!!!'.

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I'm so torn between being totally ready and totally unprepared. 


I have my home visit tomorrow with my midwives and will be 37 wks on Thu. I think it's all going to sink in that it's happening soon when those two things occur, but at the same time, I can't seemt o find the motivation to get things done that clearly need to be done. Or could one go on preparing forever and is there a point that a potential perfectionist has to just accept that I have done all that must be done and it's time to just relax and enjoy?!


All this said, I can't wait to meet our little bean and enjoy the early moments of our expanded family. I am also pretty darn uncomfortable and would love nothing more than to be holding this wee one on the outside...


but not too many signs of much happening...which is good because we need to make it to Thu for a HB here. Other than increased CM, I don't notice much else...after a bit of a scare with a gallbladder attack and potential preterm labour a few weeks ago I was sure we'd be early, but perhaps not. 


So yeah, the body screaming for it to be over and the emotions and to do list aching for more time...I totally get that!


ps...haven't been on here in ages...not getting the new format so well so keep getting turned away...

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DDCC.  Hugs to you ladies.  I'm 31 weeks and I'm feeling "done," followed by feeling guilty because I know my little babe needs to cook as long as possible.  Here's wishing everyone the patience and comfort (as much as can be expected)smile.gif to waddle through the next month.

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Hear hear.  Like northcountrymama, I have to wait until 37 weeks to have my hb, which is the end of this week.  I'm a FTM, and now I can truly appreciate the sentiment of being *done* with pregnancy.  

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I'll be 37 weeks in a couple days. I'm getting closer and closer to that "done" feeling I keep hearing about. I didn't think it would be possible to want a pregnancy to end...but it's the sheer physical discomfort. I'm not even really suffering as much as some others. I'm simply having trouble lumbering around with the extra 27 pounds on my 5'1" frame...and when you live in NYC, you don't have the luxury of driving yourself door-to-door everywhere. Even getting up from my desk at work means it takes a few seconds of superslow tottering to get going.


I know that I'll miss the unique sensation of having a new little person be a part of me 24/7...but I am also so excited to see him/her and cuddle all day long. I hope I don't go to 42 weeks b/c that would be sheer torture, in every sense!

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Oh mamas...I feel your pain!!


Im 37 weeks as of today, and Im starting to get so antsy! Of course I want her to wait until shes fully ready and developed to make her arrival...but at the same time, I feel like IM ready. Clothes and diapers are washed, everything is put together and cleaned...her bag is packed. Pregnancy has been relatively kind to me too, so its not like I have any ailments to complain too much about.


Im. Just. Ready.


I doubt my body is ready though yet. I just started getting some symptoms of prodromal labor last night (cramping, lower back pain), but its SO infrequent that I feel I might still have a while left.



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