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I'm reading all these threads (big hugs, mamas!) of misery and crankiness, and "get that baby out"-ness, and I remember some of that from last time around, but I honestly don't feel that way this time.

Maybe because I know these are probably my last pg days ever, but I'm feeling pretty patient and happy right now, and very calm in believing this baby will come in his time (due date tomorrow, so definitely not then, LOL).

Anyone else, or am I just really, really weird?
 

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I go back and forth between the wanting of the baby to come (so I can roll over again, so I can meet the baby, b/c it's what I've been focused on pretty single-mindedly for weeks now) and being pretty happy with sharing DD's last days of single-childhood, the freedom of *not* having a newborn, etc. I don't know that I could be described as mellow, but ambivalent. I want the baby to come, but I know that having a newborn is no joke and i'm happy to have as many days as I'm given with my potty trained, self-feeding toddler
 

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I have my moments where I am so VERY ready to give birth. But alot of the time I am content- my newbie is happily baking, and I am happy to let him/her.

I was perfectly content with DD as well. It wasn't until I was two weeks over that it even crossed my mind that it may be time for her to come out.
 

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I am pretty on the mellow side this time also. I have had a very good pregnancy. My dh is HOME!!!!
: So I feel much relieved about that. I just turned 38 weeks, but I am not sure if it is the regular chiro care I have been getting, that is a part of it I know, but I just feel fine. I do kinda want to meet this baby, we don't know if it is a girl or boy. I have been cleaning, and as long as the baby waits until I get my cleaning done, I will be happy. I don't think I want to be late, but I think I would be fine waiting the next week and a half. I do have problems turning over at night, but that is the most uncomfy I have really been so far. My girls were telling me to go into labor tonight though. Tomorrow I am having a blessingway and they think it would be neat to go with the baby
And they want me to go into labor at night so they don't bother me, aren't they sweet?
: But just hanging out here. I remember last time though, couldn't get her out fast enough. I was sick and had heartburn for 9 months.
 

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I'm feeling totally mellow about the baby coming (I'm only 36 weeks and REALLY want to make it to my due date) BUT I am sick, sick, sick AGAIN. In the beginning of Feb, DH was out of town and I got a sinus infection, fever, runny nose, aches, cough, the whole package. Now I've got something again and the river of green snot that is coming from my body is absolutely disgusting. ARGHGHGHGHGHG. So the baby can wait, I just want to be WELL.
 

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At this moment I'm happy waiting
...we can talk again this afternoon when my energy level is lower and I've watched a baby show or two on tv.

Actually, amid the temper tantrum we had last night with ds who is not taking especially well to sleeping anywhere but cuddled up next to me (trying to get him used to not being able to do that all the time for the new baby and what will be her nursing and cuddling needs)...I think maybe it's a good thing that she's still inside until we move further down this hump of adjustment, because goddess knows it's easier to have just one screaming at you at a time.

But I am visualizing opening up, trying to harness labor energies from the universe, also. Just not particularly miserable about the waiting. Some parts of me will miss being pregnant until it's time to do it again.
 

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I'm a totally pacient person, I don't mind the wait... Having said that it's everyone else who's bringing me stress. I'm 42w on Sat and about to time out of the birth center, my MIL and mom call constantly so I'm screening my phone calls. Every time I drop my son at pre-school (3 mornings a week) I run the gauntlett of people and their comments. And my husband is getting pressure from his job because they need him to start traveling again by friday. I'm running around to chiro appt and geting labor tintures (that taste like the bald side of a monkey's ass). All I want to do is rest with a good book and relax and wait
I could wait weeks more if everone would just live me at peace!
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I guess I'm mellow because I'm not ready yet. Mind you I'm not due for another 12 days but I'm fine waiting another 3 weeks or so
I am hosting a playgroup today, having my picture taken tomorrow, my Blessingway is Saturday, my boys are home on spring break next week and my Mom comes to town on the 21st. It would be great if baby waited until my Mom was here.
Now, talk to me at 41-42 weeks and I may have a different story


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If you had asked me before Tuesday I don't know that I would have said yes. But then the doc I saw on Tues (not my doc, but another one in his practice) said that they will probably induce me so that "the baby doesn't get too big". Whaaa??? We have too much stuff to do before then!!
 

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If you had asked me before Tuesday I don't know that I would have said yes. But then the doc I saw on Tues (not my doc, but another one in his practice) said that they will probably induce me so that "the baby doesn't get too big". Whaaa??? We have too much stuff to do before then!!

Oh, Princess. Just say no to induction. Blech. How big is too big? I think it's really rare that a baby is too big to come out when and how it's supposed to. Can you talk to your regular doc about this?
 

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If you had asked me before Tuesday I don't know that I would have said yes. But then the doc I saw on Tues (not my doc, but another one in his practice) said that they will probably induce me so that "the baby doesn't get too big". Whaaa??? We have too much stuff to do before then!!

Did your doc seriously SAY that? I'm sorry... No. PLEASE don't induce... you know what kind of downward spiral that can cause!!
I can't believe s/he'd say that!
 

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Luckily they called me today to say there was a change in the schedule so I'll get so see MY doc next week!! Yay! I'm going to seriously discuss this whole "too big" thing. My ds was 7lb 13 oz, NOT 10lbs or anything.
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I'm trying so very hard to be mellow and patient, but the outside world has other plans.
Honestly, I expect family to get selfish and act like dorks right around the time I'm due (they must put reminders on their calendar: "act inappropriately starting 2-3 weeks before a family member's big event"), but it is still annoying. The thing that has me really off my game is how awful my doula has been. She came highly recommended and we hired her really early since good ones book up super fast in our area, but in practice she's been a mess. Of course, this only came to light after final payment was due and we started having more frequent communication...of course! Every time I hang up the phone, I hide under the table and chant "go to your happy place, go to your happy place" for a bit. There's no getting money back, and none of the others I liked are still available, so I'm just hoping for the best at this point.

Anyway, I'm desperate to find zen calm to get ready for this new baby. I'll keep reading this thread to get inspiration from the mellow mamas.


Good luck to all of you!
 

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I feel pretty mellow here and I enjoy the last days without the demands of "Cutie2". "Cutie1" is doing very well, she wants to be here for the birth, and we've watched birthing videos together, so I fell she's probably prepped. Dh still needs to get a bunch of crap out of the living room, since I don't want to stare at broken computer equipment while laboring, he's such a pack rat!
: Dh also needs to read up on supporting me in labor beyond the "relax, breathe, honey!"

Beyond that I'm easy feeling, maybe a bit afraid of what is to come with labor pains and the constant demand of a newborn.
 

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I'm just fine and dandy waiting too, but I say that having never made it to my EDD with either of my other pregnancies. I also just turned 37 weeks a couple days ago and still have things I want done before the baby comes.

This time around I'm in a bit of denial about labor happening since we're having so many issues with our midwife and birthcenter. We're half unofficially planning to UC at this point, if that makes any sense at all.
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Pretty mellow, but you know that.
Still aiming for 42 weeks here (March 20). Every once in a while, late at night when I'm completely exhausted and my back hurts and the kid flips sideways (which is really rather uncomfortable) and I need to pee not 10 minutes after the last time, I think "do I really want to keep doing this for another couple weeks?" But, I also would HATE to go into labor when I'm feeling like that, and by the time the next morning roles around, I'm totally fine waiting again.
 
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