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And just generally in a bad mood. I don't really feel like doing anything, and so I'm bored. But when I think of something to do so I'm not bored, I quickly go sit down somewhere and am back to feeling bored. I just have no desire to really get anything done. None of my friends are answering their phones today, so I can't even chat with anyone.<br><br>
My MIL called, though! I had just talked to her yesterday, and she was making jokes about the baby's name. We want to name her Zoe, and our last name is McGinley, and we're still undecided about her middle name, although we're leaning strongly towards Kate. So, Zoe Kate McGinley. Well, MIL thinks it would just be a hoot if her middle name also ended with an "e" sound. It actually made her laugh! I don't get why that would be funny. In any case, I'm not going to give my child MIL can continue to laugh at.<br>
FIL suggested "Olivia" as her middle name, and joked how we could call her "Zoom" then, from Zoe Olivia McGinley, except he added in the extra "o". Again, they cracked up, thinking about how funny that would be. It's NOT funny to me!!! At all!!! I think it's idiotic. We don't give our children names to amuse ourselves. Come on!<br><br>
And when MIL called today, her first words to me were: "So, are you having the baby yet????" followed by another bout of laughter! What the heck is so funny about that? That's not a joke. I love jokes as much as anybody, but that is not a joke! I should have moaned and told her I can feel the baby's head between my legs, but to keep on talking, I don't mind being on the phone in the middle of giving birth.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
I swear, there's something about being around a pregnant woman that makes other people's IQ levels take a nosedive!<br><br>
I also got way too much attention from people last week when I attended this conference-type thing lasting from wed. night to sunday afternoon. People would go out of their way to be near me and talk to me, and ask how I was feeling. I feel fine! Well, uncomfortable, but that should be obvious to the naked eye, especially in a room filled with women who have all had babies before. I don't need to be asked how I feel every 10 minutes. It's not like I'm about to drop dead on the floor! And every morning there'd be the inevitable: "Oh, I guess since you're here you haven't had your baby yet!" Ya think???? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
Of course, at home I'm not getting enough attention. Dh is working late every night in anticipation of the birth. He wants to be all caught up and then some so he can take some time off when the baby is here. So, when he comes home at around 11pm at night, he drops into his chair and flicks through the channels and has trouble keeping his eyes open. So I can't have a conversation with him, really, unless I want to repeat everything twice.<br><br>
I'm getting really tired of this. I'm tired of being tired. There's a TON of stuff to do, and I'm not doing any of it. Every once in a while I get this caffeine-induced burst of energy, but it never lasts for long.<br><br>
Plus I think I've grown in size again. My back now hurts even when I haven't really done anything to aggravate it, just from what I'm carrying in front. From my previous experiences with having children I remember always thinking postpartum that it was much easier to be pregnant than to have a new little one to care for. But I'm getting tired of waiting, and just want this to be over with now, or at least make the remaining couple of weeks/days more pleasant.<br><br>
If I could wish for anything in the whole world right now it would be to have a really good friend spend at least a couple of hours every day with me in my house, helping me with cleaning and organizing chores, talking to me, cooking with/for me, and relaxing with me. Dh is too tired to fill this role, and is actually waiting for me to go into labor before getting the bulk of the cleaning done.<br><br>
Okay, I'll stop venting now. I'm just not a happy camper right now.
 

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Let it out Mama! We all need to do it right now, and I know it always makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only one who's aggravated by life!<br><br>
I absolutely feel your pain and anguish! We are almost there!
 

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Just want to give you a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">.<br>
I totally understand where you're coming from.<br><br>
Lorette
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm sorry! I feel ya! It is NOT easy being this pregnant! And I agree! WHY do people turn DUMB around a pregnant woman? Especially a very pregnant one? I'm sorry that your in-laws are being such idiots over the name! (Which, btw, I think Zoe Kate is simply adorable!!) At least your FIL isn't isisting (even after FOUR u/s) that your baby is a boy and not a girl! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
But at any rate, vent away all you want! I know how it can make you feel better to just get it all out. More <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> coming your way!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I totally understand!
 
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