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Sigh. I should really not feel impatient. I have a LOT to do in the next 5-6 months. I mean, I have to finish decluttering my whole house, fix it up, get it sold, pack the rest of it, and move into a brand new house which has no guaranteed completion date. And that's all hoping we don't have to move TWICE. Seriously, I should be VERY glad for every day I have left being pg, because it's one more day to get everything done!<br><br>
In fact, this post should spur me to get on with the work that needs to be done (even if it's after midnight), because there's just THAT much to be done.<br><br>
But, then, I read something about birth, and I start thinking about giving birth again, and I get all excited and warm-hearted at the idea of experiencing that most amazing, powerful, life-changing event all over again! Not to mention, meeting this sweet little baby, discovering whom he/she is, and seeing my boys' faces when they meet their baby, and as we integrate her/him into our lives. Then there are the tiny diapers and the tiny clothes that look so big on the baby. And if it's a girl, we get to use girl clothes - finally! And if it's a boy, well, wow!<br><br>
And then I am totally and utterly impatient, and I want it to be time NOW. Or maybe tomorrow. After all, sleep is good before birth and babies. But VERY SOON would be good! And I wish I could at least have the sensation of the baby rolling and kicking around, and the big belly that tells the world the new blessing is coming soon, because, some days, it feels like we're just pretending that there's a new baby coming. Despite the nausea, exhaustion, and myriad other symptoms (including the good-riddance of Dear Aunt Flo [not my real one; I like her]), it sometimes is hard to believe.<br><br>
So, I should go get myself busy, but it is hard to wait!
 

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This is pretty much how I feel every minute of every hour of every day. Except I dont have anything major to do like you (house,move etc)...which makes me feel even more this way.
 

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Nope not me. I need more time. I am so not ready for a baby right now. Maybe after the summer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Now DS on the other hand wants to know why the baby can't come out and play now!
 

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I'm with you!<br><br>
I'd love to be near the end of the second trimester where you start feeling lots of movement and stuff for about a month (so that puts us at mid-june) then maybe a few days really big so I can feel like we bond and get really ready for the baby to arrive, and then bring it on!<br><br>
A friend just hit 38 weeks and is having lots of BH contractions and stuff. I wrote to her and said, "Ack! I'm 25 weeks behind you. That's HALF A YEAR!"
 

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I hear you. I mean, I've done the pregnant thing 3 times now, I'm pretty good at it....baby, couldn't you fast track it this time? This once? Please?<br><br>
My sil is due any day, my cousin is due any day, and a friend of mine just had her baby last night (2 hour labour! Wow!). I wanna be part of the action.
 

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I have moments, but mostly I feel like time is going very quickly. I love love LOVE being pregnant and I really want to enjoy this 5-6 months since it very well may be my last. Part of why I wanted to have one more babe was to be pregnant again...not that I dont love babies, but the process of getting there is so amazing. I love almost every part of it, save the sickness and exhaustion in the beginning, which has mostly passed for me.<br><br>
I feel like once we are all packed and moved and enjoy the summer and once it starts to get cool again in September & October I will probably get impatient..but for now I have a lot to do and I really want to enjoy every moment. I guess I also have some things i really want to do before this babe comes. im going on a camp with a bunch of mamas in july with no kiddos, and i plan to go to this 2 week karma yoga/meditation program with a friend in the fall.. im going to be pretty pregnant, but what a better way to center myself for birth and life with 4 children?<br><br>
so i guess though I look forward to November and meeting this person, I have a lot to look forward to before then as well.
 

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I'm horribly impatient this time around. All I can think of is having this baby born safe and sound.<br><br>
And I wish so badly to feel this little one moving around, and to be big and noticeably pregnant! I too feel like this is an imaginary pregnancy at times (even with being so sick and dizzy all the time).<br><br>
Can we just jump to about August? That'd be good for me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm with you on the impatient part. And the having too much to do part. Were not moving but I need to reorganize and declutter everything. We're in a small one bedroom apartment so I have to figure out where all the baby stuff goes.
 

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I know what you mean... we might have to move, too, wherever DH finds a job, and it would be nice to recover from my year at work, ya know, clean some stuff that hasn't been cleaned in months... get back into daily work outs and outings with DD, reconnect with her... but mostly I'm thinking BIRTH BIRTH BIRTH BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYyy! Every song I listen to is judged for whether it'd be good on a birth CD... I can't wait!
 

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I'm not impatient this time but time is going far faster than I want it too! I have sooooo much to do what with all these renovations and the mess and organizing that needs to happen, plus I haven't quite wrapped my head around having two kids yet. But then I see my friend who is ready to pop any day and I wish it was me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have moments, but mostly I feel like time is going very quickly. I love love LOVE being pregnant and I really want to enjoy this 5-6 months since it very well may be my last. Part of why I wanted to have one more babe was to be pregnant again...not that I dont love babies, but the process of getting there is so amazing. I love almost every part of it, save the sickness and exhaustion in the beginning, which has mostly passed for me.</div>
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This is very much me, right now. I have moments but am trying to savor what I can. I don't like being sicky but I really haven't been so bad off this time. I feel like I did not enjoy my daughter's pregnancy at all and I want to try and enjoy this one as much as I can. Perhaps embracing that this might very well be the last time I do this... I am a little anxious to feel bigger movements. I'm getting little jabs and nudges here and there, lol, and I'm loving it but I can't wait until he(she?) really makes his(her?) presence known. That's my absolute favorite part of pregnancy.<br><br>
I'm looking towards the end of this... not to hurry things along but in preparation. Mentally I need to embrace that I cook babes a lot longer than average. I need to embrace that I will be largely uncomfortable and ready for it to end but must let this babe decide to make his(her) appearance when he's(she's) ready. My body knows what to do, my baby knows when it's time. This is going to indeed become one of my mantras.
 

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I'm feeling impatient too-- having several friends due this summer isn't helping. It feels like time is starting to go a little faster now though--those first few weeks were painfully slooooow.
 

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I was just thinking about this thread again... thinking about impatience, by the time this babe is fully cooked, I will have been pregnant for a year. Ha. Save a 6 week break (when I miscarried)... that is crazy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was just thinking about this thread again... thinking about impatience, by the time this babe is fully cooked, I will have been pregnant for a year. Ha. Save a 6 week break (when I miscarried)... that is crazy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"></div>
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yes i feel you! i was pregnant for 9 months and 4 days and only was not pregnant for 2 months. so in two years i will have spent 18 months pregnant. i feel like an elephant.
 

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Since my DS is only 16 months old, I feel like I was pregnant not so long ago. And I work with newborns all the time at my job (postpartum unit), so I wasn't feeling like I "needed" another baby just yet...but we got sent one anyway! Hey, it's all part of the unplanned plan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
Anyway, I really don't like being pregnant. My body takes issue with pretty much every part of it except the birth itself, which I'm very much looking forward to. Don't get me wrong. I love feeling the baby, sporting the belly, bonding with the the little bambino and all that, but if I could snap my fingers and make tomorrow November 14th, I would do it in an instant. That's why I love these boards, because otherwise I would be a very miserable and lonely little chicken waiting for my egg to hatch.
 

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It's very good not to be the ONLY very miserable and lonely little chicken. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Having other mama hens around certainly is good for the sanity. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
The impatience really isn't a constant thing for me. There IS so much going on that I don't think about baby constantly. I've just started wearing maternity pants (which help make my fluffiness look more like baby-ness) and so I'm not only looking somewhat more pg but also feeling like I am - like resting a hand on the belly subconsciously. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But other than weird things like that, I'm not generally sitting around obsessing. Still, when certain things happen, I can feel like I'll go utterly INSANE if it's not time NOW. Then I realize I have 50 more loads of laundry to do. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My sweet boys can be impatient, too. Especially my 5yo who can say things that might be almost obnoxious but just be teasing, like demanding, gruffly, "I want it to be November! Now!" As though any of us could change it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
It's still just hard to believe that I'm *really* pg and things are really going to keep changing, growing, etc. Like, I can still lay on my tummy (I can feel stuff, but it's not uncomfortable), and before too long (especially if growth keeps up at this rate!), that will not be happening. It seems so foreign, still!
 

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Ugh, I am crazy. I keep reading other DDCs because, well, there's only so much going on in this one, and in I'm Pregnant, and in Home Birth... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> And I just want to hear great stories of wonderful births. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
But, then, I want it to be NOW. At least, close enough that some of OUR mamas will be going into labor and that we're all waiting eagerly for the moment to come. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> And that's when I start feeling all impatient again. Sigh.<br><br>
The rest of the time, I'm thinking, "Gee, is the baby ok? I'm not feeling much movement; maybe there's something wrong. What if there's something REALLY wrong?" And the reality is, I'm just now turning to 16 weeks, and I am feeling some movements (I'm pretty sure), and I really trust that this baby will be coming to join our family in November. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> It seems, all at once, that it will never happen AND that it must happen - now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy"><br><br>
Ah, pregnancy hormones... Tell me it's the hormones and not just me going totally crazy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I am with you there-- I want to feel the baby move all the time! But then I remember I didn't feel DD consistently until at least 4 months, and I'm just barely getting there this time (and I figure the early times this round have been b/c I'm a second timer and know what it feels like, but I'm also heavier so the belly kicks are going to be later for Dh, too bad so sad that's why I should be at home so I can work out daily <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).<br><br>
I'm starting to feel like we're really getting somewhere. In the next few weeks, I'll be 4 months, then school will be out and I'll be nearly 20 weeks, getting there the first week of July, which will be here soooo fast I know, with the end of the school year craziness and the first wonderful few days of being at home (and out and about!).<br><br>
I'm REALLY glad I'll have 4-5 months to really lavish attention on DD and reconnect and get back into a great routine for both of us and the household. And to do fun and necessary preparations. I'll be happy when school's out and I can make that my special focus beyond just playing with DD <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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So as impatient as I've been, you know what's totally crazy? Today, I'm realizing that I'm really, truly, pg. And WILL BE for a LONG TIME! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Not in the impatient sort of way, but the, "Oh my goodness... This is going to take FOREVER!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
For some reason, that hit me today when I was talking to a billion people at booths at a homeschool convention. Then I came home and am feeling like we have a looong way to go, and it may never end! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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