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Ok, I know it's obvious to all of us mamas who haven't yet had our babies, but I'm going completely bonkers. Totally and fully crazy with impatience. I can't say it any other way. Sure, there's stuff to do...there's cleaning to be done, laundry to be done, more sewing/knitting/beading, walking around, movies to watch, but I still feel that all I'm doing is distracting myself from the simple fact that I suck. at. waiting. I really do.<br><br>
So that my whiny thread. I'm done now.
 

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I think the wait is hardest with your first. I convinced myself that, unlike other first timers who may go past their edd, I was going to have my baby at 38 wks.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> When people called me those last 2 wks. to check on me, I made them cry. I was not a happy camper. I was a total monster.<br><br>
I have no advice. I don't think there is anything you can tell yourself to make the waiting easier. I just decided with #2 and beyond that I'd let it go. I don't know how but I did. I'm sure other mamas have some better advice<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I was going insane too - i.n.s.a.n.e. waiting... waiting waiting... I had stuff to do - but it was just stuff... I couldn't get motivated, I didn't WANT to get motivated... I wanted to be in labor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
It's hard not to feel that way, but getting out does help some - less "waiting" and more "doing" - but even then...<br><br>
Hugs!
 

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I agree, waiting is SO much harder with your first! I feel like I could just be pregnant forever and not really care this time if it weren't for the blood pressure, swelling, pelvic pain, etc. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I feel like, I already HAVE A kid to take care of! LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
I think doing nice stuff for yourself helps pass the time, paint your nails, watch funny lighthearted movies, etc.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I am going crazy too. My first came early, unexpectedly, and since I was totally convinced I was going to be pregnant for 43 weeks just like my mother, I was never in this space of wondering, waiting, distracting, obsessing......<br><br>
This time - ug! I can't believe I'm still pregnant and its not even my due date. Prodromal labor, insomnia.... I am so done!!
 

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Add me to that list. I was doing all right until people I know IRL due AFTER me had their babies last week, ahh! And my friends keep calling asking if she's here yet. I don't even want to answer the phone.
 

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I feel so bad for you end of the month mamas. It must be hard to see all the babies rolling in, or should I say out? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I know it was hard for me even though I went on the 14th. Hang in there!
 

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I am right there with you! I'm due the 28th. My mom is in town and I feel like I'm being watched like a kettle. I quit answering my phone 2 weeks ago b/c people are driving me insane. I'm not even late yet!
 

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It's so true worse then waiting all day or week for that all important phone call<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: that NEVER COMES! It is soooo hard to wait, and then like magic it starts to happen and then next thing babe is already a week old. It flies post partum. . .hang in mama's I think of you everyday and get on here to see who else had a baby<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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The weird thing is, I had prepared myself for going past my guess date, especially after reading all the birth stories on mothering. Initially, I had no idea it could take 42, 43 or even 44 weeks for some babies to come out, but after talking about it with some family, I found out DH was born 3 weeks "late" and my own mother was born 4 1/2 weeks late. I guess I was hoping, in the back of my mind, to go the way of my mother and give birth the day before my due date...now that it's here, I'm so bored/impatient/cranky. It's actually surprising even me.
 

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I know for me, those last few weeks stretched on longer than the entire pregnancy. Hang in there mama. She's comin'. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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