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Ha.<br><br>
How impossible is that at 9 months?<br><br>
I'm trying to come to terms (pun intended) with the idea that this baby may well indeed be born in June. My official EDD is June 8, but all of my previous children were born in my 37th week, so I've anticipated from Day 1 that this baby would be the same.<br><br>
Today I am 37w2, and I'm not feeling any closer to delivering...actually, I feel less close to delivering than I was feeling for the last 4 weeks when I was having serious BH contractions for 10-14 hours about 3 times a week.<br><br>
I'm not noticing any physical changes that would incline me to believe labor was coming any time soon, except some bowel issues. As of Friday, my cervix was still at 2 cm and "high and thick" according to my doc. No change in discharge. No plug. No nothing.<br><br>
I mean, unless you count the fact that my cat will not leave my side (and she's not usually like that), there is NOTHING to indicate Baby is coming soon.<br><br>
So, I'm trying to accept that this may be a June baby afterall.<br><br>
I'm just so tired of being pregnant and uncomfortable and waiting and anxious.<br><br>
I feel like a real grouch.
 

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I'll grouch right along with you. Somehow, this waiting at the end is just so much harder than the 8+ months leading up to it. How does that work?<br><br>
It's hard to get out of the mindset that this babe could arrive now and it would all be just fine. I'm not sure how fine I'll be if he decides to come another 4 weeks from now.
 

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I can relate, after all the PTL I was sure this babe would come early. Now here I am at 38 weeks and still very pregnant. I'm trying to come to terms with staying pregnant for the whole 40 weeks too. I think I'll be a little sad if I go overdue. So you are not alone mama.
 

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I understand! My first two babies were both born at 38 weeks. When baby #3 didn't arrive until 39 1/2 weeks I felt *so* overdue! I am trying to relax more this time around!
 

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it's so hard to relax when we just don't know when these babies are coming. sending you lots of relaxation vibes. <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've just been saying to DH that, now that our kitchen remodel is almost complete, I'm going to turn into a late-pregnancy basket case with nothing else to distract me from the impending birth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> At least until the kitchen is done, I keep saying, "Not yet! Not yet!"<br><br>
I definitely think it helps to assume I will go at or after my due date. I would rather be pleasantly surprised when it is sooner, but force myself to believe it will be later!<br><br>
Sometimes, I sure am looking forward to the removal of the little creature who enjoys kicking the underside of my stomach... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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cjanelles we are due date buddies and I feel exactly the same way. I felt like delivery was closer four weeks ago than it is now. Last night I made the decision that I will most likely still be pregnant in the begining of June, but praying it doesn't go too far into june. Dh and I were talking and I think that for the next couple of weeks I will probably be very uncomfotable and moody, but ultimately we would rather have a healthy, ready, matured babe over my comfort. I can live with a couple weeks, but anymore of that would drive me even more<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I think one of the biggest concerns I have is growing too big of a baby, I have quite a sweet tooth and I am really trying to not give in to it, but Yikes I just want sweets sometimes<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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I'm hainging in there....but my first pregnany was sooooo hard. I'd had tons of bleeding and preterm labor, and everyone was so focused on keeping that babe in until it was safe. And then she up and stayed in there till 42+ weeks and an eventual c/s!<br><br>
So this time I've been trying to psych myself up for a long pregnancy but oh, I so hope that Roro will be a May babe instead of a June babe! I wouldn't mind a few more days to get things done, but really...I don't know what I'll do if this one goes "late" as well. Probably cry.<br><br>
Ugh.
 

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I hear you....both of my previous two were born right at 38 weeks...which would be Friday! I dunno though, I too don't feel like much is happening down there right now. Like many other pps, last week or the week before I would've said there was more BH action, etc. than now!<br><br>
ANyhow, I'm really trying to not get hopeful/psyched that this a 38 week baby too...
 

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Good grief, we're a pitiful lot, aren't we?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm just remembering when we were all new here and in our earliest weeks and so many of us were saying how thrilled we were to be pregnant and it was hard to imagine ever resenting it or wanting it to be done. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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I am so with everybody. My fisrt came at 36 weeks and was quite healthy, and I'll be 38 weeks come Saturday. I already feel well overdue! I anticipated an early arrival because all the docs and mw's said it woudl probably happen....now that I'm going the whole way it seems endless<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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My first came at 41wks+3, and yesterday my MW said most likely this one will follow in her sister's footsteps! Aggggh! I'm so there with you all...
 
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