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I'm not ready. Not at all. Not in the least. 36 days until my EDD and I am FREAKING OUT. There is so much to do, and I am SO uncomfortable and it's just not getting done. Sure I'm gonna run up and down the basement steps 12 times a day to do the baby's laundry. NOT. Once makes me winded. Twice and I'm on the couch for an hour recovering. And forget carrying the laundry back up.<br><br>
Still have lots of NB diapers to make. Still have to finish unpacking.<br><br>
This kid can just stay put until... well, I dunno... next summer.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> mama<br><br>
i am not ready...<br><br>
we've had water problems causing black mold in the house so we have packed and unpacked the family room 3 times in the 2.5 months we've lived here in our new place....<br><br>
dh is NOT helping me get anything ready...<br><br>
i can't get comfortable except leaning into the sofa with my feet propped up which is exactly how I should not be sitting bc baby is posterier....<br><br>
have no idea what box the diapers are in, nor the nb clothing as i thought i labeled it but didn't and the boxes are stacked 6 high and i can't lift them down....have asked dh repeatedly to move some down but hooking up his playstation (at age 34) is more important these days...<br><br>
i have become charlie brown's teacher in my 3.5 (well, in early october she'll be that old..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) dd's eyes and it's driving me crazy...<br><br>
we are a one car family and the clutch is going in the car, just fixed the brakes.....so we can't drive it that much right now so dh just rides the motorcycle he got this spring (grrrrr) without telling me about to work, so i AM STUCK IN THE HOUSE ALL DAY........not within walking distance....<br><br>
i would love to say stay put until next summer but i am barely hanging on by a thread right now......and my gut tells me that this one won't make an appearence without being coaxed out like her big sister even though i've been walking around at almost 5cm and 90% for weeks now....even the dumb annoying BH"s have stopped....<br><br>
i'll come help you unpack if you come help me unpack.....<br><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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To be completely honest, I'm ready to be UNpregnant...but I don't think I'll EVER be ready for the responsibilities of motherhood.............<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I am totally ready to not be pregnant but I am definitely not prepared to have a newborn in the house. There are several things that need to get done including sorting and washing the newborn clothes (that have been sitting in my living room driving my dh nuts for days). I just keep procrastinating and being demotivated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Just dealing with my 2yo is so exhausting that everything else seems impossible. At least the carpets are getting cleaned on saturday that will make me feel much better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug"><br>
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Ugh! I am not ready AT ALL!<br>
There's so much to do, like others... some of it involves the baby's clothes, then the diapers... the house is a wreck 'cause I have to chase a wild 4 yo around..<br>
I've lost a lot of mucous plug & have had really deep cramps and real deal contractions so I am FREAKING OUT!!<br>
Three weeks, give me three weeks, baby.. it'll be so much better then!
 

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Oooohhh Nooo, I'm def. ready. But I just wanted to say that I appreciate your voice and that you are standing tall to say that you are not! And I'm pretty proud of you for not being ready and not wanting an early baby. As much as I want my baby to come early, I know that is selfish and I know that it's not better for the baby to come early, b/c just like you said, it's 40 weeks, not less! So good for you!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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not ready at all. all the clothes and diapers need to be washed. Need to install the carseat. Need to pickup the cradle from the neighbor who is lending that and a crib. Need to make a space for said cradle. Need to make a space for the stuff that we will be moving so we can make a space for the cradle. Need to make a space for the stuff that we will be moving that will make a space for the stuff for the stuff we will be moving that will make a space for the other stuff, ad inifinitum....... tried to sell some stuff to make some space and make some extra $ and DH wouldn't hear of it. I could fetch enough money from his trumpet (that he played only 6mo. and that was 3.5 years ago) for a really nice breast pump.<br><br>
waiting for the 'nesting' to kick in and get my house cleaned because the only thing that is kicking in right now is the 'resting' phase.
 

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Physically I am READY! I am tired of peeing 50 times a night, and the insomnia and heartburn and getting winded just going up the stairs. Also, we live on a big hill and don't have a car and going anywhere is so hard these days.<br><br>
Today I went shopping by myself and it just about killed me. Hauling the heavy shopping cart around, on to the bus and then up my hill was pure torture. I told DH that was the last time I was going shopping. Of course, that means I have to rely on him to get the groceries and that's annoying.<br><br>
But, I still have things I need to do before the baby comes and I know that DH is definitely not ready. I will be 37 weeks on Monday, and I'm sure the baby is plenty big, but I think it needs to cook a little longer.
 

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Not ready emotionally, not ready physically (to be done with pregnancy), not ready in the home sense - still many looooong to-do lists. DH just decided today to go and buy the wood to build our changing table!<br><br>
Nope. I am 18 days away from EDD and I'm NOT ready!
 

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*I* am ready for this babe to come out. But dh wants to move into our new house this weekend. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I'm not ready... Jonathan is two and intent on destroying the house. We got rid of our bed frame because we need the money and thought it would be a hot craigslist item... nope, its sitting in Jonathan's room taking up space (the headboard alone is 5'5!) and we haven't had a single nibble on it! We thought it would be fun to be suprised by the baby's sex, but I'm regretting it now because I don't know if I should be unpacking all the boy clothes I've saved and washing them or if I can buy the adorable girl clothes I drool over every time we go to Target.<br><br>
I'm anxious for baby to come before my cousin's wedding though on Sept. 22 because its a 6 hour drive and our insurance won't cover hospital bills away from our home town. Dumb dumb dumb.
 

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24 days or so to EDD and I am definitely not ready yet!<br>
We just started cleaning the carpet and the condo looks like we just moved in with stuff moved everywhere. If I went into labor now I would have to deliver in the middle of the living room because the bedroom is full of stuff and you can barely walk anywhere.<br>
I still need my 3 weekends to get stuff done. I don't care how uncomfortable I am, my condo needs to be "ready" for this event.
 

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Totally not ready... and only 4 days till EDD<br><br>
Still need to:<br><br>
Sew diapers (I have some AI2's but need soakers, and still need tons more fitteds)<br><br>
Sew mama pads, nursing pads, etc.<br><br>
clean out the storage room and add shelves with DH<br><br>
get some orders done<br><br>
Freeze dinners ( I haven't frozen anything yet!!! Yikes!!)<br><br>
Line up babysitting for my 4yr old<br><br>
Sheesh!<br><br>
At least we have childcare lined up for the birth. I was starting to get worried about that as we're having a homebirth and I wanted the 3 kiddos to be evacuated for the birth, and then after they meet baby, at least 1 night away from us so we can just be mommy daddy and new baby <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 am so ready to have this baby but I have yet to figure out child care and tell my mom that she can come to town but to help with the older children. I do not want her at the hospital when I am in labor/giving birth. The woman I am planning on watch the foursome will be back in town on the 4th and my mom is 2 hours away. Since I am not in labor yet and have precipitous labors it may all work out on its own. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">:
 

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You'd think I'd be ready since this is #5, but no. It's really my DH fault, he's dragging his feet. I have NOTHING ready, and I think I'll deliver before my Sept 21st due date. I can't drive anymore, sucks I can barely walk. I have enlisted a friend to help me get some things, but I'm waiting for DH to give me the money. Men, go figure
 

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NOT READY at 37 weeks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Still need to manifest a changing table, sew infant prefolds, put together a hb supply basket, etc. etc. etc.!<br><br>
The good news is I feel WAY more ready emotionally this pregnancy.....so I guess all the physical things will just come when needed! I am just planning on going way past my edd! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: We're in the middle of moving into a house from our apartment and so nothing is ever at the location we need it to be. DH and I are so busy that we have had more misunderstandings in the past month that in the past year. We haven't even started picking a pediatrician. I am wiped out by six or seven every night unless i get several naps during the day. DH is starting to panic (within reason, of course) which catapults me into unreasonable panic mode . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Uh, yeah, not ready. And yet we're really hoping baby is out before October first, because our insurance changes then and the birth center waits to charge for the whole shebang until after the baby is born - so it means the difference of around $800!!!<br><br>
And I just looked. Twenty-seven days 'til edd. Not Ready Yet At All! (though perversely glad I am not the only one!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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You know...I thought I was ready last week, but the nesting instinct hadn't kicked in until just yesterday. NOW I realize how NOT READY I am! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> There is so much that needs to be done before this little one arrives.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Bolt.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bolt">
 

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umm.....yeah right here *raises hand high with red face*<br><br>
I have a ton *I* want ot get done, but nothing that is dire for her t come persay minus gathering birth suppliesin a box etc...those last few t5hings.<br><br>
clothes are gotten washed, mostly.<br>
Diapers, check.<br>
bed ready, changing stations, ready, nursing stuff GTG.<br><br>
But I have lots of *house* stuff I really want done beforehand because I know it will be months otherwise :/<br><br>
Such as painting my bathroom and getting the DR floor done (a friend of mine is sanding it and helping dh poly it....long process, )<br><br>
My thing isn't somuch energy ( at times yes but) It's my kids still homeon summer break. I get NOTHING done while they are all here trashing my house all day, it SUPER aggrevating. I mean, they are kids, they mess stuff up etc, but I spend the majority of my time cleaning up regular mess (or playing with kiddos, which I love, but takes timeof course!) versus digging into other things I WANT to do around the house.<br><br>
I hope baby girl stays in there untl my EDD...thats my hope as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Maybe we shuld partner up and help each other Dawn...I know it helps me to have a person to clean or get stuff done with <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> LMK if youa re interested and we can swap a few days between us next week once my kids are all in school <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I wasn't ready either, but baby had other plans. I was on my last week of work when baby decided he was ready. I had made up a list of meals for the freezer, and was planning to finish that before baby arrived.
 
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