Its so funny, we where just reading and responding to each others posts and now here we are in the same situation at the same time. I agree with you about the emotional tole. Everyone has been commenting on how good I look, and how much I'm up since the hospital (which I miss) and it actually makes me sad. I don't want to shrink fast, I wasn't done with pregnancy! The emotional tole is so much worse than even the labor. I was so upset that I was induced for swelling because like you said I didn't feel I was doing it the way it was meant to be done! My epidural didn't work and I refused any other pain meds or a new one, and I'm actually glad that I at least got to feel the labor naturally. Its super insane. Who wants to be big, and feel labor pains! I find its kinda random, but when I start to feel overwhelmed, or my body feels normal I cry. I tend to think that as fast as its gone, its going to keep going, and my innocent baby will be grown. Which of course MAKES ME CRY. I moved over to the parenting boards first year, hoping it will make me feel a part of something again. It would be nice to see you over there!View Thread
Hi everyone, this seems a common theme but I really miss you all and this board. I'm going to start on the parenting first year board and hope that fills my gap. I really hope I can see you there when your babies arrive. It would be nice to follow this road a little longer. Enjoy all the kicks and heartburn, its gone too fast.View Thread
I'm with you. I just came on because I miss it so much. My baby was born Saturday morning, and I actually got sad being able to shave my legs. Bending over I realized my baby was not there anymore. This is also my 3rd and I find it hard being overwhelmed. One in school and one home and my DH at work I feel like I'm going to miss this time just like I missed my pregnancy because I'm so busy. I miss being pregnant, my husband thinks I'm crazy because I say lets do it again in a few years after he watched the labor. Your not alone. It sounds like we are in a very similar place, at a similar time. The bf will get better, I am also having some pain, but I remember from my last two that its only temporary. I did get on the board for the same reason as you, so I feel you.View Thread
Hello everyone. Jonathan Lane was born at 1:30 am Jan 8th. He was 7 lbs 12.8 oz, and perfectly healthy. I was induced reluctantly due to swelling, I was actually due tomorrow, the 11th. My labor took the entire day, and until 1:30 in the morning. I had received an epideral, but unfortunatly it did not take. The woman said my back was "to tight". I was offered the IV drugs, but declined because of the possible affects. I'm actually happy that I was not numb for it. The pain was perfectly managable, and did not cause a terrible amount of pain until close to delivery time. When they became very painful I vommited from pain which took me from 7 cm to 10 instantly. Because I felt everything I was able to dictate pushing, which I liked. My contractions did not hurt, and I felt almost no pain while pushing, just motivation. Even considering the pain it was a nice experience to have, feeling my body work with nature. I was very calm, and did well. Unfortunatly after he was born it was difficult to stop the bleeding and I required medications and a shot in the leg. I ended up in a bit of shock when the bleeding was finally stopped, and was given medication for that. I got to see my baby just after he was born but then was out of action for a few hours. I did however manage to nurse him in that time. Bleeding and all it was a great experience. He is perfect, and very calm, much more than my other 2 boys. I just want to sit and cuddle. I was very sad to be induced, and sad to leave the hospital. I'm glad to have him here, but I do miss the pregnancy and feeling him move inside my belly. I will also miss posting and reading on this board. The excitment of pregnancy and everyones stories was great. I'll miss you all! Thanks for sharing with me!View Thread
So I'm waiting for the call when to go to the hospital to be induced. My doctor decided it was a good idea because I swelled up, and have been contracting for a while. I didn't want to be induced, but I guess we don't always get it our way. I thought I would be excited, but I'm sad its over allready. This is my 3rd, and I feel like it went to fast, and I should have another 3 months to enjoy. I'm wondering if its just hormones or something but I'm gonna spend the day trying to get excited while I wait, but I'm super scared, and sad. I should be having a birth story soon.View Thread
Thank you both, I'm being induced in the morning! I went to the dr, my blood pressure is low, but I'm super swollen so I have to go in tonight and be monitored. She wants to induce in the morning, which I didn't want to do, but it will help with my hubby's schedule. So tomorrow I'll have a baby! Eeeek!View Thread
Boy do I! My husbands company called today and told him he's required to attend classes Tues - Fri. We're suppost to induce Tuesday (my due date)! Now their telling him in 2 - 3 weeks he has to move out of town Mon - Fridays for maybe a year. Plus they don't want to compensate for living expensices, but want him to get an apartment there! Ugh. So since yesterday I suddenly swelled up like the marshmellow man for the first time in all 3 of my pregnancies, and it hasn't gone down, and i have to go see the doc in a couple of hours cause their worried. I may be induced today or tomorrow, but I wanted to go until my due date on Tuesday. Again, ugh. LOL, I'm glad you asked! Guess i'm gonna have to have the baby earlier than I wanted so DH can be there, and have a couple of weeks with the LO before he has to leave for maybe a year, but getting to come home sat and sunView Thread
After my first son I was much smaller 2 weeks post pardom. I did not have to dress up so I didn't face the same issue, but I would think dress. It is so up in the air it could be nice to just fit your uper body, which will probably be pretty big at that point. When my milk came in I was hugely engorged for a few weeks. I went from a B to a D during that period with both my kids. I guess my personal suggestion would be a nice soft flowy dress since your abdomin and breasts may be sore, and changing daily. This is sorta off, but when I was newly pregnant with my first son and sorta in between my old clothes and anything bigger I wore a soft dress to my brothers funeral, and it worked out very comfortably and respectfuly. I hope that helps, I wish you the best.View Thread
LOL, I love you guys! I have stairs, and I'm up and down them all day, so why not try it! And its nice to remember things can change quickly. Right now its kinda what I'm relying on! My doctor has offered to induce anytime because of the dialation and contractions, but I think I'm gonna hold off until sometime after my due date. I'm gonna try to make it to next Friday without being induced. A week from today at least I can tell people I'm 10 months when they ask how far I am, that should get some funny looks!View Thread
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