I am 39 weeks 4 days today - waiting to have this baby any minute (no signs of labor yet though). I feel like I should be more nervous and frightened of labor and delivery. I'm a first time mom - I've never done this before. I am not scared of the horrific pain I'm about to endure. Is it just because I'm too ignorant to know what is going to hit me? LOL!
The only worries I have are about my baby getting here safely and that nothing will go wrong for her. I even think about how scary it probably is for them to be pushed out all of a sudden into this new, bright, dry, cold environment.
It just seems like usually moms about to do this are much more frightened about the delivery process and I'm just not. Am I alone in this? I've been waiting several weeks for the fear to kick in but it hasn't yet.View Thread
Good luck Jackie - I like it better when doctors want to keep an eye on things and monitor closely vs. just sort of not doing anything to make sure everything is ok. I know it's inconvenient though. I hope all the ongoing monitoring and tests find everything continues to be good!View Thread
I am just a grump! So ready for my baby to get here but I just see no signs that she's in any hurry. I get sharp back pains throughout the day and have cramping but no action. I carried VERY high throughout my pregnancy and have dropped significantly from that point, but after posting a pic on FB yesterday my mom thought it necessary to call me and tell me I have a lot more dropping to do. Ugh - thanks for pointing out that this is going to take forever!
I have an OB appt this morning where I'll have a pelvic so we'll see what they say. They did already tell me they won't let me go past March 5 (1 week past my due date), but I want this done NOW! Palpitations have come back for the past 4 days but at this point I figure it's just something I'm going to have to deal with until she's here.View Thread
I'm sorry Jackie! I know sometimes they don't understand that we want to talk about something to get it taken care of because we have so much on our minds. We'll think about something all day and night and it's SOOOOO aggravating when we bring it up and they don't want to talk about it! Yes, we have hormones but we also have a lot to think about and every little thing we can check off our list as "done" counts in our book.
For what it's worth, I like Colette. I think it's pretty and it's not made up. (I don't like made up names). Is it possible that your best friend has bad association with the name because she knows a Colette she can't stand? I mean I think you should go with your own instincts.
Our little one's name is Lilia Charlotte, but when we tell people about it they act like we made up "Lilia" because they have never heard it before. It's a very popular name in Europe - mainly Russia and surrounding countries, I even found out it's in the bible which makes me laugh. How much older and not-made-up can you get?
I don't really let it get to me though. It's our baby and our name. I hope you get to a place where you can feel comfortable with your choice and let other people have their own babies and lives!View Thread
Taylor - does your job have a disability plan or do you work in a state that has one? It seems reasonable to me that you be taken out of work a little early with everything you have going on. I'm not sure if it's that your Dr just hasn't taken you out or if it's the fact that your employer doesn't have a plan.View Thread
Last week I had bronchitis and a horrible cold and have now been taking amoxicillin for 8 days and I feel MUCH better. Sinuses are still congested but I have this feeling that will last until after the baby is born. Palpitations are also still under control, so I really have to say I can't complain! With those two things under wraps I feel I'm physically ready to deliver.
I do have a feeling my girl doesn't want to come out and will probably come near or after her due date. I'd LOVE for her to come any day now but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.
I woke up this morning and told my husband "if I weren't pregnant right now I'd be sure I was getting my period today". I woke up crampy and have a lot of pressure in the cervix/groin area. However, I know a lot of people walk around like this for weeks so I haven't taken this as a sign that labor is about to begin.
We're pretty much ready for her to arrive though! Her room is done, I have bags mostly packed for the hospital and everything of hers is clean and ready to go.
Today is my last day of work - thankfully my employer begins our short term disability benefits 2 weeks prior to your due date. I feel very strange knowing I only have about 45 minutes left of work for about 11 weeks. It will be a nice break, honestly I don't think pregnant women this late in the game are mentally fit for the work place!View Thread
Well, I can add another embarrassing pee moment. I've had a terrible cold and cough. The other night I was coughing and sneezing so much that I peed my pants sneezing. Gotta love being pregnant and having bladder control issues!View Thread
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