36 weeks and ready to not be prego anymore!

Monday, September 26, 2011

This whole time I have tried to not complain about not sleeping well, back pain, cramps, and swollen feet, but last week I feel like I hit a wall w/ this pregnancy. I still don't want to complain because I am just thankful that I can BE pregnant and that we are both healthy so far and I'm not on bed rest or anything. That's what I have to keep reminding myself as things get more uncomfortable as this month passes.

I guess I am "nesting". I am not scrubbing my grout with a toothbrush or anything insane but I keep making all of these to do lists of things I HAVE to get done before he comes for work, home, baby stuff etc. It feels never ending and sometimes I don't have the energy. Even going grocery shopping tonight seemed like such a chore (prob bc I am not feeling well today) but thankfully my DH went with me :)

I have such a mix of emotions. I just want to meet him and hold him and not be pregnant anymore...but at the same time I have a fear of the unknown....WHEN/WHERE will I go into labor, how will I handle labor, how will labor go, and all the anxiety of being a first-time mom....and all of the excitement too!! :)

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  • LEASIM1231
    I also had those lists! Most got done, but on my due date I gave up on them. I think the main thing I had not done was addressed the envelopes for the birth announcements. I ended up doing it in the hospital.
    3551 days ago
    i am 100% with you! i feel the same way right now. a lot of anxiety about when/where, and how i feel like i have still so much to prepare for.

    hubby is away to boston this week for work and i am just PRAYING i at least last long enough to when he gets back. I have this fear that because he is gone, ill go into labor (just because he's away, ya know?? lol)

    good luck! we're in the home stretch now! emoticon
    3552 days ago
    I am a 3rd time Mom and I am still nervous about when and where I will go into labour!
    3552 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3514403
    OMG I can't believe you only have 4 weeks left, it seems like that flew by for me anyway!! HEHE I went 4 1/2 weeks early with my first so make sure you are prepared! I remember that fear too and emotions!!! Can't wait to see pictures of your little guy, do you have a name picked out??
    3553 days ago
    I find it truly remarkable that you and I are experiencing the exact same emotions about two completely different things. I am freaking out and trying to get all these things done before I start my new job (have to-do lists out the wazoo) and you are trying to do the same before baby. Now granted, baby trumps job, but the anxiety and fear is similar. What if this doesn't work out? Did I do the right thing? Will I be any good at this? How will this change my life? How am I going to get this all done in time? Like you, I've been trying not to complain because an opportunity should never be complained about, much the same way a healthy pregnancy shouldn't be, but sometimes you just have to let those emotions out! I think you are handling everything great! I would be much worse! I even know how you felt grocery shopping tonight- being severely overweight feels very tiring much the way pregnancy does. If you need an ear. I am here. Maybe we can soothe each other. emoticon
    3553 days ago
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