Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Waiting Game

I think first time pregnant people get kinda neurotic toward the end of their pregnancies. Especially if the last few weeks seem to be, I don't know...eventful? Like with all the late-term aches and pain. And braxton hicks contractions. I know a girl who had prodromal labor for weeks and was pretty much going out of her mind by the 38th week. Another friend, who is currently pregnant and due just a week before me, has been a little jumpy, too. ("Is THIS labor?!" No? What about NOW??") She's made two trips to the hospital and was sent home both times. Not even close, they said.

And here I am, 38 weeks, feeling sort of removed from it all. For me, it's a waiting game, punctuated with the occasional "oh shit--I only have TWO recieving blankets?" or an irrational urge to clean out the kitchen cabinets. Again. I've definitely got the aches and pains. But no contractions to speak of. At least none that I can really feel. It's a weird limbo, this waiting. I'm not anxious, like I sort of expected to be. I may be a little neorotic. I just keep thinking "I'm not ready, I'm not ready!" Emotionally, I think, I'm sort of on edge, knowing that my life is going to be turned completely upside down when my son arrives. In a good way, I know--but I often don't know how to handle life's stop-drop-and-roll situations.

So that's how it is. I'm curious, though, to hear from other moms who have been there, done that. What was it like waiting for YOUR first child to arrive in the last few weeks? Any advice? :)


  1. My doctor told me I had to have it induced because I was way too late. And I was okay with that, because I hadn't slept longer than two hours at a time for the entire 9th month. I watched a lot of infomercials.

    Speaking of pregnancy ... I saw this new wrap product called Green that apparently takes inches off the waist, fixes stretch marks, and tightens everything ... which I'd like to try for stretch marks but something I also wish I'd known about right after having a baby. Have you heard of it?

  2. I am *really* hoping he comes before I have to have an induction! And I totally hear you on the sleep thing. I have SPD, that thing where the ligaments holding your pelvic bones together sort of get...loose? Very painful. I feel crippled most days and sleeping is a challenge.

    I am DEFINITELY looking into the wrap thing! Thanks for the link! I was looking at a picture from wayyy back when I was 6 weeks prego and was shocked. I was freaking TINY! Hoping the inches melt away pretty fast. I have stretch marks too--but they're not as bad as I'd imagined they'd be. Yet? I don't know.

  3. Yep, I was DEFINITELY going out of my mind from all the prodromal labor! As excited as I am about having more children, I pray to God THAT does not repeat (I'm told it is unlikely, Ren being my first baby and all that). I'm sorry you are dealing with SPD *hugs* Come soon, little Silas!



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