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You know your in the final weeks when....

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cupcake78 Mon 20-May-13 10:50:00

You find yourself cleaning out the fridge sat on a birthing ball grin

Walking round the supermarket you merrily fart away because there is absolutely nothing you can do to stop it.

Every hour you scale Mount Everest (the stairs) to go to the loo expecting satisfaction when all you manage is an unsatisfactory drop but just enough for baby to push on your bladder even more than before.

StuckOnARollercoaster Sat 01-Jun-13 08:32:37

My ones are random crying for no reason, looking and seeing mess everywhere ( house no different to normal and isn't too bad just not pristine), texts and messages from people that don't usually do that and the ones that made me laugh out loud and are also me - the 8 point turn and a turtle stuck on its back!

lollypopsicle Sat 01-Jun-13 07:35:32

Instead of bending down to fit the ice-cream back in to the freezer, you just eat the whole tub.

Your feet are so swollen even your 2 yrs old feels the need to inform you 'you have fat feet mummy!'

You're beyond replying to those damned texts/calls/fb msgs and just ignore them as it's better than the rude response you want to offend 'well wishers' with.

You wake up each morning rather gutted that you got a half decent sleep and are still pg.

You have the weirdest dreams EVER that disturb you at random points for the rest of the day!

LoganMummy Fri 31-May-13 22:22:59

You think you've put on Preparation H but it turns out to be Bonjela - it's the tingly feeling that gives it away. confused

OhGood Fri 31-May-13 21:34:26

8-point turn! grin and also [insanely frustrating]

1. You cry at a story on Have I Got News For You
2. Crying sets off tingly breastfeeding feeling

mel191187 Fri 31-May-13 21:21:27

Ur waking up every morning thinking is today the day?

TigerSwallowTail Fri 31-May-13 21:05:37

Getting excited that your waters have finally broken and then finding out that you've actually just peed yourself... oh the shame...

Steffanoid Fri 31-May-13 20:57:35

I think im just about to say no, no baby yet when I get a text/call because thats all they're calling for, and I had to send my dmum a text after calling her phone to no answer saying dont worry NOT in labour, just called to ask a question...

cupcake78 Fri 31-May-13 20:16:27

I've discovered a few new ones.

Continually dropping things due to clumsy body immobility and not being able to pick them up.

Opening the garage door and not sure whether to scream, cry or just shut the door again due to the mess.

Hiding tears over bedtime stories because sitting on the bed to read is so increasingly painful in my hips.

Having more and more arguments with dh because he's having to do things and he's a shuffler rather than a proper tidy upper and my house isn't perfect.

Thinking that trying to get the house ready for viewings to sell while ridiculously pregnant and being unable to move due to spd is not easy and in fact seems impossible.

Getting on the floor to clean and tidy and not being able to get back up again as hips and legs have stiffened up and pelvis I'd on fire.

The thought of another 4 weeks of this being enough to make me want a bottle of wine and damn the consequences (something I would never do but dream about).

God I've seriously had enough now, I'd pay someone to get the baby out simply so I could actually move again.

igirisu Fri 31-May-13 19:54:18

Some of mine have been....

Walking along and getting cramp or shooting pain in my groin, crying out in pain and turning the cry into singing so nobody gets worried.

Trumping when walking anywhere but lucky its silenced by my massive bum.

throwing all the pillows off the bed onto the floor and sliding on to them as i dont have the abdominal strength to sit upright to get out of bed.

Dropping things in public, taking off a flip flop to try and pick them up with your feet and then just accepting they are gone forever.

not being able to fit your feet in any shoes and having to wear flip flops in the rain.

Even thinking gives me Braxton Hicks.

people ask "whens it due" "are you sure theres only one" and stating how massive you are!

Jojobump1986 Fri 24-May-13 10:33:12

People stop you on the street to check you're not going into labour because you're waddling slowly & clutching your belly.

You're now so used to discussing your personal issues that you nearly announce to random strangers that you're having shooting pains in your fanjo.

You don't really care that you're in the middle of the street, you really hope that said shooting pains are actually the baby falling out...! It wasn't.

bowlingforsoup Thu 23-May-13 18:33:44

This thread has really cheered me up tonight.

I am huge, baby is measuring a lot bigger than average and the 8 point turn sounds about right.

I've given up trying to dress nicely because a tent is the only thing that's comfortable at the moment.

Going from my bed to the sofa is far enough for a few hours and I dread the 2 minute walk to nursery every day with DD1 because I am waddling and people laugh.

Gaviscon is my best friend at the moment. I wonder if they would sponsor me...

I still have 4 weeks to go sad

Confused40 Wed 22-May-13 20:50:32

Lying in the bath laughing my head off at this thread. Am 38+4 and the 8 point turn in bed is me! Complete with the sumo wrestling sighs and moans. Then staying awake for hours and giving in and having too many snacks, and not healthy ones either. Lying every evening in the tub for one hour plus and not wanting to get out. Still get a huge rush of utter delight when dd kicks or moves her foot or arm etc. unless its near too of stomach after eating. Aaarrgghh how painful is that?
Will definately miss being pregnant though. I did with my son and have loved it, until the last two weeks or so lol smile

Bunnychan Wed 22-May-13 19:24:45

dxb desperately DTD after making a military-like strategic plan with DP. Not because you want to but in an attempt to get things moving. Who said romance was dead?

IndecisivePramBuyer81 Wed 22-May-13 19:09:53

You need to put in careful consideration before choosing a comfy looking seat as chances are you won't be able to get out of it again! Have fallen for this a few times this week!

WandaDoff Wed 22-May-13 12:28:21

You get stuck in the bath.

Jojobump1986 Wed 22-May-13 12:22:43

You have really strong cravings but the thought of walking the 2 minutes to the shop is too painful so you end up sitting on the sofa just imagining how yummy a turkey sub & milkshake would be! sad

joanna1990marie Wed 22-May-13 10:43:47

Finding out you are an annoying parent when you need to poke your unborn baby to wake her up at 3 in the morning because she hasn't moved in the first 5 mins, swift kick in the ribs definitely deserved....sorry baby x

DXBMermaid Wed 22-May-13 10:36:51

When people stop asking how you are and only ask how the baby is doing.

When you get incredibly horny but the physical logistics of having sex start to outweigh your needs

When you call the dog over so you can lean on him to pick things up off the floor

Steffanoid Wed 22-May-13 10:28:44

I have had q checkout lady point and go how manys in there? how long left? granted bubs is way above tge 90%ile but this was at about 32 weeks hmm

SixPackWellies Wed 22-May-13 10:22:19

kotinka DC2 was about 10 days overdue. It used to amuse me immensely in shops when people would ask me when I was due and watch them go white when I replied 'Two weeks ago'.

(Mind you, now when people ask me when the baby will be born I have to reply 'three years ago' sad ) [goes off to re-join weighttwatchers.]

kotinka Wed 22-May-13 10:10:18

grin dilly

Dillydollydaydream Wed 22-May-13 10:09:55

Fingers in ears lalala
Can't hear you kotinka grin

kotinka Wed 22-May-13 09:27:57

I'm expecting to have things thrown at me for saying this, but my last one was induced at almost 43 weeks! grin despite pineapples, rlt, sex etc. hope it's nearer the 40 mark for all of you

kittencuddles Wed 22-May-13 09:23:57

This thread has cheered me up!!

I'm 39 weeks and some of my favourite moments have been:

Checkout lady saying at the weekend- are you sure you should be out dear?

My dear MIL saying- I can't wait for this baby to be born, am sure you're excited but I just can't wait any more! (I answered this v sarcastically).

My dad saying- you've probably got another three weeks yet. Which resulted in me bursting into uncontrollable sobs.

Being irrationally annoyed at DH but missing him madly whrn he's not here.

Finding myself cleaning the freezer instead of cooking dinner as I got distracted!!

TinkyPeet Tue 21-May-13 21:15:07

Ppaaahahaha I can just see that!!

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