Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

What are you most looking forwards to/ or not after baby is born!

(71 Posts)
Countmyblessings Wed 13-Feb-13 14:42:27

I'm looking forwards to - the end of heartburn,insomnia constant peeing, feeling full after only half my meal! And the dreaded spd!!!!!
Not looking forwards to - the wave of intrusive family members,non - helpful tips ( like I'm a 1st time mum)
The after pain (dc4) I expect it too hurt!

Have I missed anything?

MightBeMad Wed 13-Feb-13 14:49:21

Lying on my tummy in bed at night grin

specialknickers Wed 13-Feb-13 14:49:48


Paradisefound Wed 13-Feb-13 14:54:22

Not looking forward to
Sleepless nights

Looking forward to
Holding my baby
No nausea
No peeing 6 x per night
Wearing jeans
Sleeping on front or back comfortably
Loosing some weight
A nice warm, sunny summer

Sarahcingram Wed 13-Feb-13 15:41:30

Cannot wait to sleep on my front again!

looking forward to Brie, Blue cheese, Eggs with runny yolks! Wearing something other than the 3 maternity tops I have that fit me!

NAR4 Wed 13-Feb-13 15:53:28

Looking forward to; finally meeting my baby
not needing to get up in the night to wee
sleeping on my tummy or back
getting rid of my big bump
wearing my normal clothes again

Not looking forward to; night feeds
after pains
unwanted advice
flabby/jelly tummy

Beatrixpotty Wed 13-Feb-13 16:46:44

Looking forward to:
meeting DS3 and dressing him in all the newborn clothes again
Being able to run after the other 2
Wearing normal clothes
Not having heartburn anymore

Not looking forward to:
Another c-section
Sleepless nights
A saggy tummy instead of a nice bump

Nicky1306 Wed 13-Feb-13 16:51:43

Looking forward to:
Not weeing constantly
Not having period pains after weeing
Being able to walk without bone crushing SPD
Wearing jeans
Glass of wine
Being able to turn over in bed without needing a crane
Not feeling full/uncomfortable with a hard bump
Cuddles with my baby smile

Not looking forward to:
Iabour this is DC2 I know what I am about to face and it HURTS!
After pains

Looking forward to meeting our baby girl and having our family life start proper.

Dressing her in all the funky, crazy babygros we've bought. smile

Baby cuddles.

No heartburn - so enjoying citrus and chocolate again.

Eating chocolate mousse, cheesecake and runny eggs.

Will miss the bump and the movements, but soooo looking forward to all the 'firsts' and watching her grow.

FergusSingsTheBlues Wed 13-Feb-13 16:55:44

Looking forward to
Gin n tonic
Marlboro lights
Sleeping on tummy
Being able to control my body, weight and appearance!!

photographerlady Wed 13-Feb-13 16:59:04

Finally after three years of trying we will have a baby smile

Oh and Mr Whippy

rrreow Wed 13-Feb-13 17:04:30

Not being pregnant!!
Having an actual baby, rather than just feeling like I'm waiting around
Seeing DS interact with the new baby (hopefully he will be as gentle with him as he is with the cat grin)
Having the occasional cigarette (once no longer breastfeeding that is)
Fitting into nice clothes (hopefully.. if I can shed the weight easily like last time)
Wearing heels
Being able to load up on drugs without worrying when I have a bad cold like I do currently!!

rainand Wed 13-Feb-13 17:04:35

Looking forward to:
- Meeting my baby
- Baby cuddles
- Sniffing baby
- Eating cake batter
- Not working! (I think)
- Sleeping on tummy

Not looking forward to:
- Visitors
- Inlaw's obsession with baby
- Facing weight gain

twinklesparkles Wed 13-Feb-13 17:34:09

Looking forward to-
Having my baby in my arms
Dressing/changing/feeding nurturing ect
My new pram (got the loveliest pram, can't wait to push it about)
Not having to carry all this weight around
Not getting kicked in the ribs
Pretty pink dresses
Baby swim/group/buggy fit ect
Being able to lay on back without breaking spine/squishing ribs

Not looking forward to-

Health visitors....
Erm.. That's it hmm

BelleEtLaBaby Wed 13-Feb-13 17:40:44

Looking forward to:

Stilton, Brie and pâté
In fact, being able to eat anything (got hg)
Not vomiting all day
A year off work to spend with my family
Normal clothes
Not being pregnant anymore
Meeting my baby
Getting sterilised ;)

Not looking forward to:
Um, nothing!

FurryFox Wed 13-Feb-13 17:41:00

Looking forward to being able to bend over to put my boots on without struggling.

Will miss my big baby bump, dc3 so last one for us.

BelleEtLaBaby Wed 13-Feb-13 17:41:42

Ooh I thought of one thing:

Not looking forward to:
Stitches. Or going for the first poo post partum.

Ow. That's not fun. But that's all.

WhichIsBest Wed 13-Feb-13 17:50:45

Looking forward to those pleasant breastfeeding hormones, they are soooo calming.

Not looking forward to getting DD ready for school with a baby to deal with.

Countmyblessings Wed 13-Feb-13 19:29:01

OMG def can't wait to lay on my tummy providing I don't wake up in a puddle of milk!!!
Never mentioned looking forwards to my baby as I thought that one was the reason why I went through these 36 weeks!!!
But yeh baby hugs and newborn smell!!!! They just smell new!!!!

Dogsmom Wed 13-Feb-13 19:35:10

Looking forward to:-
Meeting my daughter
Sleeping on my front
Trying pink wine in the soda stream
Having normal sized feet again
Seeing my husband with the DD he's always wanted

Not looking forward to:-
Dealing with sick
Constant worry
Not being able to just pop out without a huge military operation
Did I mention visitors?.......

Nicky1306 Wed 13-Feb-13 19:37:29

For those of you looking forward to sleeping on your tummy I couldn't with dd2, tummy sleeping and breast feeding do not mix very well, milky boobs= not comfy at all! Sorry hmm x

Jsa1980 Wed 13-Feb-13 19:54:30

Looking forward to
My baby boy and all that goes with it
Runny eggs
Being able to put my socks on
Painting my toe nails
Ice cold G and T in the summer
Being able to shave my legs on my own
Being able to get out of the bath unaided

Not looking forward to
The my baby was doing that at x amount of months
Leaky boobs
Getting my babs out in public
Stitches (I've got a big one ((baby that is)) apparently!
Lots of washing

Jsa1980 Wed 13-Feb-13 19:56:38

Oh and an end to restless legs, they have been tormenting me for week

SeriousStuff Wed 13-Feb-13 20:35:25

Looking forward to:

* Seeing my baby
* Introducing my baby to his/her family
* Introducing the baby to all the cool, amazing and wonderful things the world has to offer
* Getting back on a horse
* A nice bottle of ale
* Runny poached eggs
* Being physical i.e. being able to run and tumble about without worrying about doing some damage
* Having my dog jump up on my lap

Not looking forward to:

* Chronic tiredness
* Having periods again
* The worry, for the rest of my life!
* Trying to get something that resembles my old body back

Countmyblessings Wed 13-Feb-13 22:46:10

Looking forwards to-
: ds3 bonding with baby ( well he seems to be excited)
: seeing DH hold his baby that seems like its taking forever to get here!
: spending alone time while house is empty and not full of noise!
: being spoilt by nice family members cooking and making sure I don't need anything!
: pedi in nail shop and using the massage chair!
: spa treatment vouchers that I can finally use!
: laughing/coughing/sneezing without fear of peeing myself!
: walking not waddling!

Not looking forwards to-
:buying a bigger car!!!!!
:MIL making me feel like I don't know how to look after my own child! This lasts for a good 6 months or so!!!!
: weaning from BF boobs like rocks!!!!
: periods and the pains!!! Blahhhhhhh!
: teething!
: having no excuses not to excersise!
: having no excuse of sending DH to get me stuff as it was a craving!!!!!

AlohaMama Thu 14-Feb-13 05:13:30

Oooh I like this thread smile

Looking forward to:
- Holding newborn again
- Watching ds bond (rather than torment) baby sister
- Lovely red wine we bottled 12 months ago and haven't been able to drink
- Sushi ignoring the fact I ate that anyway
- buying occasional cute girl clothes

Not looking forward to:
- not being able to walk w/o pain for days/weeks after delivery
- rock hard boobs
- coping with newborn and toddler
- spongy belly

purrpurr Thu 14-Feb-13 05:54:59

Oooooh! Lovely positive thread in the Pregnancy section, OMG shock horror.

Looking forward to:

- No more heartburn and the vaguely ridiculous accompanying concern that the heartburn I've had has somehow burnt a hole in my stomach because the residual pain at other times is such a niggle (I know this is impossible, but there we are)
- No more insomnia. So so very sick of not sleeping. Although on the plus side, as long as I'm not asleep, I'm not having dreams about giving birth to kittens...
- No more endless, uncontrollable weight gain. In particular, no more comparing the amount I've gained so far with the amount recommended by the medical profession and feeling disgusting and fat.
- No more eating my body weight in chocolate to compensate for not being able to enjoy a nice smoke.
- Smoking smoking smokerooooo ahhh lovely faaaaaygs. Come hither my beyowtees and let us sit in the garden and drink very strong coffee and puff white smoke into the air whilst the birds chirrup. Ahhhhh.
- Pate and runny eggs. Fairly sure now that we ARE allowed runny eggs in pregnancy - eggs from supermarkets should be 100% safe - but can't STAND the judgemental looks, the little snide comments... DIPPY DIPPY EGG YAY, only 80 days to gooooooo!
- Hopefully losing the weight and being able to go back to being slim, if a bit saggy. Ugh. I've rigorously controlled my weight to within a pound since I was 14, if I end up staying much heavier than I should be it'll crush me.
- Sex. That is, if my DH will ever fancy me again after this experience.
- Being able to shave my legs! OMG! I did one leg the other day and still haven't recovered enough to do the other one. I know. I'm sexy and I know it...
- Nice underwear. With underwire.
- HOT baths.
- No one commenting on my compact or neat bump as if that's a compliment. Society is mainly obsessed with women being small/compact/neat. Don't start in on my baby before she's even born. Her being unduly small is kind of a bad thing.
- No more fighting against my mother's insistence that I'm going to have a premature baby, because I was premature. I'm 28 weeks, she keeps saying the baby could come at any time!!! ... I am crossing my legs 24/7. And, btw, DM, how lovely you are to continually gleefully suggest that my PFB will be premature - to the point of having to go into an incubator. What is WRONG with you?

God I could go on all day. What am I not looking forward to? The rest of the pregnancy. I would get hit by a bus three times a day for a MONTH rather than do pregnancy again. I'm already under pressure to start planning DC2 and DC1 isn't even out yet. Jesus.

cupcake78 Thu 14-Feb-13 06:33:11

What I'm looking forward to:
Not being pregnant and all the horrors that go with it.
Meeting baby.
No more discussions over appropriate family names with the in lawsangry.
Making some new friends.
Being able to exercise without breathlessness and spd getting in the way.
Sleeping on my front.
All those foods I can't eat and love!

Not looking forward to:
The persistent visits annoyance and fuss of the in laws.
The ridiculous amount of money wasted by the in laws on unnecessary tatt!
The in laws pinching my baby and not giving it back at every opportunity.
Falling out with the in laws because of the above + more!
Early mornings, sleepless nights.

Dolallytats Thu 14-Feb-13 06:40:45

Lots of people are saying they aren't looking forward to afterpains-I'm pregnant with DC3 and, although I've heard of them, have never had them. How common are they and what do they feel like??

HenD19 Thu 14-Feb-13 07:11:36

Looking forward to:
The over excitement of the first couple of weeks before the exhaustion sets in (a 'not lk forward to' too)
New baby smell
Cuddling a newborn
Getting the newborn baby clothes put of the loft
Seeing my other 2 DC with the baby
Having more than 1 glass of wine in a sitting
Blue cheese
Not answering pregnancy related qus soon to be replaced by annoying newborn qus
Seeing my DH holding a baby again

Not looking forward to:
Sleepless nights and ridiculous early mornings (remember being up at 4am and the like with other DC)
Really nervous about how I'll cope with 3, especially on school runs
My mum wanting to come and stay and 'help' more like having a guest that needs looking after and entertaining
Breastfeeding troubles-it was never been easily done with my other 2
Not loving sex as I do when pregnant
Having to lose weight
Having to exercise
Feeling like I have no time or life for first few months
Being an emotional mess
Hating my DH-has happened with other 2DC

Am hoping I'm not being negative and those with nothing to not lk forward to are unknowing 1st timers?

HenD19 Thu 14-Feb-13 07:29:17

Oh and the main 'not lking forward to' is my DC aged 2 not being my baby anymore and how he'll cope with the changes. Quite worried about this one.

Fluffeh Thu 14-Feb-13 08:35:43

Looking forward to-
Meeting my baby,
Breast feeding boobs (bigger I'm hoping),
Wearing real clothes with non stretchy waist bands,
Lots of pretty cloth nappies.

Not looking forward to -
Cs recovery,
Saggy belly instead of rounded bump,
Dirty (yet still pretty) cloth nappies.

ExhaustedMamasita Thu 14-Feb-13 15:49:11

Looking forward to being a loved up Mummy! Plus of course guilt free wine and caffeine!

NewYearNewBoo Thu 14-Feb-13 15:57:24

Looking forward to -
Meeting dc#3
Introducing dc to its daddy and big brothers
Moving about more easily
Chocolate (GD sad)
Wearing clothes with NO elastic!
Brie, rare steak, Jack Daniels,
Lots of remedies when I get a cold
Having my body back

Not looking forward to -
Family visits
Sleepless nights then busy days with toddler
Trying to lose baby weight
DH going back to work after his leave

Countmyblessings Thu 14-Feb-13 20:47:45

I think its so funny how so many of us have the same in both lists!!
I'm really not looking forwards to getting the constant visitors coming staying for ages expected tea & feeding! While baby sleeps so I should be sleeping but can't because I'm expected to entertain them with a blow by blow description of my labour!!!!!!
I can't understand why people like to hear about it WHY????????

Dolally- if you have not had or not noticed the " After pains" well I'm def not going to tell you, may you have none- lucky you!!!
Purrpurr- you made me laugh!

NewYearNewBoo Thu 14-Feb-13 21:00:52

Oh the visitors!! My family are a nightmare, after DS2 they literally came round, watched tv for a bit then stared at me until I offered them a brew sad

Am I not supposed to be sat in my lovely hot bath then?

KFFOREVER Thu 14-Feb-13 21:19:29

Im looking forward to eating a big chocolate cake and having an appetite again. Of course im looking forward to meeting bambino too.

Im not looking forward to labour. Im too scared.

dizzy77 Thu 14-Feb-13 21:25:11

Cant wait for:
Tiny newborn
Introducing DS to his little brother
Brie, booze, pâté
Exercising again
Maternity leave, at least the back half.

Not looking forward to:
6 months of chaos
Marshalling toddler DS's adjustment (and my own to being a parent of 2)
And, er, fissures.


Creamtea1 Thu 14-Feb-13 21:46:05

Liking this thread smile

Looking forward to:
-meeting my baby
-finding out if boy or girl
-not feeling sick
-eating a full meal
-few months off work
-new pram

Not looking forward to:
-crappy comments from people if boy (have 2ds)
-fat fatty fatness and having to lose it all
-having to be on a permanent diet again
-sleepless nights
-after pains

Countmyblessings Fri 15-Feb-13 08:42:18

After another nite from hell!
I'm looking forwards to Labour,having my baby out of my belly so that I can finally get some form of sleep!!!!!!

milkyjo Fri 15-Feb-13 10:04:10

The main things

Looking forward to: tummy sleeping, bending down (if not too sore!), walking like a human - not a duck, giving birth (famous last words?), introducing new baby to DS as he is desperate to see mummy's tummy baby

Not looking forward to: hard milky boobs that leak in the night, afterpains when breastfeeding for the first week, my back to normal greasy skin (it has been lovely and clear in my pregnancies), being tired from night feeds and then looking after 2 in the day with no nap for me!

LeBFG Fri 15-Feb-13 10:39:37

Strange that sleepless nights are not mentioned very much. THis is my No.1 not-looking-forward-to thing.

Also not looking forward to
- discharging self from hospital (4 day min stay shock (not UK))
- contant remarks about weight gain and bf in new born hmm

Looking forward to
- taking lots of photos of baby for relatives in UK
- watching DS with baby
- summer fun
- losing weight
- stuffing self with charcuterie and really f*ck-off strong coffee

FoofFighter Fri 15-Feb-13 11:53:29

Aside from the obvious of meeting him/her...

eating blocks and blocks of brie and pate
watching OH grow up!
seeing the grandparents with the baby smile

Msbluesky32 Fri 15-Feb-13 12:47:08

Looking foward to:

1) Meeting baby and showing her around her new world
2) Wearing different clothes. I dont mind what it is - just something different!
3) Any cheese, but Comté in particular. Im going to go out and buy a whole cheese!
4) The odd glass of wine
5) Not having heart burn
6) Seeing DP be a father, he is going to be the best ever
7) Having a spring baby - lots of lounging in the shade (fingers crossed for a nice summer this year)

Not looking foward to:
1) Visitors who turn up unannounced
2) The sleepless nights people keep telling me over and over again about
3) People with their well meaning but really pushy advice/suggestions

BelleEtLaBaby Fri 15-Feb-13 12:58:51

The day I brought ds1 back from hospital, my DH surprised me with this meal: terrine and Melba toast, followed by rare T-bone steak smothered in blue cheese, with a lovely big glass of red wine and a tiramisu for afters, with a huge stinky cheese board which I could pick at all evening while bf-ing on the sofa. I LUFFS him smile after Hyperemesis which lasted the whole pregnancy, I hoovered the whole lot up with glee. It was the only glass of wine I had while bf-ing but I figured one would be ok and I deserved it! I'm looking forward to that again. I even took pictures of it blush

highlandbird Fri 15-Feb-13 13:02:26

8 weeks to go!!

Looking forward to :
No more heartburn and restless legs
Being able to exercise (if I ever find the time!)
Finding out if my baby is a boy or girl
Snuffly lovely cuddles
Watching all the firsts, especially first smile
Visitors!! I love visitors, my friends and family are fab, they make me tea and bring me cake
My family being complete

Not looking forward to:
Nights, hopefully dc2 won't be as much of a sleep dodger as DS!
Early mornings with DS after bad nights
Not having as much one to one time with DS (23months) but hoping he'll enjoy time with all of us just as much
Not being able to sit down or walk comfortably for 4 weeks after giving birth!
Leaky boobs for first few weeks and having to change my top every two hours!

highlandbird Fri 15-Feb-13 13:03:45

Oh yes, rare steak how could I forget rare steak?! Washed down with a large glass of red and some stinky Stilton afterwards smile

Sarahcingram Fri 15-Feb-13 16:55:49

The more I read these posts the more excited I'm getting about the food! (Am really looking forward to meeting daughter as well, honest!) Just now all I can think about is runny poached eggs, smoked salmon and then lots of cheese! Think that may be all I eat for a while!

greatscott81 Fri 15-Feb-13 17:19:26

Looking forward to:

Holding new baby and finding out the sex
Seeing husband hold baby for first time
Being a mummy
Sleeping on front
Not getting up to go to the loo every five minutes around the clock
Runny eggs
Wind (nice)

Not looking forward to:

Having to lose the weight
The pain of birth
Sleepless nights

christilass Fri 15-Feb-13 18:48:02

Looking forward to

Safe arrival of our 1st child
due in 2 weeks .
Holding my baby for 1st time
seeing my husband hold our baby for 1st time
seeing my parents with 1st grandchild
seeing husbands father with 1St grandchild
riding my horses again
pottering about on our farms

not looking forward to

Us 2 40 year olds worrying non stop :-)

FoofFighter Fri 15-Feb-13 18:50:38

You can safely eat Stilton and smoked salmon!

Discolite Fri 15-Feb-13 19:10:10

Hi Count, my due date twin!

I'm looking forward: to meeting my baby
Finding out if its a boy or a girl
Seeing my DP hold our baby
Seeing my mum with her first grandchild
Having a pint
Poached eggs
Walking/running quickly!

I'm not looking forward to: sleep deprivation
This sounds ungrateful but highly gendered clothing gifts
The fear that comes with being a mum for the first time and not knowing how I'll cope with the massive change in my life.

The good definitely outweighs the bad though.

Countmyblessings Fri 15-Feb-13 19:33:14

It really seems that we are all -
Forwards to - seeing baby after all this time, I just want to see who it looks like as none of my other dc3 look like me at all!
Different foods without having heartburn and drinking gallons of gaviscon or crunching rennies!!!!!
You cheese lovers seem to be on a mouth dribbling countdown!
With 4 weeks to go Disco - I just need a sleep without the internal kicks, punches and trips to the loo!!!!!!!!

Not looking forwards to those strangers that feel its ok to put their nasty
hands in your babies face ( I seem to have a 6 sense of this and stop them just in time) they look at YOU like your in the wrong!!!
Thinking of excuses when you don't want someone to hold your freshly newborn!!!!! Oh boy!!!!!

sundaesundae Fri 15-Feb-13 19:36:18

I'm looking forward to meeting my baby, very nervous something is going to go wrong, so the sooner the better.

I have eaten everything I have wanted to, the only thing I haven't had is pate, so looking forward to that. Some people seem to have some funny info about what and what isn't allowed.

Not looking forward to labour pain.

Countmyblessings Sat 16-Feb-13 23:01:41

Looking forwards to the end of - SPD!!!! And all the pain its bringing right
Now!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

10storeylovesong Mon 18-Feb-13 09:05:19

Looking forward to:

- bringing my baby boy home finally. He was born a week ago at 27 weeks weighing only 2lb 3.5 oz. He's currently in an incubator battling away. If all goes well we're aiming for his due date in May to bring him home.
- showing my little fighter off to family and friends who can't wait to meet him.

Not looking forward to:

- nothing. Everything else pales in comparison.

Countmyblessings Mon 18-Feb-13 13:40:07

10storey- I can't imagine how your feeling but yes def bringing your baby boy home after all what you have endured is def Priceless and pales to any thing else!
I pray your hearts desire of bringing your boy home will come soon.
Be strong x

Countmyblessings Wed 20-Feb-13 12:28:38

10 Storey - hope all is well with your lil boy getting stronger every day!

fruitypie Wed 20-Feb-13 14:50:07

Looking forward to;
-Being a Mommy for the first time.
-Sleeping on my tummy (quite common i see).
-Breast feeding.
-Getting drunk again (obv after breast feeding has stopped).
-Watching DH hold his baby girl for the first time.

Not looking forward to;
-Sleepless nights.
-tons of 'advice' from know it alls.
-Looking after baby for the first time on my own.

Countmyblessings Wed 20-Feb-13 15:10:47

I'm really looking forwards to my baby falling asleep on my chest to the common sound of my heart beating and me smelling baby's hair!!!
Strange one I know!!!!

Springforward Wed 20-Feb-13 22:12:48

I am looking forward to not being pregnant. I never have to be pregnant again after this!

glossyflower Thu 21-Feb-13 09:27:07

Most looking forward to is cuddling my first baby.
Also being able to see my vagina again, not that I want to look at it all the time but I can't trim up without a mirror and I can't see where I'm wiping after going to the toilet!

Least looking forward to is lack of sleep.
I get very grumpy when I'm tired!

Countmyblessings Thu 21-Feb-13 22:30:16

@ Spring - so many would agree, this has been a long journey and my final lap around this track!!!!!
@Glossy - lol to wipe blindly is one thing to shave and not see what your doing is just madness ( but needed)

NewYearNewBoo Thu 21-Feb-13 22:34:36

Yep, I'm on the home stretch of my last lap too, I am very happy not to do this again!!

Yy to the madness of blind shaving shock

AdmiralData Sun 03-Mar-13 00:43:39

Feta cheese.
Sleeping on stomach.
Lifting heavy things.
Being totally independant again.

Most importantly, meeting my son <3

Lydia161290 Sun 03-Mar-13 01:09:44

Looking forward to:
-My baby/being a mum
-Being a family with my partner
-Being rid of random sickness
-Sleeping on my back
-Not peeing a lot

Not Looking forward to:
-Unwanted advice
-People interfering
-Not getting sleep
-Not having an excuse to be lazy.
-Not having an excuse to make fiance go out and buy me

Countmyblessings Fri 08-Mar-13 02:49:36

Well now baby is here-
I'm loving baby cuddles.
I love the way she routes with her mouth to find my breast for milk!
I love my baby girl! So glad she's here!
Not too keen on -
While changing her projectile poo and near misses!!!!
Sore nipples!
Hardly any sleep.
Not being able to sleep on my front as have full and sore breasts!

Although I have now had my baby please keep this thread going its so much fun to read!!!!!!!!!

Szeli Fri 08-Mar-13 09:57:54

I'm looking forward to (aside from the cuddles of baby b) when me and the other half can get a night away for a night of filth! Honestly, looking at hotel rooms with hot tubs is what's got me through the last few weeks - is that wrong? That and a big dirty Marlboro Light and a gargantuan glass of red... Oddly enough tho very little desire to go out though.

From a baby point if view I'm looking forward to dressing him up and taking him swimming :D xx

MammaCici Fri 08-Mar-13 12:05:47

It's kind of funny how 2nd / 3rd timers don't say they are looking forward to better sleep.

I'm a second timer.

Looking forward to:
Holding baby
Finding out the gender
Having labour over with
Losing some weight so that I don't feel like there is a tonne weight attached to each limb
Summer with my new bigger family!

Not looking forward to:
Sleepless nights
Dividing my time between two children
I'm hoping not to feel as much anxiety / fear as first time - I've dreaded a repeat of that

Teaandflapjacks Fri 08-Mar-13 17:10:52

like loads of others, looking forward too- wine, pate, really ripe brie running off the plate (mmmmm), DH says he will make me a little picnic for the sofa and I can sit and stuff face. I plan to do this for my bday (two weeks after due date) and will express so I can enjoy large glass of wine..... although you never know when they come or what will be - I can dream though! Also looking forward to gazing at and smelling baby (minus poo), moving into our new house later as a family together by christmas, and first christmas by the tree in our new house with our dog....

Not looking forward to:-
lack of sleep, lack of time at first for daily make-up/beauty regime/me time (as vain as that sounds - I only do a '5 minute 'going shopping' make-up job, but still, i 'need' it....), poo...

simultaneously - looking forward to and dreading - having someone else to worry about for the rest of my life. My mum said you just never sleep the same again once you have a baby, even when they grow up, don't know if anyone else who has had a baby thinks that too though.

Also love this thread!

explosioninatoyshop Fri 08-Mar-13 21:51:19

Looking forward to
Remembering what it feels like to fall in love with your gorgeous newborn again
Dressing baby in cute newborn things - (oh those teeny tiny socks!)
Watching DH dote on a tiny baby again
Not being massive, uncomfortable and unable to sleep in any position any more
Weirdly, the birth, in the hope that I'll be able to do it all myself this time (last one ended in assisted delivery)

Not looking forward to:
MIL trying to invite herself up to stay every weekend & holiday for the next year & generally having no sense of personal space!
Sleepless nights
Strange competitive child rearing from a friend who recently had her first baby and feels the need to impose her views about all things baby on me - seems to have forgotten I've done it once before!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now