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alwaysncxx Sun 10-Mar-19 23:57:37

Lighthearted thread but AIBU to think pregnancy goes on forever? grin

I feel like I've been pregnant for years, someone please tell me it's going to go quicker!! I'm getting so impatient, currently watching One Born Every Minute and insanely jealous of all these mums meeting their babies sad

Hedgehogblues Mon 11-Mar-19 00:01:22

Oh God. It so does. I'm 37+5 and so impatient for her to just get here already!

alwaysncxx Mon 11-Mar-19 00:02:26

@Hedgehogblues I'm only 31 sad but I'm getting so impatient.

I'm probably going to be induced though as have GD and DS is measuring off the charts. Had a private scan on Friday and he's measuring 4lbs 7..

Nameisthegame Mon 11-Mar-19 00:02:29

Just don’t, I was so impatient! Now I realize my pregnancy was my last chance to get things done. They will come when it’s time but you won’t have time for the next year at least to have a decent bath, go out alone without a worry. Use the toilet, eat alone...bake...paint etc enjoy your baby free time. I spent so much of my time anxious to meet my lo that I forgot to enjoy myself as me. Love her to bits but If she could stay with her dad for two days I would leap at the chance.

Although I’m sure I’d ruin it by missing her terribly

Nameisthegame Mon 11-Mar-19 00:03:20

Go watch a movie at the cinema ASAP!

alwaysncxx Mon 11-Mar-19 00:04:22

@Nameisthegame planning to go watch one at the end of this month as I suspect it will be the last time for a while before he arrives! grin

Nameisthegame Mon 11-Mar-19 00:05:13

Oh hedgehogs have you prepped any meals and done your online shops, decided on your 4th trimester snacks? I wish I’d been more prepared I felt like I was starving all the time.

Hedgehogblues Mon 11-Mar-19 00:13:07

@Nameisthegame

Yes I have! My awesome friends filled up my freezer with individual portions I can just chuck in the microwave. Also in the freezer lots of lactation cookies and flapjacks. Have loads of cupasoups and microwaveable rice and my partner will cook me a batch of baked potatoes and boiled eggs every week because they both last about five days in the fridge. Also have an excellent large thermal mug that locks shut if you drop or let go of it.

nos123 Mon 11-Mar-19 00:17:33

I think pregnancy is hardest when you’re jut over midway through because you’re done with being pregnant but you still have a while to go. All I can say is that the baby will be in your arms soon, keep ploughing on! Focus on baby stuff, baby room etc. Do all the thugs you can only do while pregnant. Maybe go for a pregnancy massage?

Roxyxoxo Mon 11-Mar-19 00:20:58

Mine went quickly as we were waiting to complete on a house and it kept being delayed so panic set in! Make the most of sleep (albeit broken up with needing a wee no doubt...) and being able to go out without having to plan everything.

cloudymelonade Mon 11-Mar-19 00:22:08

33+3 here! Wish I'd left some of the nesting and prepping to do a bit later, I am B O R E D

Drogosnextwife Mon 11-Mar-19 00:23:56

Yes it bloody drags in and when you feel like shit for the whole 9 months it takes even longer. Good luck op, once that baby comes out everything flies by.

alwaysncxx Mon 11-Mar-19 00:27:26

@Roxyxoxo I'm definitely making the most of sleep gringrin I'm loving that part!!

Kpo58 Mon 11-Mar-19 01:07:40

Sort out any birthday cards/presents for the 3 months after you are due as your brain is likely to be bit of a haze for that time and present shopping just won't happen.

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Mon 11-Mar-19 01:58:50

Kpo58 that's an amazing idea! I'm no longer pregnant, yes it felt like forever, but looking back it felt so quick!!!

Please everyone, have a nap for me, and go to the cinema, and go on long leisurely lunches with many mocktails, those are the things I miss a lot with having 6 month old DS, he is a gem, even if he doesn't sleep!

Did I mention to go for a nap?

cloudymelonade Mon 11-Mar-19 02:09:05

@Kpo58 what a great idea, I know what I'm doing tomorrow now!

Butteredghost Mon 11-Mar-19 02:57:29

I'm with you OP. Most of the things people say you should enjoy during pregnancy, you just can't.

Nap/sleep - yeah right! Impossible to get comfortable, in pain, need loo every five minutes. Ironically much easily to sleep when baby is born.

Eat long lunch - yeah right! Can't fit in a big lunch, anyway nausea and funny taste/smell senses doesn't allow any enjoyment of food.

Drink mocktails - great idea if you don't mind vomiting them right back up

Reading - impossible as can't concentrate due to nausea and pain. Once bub is here you can sit cuddling baby and read lots of great books.

Cinema - nope, can't sit comfortably in a chair. Do go to mums and bubs cinema after baby is here though, that's great.

cloudymelonade Mon 11-Mar-19 03:00:26

@Butteredghost I could have written that myself. Currently sat on the cold kitchen floor eating pasta at 3am, that's as close as I get to enjoyment of food! And sleep? What's sleep?

alwaysncxx Mon 11-Mar-19 03:02:23

@Butteredghost @cloudymelonade I forgot what a good nights sleep feels like.. can never get comfortable and bub currently has hiccups to top it off!!

riotlady Mon 11-Mar-19 03:07:20

Pregnancy was agonisingly slow to me, especially at the end. I had a planned c section at 38 weeks and it blew my mind that people who went to 42 weeks had to deal with nearly s whole more month of it than me!

cloudymelonade Mon 11-Mar-19 03:08:15

@alwaysncxx I've found a Babymoov sleep belt does help with the discomfort! Definitely worth getting. Shame they don't sell something that switches my brain off hmm

MsHopey Mon 11-Mar-19 05:34:13

Ahhh. 32 weeks and 4 days here.
I felt my first pregnancy lasted 10 years!!! I was in pain, SPD, and just wanted my my maternity leave so bad. Then once I was off it was washing, organising, sorting baby clothes. You'd think it would have went fast with hiw much I had to do, but nope.
This pregnancy has gone pretty fast as I have a 19mo DS to look after all day, we moved house 2 months ago so lots of packing, sorting, cleaning, unpacking, sorting, cleaning.
But the hip pain at, the back pain, and I have gestational diabetes this time round so eating crap is out of the question (God I miss cake!).
Also a million hospital appointments as I'm a higher risk in this pregnancy, and all the appointments seem worse because either DS comes with me and is a nightmare in the waiting rooms, or I have to leave him with someone else which i hate doing.

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Mon 11-Mar-19 06:09:37

Well if you think pregnancy is tough, wait till you have a baby to look after!

Oysterbabe Mon 11-Mar-19 06:44:10

My first pregnancy took forever, my second flew because I was busy with a toddler rather than thinking about it all the time. Except for the last 4 days which took about 3 months. DS was born at 40+4 and it was like as soon as I got to 40 weeks something flipped and I was like "Get this thing out of me!!!!!"

vampirethriller Mon 11-Mar-19 07:02:29

I went nearly 3 weeks overdue. It started to feel like some kind of massive practical joke and she was never going to be born! Had to be induced and even that took 3 days!

MyBreadIsEggy Mon 11-Mar-19 07:05:21

In my experiences (I’m 12+3 with DC3) pregnancy is shit. For me it’s not a remotely enjoyable experience.
With the first one I had hyperemesis and spent 38 weeks feeling like I was dying every day until she was finally born.
Second one I had SPD.
This one I’ve had horrendous sickness and I’m just completely wiped out from looking after 2 toddlers all day.
Not enjoying it at all sad

Greywalls12 Mon 11-Mar-19 07:19:04

I'm 35+4 and it's dragging sooo much. I've also got SPD which is only getting worse, so I can't wait till he's here!
Although we're currently doing our house up and now I'm worrying it's not going to be done in time!
And i have a shit load of baby stuff to go through and sort out still, so I'm hoping all of this makes the next few weeks go quicker grin

HalfBloodPrincess Mon 11-Mar-19 07:35:29

I’m 29+4 with my 4th baby. Although I’m looking forward to having my baby, it hit me that I’m only ever going to be pregnant for 10ish more weeks. I’m not having any more babies so I’m going to cherish every kick, every ache and pain, the heartburn, the constipation and piles, the stretch marks, the fanny daggers, all of it. I’ll never experience it again and it feels bittersweet.

drogon1 Mon 11-Mar-19 07:46:23

Pregnancy does feel like it will never end but... My DD is 5 months old and as much as I love the little sod I so wish I'd taken advantage of my life and TIME before her to get stuff done. Some days I'm literally pinned to the sofa with her as she starts crying and I just look at all the shit laying around and want to cry as I'm so desperate to clean or y'know...brush my hair 🥴

Everyone will tell you to enjoy the last of your time alone but you'll never really appreciate it until after the baby comes!

RedSpottyKettle Mon 11-Mar-19 08:04:38

Thanks for this thread I was feeling broody recently but this has reminded me how pants being pregnant is.
I had crippling anxiety about baby movements so I felt every minute of the pregnancy past 20ish weeks. It made each day seem so long!

cloudymelonade Mon 11-Mar-19 09:46:14

@TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Not a helpful comment.
I happen to know plenty of mums who found pregnancy exceedingly tough and are now having a blast with their babies!

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Mon 11-Mar-19 15:33:10

And everyone has different experience of both. Do you think comments like Butteredghost's are useful either?

I was trying to be supportive and give things to do that you may struggle with after giving birth, but ok, I won't try next time.

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