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does anyone else go into hibernation at the end and not speak to anyone?

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bohemianbint Fri 18-Jul-08 12:24:19

I did this last time as well, dunno if it's a bit weird, but despite really needing to pick up the phone and catch up with lots of friends, I don't. I don't even know why. I become crap at returning emails and go a bit reclusive. Not completely, because I have a 23 month old, and we have to go places and do things, but when I'm at home, that's it, I don't socialise with anyone in any way.

Is there some sort of biological reason for it, do you think? I remember exactly the same thing happening last time I was pregnant as well - I'm almost 36 weeks and it was probably at the same stage.

I dunno if it's because I'm just so knackered and can't be arsed to have the "yeah, not popped yet, feel like shit, could die of tiredness" conversation with anyone?

Booboobedoo Fri 18-Jul-08 12:32:41

I was like that too, bohemianbint.

You don'T think there's a possibility you could be depressed, do you? I was, and I think my anti-social behaviour was linked.

How are you feeling generally?

springerspaniel Fri 18-Jul-08 13:27:34

Ha ha - exactly like me. Am now 10 days overdue (AARGH) and I am totally in hiding. Picking DS up from nursery is like an MI5 mission - get in and out as soon as possible.

bohemianbint Fri 18-Jul-08 14:17:57

Booboobedoo - I might think that if it hadn't happened last time, and I wasn't depressed then. And it's only happened in the last week or two.

Having said that, I do feel a bit teary and fed up at the mo, but I think that's because am knackered and spend quite a lot of time engaged in battle with an almost 2 year old. DH is good but we don't get any help from friends/family so I am starting to find things tough going...

springerspaniel Fri 18-Jul-08 14:29:40

bohemianbint - I have a 3 year old. Am exhausted most of the time. The constant battles over everything from tooth brushing to tidying toys is utterly draining and make me cry. The cuddles and the cute smiles make me cry too!

At 36 weeks it is crippling. DH was outstanding. I found that if I was so exhausted that I literally lay on sofa when DS went to bed, DH would do everything but if I made myself ill by getting up and doing stuff, DH would assume that I was well enough to do it so do lots but not everything.

If you can, when your LO goes to bed, lie on sofa. You feel weird at first because you think DH will tell you that you are lazy, mine didn't which made me realise how knackered I must be.

Sophrosyne1 Fri 18-Jul-08 14:40:38

I'm feeling a bit like a social recluse too, don't feel depressed, just don't feel very sociable. Enjoy short conversations with friends but am getting annoyed with 'any sign of the baby yet?' text messages and only really want to speak to people on my terms. Think it's probably normal, natural and perfectly acceptable given the situation.

punksnotdead Fri 18-Jul-08 16:35:28

Hi all I am 36 weeks today and have felt the same way for the past few weeks have odd days when i am ok but otherwise hide in the bedroom like a hermit (we live with DH parents). I am hoping it will get better when the baby is born.

Think it is normal though just part of getting to the end stages.

bohemianbint Fri 18-Jul-08 18:42:30

oh, it's nice to hear that I'm not on my own. After the afternoon I've just had I feel completely braindead and I'm not surprised am feeling fit for nothing.

Might have to go into hibernation proper style though - just the simple act of taking DS to the library today turned into hell on earth. He threw books on the floor (which I can hardly bend to pick up) and sprinted away across the library with a plastic chair, and I could hardly catch him. I just can't deal with him at the moment so I think we may just stay in until he grows out of it, or the baby comes out, whichever comes first. sad

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