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Those little phrases you cling to

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KatyS36 Thu 13-Aug-09 12:19:09

Hi all,

I'm having a rotten time, and thought it would be nice to start a thread on those little phrases that you cling to and help you get though. Here's mine to start.

From a (male) physio who I say re pelvic girdle pain at 28 weeks and who advised me to move onto crutches. Said with a suitable amount of sympathy:

It's only for 12 weeks, and in the grand scheme of things 12 weeks is such a short period of time.

What are your phrases that are getting you through things?

rubyslippers Thu 13-Aug-09 12:20:53

not a phrase, but the bottle of champagne which my neighboours gave me and which is chilling in the fridge (am due in around 7 weeks)

YanknCock Thu 13-Aug-09 12:37:51

'It cannot possibly go on any longer than X days'. Today, X=26.

X=days till my due date + 14 days to be overdue

muddleduck Thu 13-Aug-09 12:44:56

"most women who go through childbirth choose to do it again so it can't be that bad"


MrsBadger Thu 13-Aug-09 12:49:44

'There'll be a lovely baby at the end of it all'

'It's only a phase' / 'This too shall pass' (also applicable to most child-related problems so remember for later use re newborn sleep, feeding etc)

TigerFeet Thu 13-Aug-09 12:53:45

I like yours YanknCock. X=44 for me. Oh my that's aaaaages! I can stop panicking about being nowhere near ready grin

KingRolo Thu 13-Aug-09 13:08:58

Labour, even a really bad one, only lasts a day.

JRocks Thu 13-Aug-09 13:11:41

I'll second 'this too shall pass', Am hoping that will keep me going in the blur of newborn mania too grin

arolf Thu 13-Aug-09 13:16:27

I heard one the other day which I plan to try and remember whilst in labour - 'every contraction you go through is one less before you get to meet your baby'

I'm hoping it will work and not make me too homicidal when my DP repeats it to me!

TigerFeet Thu 13-Aug-09 13:37:23

I've been saying "and this too shall pass" since before dd was born... over 5 years now... it's starting to wear a little thin grin

Longtalljosie Thu 13-Aug-09 14:33:02

On childbirth: "Millions of women have been through this"

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Thu 13-Aug-09 15:14:42

Sorry KingRolo but it could be 2 days (in my experience) or even 3! Still I suppose the point is that it does finish eventually grin

The X days is good when you get nearer the end, pity I still have 6 months to go envy

Pinkjenny Thu 13-Aug-09 15:16:53

Morning sickness - It'll be gone by 12/14/16/18 weeks.

Now 19+5 and clinging on to my SIL's 20 week experience.

"They won't be little forever."

"We've all been there."

Southwestwhippet Thu 13-Aug-09 15:20:30

I remember when I fractured my spine coming off a horse and the six weeks until I was allowed to ride again seemed ENDLESS. Now, looking back, that time seems like a tiny drop in the huge ocean of my life.

I keep telling myself, this pregnancy will feel the same in a year's time.

"and this too shall pass" is another favourite quote.

Hollyoaks Thu 13-Aug-09 15:31:33

When midwives say when your worrying about embarrassing yourself 'we've seen it all before'.

Unfortunately that doesnt make the thought of pooing myself any less mortifying.

GL for all those babies on their way soon, I'm not pg yet but will be ttc next month. grin

audreyraines Thu 13-Aug-09 16:34:20

X is 41 <hi yankncock> though I'll be gutted if I go past 27 more days.

AngelDog Sat 15-Aug-09 08:55:01

My husband inadvertently came up with a phrase to help me cope with my usual morning misery. I was eating breakfast when he asked me how I felt. I gave my usual answer, to which he replied "You're not allowed to wish you were dead, because then Little One would be dead too." I'm going to hold onto that each morning. Just a shame it won't work after the baby arrives!

jstock Sat 15-Aug-09 09:56:57

They'll come when they're ready.
I had talked myself into believing I was going to be early so even though ds was only 4 days late it felt like I'd been drinking rasberry tea, eating pineapple and driving down cobbled streets for aaaaaages!!

Flamesparrow Sat 15-Aug-09 10:41:57

"F*ck off and leave me alone" is working wonders for me atm.

Is it bad that what I have clung to most is the fact that I have spent so much time throwing up, I have put on very little weight and should look a hell of a lot better post natal than I have with either of the others? blush

twinsplus3 Sat 15-Aug-09 13:23:11

Am 28 wks with twins feel like sh*t, have palvic girdal pain, cant sleep, still throwing up-on medication for it, scared theyll come early, also scared how im going to survive going to term.Deep breath...felt like sharing.
This to shell pass smile

KatyS36 Sat 15-Aug-09 13:29:44

Whilst I wouldn't wish how I'm feeling on anyone, it's kind of a relief to know I'm not the only one feeling like this.

This is such a planned and desperatly wanted baby that it feels like such a shock to be hating it all so much.

There had been lots of things I had expected re pregnancy but 'not really being able to leave the house' for 10 weeks wasn't one of them

twinsplus3 Sat 15-Aug-09 13:44:44

I do know from my first pregnancy that this will all be worth it when the babys r hear, Its just that feels so far of.
DP and DCs all have bug and im used to taking care of everyone and i feel really guilty and usless @ the moment. Sorry im being very negative, just having a bad day it hurts just walking from bedroom to loo.

twinsplus3 Sat 15-Aug-09 13:54:31

Also this pregnancy was really wanted, concived after having privously had missed misscarriage that had been picked up on a scan. So when i went for early scan with this pregnancy i was thinking please let there be a heart beat ..over and over needless to say i was smile and shock when the sonographer said hers the heart beat and hears the other one!
Obviously with the jorney to get hear i feel i should b enjoying pregnany insted im snapy, emotional and exusted sad.

oneopinionatedmother Sat 15-Aug-09 14:33:20

the little phrase - 'the most likely to thing that will happen, is everything will be alright' for pg, labour and baby...

OmicronPersei8 Sat 15-Aug-09 15:23:01

A friend told me once that what ever you're worrying about now, chances are in a year you wont be (you'll be onto something new by then!)I've found this comforting over the last few years, as it has always turned out to be true.

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