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

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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

growyourown77 Wed 13-Feb-13 16:52:44

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!!!!!

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