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If he hasn't been there for you threw the past weeks, then don't let him. I know it is hard. Do you have any family members or great friends that would go with you? You don't need the stress.
This is my 3 child. My husband hasn't went to the appointments because he works and can't get off. He is my support group when I need something.
I feel for you. I went through all that. The father showed up at the last minute for the birth and never came around again. Ten years later I have still tried to make him care for my daughter. He wont change. I know it hurts but you have to let him go. Let him visit the baby after he's born. It was his choice to miss out on this baby, not yours. Its not your fault.
That's really a decision you should make for yourself, no matter how hard it is. My ex wasn't very supportive during my whole first trimester, stayed out all night at the bar, and even went home with other women. He made such a fuss over how he was going to do better, and that he loved me and was so excited for "our" baby. As far as I was concerned, he'd abandoned me from the beginning, so I left him and I moved back home. I've given my midwife instruction to keep him out of the hospital, should he decide to show up uninvited.
My mother has been my "partner" through the rest of the pregnancy. She's been my main emotional support, and has gone to all of the doctor visits with me. She'll also be attending my birthing classes with me, and will be in the delivery room when the baby decides to make her debut.
Like I said, though, this is your decision. Do you feel like you should give him a chance? Do you feel like you can do it without him? When it comes right down to it, you'll know for sure. I wish you the best of luck, mama.
hello i am in the week 35, i am so excited to see my baby girl but these last weeks are longer, my belly skin is in constant pain, i have some stretchs marks which make me feel depress sometimes, but i thank God anyway cause i am healthy and my baby too.
i agree...this is my third...first girl...and to me it seems the longest preg so far..lol...i have been more sick with her than my 2 boys...but we are both healthy...am excited to see her...but then nervous..how am i gonna do 3....2 drive me nuts sometimes...lol...any names picked out?
we are gonna do emily marie...
I'm 35 weeks now, as well, and am super excited to meet my new little one! We have decided not to find out if it's a girl or a boy, so my husband and I are getting pretty impatient, lol!! I feel HUGE and just putting socks on is a big adventure! We're sure hoping baby decides to join us earlier than the expected due date of January 20th!
If it's a girl we've chosen the name Michaela Hope and for a boy Owen Edmond. :o)
Hi all! I am 35 weeks today and sooo ready to meet our little girl! This is our first child but I feel like I have been very luck this far! No stretch marks or morning sickness!!! I do however have to pee constantly, my feet and ankles have just started to swell a little bit this past week by the end of the day and I pretty much am useless after 7ish :).
The hardest part right now is figuring out how to organize everything in her room. I want things to be in a convenient spot and there are so many little things to put away!
Her name will be Charly Elise :o)
Bump Kathleen:Welcome to Week 35 of your pregnancy! Chat with other Week 35 Bumpies here.
my opinion on this, is that the begining of a babys life isnt when their born. its when they r concieved, when u hear a heart beat, when u feel it kicking, when u see him/her on the US. men like this piss me off! im pissed at my own babys father because he wont even put his hand on my stomach to feel his daughter move! and im 35 weeks so not only can u feel her move, u can see it!!! i keep telling him if he doesnt get involved w/ OUR pregnancy, he'll be lucky if i even let his ass in the delivery room! i dont think i, personally, would even tell ur bf when ur in labor. and when he wants to get mad about it, i would simply respond with this... "U DIDNT WANT ANYTHING TO DO W/ OUR BABY WHEN SHE WAS GROWING IN MY BODY! WHYS IT SO IMPORTANT TO U NOW?!" im sorry. im in a grouchy mood today. but u dont deserve to go thru this alone. men like this (meaning urs and mine) give men in general a bad name. all i want from mine is a little freaking support, and to acknowladge the fact that his daughter is right here! right now! just bc u can only feel her thru me, doesnt make her less here. am i crazy and hormonal, or is this a reasonable excuse to be angry?
I can't believe Brynlee will make her debut in 5 weeks or less. I am just so thrilled and excited to see her face and to hold her! I am feeling the pregnancy now more than ever. My whole body is just so tired and my poor feet and legs swell so easily now even though I keep my feet up and am not on them ALL day.
The only thing that makes me nervous of delivery is having a doctor other than the one I have been going to for the past 9 months. She does not work weekends. I am trying to decide if I would like to schedule her a few days before her due date so that we can keep our regular doctor that we have been dealing with.
Many men are fearful of fatherhood... You know what is best for you. Whether or not you give him another chance is up tp you. Be cautious and sure that it is not out of spite.. If you know in your heart that he is not going to be there then do not put yourself throught the anxieties... your baby will feel it more than you...
Im sorry that you are going through this I know the feeling all too well. Sadly alot of women do. Its such an unfair feeling I would never wish that feeling on my worst enemy. When I was pregnant with my first daughter my boyfriend was horrible I told him that he wasnt allowed in the delivery room but we ended up making up right before she was born. but one thing I did stick with is not giving her his last name. He helped "make" her but I was the one who did the pregnancy alone. He didnt deserve to pass on his last name she was mine. If you dont want him in the room dont let him! its your baby at the end of the day you made him and you dont get to choose when you want to be a mom. he shouldnt get to choose when he wants to be a dad. Good Luck Hun!
I know what you are saying and I cannot believe that week 35 is here. Christmas time it seemed a long way off and now Easter is this Sunday and it will be 36 week time. I have 2 boys already and I am hoping for a girl but we did not want to know so we are trying to be patient to see what happens. I thought by not asking that maybe a girl would show up! We are starting to put the nursery together by using the same crib and changing table but I have no theme as of yet. I want to see what happens. The things from the baby shower is still in the baby's closet still packed into boxes as I am not sure what I will be keeping or exchanging cos my family and friends decided to buy for a girl not a boy! So if it is a girl most of the things are there but if it is a boy then we will be making trips back to the store! Good luck with you and hopefully April will fly by.