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I voted for how I felt last Thursday when my water broke. We had most of the "stuff" ready but mentally we were NOT there and work-wise I was not feeling ready to go out on leave and DH was in the middle of a big deadline.
DH and I spent the whole night saying, "I'm not ready. Are you ready? I'm not ready! It's too soon!"
But Lyla didn't care!
We are def. ready for her! And good thing, since my due date is 12 days away!! I am so anxious to meet her! I'm not worried or nervous about delivery or life with a newborm, I am just so ready to begin this next phase of my life!
However, with that said, I have been so. freakin. busy. I really, really want her to stay in until right around her due date so I can get a chance to relax! work is insane for me right now, preparing a new teacher to take over my class, so I have to train her all day, then bring all my work home with me to do at night. I get very little down time. I just want a day or two to veg out! But of course she will come when she wants to come, and whenever that is, we will be thrilled!!! Even if it is on Christmas Day!
DD born 1.6.11
TTC #2 since 7.12
SS maybe? I personally am 1000% ready (emotionally ready, have everything wrapped up at work (way early), have his room and belongings ready, etc) but at 36w Aidan clearly isn't, so I can't really wish him out yet.
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Fergie+1:I voted "Getting close, buit not quite ready"- but I may change my mind if this sleeping-4-hours-a-night crap keeps up! At this point I think I'll sleep more when he gets here...
Yes- this exactly! I'm so tired! Last night I was up to pee for the upteenth time and then just walked around a bit to try and get the kinks out of my back and kept thinking- it would be so much nicer to do this with a babe in my arms! I still have much left to do though and at 34 weeks, I know my LO is not ready yet!
Ready, ready, ready!
We did all of our hospital packing for "just in case" with the version last weekend. Now that he is head-down I want him to come before he decides to flip back. Between that and having sporadic contractions--I am ready! We do still need to get the crib side-carred, but I am not stressed about that. We can just put it next to our bed with all 4 sides up if we haven't figured out the side-carring by the time he comes.
More Green For Less Green
I am so ready. I am uncomfortable beyond belief. I have not had a chance to sleep with my husband (just sleep, no hanky panky) in over a month because I cannot lay down. I have been have contractions for over a week but am not really dialating too much. Just about 1 centemeter as of Friday when I was in L&D.
I am ready.
More than ready
I'm 38 weeks, 1 day and am not ready at all for this baby even though I've been having contractions for over 2 weeks now and am having the normal, late pregnancy discomfort, and the baby has been at 0 station for nearly two weeks.
The nursery isn't close to being set up, I am not done with work yet (I need at least one more week there), I haven't finished my Christmas shopping, my house is a disaster because its been raining and we have a dog and construction going on right now that track mud in all the time, my bags aren't packed for the hospital, and I'm just not ready for another baby yet mentally. Hopefully I don't deliver for another week/10 days at least but my doctor thinks before Christmas is more likely.
Mentally and physically (meaning my body) I am so done being pregnant and I am so ready for Gavin to arrive. I am hoping to make it through Christmas so I can be home with DD.
As far as being ready with STUFF, no way. Thanks to the window company, most of our construction on the kids' rooms has gotten effed up and we are working around it, but the nursery is not a nursery yet. DD's dresser has not arrived so her old dresser is in DS's new room with half his stuff and half hers and all her sheets, valence, and nursery decor is still up. Hubby is painting this week, but we haven't figured out what's happening with her in the meantime since she is refusing to vacate her crib and I don't have the energy to fight with her. I have his carseat installed, clothes washed, diapers and burp clothes and blankets on hand, and new pump parts and bottles/ sterilizer in case. That's all I "really" need!!
I'm miserable and totally ready. I hate not being able to take care of DD1 because I can't get off my butt and play with her like she wants to. I just want to see my two girls together. I want to have L&D over with. I want to not have to worry about all the things that could go wrong in these last few weeks of pregnancy.
Anytime after Christmas, she's free to make her escape.
SS - If LO came home tomorrow everything would be here that he would need. There are a few little odds and ends that I may pick up before I deliver, but if not its no big deal.
However, being as that I am only 34 weeks, I am in NO hurry for him to get here anytime sooner than 3 weeks from now!
I'm SO done being pregnant. I feel like his head is lodged so far in my ribs that they are bending outward... So painful. I just want to have him outside.
The only thing we really have left to do is to install the car seat and wash another load of baby laundry... then we should be all ready.
SS: Realistically I will have all the essentials by the end of next week (waiting on delivery) but I feel like I'm forgetting something. I've looked at a bunch of lists and apparently I have everything covered but I have this nagging feeling that I'm forgetting something.
As for mentally, uh it varies by day LOL. I am ready to sleep without waking up every single hour (even 2 or 3 hour stretches would be a luxury). It still doesn't quite feel real yet. I don't feel like I'm big enough in the belly for him to almost be here, how can he be ready if he still seems so little?
mamaprof:I'm 38 weeks, 1 day and am not ready at all for this baby even though I've been having contractions for over 2 weeks now and am having the normal, late pregnancy discomfort, and the baby has been at 0 station for nearly two weeks. The nursery isn't close to being set up, I am not done with work yet..., I haven't finished my Christmas shopping, my house is a disaster because its been raining and we have a dog and construction going on right now that track mud in all the time, my bags aren't packed for the hospital, and I'm just not ready for another baby yet mentally.
The nursery isn't close to being set up, I am not done with work yet..., I haven't finished my Christmas shopping, my house is a disaster because its been raining and we have a dog and construction going on right now that track mud in all the time, my bags aren't packed for the hospital, and I'm just not ready for another baby yet mentally.
Oh my god. I could have written most of this post word for word. considering there is still a giant mountain of CRAP in the nursery and the storage space/garage/studio is on hold until it stops raining, I am just about ready to cry.