Ok question for all the BTDT mom's-
At what point in pregnancy last time did you reach your "I'm done" point? That means, you were huge, fat, pregnant, uncomfortable, didn't feel like doing ANYTHING, can't sleep, want the baby OUT point.
I remember mine was around 36-37 weeks last time and I have heard it comes earlier with 2nd pregnancies. There is so much to do in December (Christmas parties, shopping, etc) it would be nice to kind of have a date in my mind to have everything done by (hopefully before this "I'm done" point) so I won't feel as guilty lying around like a whale waiting for baby to come. Thanksgiving I will be 35 weeks pregnant so maybe that will be my goal date to have everything done.
Yep, first baby wasn't so bad, maybe just the last 3 or 4 weeks, but with #2 and #3 I wanted them out at the beginning of the 3rd trimesters! I think it's because you show a lot earlier with subsequent pregnancies, and your muscles aren't what they used to be so everything is more uncomfortable... I'm really nervous about my baby #4 now!
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
Its hard to say. When I was 7/8 months pg Hurricane Ike hit and we were out of power for 12 days and it was so hot. That was definitely a hard time and I was wishing I was due already. But once that was over I *think* I got a little better.
I know around 36 weeks I was having baby showers and I felt like it was too hard to even get there, stay up, open gifts, etc. I was ready for it to all be over. So I would probably say around 36 weeks. Although today my answer would be 10.5 weeks Just kidding.
Honestly, I have never reached a "I want this baby OUT NOW point" with either of my pregnancies. I was more uncomfortable at the end the second time, but both times I would have been ok being pregnant a few more weeks if the baby would have needed that to be able to come on its own. They were both born at 39 weeks and a few days, but I was prepared to go to 42 weeks if there were no problems that indicated induction was necessary. I knew it is easier to have a natural birth if you go into labor on your own, and there are risks to inducing, so I really wanted to avoid induction if at all possible. I did end up being induced with DD because I was leaking amniotic fluid, and it was really tough--I hope to never have to go through that again. I had a spontaneous labor with DS, which went much smoother.
But the fact that I don't get very big (and yet somehow there's a 7lb baby in there, both times!) and that I've yet to actually reach my due date may influence my positive attitude.
Yeah, I am also one of those rare women who never reached the "I'm DONE" point with either baby. But like Brittany, I also never reached a due date so that might have something to do with it!
DD was born at 39w5d. She was my first, and I knew the average first time mom goes to 41ish weeks, so I was fully prepared to go another week or two.
DS was born at 38w2d. I knew for a long time he was going to come early, but it still caught me off guard. I honestly would have preferred another week to feel emotionally/mentally ready for it. But it was all good.
Both of mine were born during summer heat waves, so I was definitely uncomfortable, but never miserable and wanting the baby out NOW. I don't mind the 3rd tri. My chiropractor also helped my back pain so much that I wasn't in agony or anything.
I never hit it with DS. I was fine until the day he was born. With DD I was done and miserable about 37 weeks. I couldn't move, I couldn't breath and I had so many braxton hicks that i was losing it.
All of you ladies that never reached the point- OOH send me some of that this time around.
I was begging my OB to be induced I was so miserable. Maybe the heat had something to do with it but I was so swollen all over (no pre-e), couldn't sleep, horrible backache all day long, etc. I'm hoping for the best this time!
i've really only had it in one pregnancy. My last one, where i went over due one day. LOL I was so done around 38 weeks.
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