The waiting is making me crazy

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callie2's picture
Joined: 07/09/10
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The waiting is making me crazy

No sign that anything is happening. No convincing contractions, no mucous plug, she is really high (like, IN my lungs...)... I've felt "done" at work for a week and this Monday is dragging and I've only been here 2 hours. My parents are here now, house is clean, fridge is stocked, everything is ready, we are just waiting...Mommy's ready, little Tatum Smile

nidia's picture
Joined: 06/08/07
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Come on, baby Tatum!! Are you working until you go to the hospital or have you set a last day?

callie2's picture
Joined: 07/09/10
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Working until labor...10-11 hours days (7am to 5/6ish)...4 hours into today....blaaaaaaaaaah

nidia's picture
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Ewww.. that's way too many hours, why so many?!?

My coworkers are driving me OFF THE WALL today. I am so ready to be out of here. I don't feel one bit bad bc I know they are dreading it. One week left.. Smile

callie2's picture
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It's just the job...mon-fri, "business hours" for a hospital inpatient team

nidia's picture
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Oh, ok.. I bet you are totally exhausted after work. Not to mention, you've had to go home and be mommy and wife. So glad your parents are there to help now Smile

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Soooo excited for little Tatum to join us!! Biggrin

How are you feeling overall?

callie2's picture
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I feel fine, really. Just big and out of breath...and impatient.

I'm always preaching that having a newborn is way harder and more tiring than being super pregnant which I KNOW is true, but I guess even the most negative of us (ie: ME), end up being excited enough to meet the LO that they start wishing for the torture to begin. The sooner it starts, the sooner it ends, right Wink I'm trying to take my own advice and just enjoying this time since there is a lot that is really cool about it.

For therapy sake, let's list the positives: I take her everywhere with me and don't have to share, she is quiet and doesn't have to be fed, I'm the only one who feels all her kicks, nudges, and rolls, no pressure to have a flat belly while pregnant, I can still completely devote myself to DD1 which I do love, no need to be scared if I do go into labor since she is well baked, my nipples aren't cracked and boobs aren't painfully engorged, I'm sleeping 8 hours at night with only minor, few-minute pee break interruptions...