Getting close!

Jessica - posted on 11/01/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Here we are nearing the end. I have 15 weeks from today to be exact (till my due date that is!) Today it finally set in that in hardly any time at all we will have a sweet little baby in our lives! I am excited and nervous and every thing in between! I was just wondering how every one else was feeling and what every one is doing to get ready for their new arrival!?



We are planning to move in the next month to two months depending on when we find the right place and I REALLY want to start getting her room ready...it is driving me insane almost but I guess I will have to stick it out!



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I guess I just wanted to say Maybe everyone is has been at that point a long time ago now...but I had a MC last year and I let it tear my life apart for about 6 months...I lost my job and the person that I was with because I just some how lost myself...I became extremely depressed and just a horrible mess. Apparently I just felt sorry for myself for way too long and I should have gotten over it sooner. So this time around...well I didn't expect to get pregnant so easily and I have done everything I can not to get my hopes up. I am still really scared b/c anything can happen and I am afraid of how far I would slip this time. I guess it has just taken me this long to accept that we truely are going to be having a baby!



My new problem is I keep reading these posts and reading stories that make me far more paranoid then I already was and I thought I was REALLY paranoid before! So much has changed since my son was a baby and he will be 6 on March 8th! That is a really long time ago...I feel like a new mom all over again

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Jessica - posted on 12/13/2010

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Well with my son I just had a bag ready that my mom brought to me when I was in the hospital bc we weren't sure whether or not I was actually having a baby or not. I just packed for both of us and had it brought to the hospital. You could keep you bag packed by the door or in the car bc it is sometimes hard for us to know if we are going to stay or if they are going to send us home. Plus you won't need any more then a going home outfit, the carseat, and a blanket for him to go home. They have diapers and if you are going to formula feed they should send you with the sample bottles. So you can pack him with your stuff so you have one bag. I recommend just having someone bring your bag to the hospital or have it in the car bc you won't need it until you make it to your room.

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Jessica - posted on 12/15/2010

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Oh yea...you don't need to put it in there any time soon but you will want to make sure you have it installed securely before you go into the hospital bc they check it before you leave the hospital. I learned some time after I had my son that you can go to the police or fire station and they will install it properly for you.

Brittina - posted on 12/14/2010

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We dont even have the carseat in the car yet. but we still have 2 months and 6 days till my due date.

Jessica - posted on 12/14/2010

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Your welcome! It is so hard to know! I had a whole diaper bag packed for him and didnt touch it until it was time to go home. This time I know better so I'm going to pack her 2 things in my bag and have the car seat in our vehicle. It is so hard the first time around to know what you need for your baby and what to take bc they give you these long lists of things that are unnecessary.

Brittina - posted on 12/12/2010

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I am so ready for my son to be here. quick question who do I need to pack for when we have a false alarm and when i actually go into labor. i tried to post a new conversation and computers wont let me

Ashleigh - posted on 12/06/2010

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im very anxious im 30 weeks very very close to my due date im having my baby shower in january my aunt amy giving me a baby shower and i still got alot to do baby shopping getting his crib set up and everything and i put all my baby clothes in a little dresser and his shoes and i been having alot to do i jus cant wait to have him my family cant wait till i have him either and i hope all my family can come wen i have him :) that mean so much to me :) and i cant wait to hold him and i will never let him out of my arms :) i jus cant wait

Jessica - posted on 11/13/2010

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I know the feeling. I wasn't all that nervous about having my son which is weird. I was 17, single, and he was my first baby! This time I am going to be 23 in March, I'm not single, and I have already been a mother and I am scared. Baby girl has gotten really low in the last few days...I am having serious bladder issues...I have to go to the bathroom probably every 20 to 40 mins and it isn't ever worth using the bathroom either!! I am really looking forward to getting my body back but I am scared about what it is going to look like too! I have been bigger then when I went into labor with my son since about 18 weeks!! I feel enormous...I am ready for February to be here b/c I want my body back and I am excited to hold her and see her, but this last half is going too quickly at the same time!! I am so nervous I wish time would slow down so I could get use to the idea of 2 kids too!

Erika - posted on 11/11/2010

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i am 28 weeks now. i cant believe that in a couple months i will have another baby. i am extremely excited, yet nervous at the same time. i just wonder how i will handle being away from my daughter while i have the new baby. then wonder how i will handle two. but i was worried how we would handle one, and she is amazing! we have everything we need for this baby, which is a relief. i just cant wait to meet my little boy and hold him in my arms. as well have my body back and regain some energy.

Brooke - posted on 11/11/2010

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i have 14 & a bit weeks to go... Hubby & I are getting very excited... We are both looking forward to meeting our precious little girl & seeing what she looks like. I'm not to the nervous point yet though.

Nicole - posted on 11/09/2010

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I just realized I only have 12 weeks left until she is here and still have so much to do. Wow, how time flies.

Jodi - posted on 11/06/2010

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Jessica, since our daughter is only 2 (or, will be shortly after the twins come) we still have all her baby stuff and we dont' want two of everything! The most preparation we've done is sleep training our daughter (we co-slept up until now) and trying to just warp our heads around TWO babies!!! lol
And don't worry about the pregnant belly comments, I get asked all the time if I'm ready to pop yet (at only 5 1/2 months!), I can only imagine what it'll be like when I actually AM ready to pop! *shudder* ;)
Best of luck to you as well! I'm really hoping the rest of all of our pregnancies go smoothly and swiftly and we easily deliver (by whatever method) healthy babies!

Jessica - posted on 11/05/2010

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I wish everyone the best of luck! I am sorry Jodi...does it seem like you have a lot more work getting ready for 2? I wish you the best of luck 2 will be exciting for sure!!

Thank you Nicole. It was really strange being pregnant after what I went through...I don't really know what everyone expected...it just seemed like they all thought I should be normal me the next day like nothing had ever happened. I wasn't nearly as excited about it as I could have been and I guess I really just blamed myself...now I know so much more and have been through it so it is easier. I think I will do fine but I am still so nervous. The "rules" about pregnancy (what you can and can't do) have changed some since I was pregnant last...and baby things have really changed too!!

Brenna you will do great I am sure!! We are so much stronger then we know and I think it is wonderful you are going to deliver without drugs. I wanted to with my son and ended up having a C-section...I went into labor and it was way different than I thought but you have been through it and know what labor is like so that should really help you through it...I guess I would assume. I believe if we really REALLY want to we can make it through delivery without drugs. My mother had 4 kids...had the first three of us no problems without drugs...fourth came along and she signed the paper saying don't give me drugs no matter what I say!!! and then really regretted it!! it is crazy!!

I feel like I have gotten no where in getting ready for this baby...I keep buying clothes!! I am in trouble too!!! I was told I am not allowed to shop anymore!! I think he might actually be serious too...

OH and I have this new pregnancy problem...I go from people not knowing I am pregnant...I was at Target and I was getting some baby clothes and that cashier asks me if I wanted a gift reciept...I got SO mad and wanted to say but didn't NO B*TCH I am not JUST FAT but I AM PREGNANT!! but instead I smiled and no thank you...then I was at wal-mart today and the cashier asks me when my baby is due...and that made me mad even b/c what if I wasn't actually pregnant...what if I had already had my baby and I was still just pudgy!? that would be really rude of her to ask that!!! I have serious pregnancy issues!!

Jodi - posted on 11/05/2010

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Kate, *technically* I'm due in the beginning of March, but they won't let me go past 38 weeks without c-section or induction, so that puts me at middle/end of February. So excited!!!

Nicole - posted on 11/05/2010

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hooray for us and the final weeks! Its nerve-racking and exciting all at the same time, isnt' it?!
Jessica, I know how you feel being pregnant after a miscarriage. we lost our first pregnancy at 12 weeks in 2008, and 4 months later conceived our little girl :) it was a very heartwrenching time for us, and the nerves and concerns that accompany a pregnancy after loss are enough to drive one crazy. I am sorry that anyone expected you to 'get over it' before you were ready. that's not fair of anyone to expect you to grieve any way other than your own. as for being a new mom again after 6 years, i'm sure that you'll fall back into step with no problems. after all, you've done this before, and the world really hasn't changed that much in 6 years!


Brenna, don't worry about delivering without an epidural... it's not as scary as you may think, and i'm sure that you'll be amazing :)

I've got a little under 13 weeks to go now (ACK!) and i'm still trying to figure out what we're going to do with 2 kids in our house while DH and I are still in full time studies! We'll both be in our last semester at university (i'm in Psychology, he's in Nursing) so taking time off just seems silly ... wish us luck! its going to be an interesting spring!

Brenna - posted on 11/05/2010

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i am more nervous this second time around than the first too!!! my little one is only 18 months old but I am freaking out about the delivery because i decided not to have an epidural due to complications last time...I dont know how I could be so calm the first time and such a mess the second time around LOL so no worries you are not alone!!!

Jodi - posted on 11/04/2010

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Well thanks ladies! It didn't even occur to me that I only have 14 weeks until my twins come! I have hardly done a thing to get ready! lol Holy crap...that's not much time is it ladies?!

Kate CP - posted on 11/02/2010

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Crap. I still haven't gotten the older kid out of the nursery and into her new room so I can start on the baby's room. Well...I guess it's time to get crackin'!

Ashley - posted on 11/02/2010

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I feel the same way ...my daughter will be 10 on the 29th of November so i feel like a first time mom..Cant wait for the baby to get here so i can stop freaking out lol

Cara - posted on 11/02/2010

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I am also getting anxious. I have 14 weeks til my due date and it dawned on me...that's not much time. I still have so much to do to get ready. I will be having my baby shower in about a week and a half so then I'll have a little more for her but I still am sooo unprepared. lol I have also been on this major cleaning kick this time around. I am constantly cleaning something. Or re-organizing thing. I've gone thru all my clothes, all my daughters clothes, cleaned out my pantry, rearranged my cupboards and fridge. lol I have the nesting thing soo bad this time. Part of me hopes that this baby will decide not to be late like her big sister was but at the same time that just makes me realize that i have even less time. I am also excited and nervous. I am so ready to meet my new little girl but kinda nervous about the labor and delivery this time. I don't want to have to be induced again. I also worry about the size of this baby. My first was 8.5 lbs and my back and hips still bother me from carrying and delivering a baby of her size. This baby is seeming like she is going to be bigger and I don't know if my body can handle that, especially if they do allow me to go over due. I guess I just need to keep in mind that God is in control and knows what he's doing. Hard to believe we're now almost 3/4 of the way thru our pregnancies!

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