Post # 1
Like, if you could pick how long it took to grow your baby-how many months? At first I was like ONE MONTH! DUH! But then I thought about it, and those nine months really mentally prepare you and wear you down to the point where you are ready and excited to push people out of your body. At one month, I don’t think that would happen.
That said, I think 5 months would be a good amount of time. Enough time to mentally prepare, but not get to the point where you have “had it” with being pregnant, but still okay with the thought of birth.
Post # 3
I do have days when I wish everything was moving faster and wis the first trimester only lasted for a month, but other days I’m glad I have to have the full nine months to really adjust to idea that a real human being is about to come out of me and change my life forever.. To be honest I feel cheated out of the 1st month because I only found out I was pregnany by week 5
Post # 4
I wish you could grow children in pots, to be honest…it’d be awesome to grow a toddler and skip the baby phase. So, I guess, 3-4 years? 😛
Post # 5
I felt like 9 months was good. Not only do you have to mentally prepare, but you have to physically prepare. Buying all that baby stuff and setting up their space can take a while… especially since we moved when I was 8 months preggo!
Post # 6
@bells: humm..that’s true I was a little over a month pregnant when I found out too. I was soooo starving that first month though, but I had no idea that was a pregnant symptom. lol! I thought I had a tapeworm or something.
@mrsgrape-you don’t want to miss the baby phase! I love it. Seriously, it’s the best. Are you preggers?
Post # 7
@flamingred: Actually, I probably can’t have kids, but it doesn’t bother me since I’m really, really not a fan of babies and feel awkward around them! We plan on adopting an older kid at some point.
Post # 8
I go back and forth myself. The first trimester dragged on forever and was so boring, I wished for like a three month pregnancy. (Odd that the first tri seems so long, as you’re technically at least four weeks in before you find out, and I was closer to 7). But once I got past about 18 weeks, it just went by quickly, and it seemed like there was so much to do and so much to learn and I was grateful I still had like 5 months in which to do it.
I am now due in 2.5 weeks, and honestly, as much as I thought I’d wish for an induction so I could be done sooner, I am okay to wait it out.
So, I would say at least 5 months, but maybe nine isn’t so bad. I think I’d hit the panic button if I found out I was pregnant and had less than 5 months to get ready.
Post # 9
I’m at 11 weeks now and I wish it would freaking end already. I’m already done being pregnant. The first trimester is going soooo sloooow.
Post # 10
I’d rather change the distribution of pregnancy symptoms than the actual length. Like, give me 7 months of a cute little baby bump and increased sex drive and caloric needs, and I’m good to go.
Post # 11
I think 9 months is perfect! Gives the body time to “catch up” and prep and get mentally ready.
I couldn’t imagine growing an 8lb baby in my body in less than that.. talk about uncomfortable.. and ouch with all that rapid growth and stretch
BUT am VERY glad we aren’t like elephants carrying babies for 2 YEARS!!!! ARGHHHHHHH! lol
Post # 12
I was actually good with pregnancy until the last couple weeks or so, so I guess 8-9 months is just about right. However, I think second, third, fourth, etc… children should come faster. Being pregnant for 9 months and chasing another child around sounds like a lot of work!
Post # 13
I think 9 months was good. It really was the perfect amount of time, of being pregnant. Sure parts were uncomfortable, but overall it works out.
Now if you asked me while I was pregnant I think I would have said 7 months. Thats about when I started getting pretty antsy.
Post # 15
Honestly I would say no more than 6 months. I am 30 weeks this week and soo ready for munchkin to show his face to the world. I am tired of not being to able to do things for myself anymore. It is very hard since I am very independent person and having to rely on Darling Husband for helping on things I normally used to be able to do I find annoying.
Post # 16
@Tatum: Have a family friend’s daughter who found out last week that she is due in January–EEK!! And she will be having her wedding in November–I can’t imagine being 7 months pregnant in a big white dress walking down the aisle.