Post # 1
OK, don’t say your baby, because well, that’s sort of the point of pregnancy.
But what do you miss doing, or what can’t you wait to be done doing?
For me, I am planning on breastfeeding (or at least giving it a try) so my caffeine and alcohol limitations are going to be extended awhile. And I am looking forward to not being uncomfortable, but from what I can tell, what I’m going through now might be a picnic compared to how I’ll feel immediately after giving birth.
So, I thought of something else I’m super stoked about- tossing my godawful maternity dress pants. I am already counting down the days. I am due in 16 days, but only 8 of those I will have to dress up for work (Mon-Thur next week and the week after). I rotate between three pairs and I’m not only sick of them, but they don’t even reach my ankles anymore and the material sucks. My SIL is pregnant now so these clothes are going back to her. If I can’t fit in my old pants before I go back to work I’ll just have to suck it up and buy new ones, but I am done with these in 2 weeks!
Post # 3
Well, if it can’t be baby related then I will have to say a cup of coffee, a glass of ice cold coca cola from a can and all the sashimi I can eat!!!!
You’re getting close! I’m jealous that you have someone to swap maternity clothes with. I have no one! 🙁
Post # 4
I know what I was most happy about post-partum: being able to move and having energy to do so! I kept overdoing it once we got home from the hospital because I was so excited to be able to do things for myself again. I got my own glass of water because if I was thirsty I could just jump up and get it, I vacuumed the house, I could bend! It was the most glorious thing.
Post # 5
I remember after having my babies how wonderful it felt to be able to move around. For me at least, the soreness after delivery, even after a c-section, was much less discomfort than being nine months pregnant and having sciatica. The other thing I remember being wonderful was being able to sleep on my stomach again.
Post # 6
I packed all of my maternity clothes away as soon as I came from the hospital. I didn’t eve want to look at them! I was so excited to be able to put on socks by myself and to sleep on my stomach, and to be (eventually) able to walk like a normal person. The first few days after delivery are tough-but nothing compared to 9 months of carrying a baby!
Post # 7
ok, I’m only 1/2 way through mine, but I’m SO ready to have a glass of wine (or 3) – haha!
Post # 8
I can’t wait to go shopping again, for NON maternity clothes!
Post # 9
Cookie dough and a shake! I love baking and would always sneak in a few bites of cookie dough, I miss it so much! I’m due in December and I told my husband that we are stopping by a McDonald’s on the way home from the hospital so I can have an eggnog shake – Sounds SO good!
Post # 10
@Tisty1982: Oooooooh cookie dough!!
Post # 11
@Tisty1982: Oh yeah, cookie dough! I always would sneak a few bites here and there, but not now. And even if I was tempted, Darling Husband watches me like a hawk, because he’s seen me at my cookie-dough eating worst.
Post # 12
Beer. I wanted beer so bad in my last trimester; it was my only request on our first post-baby shopping trip.
Post # 13
I am ready for a beer! Soooo have been craving one! That and caffeine.
Post # 14
Yeah, that is pretty handy sharing clothes with her. And actually, she loaned them to another girl first, and when the girl returned them, she added her own clothes as well. I got a huge bag, but I only really used the maternity dress pants, nothing else. There were some cute shorts in there, but everything else wasn’t really my style (lots of those smock type tops and mostly sleeveless shirts, which I didn’t think were appropriate for work). Still, it was better than starting from scratch. I am super excited to give them back to her though.
“I told my husband that we are stopping by a McDonald’s on the way home”
I’m going to Jimmy Johns on the way home- and I’m eating it right away, not sticking it in the microwave!
Post # 15
Post # 16
SLEEPING! I know that won’t happen though!
Our anniversary is 10/20 due 10/9 I want so badly to go Carlton (Wine Country in Oregon) and go tasting with hubby.
It’d be nice to be able to reach things on my own too.