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Thread: How did you feel leading up to it all...??

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    Default How did you feel leading up to it all...??

    Hi Ladies,

    I am really interested in hearing how you really felt in those last few weeks/days leading up to impending labour.

    fear?
    anxiety?
    nerves?
    panic?
    excitement?



    etc etc...

    Also...I am interested in hearing how you coped getting through those days/weeks...did you do relaxation etc?

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    Chrissy, with Lily, i went 1 week over due and had to be hospitalised for 2 days before the birth, so for me, it was more annoyance than anything, being heavily pregnant and not being able to get out of bed. But before that, i was quite excited and didn't really think about the labour at all, maybe i was in denial lol. But really, i was just so over the whole thing, i couldnt walk, i couldnt sleep, i just wanted her out lol.

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    All of the above!! hehe

    I was just so excited I wanted to see my little bubba!! I wasn't really scared just really looking forward to it. I coped by keeping as busy as I could!

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    Tigergirl1980 Guest

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    I was really excited, I just couldn't wait to meet him. I wasn't even nervous the day that they induced me, was just really looking forward to him finally being on the outside.

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    Chrissy, when I was expecting Olivia, she was a week overdue, so I felt HUGE and hot (living in Darwin) but mostly I felt peacefully excited? I had finished work at around 35 weeks so had, in effect, 6 weeks for "nesting" and I swam a lot for relaxation.

    I had done all my anti-natal classes etc at around 31 weeks, so they were done, but I did have a bit of an addiction to reading other peoples birth stories! Spent a lot of time online chatting with Kelly from memory!

    I also had a CD for pregnancy and birth relaxation which I listened to a lot, which had really positive visualisations, which was great. (It got a good work out again when I was expecting Charlie!)

    Looking back, it was a special time........apart from DH going mental if I missed a call from him, and too many people calling saying "Have you had it yet........" LOL!

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    cazoraz Guest

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    Impatient, sick of being pregnant, and calm and confident all at the same time!

    I used relaxation techniques throughout my pregnancy and after Cole was born as well to help me get to sleep.

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    I felt tired, I had worked up to 37 1/2 weeks, so I was exhausted. So really I just slept alot and got nothing done. I thought about nesting, but just lay on the couch instead. Once I went overdue I started to try and get out more, but was really hard.

    To be honest I was a bit scared of the huge change that was about to happen. I was also trying to deal with not being employed anymore for the first time in years. It was very weird.

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    Melody Guest

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    So many different aspects of 'how you feel' that i think they have all been covered.

    I was SO ready. I think I even spent a whole day cleaning every door knob in the house.... like that was going to make a difference.

    I stressed about the actual birth between month 5 & month 8 & then all of a sudden I had this calm come over me.... I knew I would do it & do it well. I do however remember feeling increasingly agitated with regard to the 'stupidly big pregnant woman' thing & the phone ringing all the time.

    Looking back the agitation was probably a subliminal reaction to me understanding that there was a large percentage of the upcoming experience that was out of my control (& I am someone who likes to be in control) I couldn't beg borrow or steal this baby to arrive so I was agitated about the waiting & expectation. I hope that makes sense

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    I cant really say how i felt because it was just such a rollercoaster of emotions lol
    I think i was excited,scared and nervous all at once...
    I was looking forward to my bubbies being born but nervous about what was going to happen and how i was going to cope...
    I think i was more nervous with the last three than with Catherine though...I guess it was knowing what i was in for lol
    I didnt really do any relaxation as such or anything though...

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