Monday, August 13, 2012

Mommylogues: Excitement with a side of Anxious!



So i am not sure the difference between real contractions or imagined contractions?
Everyone keeps on saying i will know when the real contractions begin.
I am definitely having braxton hicks (the pre-contractions)
and those are getting me excited because i keep on thinking something is happening...

There is a sudden rush of excitement everyday
because i can't help but wonder: Is this the day?
This weekend, i kept on telling Baby Pancakes...
"today is a great day to be born because it is nice and warm outside"
but of course he wasn't listening to me.
There are two ladies i know whose due dates have come and gone
 and i am sympathetic...
i keep on thinking my experience is going to be different...
of course.
Different in that Baby Pancakes is going
to make his debut right on time or at least a few days before...

The waiting game definitely is exciting but also anxiety provoking
 in the last two weeks than the whole 38 weeks of pregnancy.
  Every sudden movement...i wonder if that's him moving south?
I am constantly worrying now
because i don't want to hurt him with my sudden movements....
all these anxious thoughts rolling in my head. I think more than anything,
i want Baby Pancakes here so i can stop being so anxious.

Also i have found myself feeling a little withdrawn...
i haven't been to church the last two weeks.
All i wanted to do this weekend was sleep.
Perhaps this is my body's way to preparing
for the hibernation that comes with having a newborn.
But i am also a little worried because my mood is a little all over the place..
And throughout the pregnancy...it's been even
I am more snappish at home than normal.
Picked way too many mini arguments with Mr. Pancakes for my own good this weekend.

I want to be carefree and not so wound up...
I want to relax and not be so tight...
I want anxious to go away replaced by complete excitement...
But before that can happen...the pain of labor has to come.
Oooh i just felt another contraction....
well at least of the braxton hicks kind!
Is today the day?



Have an awesome Monday Friends!!!!




21 comments:

A Haute Mommy said...

Your concerns and feelings are normal. We go through so much but it's more than worth it when the baby comes. Each pregnancy is different. With my second I went into labor Christmas morning at 2 am but the contractions weren't consistent and it wasn't like the first. Sure enough I was 6cm once I got there. The next couple weeks or days will be tough but before you know it he will be here in your arms.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Now you've got me all excited for you! I hope it's soon!

Mandy said...

I'm so excited for you!!!

Lauren said...

your concerns are definitely not any different from any other momma! it will happen just as God has planned for it to...be patient girl (even though I know it's so hard)!

Erica @ Mi Todo said...

I absolutely did NOT know I was having "real" contractions til I was at the hospital and the doc told me. They just felt like period cramps. But who. Knows? Good luck!!!

Heather said...

Wow, you're so close! Baby Pancakes will be here before you know it!

Faith said...

i'm thinking and praying for you. i'm getting excited. can't wait for Baby Pancakes arrival!

Pegster said...

I am right there with you. Eventhough this is not my first rodeo my feelings are all over the place. Almost 40 weeks, this baby is coming in 2 weeks or less no matter what and it's exciting and crazy all at the same time. Hang in there Mrs. Pancake, baby pancake will be here before you know and all will be well with the world.

PS - I can't guarantee that you'll get any sleep but how cool that our kids are going to be only a few days apart :)

Nicole said...

Being tired is normal! He'll be here in no time, and we all can't wait to see him!

Bravoe Runway said...

I was just thinking of you the other day wondering if you delivered yet :)

Monique said...

gorgeous baby bump. try prenatal yoga if you can. it will open you up and relax you as well. good luck lady. i'm so excited for you.

Travel_The_World said...

I can sympathize. Hang in there. He'll be here before you know it!

Rocker Chic said...

Awww Mrs. P

this was sooooooo sweet I can't wait for baby pancakes to get here too!!

You are going to make an awesome MOMMMY!!

p.s. You looked gorgeous in your eShakti dress!! :)

LV said...

I am so excited for you! I remember when I was pregnant all I wanted to do is sleep.

Janelle B. said...

Can't wait to see pictures of baby pancakes!!!!

toi said...

those are normal worries. baby is def engaging. he is help with the work of moving south.

you are constantly in my thoughts! soon baby will be here :)

Laura at Saying I do said...

oh my goodness so exciting!!! Best of luck...I'm sure I will feel the exact same way when I get there- it's hard not to feel anxious. Just enjoy this time and rellaaxx! :)

Angela K said...

I totally understand - pregnancy is an emotional roller coaster. And look how close you are to delivering! It's totally normal to be anxious and excited at the same time. A whole new adventure for Team Pancakes is in store! Can't wait to hear a birth announcement!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Not that I've been pregnant but I'm sure these are normal worries!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I can't believe it's almost time! I wish you an super easy labor and delivery. Can't wait to see first pics!

livinginajungle said...

Congrats to you and the soon-to-be new addition. I know exactly how you are feeling right now. At 37 weeks right now and feeling like my baby is practically IN my lady parts, I really feel like every contraction is THE TIME. Even though this is my third child and both were born after my due date, for some reason with this pregnancy I'm thinking it will be sooner since I have been so active with my other two.
I wish you the best labor and pregnancy and the yoga tip is definitely something you want to follow if you're going natural. It really does help!