Tick Tock – The countdown to Delivery

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So I’m officially down to 11 days before D-Day…Delivery Day that is. The truth is your due date is just a date the doctor gives you to count down to and often find yourself wallowing in self pity and disappointment when the day comes but the baby doesn’t.

I’m already there and the day hasn’t even arrived yet. Warning: Whining to Follow!

My hips ache, my skin burns, I tore another abdominal muscle, I can’t lift my feet higher than an inch of the floor which leads to tripping over a lot of crap, I keep setting my belly on the stove while cooking, I don’t sleep, and have heartburn 24 hours a day. At some point half past 3 o’dark I even wished I would just go to the bathroom and puke so the heartburn would stop.

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While the pains of pregnancy are wearing me thin, I’m still thankful for every precious second I get to feel her all cuddled in my tummy. Knowing this is my last pregnancy still breaks my heart every evening as I watch her little feet poke through my already thin skin. I can’t help but feel I’m giving up apart of me that makes me a woman. But then again, I’m not going to keep having children because I can. That’s just absurd…I’ll admit I am addicted to pregnancy, but certainly not children. At some point they start to suck the sanity right out of you and I’m guessing that begins when you introduce a third into your house.

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  1. Have you been reading The Zoo again Cat? Was that last little suck the sanity out aimed at me? LOL! Lots of hugs and chocolate from me to you. Today is half over so you can actually claim only 10 more days.

  2. AJ @ A Little Bit Nutty says:

    The last couple of weeks are the hardest. I know with my last I was so ready for it to be over but not at the same time. I still can’t believe you only have 11 days left. Well maybe less…maybe more, hopefully not more! :)

  3. OMG I have to agree. I have been miserable all week. Luckily it’s ONLY been this week that I have been having issues. But it does not help that I have a sinus infection as well as ear infection. I want so bad for the pain to go away.
    Baby sarah has been moving like crazy for the last 15 or so hours. And I don’t know if it’s cause of labor or if it’s due to all of the medication I have been taking (Prescription so I promise it’s ok)
    I’m miserable.
    I don’t want her to be here yet..But I just want to feel better!!

  4. Nicole says:

    Geez do I feel your pain. In addition to my 110 other complaints I’ve acquired two new ones lately: heartburn and restless leg syndrome. And Ive still got three months to go! I can’t imagine how I’ll feel by then. I’m with Catherine; though I certainly don’t want early labor, sometimes I don’t know how I’ll get through another day. Hang in there though! You are so close!

  5. Yasmine says:

    i agree with you, aside from being nauseaus(???grr how do you spell it??) 24/7 and puking morning noon and night-i loved being pregnant, i felt comfortable in my body. I have two and i think im already half crazy- i cant imagine having a third right now.

    i hope you heartburn gets better. hang in there!!

  6. Wow, thanks for giving me a list of what to expect when I’m further along in my pregnancy. Geez, it sounds miserable and I hope that it gets a little better. I really like your blog too! Let the countdown to D-Day start!

  7. YIKES. I feel so bad for you! And I thought I’ve been having a rough time with my pregnant Jane when she’s sick – but she has had nothing thus far compared to what you are going through every day. I’m convinced that women should win awards for what they go through during labor… although a baby isn’t that bad of a prize either! :)

  8. I hope your last days hurry fast for you! I don’t miss those final countdown days!

  9. I felt the same way with my last pregnancy. I knew I was going to get my tubes tied after my c-section. My son is now a year old and I still have thoughts that I might want another baby, but the 4 I have keep me busy.