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    Default For those who have already had bubs

    How did you cope the last week or so? I have this week and 4 days next week to go, but i am STRUGGLING big time with pain etc, and im just so impatient. Everything is done in my house so there isnt much left for me to do! How did you get through???!!


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    It was all about distraction for me, if I had nothing to focus on my mind would drift back to going into labour.

    So I cleaned, (things like linen cupboards which is all folding and sorting, nothing that would aggravate my SPD) watched movies, baked dinners to freeze so DH had things on hand for when I was in hospital, read books, went swimming, window shopping, caught up with friends for coffee with the strict instructions not to bring up the baby! With my second baby I re-tiled my bathroom and painted the kitchen cupboards with a heatpack strapped to my back the whole time LOL I finished with 3 days to spare!

    Change of scenery is also good, I go off to the movies by myself and see some new releases, go for a pedicure and manicure, get your hair done etc etc

    Good luck and I hope things happen quickly for you!

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    I did the same as PP. I kept myself busy cleaning: fridge, oven,walls, cupboards, garage etc. Then I walked and walked and did some self hypnosis. I recycled all sorts of stuff that we had in storage and I went out and bought a new car (bit of an expensive way to distract oneself). Good luck. I hope this time flies by.

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    I just sat in front of the TV, with the laptop whinging to my DIG, read and slept! I went a week over and from 38 weeks was so over it. I was uncomfortable, couldn't do much and so didn't bother trying!

    I did wash the last of the clothes and put them away, but that was about it.

    Good luck!

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    tv and magazines....it will all be over before you know it.
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    I slept a lot haha. I also shopped, got my nails and hair done, spent a lot of time with my sister who was off from school, re-arranged bubs room about 100 times haha.

    It's hard to keep busy and take your mind off it all though. By that stage I found I was noticing every little thing that happened, and I was constantly looking for signs of labor... which never happened for me haha.

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    I had a BORING 3 months at home before my bub camejust over 2 years ago because my work contract finished so i had no choice. I scrubbed walls, cleaned inside cup cupboards, folded and re folded bubs clothes and did a bit of sewing. In the last 2 weeks i went literally crazy. I was absolutely HUGE and had swollen ankles. I couldnt sleep because my hips were so painfully sore. I desperately wanted my baby out so i went for quite a few short walks (as far as my body would waddle without feeling like i was going to buckle from underneith me) and watched DVD's (cried a lot) and read quite a few books (cried a lot some more). Then bub came 10 days overdue so it was actually a relief that i finally had something to do!
    Wish me luck, im expecting bub #2 in May (Half way today and feel so HUGE already) and am dreading those last few weeks....especially with a toddler running circles around me. Arrrggghhhh...

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    With DS1 I think I went to the shops ALOT lol and also caught up with friends, with DS2 I was really anemic so didnt have alot of energy to do much, honestly cant remember? This pregnancy im 32.5 weeks and already over it lol I just clean clean clean, go to Mums, go to the shops etc!


 

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