Hello. I'm new to this COMMUNITY and thought I'd share my thoughts on how I am feeling and to see if anyone out there is in the same boat. Im 39 weeks and feeling just awful... I've had the best pregnancy experience in the world and have felt great up until this last week- I'm irritable, annoyed with others, cranky and moody, cry here and there, and now I'm starting to question this whole baby idea. Am I losing my mind or is this natural for some women? Is there anyone out there that are having these same thoughts or know of someone that has? Never have I quetioned if I wanted this baby, to be a mother or if I'd be good enough. I've been elated this whole time... I had the most beautiful baby shower and had the best time setting everything up and getting ready for this arriveal, I enjoyed reading about this little one growing inside of me and eager to know how he/she is doing developmentally, I adored going shopping and setting up the nursery and now I'm feeling like I have nothing else to do to prepare... Im just sitting around and waiting. I had the nesting instinct and now its gone. I cant do anymore to that nursery because its picture perfect. My enthusiasm for buying more baby clothes has disappated. It's like a big LET DOWN- the baby will be here and then what? It says in the babybooks that my hormones are dancing along right now at great lengths and its normal for me to feel on edge. I just need to know that I'm not alone. ANyone out there that can shed some light? Is this the so called "baby blues" but happening a bit early? Im afraid these feelings may lead to post partum. Help!
what you are feeling is exactly normal. I did something similar with my first baby. Welcome to the roller coasater ride called motherhood.
But there is light at the end of this tunnel....right now you probably feel huge and then the mood swings on top of it...in a few days you'll get to let out out the frustrations along with your beautiful baby and gaze into their eyes and it will all have been worth it I promise.
Some women don't fall in love" with their baby at first glance, I was lucky and did. You will watch them feed, eat sleep grasp there tiny fingers and curl their tiny toes, you'll check that everything is where its supposed to be and then you face new challenges.
What does this cry mean, how do we do....and your instincts will take over and you'll be a wonderful mother. You took the time to write on here, that alone tells me you care. Relax as best as you can in the final days, try to enjoy your hard work and know your prepared.
Congratulations and best wishes!