February 27, 2010
Sarah: You do?
Husband: Yes, and so does everyone else on the internet. Then again, everyone on the internet thinks Ron Paul would make a good president so...we'll see.
My husband is getting impatient. He wants to hold her and be with her. Me, I just feel nervous. I have begun to get frightened of the pain. I am in a cranky mood and want to be simultaneously left alone and completely taken care of. I hurt a lot of the time. I want the hurt to turn into labor, so I try to stoke it. But it doesn't; it's just pointless pain.
I am not nesting so much as freaking out that I have wasted the past eight years of married life. Why didn't I clean the garage or finish that quilt or sort through worthless old college textbooks? What if today is the day and I still haven't gotten the oil changed in my car?
I don't feel like a good mom. I feel like I'm already starting out on the wrong foot.
Posted by: sharona at February 27, 2010 09:55 AM (BeRta)
Don't worry! Your ducks are in a row. You and the babe are more important now. Chores and projects can wait! Try to enjoy these last days of having a baby without all the work at the moment...do you get what I mean?
As far as labor goes you can handle it. Have hubby remind you that there is a very wonderful result of this labor. (hint: hubby, encourage but don't be too pollyannish! pick your moments,you'll get what I mean.)
Last but not least do what is good and right for you and don't listen too much to all of us. Not everyone has 80 hour labors! They just like to tell stories, kinda like fish stories. I liked the shower and I had a rocking chair in the room that I spent most of my time in. You will know what you need when you need it.
Eat you favorite things, read a good book, watch Dick Van Dyke reruns whatever...enjoy.
Posted by: cindy h at February 27, 2010 10:14 AM (gcBP7)
Posted by: Sig at February 27, 2010 02:58 PM (/Mv9b)
Posted by: Ann M. at February 27, 2010 05:28 PM (+GQ3g)
You're going to be a fantastic mom...the internets will back me on this one.
Posted by: Susan at February 27, 2010 09:07 PM (URuXw)
Heh... Ron Paul works his way into a parenting conversation. Sweet.
On the chores note, you'll be asking yourself, "why did I think I was so busy back ___?" for the next few decades... so no worries. Gotta leave something home-chore-ish for you to do with her! Kids LOVE to help (especially when they're little)!
FWIW, I had an OB PA (who's had kids) tell me that if I could handle those "clean it out now" tablets, I can definitely handle labor. I haven't been through anything to test that hypothesis yet, but I like to believe her. You'll do great.
Posted by: Krista at February 27, 2010 10:58 PM (sUTgZ)
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