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I'm just over 39 weeks right now and the question i keep getting asked over and over again is "Omg it's so close aren't you excited?!". I never know how to answer. Maybe i'm in some kind of denial about it but I can't say i'm excited. Obviously I love my daughter very much, I can't wait to hold her but I'm not....excited. I'm not dying to have her right this moment or anything like that. I don't know how I feel....kind of indifferent to everything and i'm starting to feel like a HORRIBLE mother before I even am one!

I mean i finished her nursery, I've washed all her clothes, setup her swing, bouncy seat, stroller....but it doesnt seem real to me. It doesn't really make sense that soon a real BABY will be sitting in any of them.

Is this normal? I'm not a horrible person really i'm not. Right now hubby has been having CRAZY anxiety for the past couple of weeks that he's gone to the hospital for but has medication so maybe that has something to do with this. I've had to really put on my best positive and supportive face even though right now what I need is someone to tell ME that things are going to be ok
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replied December 13th, 2008
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Feel how you want to feel! Don't let anyone discourage you from doing so!!

I didn't feel like I had a baby until she was a few weeks old, so feeling that way now is completely understandable! I still don't have a nursery for her, lol. The bouncy seat just collected dust until she was a few weeks old. All we did was sleep and nurse until then, so the bassinet was the only thing to get any use, lol.

Be strong! When she decides to come, she will! Don't get to excited on when, some like to take their sweet time.

Good Luck! Everything will be fine!! Take a nice long warm bath and just relax, I'm sure your body wouldn't mind it.
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replied December 13th, 2008
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i think thats completely normal...i too lost some excitement towards the end. I was soooo tired all the time and sooo uncomfortable. I couldnt wait for it to be over...but i knew what was in store so I wasnt in a hurry.

i knew that while he was in my belly he was fed, warm, and safe and I knew that once he was born he wouldnt always feel that way...that bothered me. Why cant they stay safe and sound. I mean now I cant help him and make him feel better but in my belly it was a sure thing...motherhood isnt always a breeze...

it will be ok..you are made for this and you will do a good job.
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replied December 13th, 2008
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as soon as i was overdue all the excitement was gone for me if im honest, i jusy couldn't get excited about it anymore, to this day i still dont know why
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