Neither Here Nor There

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I’m a planner by nature. I like to write things down in calendars. I love to-do lists. I like to be able to say what I’m going to be doing next Thursday.

However, when you’re 39 weeks pregnant, planning things to the smallest details is rather tricky.

For example, I have NO blog posts next week. Not even a smidgen of an idea, or a skeleton of a story. My editorial calendar is sadly empty.

Because I keep thinking I’m going to have this baby soon, so it’s a) I’ll be saturating this blog, my Twitter stream and Facebook page with baby pictures, baby stories and the like (I promise not to talk about my vagina), or b) I’ll have a bunch of blog posts written and hit publish every day the baby is still sitting cosy in my womb.

Clearly, plan B hasn’t happened. I haven’t written a thing because I’m absolutely obsessed with the idea of giving birth already.

I go to bed at night wondering, oh will I wake up with contractions?

I wake up in the morning thinking, oh maybe it’s time, the pressure down there! Oh, I just have to go pee.

I go about my day waiting for my waters to break (I know, only 10% of women have their waters break before labor – I was in that 10% the first time. A girl can hope).

Then I go to bed thinking again, maybe this baby will come tomorrow.

8 tomorrows later, nope, Scrumplet is still happy within.

I know I shouldn’t obsess. I am better off just taking it easy, enjoying the time I have left as a mother of one (which is starting to sound leisurely), sleeping 7 hours a night and feeling the baby kick from inside.

Also, cleaning refrigerators, washing all the bedsheets and towels, wiping every single surface in the house – yes, end-of-pregnancies make for very productive women and clean houses.

The planner in me can only satisfy my need to feel like I’m doing something by repacking my hospital bag, redoing my check lists, looking longingly at the crib prepared 5 weeks ago and playing with my toddler, imagining him holding his little brother.

Still, send me chocolate. It’s the only thing keeping me going. That, and complaining on Facebook.

P.S: I promise, this is the last post about how pregnant I feel.

If you haven’t liked my blog’s Facebook page yet, do! I’ll be likely doing first baby updates there. Or just a lot of drivel about OhmyGod why isn’t he here yet?

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • May 3, 2012 Coffee Lovin' Mom

    I am so excited for you! The last few weeks go by so slow…relish those 7 hours of sleep while you still can!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      I try! Except I keep getting up to go pee. Sigh.

  • May 3, 2012 Laura

    Oh girl – I know this feeling so well. I feel like a total B for saying “I understand”, because now I have my baby… but trust me, I still remember. I remember how encouraged I would start to feel about labor starting only to wake up and feel completely discouraged again.

    Funny story: even my delivery ended up like that. Gavin finally dropped while I was walking around the hospital but by the time I was admitted and hooked up to an epidural he had gone BACK up so high that he was higher than he was before I even went into labor. I didn’t even know that could happen! I laughed because when the whole last few weeks of pregnancy felt like one big tease, now labor was being a tease too. (Sometimes all you can do is laugh).
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      I’m SO glad Gavin finally arrived! I could NOT have waited as long as you did- you’re a patient saint, I swear.

      And I always thought second labors are fast and furious – help!

      • May 4, 2012 Laura

        For me, it was “fast and furious”! Around 16 hours, start to finish. Compared to my first of 38 hours, it was fast. And I only pushed for 15 minutes this time (compared to 2.5 hours last time).
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        • May 5, 2012 Alison

          It was 15 hours after my waters broke that Monkey was born. He had to be helped out with forceps because he was in distress. It would have been longer otherwise! I’m hoping this one will be ‘fast and furious’ (my OB’s exact words!).

  • May 3, 2012 Natalie

    I hope it is soon girl! I know it gets hard these last weeks!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Oh so hard. Especially when I’ve been feeling crampy all day and optimistic, but know that it’s probably nothing, boo πŸ™‚

  • May 3, 2012 Emma

    Good luck! I hope the baby makes his or her debut very soon! πŸ™‚

    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Emma!

  • May 3, 2012 Alexandra

    Having a baby is so exciting.


    Meeting them for the first time: the biggest thrill of my entire life.

    I’ve been so dang lucky, blessed, smiled down upon by the universe, to have had *that* moment in my life three times.

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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      I am SO looking for that moment when I lay my eyes on my baby for the first time. Cannot. Wait.

  • May 3, 2012 Life As Wife

    I hope scrumplet comes soon so your planning-schedule making mind can be at ease. πŸ™‚

    Seriously though, let me know if you need anything!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Haha so do I, it’s driving me crazy!!

      And thank you, Sam. Really.

  • May 3, 2012 angela

    Scrumplet! Hello? The world is out here; come party with us!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      I know, that’s what I keep telling him!

  • May 3, 2012 Marta

    Did you get the chocolate? I tried waving it at your picture on my computer.

    Good luck, you’re almost there!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Thank you, I did and I licked my screen for good measure.

      Almost. There. Yes. That.

  • May 3, 2012 vanita


  • May 3, 2012 Sarah Reinhart

    Hang in there lady! I know, such an annoying thing to hear. I think we’re all ready to welcome Scrumps πŸ™‚
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      It’s not annoying at all! Oh yes, we’re all ready. My readers are getting tired of me bitchin’ already πŸ™‚

  • May 3, 2012 Kimberly

    While you’re still pregnant you have the best excuse to eat more cupcakes without feeling guilty though.
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Because of your comment, I went and ate one earlier. πŸ™‚

  • May 3, 2012 AnnMarie

    I’m sticking with my guess of Friday which only gives you one more day to get stuff done. πŸ™‚ Just another reason to wish I lived there or you lived here…my house could use some organizing! I liked your FB page so that I’ll be able to get updates. Can’t wait to hear!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      If organizing houses will make this baby come, I’M THERE!! And thanks for liking my page πŸ™‚

      Also, Friday is almost here yes, about 4+ hours for me. So I sure hope you are right. (I did get stuff done – house cleaned top to bottom, everyone has clean sheets/ towels, and I even washed all the bathmats/ floor mats!)

  • May 3, 2012 vanita

    Sorry about the last comment. Commenting from the android stinks girl. I was going to say lol I hope me saying my 2nd was 2 weeks late didn’t scare u. U should have shared that all the married and mid 20s women in my then-now-ex husband’s family were prego at the same time. Five of us. I was the second to last to give birth and the only one to be over due. The one that had her kid 3 days early with only 3 hours of labor, she was on my shit list everyday of the last week. Lol now my 4th and youngest who is 2 years old, she was born 3 weeks early. Every baby comes when they’re ready girl
    Don’t u worry. All will be good. While u wait, just keep on nesting! Admit it, getting ready and the anticipation is pretty fun. I know its killer on the back. But still fun. Great big hugs to u girlfriend.
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Haha that the lady was on your shit list made me laugh! Yes, I know he’ll come in his own good time. Too bad it doesn’t match MY timing πŸ™‚ And yes, I did get a lot done. My house has never been cleaner. Everyone’s sheets and towels are clean. I even washed all the bath/ floor mats, hand towels etc.

      Thanks for the hugs, much needed!

  • May 3, 2012 Nichole

    Oh, sweet friend, the last days are the hardest!
    I am sending you strong labor vibes and hoping that today’s the day. I’m SO looking forward to hearing your birth story, sans vagina. πŸ˜‰
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Oh thank you Nichole! I’ll try to keep my vagina out of the interwebz as much as possible πŸ™‚

  • May 3, 2012 Christine

    I really do hope that Scrumplet makes his appearance soon. I was so ready to be done with my 2nd pregnancy that I walked around all day on a hot, humid August day in NYC, ate a ton of spicy food and pineapple and literally showed up at my doctor’s office to tell her I was done. Come on Scrumplet! We want to meet you!!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Haha! I ate 2 spicy meals today (4th day in a row), walked around IKEA for 45 minutes and…. nothing. I see my doctor tomorrow (my Friday morning) and am hoping there’ll be some progress. Oh dear god, let there be progress.

  • May 3, 2012 Ann

    Before you know it, scrumplet will be here….but I can understand your anticipation! I wish you days of comfort and peaceful sleep!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Ann. I have forgotten comfort and peaceful sleep πŸ™‚

  • May 3, 2012 tracy

    Soon my friend. Soon. OR maybe this baby is just showing his temperament already in a “I’ll show her and stay in here until June dammit” way. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      That would be awesome. NOT. I will be so mad if he’s even a day late. GAH. xo

  • May 3, 2012 JDaniel4's Mom

    I am crossing my fingers that your baby comes by Sunday!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      I hope so!

  • May 3, 2012 Adrienne

    Bless your heart. I’m not going to sugar coat it. I would be going mad! So, I think you’re sound pretty calm and chill in this post. Mine would likely have lots of cussing, and crying. Can’t wait to meet the little scrumplet!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Haha! You have no idea whether I’m this calm behind the scenes. I’m rampaging through the house washing, cleaning, scrubbing!

  • May 3, 2012 Amanda

    My hope of it being *the* time for each of my three pregnancies was tempered by my overriding fear of being sent home because it was not in fact *the* time.

    Good luck!
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    • May 3, 2012 Alison

      Well, I guess our bodies will know when it IS time!

  • May 3, 2012 KalleyC

    I remember this stage with my daughter, just waiting for it to happen. Then it finally happened the day after our wedding anniversary. It’ll be soon; when he’s ready to come out, he will. Like you I hope it IS soon though. No one really wants to be pregnant for 41 weeks.
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      No, no 41 weeks, oh my!

  • May 3, 2012 thedoseofreality

    Personally, I say write as many blog posts as you want about being pregnant. Your readers are happy to read them, and if you need to vent, then get it out! πŸ˜‰ And that goes for the baby, too! πŸ˜‰
    Hang in there, the waiting is so hard!
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thanks! I just don’t want people to think I’m complaining – I am so grateful I can carry this baby to full term, when so many people can’t. BUT, I am impatient πŸ™‚

  • May 3, 2012 Elena

    I’m the same exact way – a planner by nature. That was part of why I loved that it was medically necessary for me to have c-sections because it was all planned out! I can’t wait for the day to come for you. πŸ™‚
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Elena! If only natural labor can be planned, I’ll be one happy gal!

  • May 3, 2012 My Inner Chick

    Send me your address and I shall send you chocolate.

    what is your fave? xx

    You will NEeeeeeED IT!

    Can’t wait to see the new baby. xx
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Kim! I tried sending you an email using the address you register on my blog, but it bounced πŸ™ Maybe you can email me first?

      And so sweet of you! I love milk and dark chocolate, hee!

  • May 4, 2012 Katie

    editorial calendar…giggle. Oh wait. you are serious.

    damn. you are so organized. I have no idea what I am posting tomorrow until I open a “new post” tab. And even then I tend to let it sit open all day until I write something up. Or throw pictures on it. I have editorial calendar envy.

    Also? you can post about how pregnant you feel as many damn times as you want. It’s your blog. And Scrumplet should know someday just how you felt. Because you might forget this stuff. So write it down, yo.

    That said…go into labor already! I need some pics of a fresh baby! Mine is almost TWO MONTHS OLD already! WHAT??
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      I like the phrase ‘fresh baby’!!

      Yes, I’m a little OCD with the planning. I can’t live without my editorial calendar. It’s almost a sickness. And looking at it empty, arghhhhh.

      And thank you, I know I need to write this stuff down. I just worry I’ll offend people, y’know? (people pleaser)

      Signed, STILL PREGNANT at 39 weeks 3 days

  • May 4, 2012 Katie E

    You should write posts like this every day if it’s how you feel! I think it’s impossible not to be obsessed with FINALLY giving birth during those last couple weeks. How can you think about anything else?

    I’m sending you virtual chocolate. I wish there was a quick way to send some for real.

    I hope Scrumplet decides to join you in the world soon.
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Thank you for the virtual chocolate!

      Scrumplet, you hear that? Everyone wants to meet ya!

  • May 4, 2012 Mark

    Okay, I’m 14 hours late on this post. Any news?
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Oh Mark. I wish. No news. Yet. Sigh.

  • May 4, 2012 christine

    Oh, I remember that feeling at the end. I just wanted to know when the baby was coming. Even if it was going to be another week. I just wanted to know so I could plan. It will be any day now. Looking forward to hearing about it. Even if you mention your vagina. πŸ™‚
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      It’s the not knowing, exactly!! The planner in me is BALKING. Hah! I’ll try not to talk about my vagina – who knows, my mom might read it.

  • May 4, 2012 Kristen

    Both of my girls were preemies and I as seriously wonder how you all even walk let alone go that far in a pregnancy!
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      In my first pregnancy, I was bigger and my hips were killing me, so walking was hard. This time, I haven’t gained as much weight, the baby is a little smaller than Monkey (who was huge) and walking though challenging, IS possible πŸ™‚

  • May 4, 2012 Tricia

    Oooh I remember the waiting! It made me crazy! Hope he comes soon!
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      It IS driving me bonkers!

  • May 4, 2012 Blond Duck

    My biggest fear about getting pregnant is lack of control and not having a schedule…
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      But the results are so worth it!

  • May 4, 2012 Jessica

    Very soon my friend, very soon you will have a little baby on the outside to care for. And then you will have a lot more to say.
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Haha yes I will!!

  • May 4, 2012 Jessica

    Ohh. The waiting period is so tough. But, and as you know, he’ll be here any day now and you’ll soon wonder why any of this mattered. Just take, or try to take, each day at a time. Enjoy being a mom to one, relax, and just be. πŸ™‚
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Relaxing is hard, haha!

  • May 4, 2012 Galit Breen

    Hang in there, mama!

    Of course I’ll send you chocolate and whatever else you might need! Smut? Lemon cupcakes? I’m your girl! My heart belongs to you, remember?! πŸ™‚

    (Also, I think you need to do a post on your hospital bag! I’ve been fascinated since you said you have to bring EVERYTHING. #Nosy)

    Thanking of you, sweet friend!

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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Haha! If this baby doesn’t come by the weekend, or Monday, I might have to write a hospital bag post! xo

  • May 4, 2012 Erin

    I LOVE writing things on calendars and making lists and checking things off of them. Pregnancy would be so much easier if you knew when that little sweetie would arrive, especially if you have one at home already. Oh the waiting game . . . hope it comes to an end quickly for you! I’m anxiously awaiting pictures of that little darling πŸ™‚
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Yay you understand!! I’m hoping the wait ends soon. Like, today would be nice.

  • May 4, 2012 Jamie

    I loved being pregnant, even with the girls when my skin hurt. I loved it. The waiting is immensely aggravating to a control freak like moi. But I made lists, lots of lists!

    SO SOON!!!
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Aggravating is the right word!!!

  • May 4, 2012 Elizabeth

    Okay, eat spicy food for lunch…go for a long walk…then tell your hubby you need to “get it on” tonight. Hopefully by morning you’ll be in labor! =)
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      It’s morning – and I’m not πŸ™‚

  • May 4, 2012 Stephanie

    Well crap. And here I was, thinking “I can’t wait until she posts about her vagina.” What a let-down. Ha! I hope your little one comes SOON!
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Haha! Well, if you insist…..

  • May 4, 2012 Asianmommy

    I remember that feeling of anticipation. My OB told me not to expect that the baby will come on the due date, and what do you know–they were both overdue!
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      My 1st was 3 days early so I’m hoping #2 follows in his footsteps!

  • Ah yes, the absolute joy of being overdue! I experienced it twice and drove various family members insane with my constant complaining,detailed updates on my state of crampiness, not to mention that I grossed out my husband by telling him how the mucus plug looked (hey, he had gotten me pregnant, he was going to suffer!).
    Good times, good times. About the chocolate, milk or dark?
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Both!! Milk is preferred, but I’ll take ANY chocolate.

      Technically, I’m not due yet, not for another 4 days but my 1st was 3 days early, so I’m holding out on #2 following the same pattern!

  • May 4, 2012 jamie

    Motherhood. A phase I long for. For how many more years to wait. Only God knows.

    Enjoy the moment, Alison. A few more days or weeks to go! By the way, I just posted something for the soon-to-be little guy this afternoon πŸ˜‰
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Oh I’m sorry Jamie. I hope you’ll be blessed one day soon, as I have been.

      And thank you, looking forward to the gift! (you really didn’t have to)

  • May 4, 2012 Stasha

    I was so carefree the first time around, just really excited. I wonder knowing everything does it change hong not labor the second time around? Stop cleaning the fridge and put your feet up!!
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      I need to walk and do stuff to get this labor going!

  • May 5, 2012 Kelley

    I love that you have everything planned out a week or so in advance. I never do that. That is so awesome and organized of you! I also didn’t realize only 10% of women have their water break. Really? Mine broke with both of my sons and, thankfully, it happened at home. Can’t wait to see your baby’s pictures! πŸ™‚
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Yes only 10-15% of women have their waters break first before contractions. You’re lucky! πŸ™‚

  • May 5, 2012 Sara

    I’m 38 weeks and feel exactly the same way. When is this child going to come and how can I possibly do ANYthing else until he gets here. I’ve deliberately not made any plans b/c I fully expected him to be here or on his way by this time. However, now I’m bored and tired of waiting and waiting and waiting! Best of luck to you! I hope you go soon!
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Yes, I’m really bored of waiting! Also, my first was 3 days early, and it’s almost the same time for #2, so I’m kind holding out that he’s going to follow his brother’s footsteps, so to speak. I know, so optimistic!

      Hey you could have a baby before me!

  • May 5, 2012 Brandy

    I am such a planner too. But yes, the end of 9 months of pregnancy can ruin your to-do list. Your main to-do is to have that baby!
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Yes, EXACTLY!

  • May 5, 2012 Janice

    Is he here???? We are so totally on the edge with you. So excited! Everyday, I’m like, did Alison go into labor yet? When’s the last time she tweeted? She might be in the hospital right now! Ahh! Scrumplet’s doing this on purpose! πŸ˜‰
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      He is totally taunting us. Totally.

  • May 5, 2012 Melissa

    Being 39 weeks pregnant is not a whole lot of fun, but you’re in the home stretch!

    Stopping by from SITS
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      I am indeed, thank goodness!

  • May 5, 2012 Momma Teacher Lady

    I feel you on this. It’s hard not to be impatient because you cannot wait to meet your little one, but you know you should be trying to enjoy the last few days of not being sleep deprived and exhausted. Somehow, though, the excitement of meeting your little one always outweighs the idea of rest and relaxation.
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    • May 5, 2012 Alison

      Yes you’re right, I’m not even thinking about the exhaustion AFTER the baby is here. I just want to get right into our new normal!

  • May 5, 2012 Jessica

    Nesting is such sweet torture…
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    • May 6, 2012 Alison

      Oh it is but it makes for such a clean and tidy house!

  • May 5, 2012 Mrs. Weber

    Crossing my fingers it happens soon for you! And I can’t wait to see pics (glad your vagina’s not involved in that though πŸ˜‰
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    • May 6, 2012 Alison

      Gosh I don’t think anyone wants to know about my vagina!

  • May 5, 2012 Rach (DonutsMama)

    That waiting game is tough. But you are right to tell yourself to enjoy it, while at the same time you’re ready to have your body back & be somewhat more comfortable. Good luck to you Alison. Maybe this weekend will be the time!
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    • May 6, 2012 Alison

      Oh Rach. It’s Sunday morning and I’m still pregnant!

  • May 5, 2012 Nikky44

    You’re really funny Alison!! Tomorrow is the 6th? Hopefully i will be right and baby will decide to show up! I can’t wait for baby stories. I still want a baby!!
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    • May 6, 2012 Alison

      Yes it’s the 6th now and we have 14 hours left in the day – we’ll see! I want a baby this weekend too!

  • May 6, 2012 Dwija {House Unseen}

    Oh honey, you know I’m gonna be right there, scrubbing baseboards and dusting light fixtures in just a few weeks. I know EXACTLY how you feel. Hang in there!!!!
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    • May 6, 2012 Alison

      I know you will be able to relate! I hope you don’t have to wait as long as me!

  • May 6, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    Those last few days can be so hard!!! Soon, very soon. πŸ™‚
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    • May 6, 2012 Alison

      Not soon enough, sigh πŸ™‚

  • May 6, 2012 Bruna

    Your pregnancy posts make me laugh because they bring me back to that time. I remember wanting Little H out very badly by the end! I was HUGE. You are so cute looking compared to my HUGENESS. Anyways, here’s to wishing you a speedy delivery!
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    • May 7, 2012 Alison

      I can’t imagine you huge πŸ™‚ And thank you!

  • May 7, 2012 Carri

    Ugh. I remember those days. Hurry up and wait! And wait. And wait. Aaaaand wait.
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    • May 7, 2012 Alison

      Dude, 4 days after writing this, I’m STILL PREGNANT!! GAH (aaaaand waiting).

  • May 7, 2012 Natalie

    I say relax and enjoy this time. The blog, and your readers, will be here when you are ready. And we can’t wait!
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    • May 7, 2012 Alison

      It’s hard to relax when I’m so huge and uncomfortable, but I’m trying! πŸ™‚

  • May 7, 2012 Leighann

    Oh I’m so excited for you!!
    And you know what?
    We’ll all be happy with a picture a day.
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    • May 7, 2012 Alison

      Hee! If I can even manage that!

  • May 7, 2012 Lady Jennie

    Just waiting for the good news, my friend. πŸ™‚
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    • May 7, 2012 Alison

      Oh me too! πŸ™‚

  • May 9, 2012 Tonya

    I’m a planner too, but I’m learning that sometime having no plan is okay. Better than okay. πŸ™‚

    Much love and congratulations to you, BTW. xoxo
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    • May 9, 2012 Alison

      Sometimes the best laid plans go awry anyway! And thank you!

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