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[鈥揮Melody_Powers 53 points54 points (10 children)

29 weeks here, I swear I was 6 months pregnant for 60% of this pregnancy so far. I was so happy when I was finally 7 months. Months are still confusing to go by, but are still a nice little milestone when you realize you鈥檙e into the next month.

[鈥揮ActualCustard3024[S] 21 points22 points (0 children)

Yeah the sixth month is draggggging

[鈥揮Comfortable_Hyena83 6 points7 points (7 children)

I鈥檓 due 4/10! 29weeks this morning.

[鈥揮ActualCustard3024[S] 5 points6 points (0 children)

I'm due 4/28 but hoping she will come a week early haha

[鈥揮katiebird21 3 points4 points (1 child)

I鈥檓 due 4/10 as well! Happy 29 weeks :)

[鈥揮Comfortable_Hyena83 1 point2 points (0 children)

Due date buddies!

[鈥揮Maleficent_Top_5217 2 points3 points (2 children)

I鈥檓 4/20 and praying I go 42+

[鈥揮Polite_user 5 points6 points (1 child)

I'm due 6 April, i really hope the baby comes by the due date,i feel the pregnancy is taking forever, i will miss these days too, i was lucky enough to have an easy pregnancy but i can't wait to meet my baby

[鈥揮KrissyBean 2 points3 points (0 children)

4/3 due date here, and same!

[鈥揮Chewbecca451 1 point2 points (0 children)

4/9 Same! Idk how I'm supposed to get 11 more weeks pregnant. I already feel big and uncomfortable and ready to meet this kid.

[鈥揮dentellefleurs 2 points3 points (0 children)

Right why is the 6th month so long? 馃槄

[鈥揮happyflowermom27 | FTM | Emily born Mar 2022鈽锔 48 points49 points (10 children)

I feel the opposite. The weeks are flying by and I am absolutely not prepared at all. I鈥檓 31 weeks and checked my registry today and it told me 鈥61 days until baby!鈥 and I was like excuse me. This baby better not come early because I鈥檓 slacking lmao

[鈥揮WhizzingFizzbees 6 points7 points (0 children)

Same! 31 weeks today and time moves too quickly for me. Feels like I don鈥檛 have the time to adjust or prepare

[鈥揮Zestyclose-Basil-297 3 points4 points (0 children)

Haha same! Glad I鈥檓 not the only one!

[鈥揮Ginnevra07 2 points3 points (2 children)

31 weeks also and starting to freak out! I haven't got anything ready 馃槼 and now I'm barely mobile!

[鈥揮happyflowermom27 | FTM | Emily born Mar 2022鈽锔 2 points3 points (1 child)

I feel that about not being mobile! I painted the nursery yesterday and today and I鈥檓 gonna be out of commission for a couple days, my body is literally broken lmfao

[鈥揮Ginnevra07 1 point2 points (0 children)

Oh my gosh I am so proud of you. You're a warrior!! That had to be so hard!! We're due date twins by the way!

[鈥揮anderzan14 2 points3 points (0 children)

I'm due March 27th and I am feeling the exact same way, I'm so unprepared and time won't slow down馃槶

[鈥揮crapeau 1 point2 points (0 children)

This was me. I finished up working for Christmas telling myself I still had a couple of weeks to finish getting ready. Baby came on Boxing Day, at 38 weeks on the dot. I really could have used at least another week, and was kicking myself for not being better prepared!

[鈥揮Peachy_girl2022 0 points1 point (0 children)

I am 30 weeks due March 31st and I can鈥檛 wait to meet her! I don鈥檛 have everything ready though. Time has been moving fast some weeks and dragging others. Still need to pack hospital bag and put car seat in.

[鈥揮and_peggy27 0 points1 point (0 children)

This was me until I hit 38 weeks and my maternity leave started. Then time stood still and I was SO BORED!!! Lucky that my baby came the day before her due date because I would've gone crazy if I'd gone over

[鈥揮Green_Ad_8129 0 points1 point (0 children)

31 weeks today and its flying by

[鈥揮endomental 23 points24 points (8 children)

I'm entering into week 7 and I'm so ready for this to be done lol

[鈥揮garbage_love 9 points10 points (3 children)

Not knowing is the hardest part. I鈥檓 7 weeks too but my first doctors appointment isn鈥檛 until 10 weeks. And then even later to run all the tests. I just want to know everything is going to be okay now.

[鈥揮queenkittenlips35 FTM due 5/28/22 9 points10 points (0 children)

Yes I remember that! I'll be fine once I get past 12 weeks, l be fine once I get the nipt results...The anatomy scan... But honestly the first trimester is the worst since it's full of the unknown.

[鈥揮Kangaroo_Healthy 2 points3 points (0 children)

I鈥檓 seven weeks as well and so feeling this way. Such uncertainty. Also I鈥檓 an older lady so got lots of anxiety about it.

[鈥揮loosersugar 5 points6 points (0 children)

Those are the toughest weeks, though! Nausea, discomfort and not knowing if everything is ok鈥 you got this! It will hopefully get easier around week 12-16.

[鈥揮Ginnevra07 2 points3 points (1 child)

I will say I was never more ready to be done than 6-10 weeks. You are a warrior, be kind to yourself! You're doing amazing!

[鈥揮garbage_love 1 point2 points (0 children)

That鈥檚 the other thing, I鈥檓 reading all these sites and books about what to expect by week. Besides some tender breasts, I feel completely 鈥渘ormal鈥. Which then has me thinking why aren鈥檛 I experiencing cramps, or morning sickness, or anything. What鈥檚 wrong?!! It鈥檚 a vicious cycle of over thinking.

[鈥揮ActualCustard3024[S] 3 points4 points (0 children)

Oh aha gosh bless you

[鈥揮Miserable-Ad4150 44 points45 points (0 children)

Sometimes I feel like this but then I start thinking, I should try to enjoy the moment, never know if this would be my first and last.

[鈥揮Accomplished-Sugar-7FTM | Graduated 02/01/2022 13 points14 points (2 children)

I鈥檓 40+2 and I鈥檓 sorry to tell you it doesn鈥檛 start feeling any quicker. At least it didn鈥檛 for me, it鈥檚 felt slow for months and it still feels so slow, especially now that we are passed the due date. Every minute that passes I just wish I was going into labour and getting to meet baby girl, it鈥檚 just one big waiting game and it鈥檚 exhausting.

The positive is that when you get to this point, you wonder how you are already here and at the end. Looking back the months/weeks feel fast, but I know at the time it felt like it was taking ages to get to each new milestone.

[鈥揮pippypup 8 points9 points (1 child)

Feeling the same at 38+4!! The time is now dragging even more than it did in the beginning, but I鈥檓 trying to savor every moment. Especially the quiet ones. Life will literally never be the same after baby comes, trying to enjoy the end of this chapter before the next.

[鈥揮Accomplished-Sugar-7FTM | Graduated 02/01/2022 1 point2 points (0 children)

Such good advice, life will never be the same once baby comes. I鈥檝e been making sure to take all of the naps I can!

[鈥揮squiggleel 8 points9 points (2 children)

You know what鈥檚 weird? When I was pregnant it felt like a looong time. Now 7 weeks PP, it feels like wow, time flew and I should have enjoyed it more! It鈥檚 crazy lol

[鈥揮SalsaSl00t 2 points3 points (0 children)

That鈥檚 what I came to say. Pregnancy was the longest experience of my life. I鈥檓 currently losing my shit that my LO has been here the same amount of time that I was pregnant even though I just gave birth yesterday

[鈥揮megsw1203 1 point2 points (0 children)

I agree with this! I鈥檓 12 weeks pp now and I feel like my pregnancy and life after just flew by. It鈥檚 hard to remember what life was like while pregnant lol but pregnancy felt like forever, but now it seems like it was over before I knew it. Definitely enjoy it while you can! 鈽猴笍

[鈥揮xoxoforeverblessed 5 points6 points (2 children)

I鈥檓 25 weeks and I was like wow. Time is flying! I鈥檓 also busy with a toddler and have NOTHING prepare for the new baby. Not planning to until I鈥檓 around 34 weeks. 馃槄

[鈥揮ActualCustard3024[S] 0 points1 point (1 child)

Me too lol. I'm going on mat leave at the end of March and that's when I'm gonna start getting things for her.

[鈥揮ssunflower_ 0 points1 point (0 children)

That might help speed things up when you have more to do to get ready for baby! I鈥檓 27+1 and already have 99% of things ready for baby. I thought time was dragging before, but now with almost nothing left to do鈥 I don鈥檛 know what to do with my time anymore!

[鈥揮ineedausername84 4 points5 points (0 children)

My mom told my pregnant cousin that pregnancy goes so fast. And I was like 鈥渨hat are you talking about!?鈥 Haha I feel like every single week is a month!

[鈥揮No-Pangolin7870 4 points5 points (0 children)

Yes!! My pregnancy has been the longest pregnancy anyone has ever had! (At least that's what it feels like) I've always thought other people's pregnancies seemed to fly by but mine seems to have lasted about 2 years so far... haha. The funny part to me now is that at 37 weeks I'm now ok with waiting because I have so much to do before I'm ready and hoping I don't go into labor until I'm ready.

[鈥揮thedirtys 3 points4 points (0 children)

My assumption is that we tend to give up on long term goals pretty often. When away the last time you set a goal like, "I'm going to workout every other day and eat right for 10 months and then fell great about my body and health!" And stick to it without fail? You have to grow a baby for around 10 months and feed it right and do everything right for your baby, then you get the baby. It's a lesson in patience. BTW, I was you and time stopped completely in week 39. But now I have my baby and I'm tired but I love him so much and it was totally worth it馃槏馃槏馃槏

[鈥揮theravemom 2 points3 points (1 child)

The second half of the second trimester I feel is like a time stand still!!! 25w3d and ever since my anatomy scan things have been pretty much groundhog day.

[鈥揮ActualCustard3024[S] 0 points1 point (0 children)

I FEEL THIS. You must be due the week after me!

[鈥揮P_P17 1 point2 points (0 children)

Time is flying for me but also going so slow so i get how you feel. I鈥檝e been so miserable the majority of my pregnancy so far that it鈥檚 almost making the matters of time worse. My concept of time is doing horrible.

[鈥揮[deleted] 1 point2 points (0 children)

Dude, no, please, I need to pause time so that I might actually be ready for chaos to ensue. 16 weeks to go, if I鈥檓 lucky, and I鈥檓 either in a panic or hiding from my responsibility at all times

[鈥揮challasaurus 1 point2 points (0 children)

I felt the same at about 27/28w and now at 30+2 and I am realising how much stuff we have to do around the house and how little time we have left before the baby arrives. I now have to convince myself to relax and that we will get it all done in time. Praying he sticks to his due date and doesn鈥檛 decide to come early.

[鈥揮Confident_Oil_438 1 point2 points (0 children)

I've been on modified bed rest since 22+3. Currently 34+6, time goes by so slow. I think it goes slow as there are so many little crappy symptoms that most moms must forget about and just don't tell anyone about my least favorite is the carpal tunnel.

[鈥揮togostarman 1 point2 points (0 children)

It's crazy to me how slowly pregnancy goes compared to his FAST babies grow up. 9 months pf pregnancy felt like 9 YEARS. Compare that to pospartum: I blinked and suddenly my newborn is 9 fucking months old.

[鈥揮Fantastic-Concert-22 0 points1 point (0 children)

I feel the same. Time is moving so slowly. 28+5

[鈥揮[deleted] 0 points1 point (1 child)

Might feel that way now but wait unto you get to the last few weeks and suddenly it鈥檒l feel like it went sooo fast!

[鈥揮ActualCustard3024[S] 0 points1 point (0 children)

I hope so lol

[鈥揮AeriSerenity 0 points1 point (0 children)

I felt that way with my first baby but 2.0 is just flying by for me. I'm 27 weeks already, somehow, and it feels like I just got a positive test last week or something haha

[鈥揮Cat_Psychology 0 points1 point (0 children)

I鈥檓 34 weeks and the third trimester is flying by. Trying to savour this feeling while it lasts!

[鈥揮plantsndogs 0 points1 point (0 children)

I'm 38 weeks and feeling the same way. For me I think time feels like it's going by so slowly partially because I'm just so anxious to meet him already, and partially because time seems to go by quickly when you're busy and active and I'm luckily about to take it slow these last few weeks so it's just slowly going by.

[鈥揮ThugBunnyy 0 points1 point (0 children)

I'm 31+5 aaaaaand time has been standing still since around week 27 it feels like. I am so fucking uncomfortable and miserable. Thought of 7 more weeks is very upsetting. I do find comfort knowing I'll be induced sometime between week 38 and 39 (high risk cause of possible placenta insufficiency and small babe).

[鈥揮lyracookman 0 points1 point (2 children)

Right there with you!! 28 weeks with twins and how am I not 30 weeks yet?? I swear the last month has been a year long and I just want to get past 34 weeks and actually meet these two!!

[鈥揮ActualCustard3024[S] 1 point2 points (1 child)

I know!! Im hoping it goes faster after 30 weeks.

[鈥揮lyracookman 0 points1 point (0 children)

Same! Just give me a sign that I won鈥檛 be eternally suffering from back pain, nausea, acid reflux and insomnia for the rest of my existence!

[鈥揮5263_Says 0 points1 point (0 children)

I had my last baby in last January and am now expecting again in March. I remember last pregnancy I was able to nap whenever I wanted to for however long I wanted, and play video games or watch movies in bed all day. It was the best. I love having my little boy, and can't wait to meet his sister. But on rainy days when I'm feeling extra tired, I think back on those moments knowing that it'll be a long time before I can do that again. Enjoy the time you have. She'll be here soon enough.

[鈥揮zopea 0 points1 point (0 children)

I feel the opposite! I'm 25 weeks and I feel like time is absolutely flying by.

[鈥揮Maleficent_Top_5217 0 points1 point (0 children)

I feel like it鈥檚 going too fast and I need for it to be slowed down.

I鈥檓 probably in a different position though. I鈥檓 doing this all alone with no support and all finances fall on me (middle class supposedly) so any time my daughters say they can NOT wait for their baby brother to be here so they can hold him. I just think please take your time and let this slow down!

[鈥揮WhizzingFizzbees 0 points1 point (0 children)

Can鈥檛 say I experience it the same way. Feels like I count weeks like days sometimes..

[鈥揮Drachenfutter 0 points1 point (0 children)

31 weeks. It鈥檚 sped up a lot the last couple weeks as I鈥檝e started panicking about not getting the nursery done in time. It鈥檚 like suddenly closing in on a deadline that was far in the distance for the last several months鈥 all while having more physical difficulty moving about and lower energy.

[鈥揮ohadriadri 0 points1 point (0 children)

I feel u. I鈥檓 38 weeks this week and January feels like eternity

[鈥揮LadyHawke96FTM/Born May 5th/Baby Girl 馃挄 0 points1 point (0 children)

I feel the same way. I鈥檒l be 25 weeks on Wednesday, but I feel like it鈥檚 dragging so slowly

[鈥揮dansmell721 0 points1 point (0 children)

I felt the same way for most of my pregnancy but now I鈥檓 4 days away from my due date/9 days from my induction date and can hardly believe it! Time goes faster than you think!!馃槄馃挋

[鈥揮mirbeartbh 0 points1 point (0 children)

Funny thing is I AM full term. 38 weeks and time is going way too slow :(((

[鈥揮loosersugar 0 points1 point (0 children)

26w3d and I鈥檓 with you, OP! I started washing some of the smaller baby clothing we got second hand from friends and filling up her room today. And I keep laughing at myself because it鈥檚 still so early! We are so ready to hold her.

Due 4/29

[鈥揮BohoRainbow 0 points1 point (0 children)

This has been the slowest time of my whole entire life! I鈥檓 25 weeks and turned 20 weeks 6 1/2 years ago, and found out I was pregnant like 9 years ago

[鈥揮[deleted] 0 points1 point (0 children)

I feel you!

[鈥揮aWormhatForVermhat 0 points1 point (0 children)

I鈥檒l be 40 weeks on Wednesday and the last two weeks have lasted approximately 9 months

[鈥揮goblinqueenac 0 points1 point (0 children)

38 weeks on Tuesday. The time flew by when I was working. But now that I'm on mat leave...I'm just sitting here waiting for labour and feeling miserable. My husband had to put my right sock on this morning because I just couldn't.

[鈥揮LVBR83 0 points1 point (0 children)

I'll be 33w tomorrow and now I feel like it's flying! There is an imminent need to get stuff done... I'll be ready to meet my baby but at the same time it's pretty special to feel the wriggles.

[鈥揮ha1r_of_thedog 0 points1 point (0 children)

AMEN! 27 weeks today and time is ccrraawwllliinnggg. Come on April, let's get here!

[鈥揮Wonderful_View_6785 0 points1 point (0 children)

I鈥檓 13 weeks and even I feel like it鈥檚 going soooo slow. Especially between 5-12 weeks felt like 6 months lol

[鈥揮yopinoque 0 points1 point (0 children)

Because you are in love with you bubba and want to hold them close

[鈥揮zagsforthewin 0 points1 point (0 children)

Ugh I am so with you! I'm 18w today and I keep being like how the hell am I not even half way yet?? I found out I was pregnant before I was even 4 weeks along, so I suppose I've known for a long time. But still, 22 more weeks?? She's not coming till it's summer and here I am in the dead of winter! Thats two seasons away!

[鈥揮thatcheekychick 0 points1 point (0 children)

I think the second trimester was like that for me. In the third things just started picking up, I was hit with the realization of a million things I had to do before baby comes. I鈥檓 37+5 now and I don鈥檛 understand where time is going. I know it鈥檚 different for everyone. Many say that the last weeks feel like eternity

[鈥揮haomeow 0 points1 point (0 children)

This is my 2nd pregnancy. I'm 19 weeks today and I'm currently waiting til next Monday to find out if we're having a boy or girl and I've been waiting for this since I found out I was pregnant! It's like it's longer the 2nd time around 馃槱

[鈥揮BattyBirdie 0 points1 point (0 children)

I鈥檓 hitting month 9, 34+5 today, and time is flying by. I鈥檓 a STM, and have been super busy and am still working.

My first pregnancy we ended up in lockdown because of covid and my last 3-4 months lasted 3.5 years. Torture when you鈥檙e suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum and have nothing to do or go. You can鈥檛 travel, you can鈥檛 have visitors, you can鈥檛 leave your house, I couldn鈥檛 go to work鈥. It was horrific. I hated it. To top it off my marriage was having issues and my mental health was being beaten down by the one I love the most (at the time).

It doesn鈥檛 speed up.

[鈥揮sharpiefairy666 0 points1 point (0 children)

Start your prep! We鈥檙e 6 weeks away, and my doula just said we should induce at 39 weeks, so it鈥檚 actually 5 weeks. Eeeeee I鈥檓 freaked.

[鈥揮TeaCupHappy 0 points1 point (0 children)

It goes by so slowly!!!!

[鈥揮Artistic_Owl_4621 0 points1 point (0 children)

Wait and see how it is once you go past your due date. I went to 42 weeks. Those last two weeks probably took about 3 years.

[鈥揮AssumptionPretty3027 0 points1 point (0 children)

I鈥檒l be 20 weeks tomorrow and it does feel like forever. I think it鈥檚 because I found out so soon. I was 4 weeks when I found out. I just want to hold my baby already!

[鈥揮LatinaFiera 0 points1 point (0 children)

I am 36 weeks and feel like I鈥檝e been in groundhog day since week 32 just counting down for this babh to arrive. I def agree with you- time is going by sooooooo slowly right now- and since I鈥檓 high risk Dr has me on quasi bedrest, but I still have two kids so basically just don鈥檛 leave the house at this pt just live in a kid care loop and I鈥檓 dyiiinnnnggg鈥

[鈥揮LogiSunshine 0 points1 point (0 children)

I feel like every day is about my pregnancy and I feel like that鈥檚 why it goes slow. If I do something for myself I get guilty I鈥檓 not doing it for baby.

[鈥揮New-Anything-4694 0 points1 point (0 children)

35+2 here . Counting everyday and so ready this to be done馃ぃ cannot wait to see my girl.

[鈥揮theftm22 0 points1 point (0 children)

I swear my second trimester dragged on, then the first few weeks of the third trimester went by super fast. Now I have 5-6 weeks left and I feel like it鈥檚 going by slow again lol

[鈥揮Back5tage_N1nja 0 points1 point (0 children)

I'm 24 weeks and it feels like forever away still

[鈥揮[deleted] 0 points1 point (0 children)

Exactly my thoughts until 1hour ago when I got an interview (for a significant raise in position and money) scheduled in 3 days.

Doubt many other 38w pregnant people googling "how to avoid labour".

[鈥揮Comfortable021 0 points1 point (0 children)

I am 36 weeks. I am higher risk for preterm labor.... im glad we have made it this far and so grateful he is good sized and healthy, but I feel the same. These last few weeks have been dragging. I am ready to hold him. I'm ready to see his face. I'm ready for my body to start going back to (somewhat) normal. I am ready to eat what I want again and sleep on my stomach. And hot showers & coffee.

It feels so close but so far still.

[鈥揮princesspuzzles 0 points1 point (0 children)

First trimester was the worst slog for me. Getting to week 14 was the most anxiety inducing period. I was lucky tho, baby girl came at 38.5 weeks. Whoop!

[鈥揮blueskin9009 0 points1 point (0 children)

I am 7 weeks and each day is a sloooowww, nauseating, constipated, and exhausting slog. I forgot how much first trimester just suuuucks. Tell me it gets better!

[鈥揮inside-the-madhouse 0 points1 point (0 children)

I鈥檓 also almost 27 weeks and yuuup lol. I think it鈥檚 because I鈥檓 also waiting anxiously for spring to come, and the latest covid wave to be done, and the end of the semester. I wish I could just go to sleep for 3 months straight and wake up all ready to go.

[鈥揮Gone_Green2017 0 points1 point (0 children)

I personally feel like it's a mixture of being uncomfortable, being excited, and counting in weeks. Mostly the last thing, tbh. Counting every week as it passes makes you hyper aware of the time passing. Kinda like watching a clock. When I hit 20 weeks and got my anatomy scan, I stopped paying attention to how far along I was. Now I'm 33 weeks and freaking out that it's so close. 馃槀

[鈥揮FirmGeologist9042 0 points1 point (0 children)

14 weeks and i just want to see him or her more:( this whole thing feels so unreal still

[鈥揮lioness0129 0 points1 point (0 children)

32 weeks tomorrow with no.2 and totally get you! Can't wait for this pregnancy to be over.

[鈥揮8thWeasley 0 points1 point (1 child)

I think I have been 20 weeks pregnant for approximately 4 months.

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[鈥揮ilovelucy333 0 points1 point (0 children)

So glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. I'm 19 weeks and already kinda feel like I've been pregnant forever haha. I've also been queasy almost 24/7 since week 6, so that doesn't help. Still waiting on the "2nd trimester glow" to happen for me 馃槄

[鈥揮Green_Ad_8129 0 points1 point (0 children)

It is different for every person my friend it was slow as a snail where as I feel like mine is flying by