Not Feeling Maternal Anymore

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Mazzy, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Mazzy

    Mazzy Well-Known Member

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    I am about 6 days overdue and I'm forgetting how excited I was to meet my LO. I've been so focused on going into labor and feeling depressed that it hasn't happened that I feel I'm losing sight of the prize. It's like I'm so emotionally exhausted that my maternal feelings are vanishing. Has anyone else been through this?
     
  2. Luluchaos

    Luluchaos Well-Known Member

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    I'm quite scared that the maternal feelings won't come :p
    I'm not a very gooey, emotional person but I really am hoping that when he actually gets here, my instincts will take over... I love him... I just don't feel like his mommy yet lol x
     
  3. chasemanzmum

    chasemanzmum Well-Known Member

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    I myself am sorry to say that I sort of lost that feeling this week. And I'm in my 35th week, as well. Sometimes it is a love/hate relationship. 4 weeks and 5 days till I meet my little one (c-section). Some days I am but I'm not excited.
     
  4. abbyg

    abbyg Well-Known Member

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    I'm 6 days over due aswell and I feel completely the same, I think it's because we're so hyped about our baby's being here by a certain date and it doesn't happen, you kind of feel as though you'll be pregnant forever :haha:
     
  5. BeckyBoo

    BeckyBoo Mum to 2

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    I've lost the 'excitedness'. My doctor was damn sure I wouldn't see monday morning without my baby, but here I am. I know I'm not due till friday, but to be told you're not likely to last the weekend, I feel a little useless.

    I've had all the right signs and pains, but they start up too late in the night, I go to bed because I have a 6 year old and 3 year old. The prospect of only having 2-4 hours sleep with no progression and two young kids to run around after doesn't appeal to me.
     
  6. babyhopes2010

    babyhopes2010 one boy one girl.perfect!

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    :hugs: thats normal. going overdue id feel like telling baby off as soon as he/she arrives :haha:

    its my due date today however iv been told since 36wks baby will be early
     
  7. larababyx

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    ahh i feel the same he was due last tuesday! it doesnt feel like im ever going to meet him, just feel tired constantly ! oh well i have another sweep at 2 hopefully it works :)
     
  8. Mazzy

    Mazzy Well-Known Member

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    I told my OH due dates are so much like Y2K. You expect this extraordinary event to occur - where your whole world could change...then the date comes and goes and voila: nothing - a total non-event. The anti-climatic effect leaves you thinking you were kind of an idiot for expecting anything at all. And then you kinda forget what all the hype was... I guess that's where I am now. I'm just afraid that when he does finally come, I'm not going to feel the loving maternal feelings that I felt all along during my pregnancy, making it harder to take care of him.
     
  9. heaven

    heaven Mommy of 2 Beautiful Girl

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    You guys will all forget these times the moment your LO breaks out!

    To the OP-don't worry. Just focus on you right now! Get a massage, a pedicure. Have cuddle time with OH. Whatever makes you happy...
     

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