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Pregnancy Anxiety: The Last Month

I’m suffering from pregnancy anxiety. The only cure is a baby. 

Pregnancy anxiety is real and becomes more intense in the last month.

Symptoms include:

  1. Excitement
  2. Emotions
  3. Nesting
  4. Thinking about baby
  5. Talking about baby

Excitement about a new baby is an obvious symptom. I mean, who wouldn’t be excited about a new baby?

I’m excited for the newborn stage and to nurse my new baby. As I get closer to my due date, my excitement grows.

I’m so anxious to start and nurture a new life. I’m excited to become mommy again.

 

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Emotions and stress can take a toll on life’s activities. I have Mylee to care for and she knows things are going to change.

Since becoming a mother for the first time, I’ve learned patience is the key to a happy mother/daughter relationship. I’ve forced myself to remain patient with her through the emotions of this pregnancy.

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Life doesn’t slow down. With the added physical weight, it feels like it’s harder to keep up with everything. 

Even nesting is hard. I’m not really one of those girls that can just have a seat with my feet up. If I take a rest, I don’t feel like I’m getting anything done.

Nesting is a well-known symptom of pregnancy anxiety. I am wanting to stay home and get ready for the baby more and more. One problem, though, is that the weather has been amazing. I’ve been spending a lot more time outdoors working around the farm.

I have just a few more things to do to prepare for baby girl before she arrives.

One of those things is to put all her newborn clothes back away into her dresser drawers. You see, Miss Mylee has been swiping them and using them to dress her baby dolls.

Patience, Mommy. Patience.

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I’ve had plenty of distractions to keep me from getting ready for the baby.

But, lately, I’ve been distracted thinking about the baby. Probably because everyone asks if I’m ready for her to be here.

Talking about the baby is topic of every conversation. It can be a great conversation starter but it can also go south in a heart beat. I hear many different opinions from different people every single day. Everyone wants to tell their story.

And it also seems as though everyone wants to comment on my pregnant body. Here are some common phrases I hear on a regular basis:

  1. You look like you’re about to pop.
  2. Are you going to have that baby tomorrow?
  3. Are you sure it’s not twins?
  4. Wow! You’re so big!
  5. Must be a big baby – Hope it all comes out ok!

The fact of the matter is that every woman’s body is different. And no woman should let those comments go to her head to make her feel like she isn’t healthy and her baby isn’t healthy.

Five different symptoms of the last month of pregnancy is also known in my mind as pregnancy anxiety. Every woman is different

Here’s to the last month and all that comes with it.

~ Much Love ~

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