Count down 9 days

@kaka135 (14118)
Malaysia
February 19, 2009 2:03am CST
It's been 9 days away from my expected due date, I am really looking forward to see my baby. I have prepared everything, and now I just wait for my contraction or any signs of giving birth to come. These few days, I feel my stomach being quite painful, I feel like baby wants to come out now, but it's not really contraction. I am quite excited now, and hopefully I know when the real contraction comes. My parents have just come to my house from my hometown yesterday. My mum is here to take care of me and my baby after I give birth, so I do not need to worry about how to take care of my baby, as I will learn from my mum soon. I just can't wait to see my baby.
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Hello kaka135! I can feel your excitement kaka135. I don't have a baby yet but it seems that evertbody are excited for your coming baby. I hope it will come safe and you will be safe. I know how painful it is. Is it your first baby?
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 09
Hi there, thanks for your response. Yeah, it's my first baby. Having a baby is really a gift.
• United States
20 Feb 09
now I know why everybody is excited..hehehe..
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@Shellyann36 (11599)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Congratulations! A new baby can be very stressful so I am glad that you have your mum to come and help you out. It sounds as if you are very excited. That is a good thing. Babies are wonderful and you will feel amazing after you hold it in your arms for the first time. It is well worth all of the waiting!!
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 09
Hi there, thanks for your response. Yeah, I am very excited to see my baby. I always think it's really wonderful to be a mother.
@amz4543 (77)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Congratulations on your baby. I hope everything goes smoothly!
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 09
Hi there, thanks for your response.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
19 Feb 09
Your post has brought back so many memories of how I felt before the birth of my first son. I was excited but also scared and I was in a strange country too. I was also worried as I had had a terrible pregnancy and her were concerns over my baby's health. When they put your baby into your arms you will know the meaning of love in a whole different way. May God bless you and take care of you.
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 09
Hi cynthiann, thanks for your response. I think the first time pregnancy is always unforgetable, as we do not have any experience before this. I think I'll know how to handle the pregnancy issues better when I have my second baby in future.
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
Oh congratulations my friend for the upcoming baby.. A lot of women say that the feeling of birthing is so rewarding and fulfilling. I have a friend who described her being a new mom is just like winning a Miss Universe. I cant wait for that day to come though it may take time for me. I so envy you because soon you will have a lil angel held in your arms. GodBless and hope you will have an easy delivery and a healthy baby for that matter.
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 09
Hi there, thanks for your response. Yeah, I always think giving birth is one of the greatest gift for a woman, that's why even though I am really afraid of pain, I still want to have baby. I just think the feeling is really great and wonderful.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
19 Feb 09
That's very exciting for you. You'll know when the contractions come. It feels like someone gave you a swift kick in the stomache. It actually takes your breath away a little. The most important thing is to try and remain calm so that you don't tense up too much. Just go with it. I'm sure your mom will be a big help for you. Good luck and let us know how things went.
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 09
Hi Shar, thanks for your response and advice. Yeah, I've heard that breathing in and out during the contraction will help to relieve the pain, I am always practicing the breathing now too. I am waiting for the great moment to come.
@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Feb 09
Hey there kaka135 It really is an exciting time for you, is it your first? Do yo know if you are having a boy or a girl? Do you have any names decided yet? Well as soon as you are fit enough to come to mylot then make sure you tell all won't you? I am excited for you but make sure you look after yourself as well as your new baby and get plenty of sleep and eat well!! I wish you all the best with your new arrival and look forward to your pending news!!!
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 09
Hi there, thanks for your response. Yeah, it's my first baby, and it's a baby boy. My husband and I have decided the name for the baby once we knew the gender. Yeah, I'll definitely share my joy with other mylotters after my baby is born, I think I'll be really excited to share with the whole world.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I am so excited for you! Did you decide on an epidural or are you going natural? It's good that your mom is there to help you out. Take care!
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 09
Hi JenInTN, thanks for your response. Yeah, I think I will not take the epidural, but I'll take the painkiller injection. Unless I really cannot tolerate with the pain, the doctor said I can still request for the epidural on the spot.
@se7enthbird (8324)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
wow wow wow. i can almost feel again the excitement when my wife will soon give birth, it was a roller coaster of feelings. happy, worried, excited. can't sleep can't eat feeling. but dont worry it will all be happy happy joy joy im sure. it is always a very unexplainable happy feeling to see your child for the first time. goodluck kaka.
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 09
Hi seventhbird, thanks for your response. Yeah, I have heard that no matter how painful you are, when you think about your baby, then you'll just tolerate with the pain. Hope that I can really tolerate the pain, as it's for my baby.
• China
19 Feb 09
Oh, congratulation, Kaka135, best wish! You are fortunate and your mum is your side, I think the baby is fortunate and you are his mum. Best wish! Everything will be good.
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@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 09
Hi there, thanks for your response. Yeah, I always think I am fortunate as my mum will be here to take care of me during my confinement period, and after that my mother-in-law will be taking care of my baby, so that I can continue to go to work.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
19 Feb 09
wow..congratulation.. its nice to know that your mum will help you..how i wish my mum still alive goodluck for your baby..
@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 09
Hi there, thanks for your response. Yeah, it's good to have experienced people to help out.
@okoyskabo (186)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
congratulations in advance!!! i am also 9 months pregnant but my expected date of delivery is still in march. :-) cheers to us mommies!!!
@kaka135 (14118)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 09
Hi there, thanks for your response. Hope you'll enjoy the last month of your pregnancy too. It'll be really great to be a mother, right?
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
Is this your first child? I know how excited you can be being an expectant mother. I am so happy to hear that you are expecting soon. Hope your will have a safe and healthy delivery. I wish you well and the baby good health. I heard that usually it is 2 weeks delayed or early when you give birth to your 1st child. I think this is what happens with you. I wish you well.
@suzzy3 (8352)
20 Feb 09
Nearly time how exciting. When I had my last baby my daughter was still living at home and she watched me.So when she had her children she was up to speed with what to expect and how to deal with it.All her friends having babies about the same time wondered how on earth she knew what to do and when she explained about watching and helping me with her baby brother,they asked her,what the best way of doing things was,so many mothers don't help their daughters or give them a rest.I always used to take the baby for the odd weekend,or sit while she went to the gym or out with friends.I loved doing it and it made me feel useful,passing on my knowledge gave me a great deal of pleasure.Your mum sounds wonderful and willing to help so let her.If you have had your braxton hicks contractions you won't be long let us know how you get on,happy times, suzzy3x
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
20 Feb 09
Hi Kaka. Now you have eight days to go. I really wish you luck and hopefully things to go well for you and the baby. I will keep you in my prayers. This is a beautiful period both for you and for your husband. Please do keep us informed.
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
[i]Hey kaka135, congratulations! Welcome to the motherhood club! Good for you, it's just a few days away. I remember when I gave birth, I wasn't in labor at all, no pain, no contractions. The baby was even overdue and came out after 41 weeks. Nevertheless, he's very healthy and handsome Your parents will indeed give you all the advice and knowledge that you need, but you should also know that motherhood comes from within as well. You'll feel it, you'll know what's the best for your baby as he is a part of you, he is your life. Congratulations again, I'm so happy for you. Big hugs to you...[/i]
@zhuhuifen46 (3485)
• China
20 Feb 09
Congratulations. Finally you get to the point of a significant turn in the life, for you and for your family. It is good that your own mother is with you to help. Take care and have a good production. Mother's breeding is good for the baby, so do your best to keep at ease and happy. Take things positively to avoid anxiety or hot temper. After the first weak days, to nourishing soups to help good breeding. In my experience, hai dai soup of pork effective. and also jiu niang soup with eggs. These are easily found in china and korea.
@rsa101 (22634)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Wow that must be a very exciting days for you and your family. A new member of the family is about to be born. Well by now I supposed your sleep maybe a little uncomfortable already. My wife would just have hard time sleeping and finding a comfortable position during that time.
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
hi congrats in advance! hope you have a safe & normal delivery. just like you i'm lucky that my mom is on my side when I gave birth to all of my 3 kids. sure with a mom on our side plus our hubby will help to ease the pains during delivery.
@misskyla (40)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Congratulations!!!! I hope all goes well for you. You are lucky to have your mum there to help. I'm sure you WILL know when the real contractions come!!! Enjoy the excitement, it will continue on past labor. Enjoy your new baby!