I've been nesting like crazy today. We did a trial blow-up of the birth pool and decided to just leave it up in our bedroom. My husband seems to be more excited and ok with having the birth here since the tub isn't some big mysterious task now. It fits perfectly in our room next to our bathroom. I can't wait to climb in it. The kids are so excited about it because I told them that they could have it afterwards for an outside pool.
I'm feeling ok though and could probably, easily, handle another week or so. I checked myself today and my cervix is far back and the head has gone back up some! I guess I'll be doing some squats today to get him back down into my pelvis. I'm 37 weeks on Monday, so no big rush.
I was feeling scared of labor, but then, I read some and remembered how good pushing felt and how nice afterwards feels when you can just lay on your tummy and be comfortable in your own body. So, I'm less scared. I know the contractions aren't going to feel great, but I also know that it won't take very long to get to the good part. I keep imagining that soft, downy head that I'll soon get to kiss.
Everything is ready, the pool, the hose, the kit, the clothes, blankets, carseat, bassinet, swing, snacks, drinks....all just waiting. I'm going to listen to some hypnobirthing tapes as soon as my husband gets back from the store with a tape player. I can't believe I don't have one around the house somewhere...not even in my car!