What a lovely home, Blissful_Maia! I love the new beginnings a move brings! What an exciting time for your family!
I too, am just totally appreciative and emotional over my 2yo. Every thing he does just amazes me, except when he wouldn't let me play w/ him this afternoon and sent me to the couch. My turn play cars! Mommy couch! He said! Ok, so that's cute too.
I had my 37 week appt today. I've progressed to 2 cm, still 50% effaced (for 3 weeks now), but my cervix is soft, anterior, and the baby is +2. I try to tell myself that's good...but I know that I could be like this until the end of July.
I am *VERY* emotional. I called the clinic today to make next week's appt (there was a line when I was leaving and wanted to get going and call dh), and they tried to tell me there's a "block" on appts for next week b/c of their new scheduling software. I almost cried. I must have sounded panicked, because she "allowed" me to make another appt next week. How nice of her.
I also bit my mom's head off today. She told me, AGAIN, that I can't have this baby this weekend because she is going out of town. Then she also added that I can't have her next weekend either because my one brother is having his annual farm party (he and his wife, their friends from college and other various acquiantences get together every summer and have a lazy day of yard games on the farm, some sort of roasted meat, a huge bonfire later, and the annually decreasing amount of adult beverages consumed by now 30-something ppl), and my other brother's band is going to play this year and that I should really go hear them. Great. Normally, I would be there, it's a good time...but if it's 100 degrees, there's NO WAY I'm sitting out in the sun, having to keep my 2yo away from the electric fence around the chicken's yard (he's fascinated w/ chickens) or chase (waddle after) him while he goes to visit the sheep, again. So I told her as much, and I also told her that this baby is going to come when she's good and ready, and SORRY if she has other plans, it's going to happen anyway and she need to just STOP telling me when I can and can not have this baby.
End of rant.
I had 3 contractions earlier. 3. 12 minutes apart. Painful, but I was able to walk through them. Then they stopped. A bunch of teases, they are.
Have I mentioned that I'm ready?