I must be odd (ha, like that was in question!)...I've been *more* social lately. Tuesday I had lunch with one friend and coffee with another (though I seriously paid for tromping all over downtown for that later), and I'm going out to a fancy dinner with DH and my BFF and his partner tonight (that I planned) and then I organized an outing with a group of friends on Sunday. I'm really, really hoping to make it to Thanksgiving and be surrounded by lots of people. With me, I suspect it's that I'm feeling happy and relieved to be close to ready for the baby now, so my usual reluctance to get out and do things with friends due to depression and bad habits from depression is being suppressed even more than usual.
My OB appointment today was pretty boring. I'm still 2-3 cm dilated and soft. Still measuring normally, weight holding steady, blood pressure normal, and heartbeat sounding good. Boring is a wonderful thing, though, when it means a healthy baby and a healthy me. :-) The blood pressure was
a little interesting, though, because it confirmed to me that I'm able to control my white coat hypertension with Hypnobabies exercises.
Oh, that and I get to start weaning myself off of my antidepressants tomorrow. Oh joy. I told the baby he'd better decide to come early or at least on time because mama doesn't do well without her happy pills. The OB said I'd probably get my wish, based on my cervical exam...hope she's right! I want to do the right thing for my baby, I do, but when I tried to wean off at the beginning of the pregnancy it was a disaster. At least I'm prepared for that now. I'm trying to think of a good way to set up a support system and a plan to keep my spirits up naturally without the drugs. Too bad exercise and sex are both out of the question at the moment...endorphins would probably help the most of anything.
In more exciting news, the baby's room looks like a nursery finally! We're not done yet--there's still some shelving to build that goes over the dresser and some that goes in the closet--but there's a crib and a dresser with a changing pad and a book shelf and a chair and footstool for me and it looks super cute and stylish, I think! We unpacked and deboxed all of our shower presents, which was fun. DH was apparently really fixated on putting up the mobile. I have to say, once it was on the crib, the whole place looked put together, even in its not-put-together-quite-yet-ness.
I can't believe I want this baby to come early! But I do. But I don't...I do need more time to clean!
Originally Posted by sonicfrost
I also got my GBS test done today and I wasn't expecting that to HURT!
I jumped when she did it because the pain was so unexpected. I'm also worried about the results, seeing as how this is such a random thing that anyone can carry.
Mine felt like the scraping sensation of a pap smear, only 20 times worse and on much more sensitive skin. I wasn't expecting that either! I'd much rather have a pap smear, speculum and all. I hope you get a nice negative result on it. I know I was really worried until the results came back for the same reasons.