hey y'all I'm here...still very pregnant! HA!!! Between fighting this cold and trying to wrap stuff up at work I am wiped out!! Not to mention the ocean of phone calls and emails of "so...how's it going??" I know everyone is excited and trying to be supportive, but I feel like EVERY question is loaded. I want to scream from the rooftops "I have NOTHING to report!!! and when I do you will know!!!" My friend shared this link with mehttp://www.haveyouhadthatbabyyet.com/
Yesterday was my last day at the office and today will be my last day teaching in schools--it is soo fricken weird to think that after all the years of trying and all my co-workers loving support through this process, that the next time I see them I'll be a mama--its really surreal!!
My ma is still putting pressure on me to drive 2 hours (each way) to my Aunt's house on Xmas--but DP and I are digging in our heels. Though I'm not having any pre-labor signs, it still feels like I should be closer to home. I hope I don't feel sad the day of...but I guess if I do I could decide to make the drive?
As for swelling--I have the bp of a teenager, but I have had crazy swelling throughout! I have mastered the art of "tree trunk legs". Elevating has never really done anything for me (and has even made it worse at times). The things that have worked with me is to double my water intake, take lots of epsolm salt baths, and walking. If you aren't able to get out for a substantial walk, even pacing around your house or yard for 5 mins every hour or two keeps the fluid pumping back up.
Acupuncture has also helped with swelling. There is a point on the ankle. I can ask DP how to locate it if anyone is interested?
Oh yeah, did I tell you that acupuncture got my posterior babe to roll over?? Well actually moxabustion. We used it to turn the breeched babe AND get 'em to roll over. We will begin the "preparing for birth" protocol AFTER Friday as sooo many people with X-Mas bdays have told me they wouldn't wish it on anyone!!
As for due date predictions I'm still thinking the 6th or 7th for me, as dreadful as that seems right now--But secretly I'm still hoping for NYE, because I REALLY want to have a baby "once in a blue moon"welcome and congrats megan!!!