For future reference, cardboard box flaps work very, very well for dog diarrhea on hardwood.
Also, I am buying a box of rubber gloves next time I go to the store.
I covered my shirt with my nose and put two sticks of nag champa incense on the shelf right next to my face. I'm so glad that incense is strong. I'm going to be burning it all day.
I need to buy some more EO's and little pads to go in our diffuser! I loved them for my birth with DD. I'm glad you all reminded me of that, I would have forgotten. Clary Sage EO is supposed to bring on contractions--with DD every time I put it in the diffuser (starting at 37 weeks) I had contractions, so it really works...unless it was a coincidence. I'm going to try it again at 37 or 38 weeks this time. Couldn't hurt to get a head start on the dilating, right?
Justamama--I also have anxiety. It can be so debilitating and frustrating! Pregnancy also makes mine worse for some reason. I think it's the crazy hormones. The Hypnobabies stuff has really, REALLY helped me relax!
Ericka--I don't think you're stepping on any doctor toes! It reminds me of trying to get my medical records (only more serious of course) because they just kept passing me from one person to another and I could never get the same answer twice. I think it's best to be direct and try to only deal with one head doctor if you can. It's frustrating how they seem so...relaxed...over your pregnancy. It's your son's life!
Oh and I also recommend recording belly movements! It's fun! Here is one of mine, I think it's a knee or maybe a foot moving back and forth. The bump starts up high above my belly button then moves down below the belly button, it's kind of hard to capture on video. I was trying to get her to dance to some loud music, lol.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnXZf_IgvdU