My husband and I celebrated my 29th birthday yesterday by taking the kiddies to a very cool little goat farm 1 1/2 hrs away and spending the day petting goats, feeding fish, and watching peacocks preen and strut. Very relaxing... of course, I am paying for being on my feet all day yesterday with very swollen-feeling nether regions today. Ah well.
Big 35w appt tomorrow; I'm anxious because this is the point in my last pregnancy where things took a rapid turn for the worse and I ended up being induced for pre-e at 35+5. I'll be 35+4 tomorrow and I've been having some "warning signs"... hoping for low BP and NO protein in my urine tomorrow... my swelling has been increasing and my BP has been creeping up the past few appts. I'm trying not to think too much about it, but it's hard not to see the similarities to last time!!
In related news, I've now finished all my ritualistic, unnecessary baby prepping activities. By that I mean that I don't feel prepared for a baby to be born around here until the crib is all set up (though out of the last 8 years (and 4 kids) I've owned the thing, it's been slept in more by guests than by my own children). I also need to have the cradle set up and ready (although I will probably use it 10 times before the baby is too big for it... like when babe is ready for bed/nap and the bedsheets are still in the washer, etc. And the nursery has to be ready for a baby even though it is basically just a place to keep the baby's clothing... I have used the changing pad that I must have on top of the dresser probably a total of 15 times EVER, but I don't feel ready for baby if it's not up there, complete with a terry-cloth cover on it. All that stuff is done, plus the real prep stuff: bags are packed, carseat is washed and ready to go, nursing bras bought, bedrail installed (we are cosleepers and the bedrail keeps ME from rolling onto the floor!), newborn clothes and diapers washed and put away!
I am praying for happy news tomorrow, but I'm ready for baby no matter when he decides to show up!