Proto - Yikes, nice comparison of the interview process to a series of war crimes. Personally, I'm mightily impressed that you're bolstering yourself to hack the pressure cooker today. Good luck and may you be up to the game.
Welsh - it sounds like losing your mother was very hard. Did you have a close relationship with her? Or was it conflicted? Funny how 4 years can pass but it still feels so much closer.
It's nice to know your dh is going to be around for awhile.
Terri - isn't this prodromal stuff nutty? Seems to me your dh would be more than willing to donate cervix softening and effacing prostaglandins. Hell, if he (ahem) puts the groceries at the door and you put them inside the fridge, that would get the job done. Since you don't want him inside the house, that is.
But actually, it sounds like your body has a lot of prelabour going on right now, what with all the leaky orfices and BH and whatnot.
Somegirl - what a lot of mishaps with vehicles in your life this past week!!! It must have been quite anxiety provoking to be sitting there in the dark, trying to make sure other drivers saw your vehicle(s), waiting to get help, etc. That'll be a story for your child when he or she grows up!
slgt - Really? You'd go to a shower with a one week old? I am not asking in a crusty or snarky way... just with true awe as I am always too pooped still at 1 week postpartum to venture out.
AFM - I'm getting the people calling now. Yesterday I had a huge wave of nausea, loose stools, sweats, tremors, mild contractiony feelings, cramps. Even the soles of my feet hurt and tingled the way they usually do when I'm about to have my period. I called dh home from work because I also suddenly felt emotionally vulnerable, like something was happening hormonally outside of my control, and I didn't want to be alone. Given that my last labour was 3 hrs long (coulda been shorter but I held back so we could transport) I didn't want to be alone if things swung into action. Then for the rest of the night, nothing really. Losing more mucous. Baked and ate some labour cookies. Nada.
I got dh last night to donate some of the stuff that got us into this mess in the first place
Today we took a nice long walk on the creek path beside our condo, for a good 1 or 1.5 hrs. Nothing but the odd sharp twinges, BH. It was good to get out of the house and do something. I love walking in nature, we used to do that all the time before. It got me excited thinking about the next stage of life after this littlest one grows bigger. I am not wishing the time away, I will savour and enjoy, but also know that this has been enough.
Have a good day all!