Started hours ago when I got interrupted by big boys waking up the sleeping toddler...
Mmm, Poptarts! I have never had Toaster Streudels as I've always loved Poptarts and their (Toaster Streudel) commercials really irritated me.
We try really hard to only buy natural foods now - no HFCS and hydrogenated oils and such - and so I don't buy Poptarts. I will, occasionally, buy the natural kind and, you know? They're NOT the same.
They are reasonably good if you haven't had the real deal and aren't thinking about it, but still, I wish for something better! Not that I need to be eating junk food.
I am feeling SO drained today. I'm starting to think I'm coming down with something, which is NOT cool 'cause I'm still not 100% after being sick 3 weeks ago. Ugh. And we're supposed to go to a friend's house tomorrow and I can't go if I'm sick. So I'm dosing up on Elderberry Syrup and zinc and I'll see what else I can find. I just feel like I could sleep and not wake up for hours - ha. Like my kids and hubby would allow that!
We had weird half-of-the-house lights flickering last night at, oh, 2:45 in the morning! That freaked me out a bit and I was up till nearly 4 am. That could also be why I feel rotten.
Julie, your exchange with your DH is too funny.
I found a decent video about cervical checks a couple of weeks ago. One way to practice assessing dilation is to measure various things - water bottles, coke cans, medicine bottles, etc. See how it feels to have the reach for each of those things. My MW was saying yesterday that for a long time she'd have one hand inside feeling and would mirror with her other hand (outside). She said she had a scale on her charts so she could always assess more easily with that second hand. I thought that was ingenious!
I have to say, having most of my last 7 years of life history on MDC is really helpful at times.
I once went searching the boards for some diapering problem I had... And I came across a thread that was JUST like the current problem. Only it was from me. Three years earlier.
Thankfully we'd solved the problem the first time and it definitely helped the second time.
I have also had to search back to verify my babies' stats and development.
Oh, as I was soaking last night in an epsom salt bath (in an attempt to make my muscles and whatnot feel better), I wondered if it might not be helpful for those dealing with prodromal labor. Since it's mag sulfate and is absorbed through the skin, it might help calm contractions so mamas can at least sleep at night, eh?