Fern, so glad to hear you're feeling at least a bit better!
Meta, sounds like a great solution for the cat.
I have definitely heard of ICPA and recommend their site for chiro finding all the time!
Car seats - I have saved a bunch of old seats (including some I "rescued" from garage sales or curbs) and had them in the garage. Turns out there's a place that DOES recycle them in Austin. A friend was going that way and offered to take them all, so they have been recycled.
There may be other places around so definitely Google and see what you can find out!
I had an AWFUL night of sleep last night.
My piriformis muscle (I found out that's what it is today) on both sides has been horribly painful, and I could not sleep on my left side without it being very painful. Every time I flipped to the right side, I got heartburn! I have a bottle of papaya enzyme on the table and was gobbling as much as I could all night long.
I finally did get some sleep - right about when DS woke up. Thank goodness DH works from home and I can send DS to go see DH.
But it was miserable. I'm not used to having this kind of consistently recurring heartburn in pregnancy. I know I'm totally lucky on that!
But this is SO different! I wonder if this baby really will have as much hair as the u/s tech suggested s/he would.
I wasn't feeling quite as sick as I was yesterday, though, so we went on to visit our friends and had lunch with them. Kids loved it.
Saw my chiro after that and told her how much pain I'm having. I know I need to get a massage but they didn't have any I could get this week, so I have another week to go. Once my chiro was done with a very thorough adjustment for me, I was still in massive pain trying to walk out. She was able to take even MORE time and did some *excruciatingly* painful massages on the piriformis muscles on both sides. She's done similar ones at other times in the last couple of years but never THIS painful. She said my muscles (especially on the left, which has been worse and was most painful) were SUPER tight. Good news, though, is it helped A TON. Instead of hobbling because the left side hurt so much, it pretty much felt fine! The right side is not perfect but it was overall so much better. Still, I'd rather go through labor than deal with that kind of pain.
It was awful, and yet so helpful.
So I have 1-hr massage appointments set up weekly until the week of my EDD. I really hope it's all going to help!
After feeling so much better (even if not perfect), I took the boys to a toy and shoe store b/c my 6yo really needed a new pair of shoes. Ended up getting both big boys shoes - first time since January so definitely time! My 3yo did pretty well in the store though he opened a box of what I assume were cars.
Of course he did that while I was in the bathroom with the 6yo who doesn't like to wipe his own bum... And the lady from the store was there putting it back together (though apparently Judah was already working on that himself) when I found him.
I never even saw what he opened because I couldn't get past her to get to him. Ah, well... We paid them plenty for shoes so hopefully they'll let us back.
I'm officially ready to have a baby!
Now if baby would just get ready.
My air pump, water hose, and birth supplies box all arrived today.
I also had two books arrive - one is the the Sears' "What Baby Needs" which I wanted to help my 3yo understand that there is a lot more to what will be happening than JUST the birth.
And then I got "Heart & Hands" which is essentially a midwifery text. It's been great so far.
The only problem is the gloves I ordered specifically so they would NOT be powdered latex are, guess what, powdered latex.
Gotta finish the email to the company about that and see what they can do... Thankfully the non-sterile gloves are mostly for clean up and CAN be gotten almost anywhere if necessary.