Maria - How scary, I am so glad that nobody was hurt! I really hope you can find a van that won't set you back too far.
YayJennie - YAY for handmade Christmases! I usually do a handmade christmas, but this year I've extended that to mean that I'm buying handmade stuff from local artists. I've thrown myself into crafting right now and have started on a baby quilt that I'm actually finding a little overwhelming... I've never quilted before!
Birdmum - Glad to hear you are home again and that baby Charlie is doing better.
Heather - thankyou so much for the reassurance. Everything you said gave me peace, now I know to fudge my numbers a little next time because looking at induction like this is probably adding unneccessary stress to this whole process, in my mind (idk if this is true) stressing about it seems to be delaying the action.
AFM - I am feeling much better, thanks guys. I can walk around now with minimal pain, I still can't really stand for too long, but at nearly 41 weeks now, I'm not doing much anyway. More contractions last night, 6-10 minutes apart, some of them I could NOT talk through at all but again they have faded into purely braxton hicks ctx. DP was so excited that he wouldn't have to go to work on such a cold snowy Monday, but nothing was happening, so off he went. lol.
Bobbi - Though I know we are both wavering on our zen (I think you are doing better than me!) it is kind of nice to be sharing this boat with you, especially since we are EDD buddies. However, I'm still cheering for you to have that baby asap!
I'm all sappy because I love reading all about your babies and your families, looking at pictures, and still hormonal but I just want to say that as I read about all you experienced mamas nursing and talking about your fourth or fifth babies I feel very very thankful to everyone for including a total newb like me in this DDC, for welcoming me and for not making me feel too stupid when I freak out and ask a million questions. I didn't know what to expect when I started coming to MDC but I found a whole lot more than I was looking for. AWWW SAPPY.