Yes, feel better! I'm trying to dodge the cold- and flu-ridden people at work!!
I had an appointment with our doula yesterday, since our midwife wasn't available. I don't LOVE her, but I quite like her. She did say my blood pressure is good and that my fundal measurement is right on (if you believe in that sort of thing). She just told me to watch my sugars so the baby doesn't get too big over the next couple of weeks (my due date is in 11 days). That's hard for me to do! I have a major sweet tooth.
She did feel like the baby was still head down, but not very engaged, and perhaps posterior and/or with a hand near his face. I should probably watch my sitting positioning a little more, to try to get him more optimally placed.
I feel STUFFED! Like there's no more room for baby or food or anything in my v. large stomach. Otherwise, I'm doing okay. No cramping/contractions, no more bleeding, only a little lower back pain. My symphysis pubis pain is almost nonexistant this week, which is awesome. But I'm definitely waddling more and finding it harder to get comfortable.
I'm starting to get anxious about my in-laws coming. They're lovely people, but what am I going to do with them? We have an apartment that's approximately 650 square feet and seats three people comfortably, four in a pinch. What if all four the grandparents are here at once?! Am I being uncharitable to think there really won't be much they can do to be "helpful?" It will be nice to see them, but I want to be wrapped up in my baby and my husband, not entertaining. I don't want to come off as unfriendly or a jerk. Just trying to let this go...
I'm so looking forward to this weekend. I think I'm going to try to work all next week, too, but I've got to get a few more things on the to-do list done! We decided to spare the expense of hiring a one-time cleaning person, so a major grocery store trip and a major cleaning of the apartment are both in the cards for my husband and me before Monday -- as well as a trial run set-up of the birth pool in our kitchen!!