Kttn- I hope you feel better in time for your birth. What an awful time to get sick.
I am at 35 weeks today and am just feeling ginormous and uncomfortable.... blah, blah, blah. I have decided to stop seeing the chiro until after the baby comes. The amount if soreness I've experienced after our last 2 visits far out weighs any possibly benefits for me. He can't really give me the adjustments I need b/c I'm too big, and the baby positioning aspect of it doesn't seem to be working out that good anyway. The LO seems to go from posterior to anterior about 5 times a day. Fortunately I still have time for her to settle into a good position. Since I stopped going to chiro I can get on h&k again without pain so that helps.
I have a busy couple of weekends coming up. Next week is our anniversary so I am surprising DP with a photobook I made on shutterfly of our trip to HI (where we got pregnant and engaged) and tix to a concert/ bellydancing show. I'm a little nervous I won't enjoy the concert being so big, but I think if I get there early and get a good seat and don't try to be up dancing all night it will be fine. Though if I danced all night maybe that would send me into labor.... hmmmmmmm.....
On the 3rd my friends are having a blessingway/ shower for us. I am really excited about it actually. They have hired a mendhi painter to come and henna my belly which will be a first for me. The same weekend is the Midwifery Today conference here in town and Ina May Gaskin is coming to do some talks and a book signing for her latest book. I won't be able to see her talk, but I will be first in line at the book signing with my camera, books, and huge belly ready for a pic with Ina May! She is my hero and if I get to meet her, especially right now, I will be on cloud nine!
The next weekend I am doing a doula training workshop which I am very excited about. That should be very educational and fun. My midwife knows the teacher and says she's really great. I will be 37 weeks and a few days at that point, but I seriously doubt I have to worry about the baby coming that weekend. The next weekend however is another SUPERMOON and the point in the pregnancy at which I had both of my girls so I am feeling pretty sure this LO will be making their big appearance then! I really can't wait to have this baby out of me and know if it's a boy or girl... the suspense is very, well, suspenseful.
Still haven't started getting birth supplies together (well, have most of it but not stuff from the medical supply store, etc) but I feel like we have time. We've been focusing a lot on getting the house ready, which has been a project. It's mostly there, just needs a good once over before the baby comes. I watch a friend's DD after school regularly while she works as a housekeeper and she has agreed to do a work trade with me. So instead of paying me for childcare for Feb, Mar, and until he baby is born she will come and clean my house a couple times after the birth! Woo Hoo!! That's pretty awesome!
I have to get off here and get dressed now! One of my girlfriends is coming to visit today and I think we are going for pedicures! yay! Hope you all have a nice day.