well, on a lighter note, I had a fabulous day. I went to Costco to get a few groceries, then DS and I headed over to BJ's brewhouse and was able to order gluten free pepperoni pizza. It was fantastic. I even got a diet pepsi to go with it. I know, not the healthiest thing, and I'm actually regretting it now since I had been eating very little grain(helps a ton with heartburn), then silly me, I went to get a prenatal massage with a gift certificate I got a year and a half ago, which was amazing, but I forgot I'd be laying down for an hour, and the heartburn crept up. So, while the massage was relaxing, the heartburn wasn't fun! But, it was 2 hours to myself, while grammy watched DS. Then I went over to a friends house and was able to get a few items of clothing for free. It's 3 shirts that will fit me now and after baby is born, so I'm excited about that. (My uncle is a clothing rep in LA, and my friend has a salon out of her house, and sells clothes and jewelry, but since he's my uncle, I get clothes for free). DS fell asleep in the car on the way home, and we're about to head out to bible study. Hopefully he's not cranky when he wakes up. It's already 5:30 pm here. ugh! Hoping this baby comes soon..drinking some RRL and am going to go get some Evening Primrose Oil on Saturday to help soften things up!
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Thinking of you.
I hope everything works out. Deep breathing is excellent. Make sure you're centered and as relaxed as possible each time they "cuff" you... and know there are home monitors you can pick up if caretakers want to "monitor" things. You never know if things might normalize by removing stress of caretakers/hospital.
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MrsBone, sounds like a nice day! Good for you!
AFM, yesterday the only time I left the house was to get my haircut and I was totally exhausted. Originally I was going to go into my office for lunchtime meetings with staff, but moved them to tomorrow because I just wanted to rest today. I feel ridiculous! I have absolutely no energy and I just sit around all day. I looked through a few photo albums with my kids, then told them I need a break!
I'm driving myself crazy not going to work and trying to manage people by phone and email. Seriously I know I better just back off and accept that I'm officially on maternity leave. It will make everyone happier. I haven't quite done that because one of my associate chiropractors is new to my office and I think I need to guide him strongly or he'll develop bad habits and make the whole office unhappy. Also the office manager is wonderful but has a strong bite. I'm grateful that I can completely trust her to monitor things while I'm gone, yet afraid she'll make my doctors and other staff quit with all of her nitpicking. I need to become detached very soon and trust everytiing will go fine. This is the 4th maternity leave I've had! It always goes "okay." I just want it to go great!
Tomorrow I'll go in for a final meeting with the new associate and then detach next week. I need to get into baby-centric mode.
I still have a lot more I want to get done before the baby gets here, but on the other hand, I just want the baby to get here! We don't even have a name yet!
Anyone else checking the DDC 10 times a day to see if the first birth announcement has been made yet? Man, when they start coming, they're going to just be rolling in!
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I was just thinking about how a couple of us thought that the first announcements would come during this chat thread but apparently not. Well, unless someone posts in the next few hours.
I had two friends have their babies this morning. Both lady babies and both past 41 weeks. One was an induced Vbac and the other was about to risk out of her home birth. So I'm super happy for them. And I have a friend who is getting induced for BP reasons tomorrow. I'm happy for them but man do I wish I was holding my LO