It always makes me wonder what the deal is with my boobs - they never became at all engorged or leaked anything during any part of the my three pregnancies... at least, not yet - still time now I suppose. They don't get any bigger, they don't do anything but get a bit sore until after the baby is born. Then I have tons of milk. Struggled with breastfeeding with my daughter, though it certainly wasn't a supply issue, had no problems whatsoever with my son. I thought that after nursing ds for 18 months that the next time I was pg perhaps they'd behave a bit more "normally".. but no. So then I read about so many of your first time mamas having all kinds of "normal" symptoms! Just a sort of "hmmmmm" thing, no big deal.
Elonwy, the lambs are just darling. I bought this little one a little giraffe right after I found out I was pg - something of a totem in my head, I guess, to hold onto. At the time I never dreamed I'd actually carry to full term, (well, I *dreamed*, I just didn't dare to hope!) and I just wanted something to hold. I can't wait for the baby to play with that giraffe, if only to throw it. :)
The a/c is working, Hallelujah!!
I like SallyNichole's idea - taking the time to think of you ladies. I'll try to send "whatever you need personally" vibes. :)
Have my GBS test tomorrow, so please send me some negative vibes! I'm sort of assuming I'll be doing the swabbing, since my mw doesn't do prenatal internals? I hope so! I was surprised to hear how many midwives have mamas do that themselves. I was able to start eating normally again early this afternoon, so YAY FOOD!! Good grief, I was just starving!! Thinking I will cave in and go buy another exer/birth ball. I miss mine and none of the furniture we have is what you could call conducive to proper positioning. I like the side sitting - good to hear a midwife supports that! - as long as I have the arm of the chair or sofa to lean against and a pillow to support my belly and keep it from sliding over to one side. This baby is continuing it's pattern of being on the move. No question he was head up yesterday and today, the hiccups confirmed that, and then this evening I'm certain he was transverse again. Palpating just now, I can't tell ANYthing about what where he's at! Balled up, it would seem, and sleeping. I will be amused if he's vertex at the appointment tomorrow - it's like he knows we don't want to get anyone excited about anything, so he's careful to be vertex when others are evaluating things.
Surely one of you is truly in labor somewhere, right now?? That would be fun to wake up to another sweet baby tomorrow!