Originally Posted by L&K'smommie
What you described your laptop doing is what Mothering does to me every time unless I use the quote feature. It's a PIA...so pardon the quoting.
And I agree on size...how silly that it's such an "accomplishment".
And lizzie I'm so glad your dh is going to be home more often! I can't imagine having him gone so much especially at the end when it's so tiring.
Jr'smom-I hope you are doing well and totally enjoying your sweet baby!!
AFM: I am SO excited it's finally May(well in another 24 hours). I'm feeling so ready to be done, yet am only 37 weeks. My earliest baby so far was 39w 3d...I'm hoping for similar with this one as I really want my Mom here for most of the time after the birth and would love for her to be at the birth as well...so here's hoping for the 15th!
Is THAT what's going on?? See, it occasionally does that in a couple of my different emails, so I just thought it was my silly computer, but sure enough, I quoted everyone and boom, there's my cursor! You've so simplified my life!! :) And yes, thank you, it will be awesome to have him around more! Just to be able to not worry about all that I feel like I should be doing, you know? Not having that on my mind will be amazing, to say nothing of actually seeing those things GET DONE! Lol.. I hope things come together for your mom to be there with you! I'm glad my mom won't be here right away, but I am really looking forward to her being here when dh does go back to work... hoping I'll feel up to actually doing some stuff with her and the kids by then!
Becca - I don't know what else you could be doing for your family! You sound like me when we get a bug blowing through! :) I hope everyone has a quick recovery and your little one stays safely inside until it all goes away! And I hope you're somehow able to get the rest you need in the midst of the sickness and your achiness!
Dayiscoming - Hearing about your LO being so low, people keep telling me "Oh, but you've already dropped!!" when I tell them late May for the due date. I was talking to one lady, who was really sweet and joking around with me, not the more annoying variety of horrified random stranger, telling her no, if past experience is accurate at all, the baby WILL get lower - and I figured if I tripped over him, it would be time to call somebody. She just laughed!! She was so funny. :) But I was noticing today how when I sort of brace myself on my thighs, pushing up to a stand, I have to be careful not to inadvertently squish the belly between my thighs for crying out loud! Getting up and down is becoming increasingly daunting, rather than merely challenging. Hope your ability to sleep well keeps going! :)
Originally Posted by kmb9906
Nothing yet. Had a couple strong contractions, but nothing to get super excited about. I have to say, I'm a little disappointed. I'm going to be pissed if I'm 100% effaced now and go to freaking 42 weeks!!!
That would be so frustrating, knowing that.. of course, you can dilate SO quickly once you're effaced, so maybe things will still happen soon and fast!
Originally Posted by SallyNichole
Yeah. I'm still here and still don't have a baby in my arm. Every night I am woken up by strong contractions but since Thursday they haven't been timing consistently. I'm also still losing a lot of my plug.
My parents decided to go home today and I'm going to enjoy a very hard laugh if I end up going into labor tonight and they have to drive the 5 hours back up here tomorrow. I told them not to come up and they did anyway, it's ok to laugh. or that's what I tell myself so I don't feel like a bitch.
Today we were able to enjoy really nice weather and a picnic with friends. Tonight I'm going to take a long bath and a pedicure and hope that all the relaxing sends out all kinds of labor vibes to my body.
Laughing has GOT to be good for labor, don't you think? You could then call them to thank them for being so silly, as it helped you to stay positive and progress naturally while you were having their grandbaby! Grandparents are good fun!
Originally Posted by LeighPF
Punk Elmo I am still running around doing errands (OK, waddling around) and was last time too and think it was really one of the keys to getting back up and out again. I am sure it also made my labour easier. So keep walking and startling people. Plus you get great customer service with a giant belly.
I love turning around and seeing the startled look on someone behind me who had no idea I was pg until the belly was more less looking back at them! :) Of course, that only works if they haven't seen me walking....
Originally Posted by camprunner
Thought maybe I'd pick this weekend to check in even though it's been awhile. I'm excited to read the birth announcements. Keep checking in every day to read them since my dd is at the end of the month. I'm hoping for some inspiration.
Right?? I keep getting so excited about new babies, and then remember *I'm* only 36 weeks!
That was so tiring. I don't think I even know what a regular contraction feels like without pain in my back involved!
After the back labor I had with dd, NOT having it with ds was like having mildly annoying cramps. It was SO amazing, and dh felt kind of pointless because I didn't need him to actively do anything (like counter-pressure) with every single contraction. I hope hope HOPE to avoid back labor again. Hoping the chiro will make that difference, since this little dude just keeps changing positions.
Originally Posted by elonwy
. I was really worried about what to wear and my mom just sent me this fabulous dress that I am utterly in love with. Strapless isn't usually my thing but now my boobs are big enough that it works really well.
It's possible that by the end of May I'll be holding an itty bitty baby of my very own!!! SQUEEEEE!!!
That is SO MUCH to be excited about!! :) I can't imagine my mom sending me clothes that I would actually wear, and I STILL couldn't possibly pull off strapless! Congratulations to your dh, too, that's really exciting!
And I keep thinking that... OH HOLY COW.. I'm actually going to have a little baby in a very few short weeks....
AFM - We went to look at a house to rent, but it's also for sale by owner. It's a fixer-upper, 1920s Victorian cottage on an acre in a nice little neighborhood in a nice little town with SO much potential and totally livable... I think we're insane, and I think we're going to go for it. As much as the timing seems crazy with a baby coming, it's also kind of perfect, since dh will actually be around for the next few weeks. It would be cheaper than rent, and instead of renting something "sort of ok" we'd be buying somethng we would really love putting our time and effort into... then we saw an add for Lab-mix puppies... Did I mention I think we're insane? :) We could actually have a PET.. which is just what I need, another "newborn".. but we've been wanting a dog for so long, and I would have no illusions about who is really going to be doing at least 75% of the puppy care. Not that we'd get into that house in time to get one of those pups. We've been talking about getting an older mama dog from a shelter to start with, after we've settled down in the new place with the new LO, and maybe adding in a puppy after that dog is well settled and we're not quite so overwhelmed. But they were SO cute. I'm just completely baby crazy right now!
I definitely slept better than I had in a couple of weeks last night. VERY thankful for that! My midwife leaves town tomorrow - I may even drive her to the airport! - so hopefully my body won't take that cue and run with it! I've never gone early though, and I'm just 36w3d, so I don't think that will happen.
Even with the chiro adjustments and less pain, I don't know HOW I'm going to shut my brain down long enough to sleep tonight!