Mmm...homemade yogurt. Sounds yummy! I made a chocolate banana cake with chocolate ganache over the weekend and it's almost gone now. Umm....oops!
I'm 41+3 today. I allowed myself to be induced with my DS at 40+4, so this is the most pregnant that I've ever been. I'm so glad that I'm going with a natural style of care this pregnancy vs. the induction happy OB that I had with DS, but I never realized how much faith this takes. I feel like I'm constantly having to remind myself that my body is not broken, it will birth when the time is right, and that I can trust the process.
DH and I have decided that I'm starting maternity leave on Monday, baby or no baby. I'll be 42+1 then and if I'm still pregnant perhaps my body is trying to tell me to stop running after daycare kiddos so that I can rest up and birth a baby already! Plus, if I make it that far (dear God I hope I don't) I'll have to do a BPP that day. I really don't want to have to do that. I mean, from what I understand the BPP isn't that big of a deal, but I just don't wanna! Luckily, being 42 weeks doesn't automatically risk me out of my home birth or anything as long as everything looks good. So I'm glad that's not looming over me.
I've started listening to birthing affirmations instead of pregnancy affirmations with my hypnobabies, hoping the suggestions that I am birthing will bring on some pressure waves. I was a bit crampy last night. It seems like I have been crampier at night this past week. But nothing that really comes and goes like pressure waves, just a menstrual achiness accompanied by a sensation of a downward movement from the baby.
I slept really good last night. Yay! The night before I only slept 2 hours, so this felt great! I have 3 daycare kiddos today, but they're 3 easy kiddos, so today shouldn't be terrible. We'll probably spend much of the day outside with me sitting in the shade!
I'm supposed to have a mw appt. tonight. But I'm going to call my mw and see if I can come tomorrow instead since I have no daycare kiddos tomorrow. I'll bet she'd rather work during the day than the evening anyways. I just figure that gives me one more day to birth prior to driving an hour for yet another appt.
Klynne - did you ever decide to have your membranes swept or did you decide to hold off on that? I'm torn because I'm getting desperate and kind of feeling like, "Well, why not pull out all the stops?" But I'm just not sure that I believe it's effective.
It's good to hear from everyone that's still waiting. It's hard not to feel all alone now that most moms in our DDC are now caring for their little ones. I skim the postpartum chat thread every now and then and wistfully think about joining in someday!