PunkElmo, you sound amazing. I've been thinking about you, your dp and your baby girl so often the past few days. I hope you're cleared to get back into your dancing and exercise routine soon - I'm sure that will help you deal with things on many levels. I don't think you're being vain at all - you're such an active person I think it's very natural to want to get back fully into the swing of things. Keeping you in our thoughts! I hope you and dp continue to be surrounded by love and support! Thanks for the vibes!
Annaconda, I am sorry you're dealing with Bell's Palsy! I know that has to be a challenge to say the least. Hope it doesn't stick around for long!
Ryleeee, I'd be mad as hell!! Hope they get the point!
Camprunner & Mija y Mijo, I'm so there with the clothes! Dh pointed out to me, after we were already out of the house, that my shirt didn't cover my lower belly. I was like A) No kidding. Welcome to my world. B) And you're choosing NOW to make this point, when there's definitely nothing for me to change into?? and C) Are you seriously suggesting we go shopping? Because DUDE, NOTHING fits over my belly!!! At least he had the decency to look sheepish.
Jr'smom, sounds like you have a great pedi! How nice not to have to fight with him/her over formula.
We've been so busy with moving, buying furniture (we stopped by a thrift store and they had all their furniture half off - woohoo!) and such that I can't believe I haven't had more signs of *something* happening, but I really haven't. About the same amount of contractions, a bit of bloody show that did surprise me, and not much more. Argh. Though I did suggest strongly in my head that perhaps NEXT weekend, and not this one, would be better, so perhaps the little darling is just following along. Perhaps I was silly to think ANYthing would happen before 40 weeks and I can just throttle back! My girlfriend told me "you're having a small child, just reason with it" Haha! So there we go, yeah? Right.
Oddly enough, dh and I found a sofa tonight that we both really liked. We never really like ANYthing that's the same. We've said for years that we'd have to decorate any house with an Asian if not fully Japanese influence, because it's one of the few styles we both truly like. But this sofa is nothing even vaguely Asian in style or flair - it will be interesting to see how things go, since I can imagine the colors in it having a big impact on what colors we use in the main living spaces. And it's kind of fun not to be thinking about my to do list for five minutes. :)
Thankfully, everyone's cold seems to be going away quickly. Some strange fast virus that actually did NOT take root in anyone's chest - not even mine, and when they all get colds, I usually get pneumonia! Yay, sodium ascorbate! And stuff. :) Some other happy news - dh's new job now starts Wed, vs. Tues. I know it's just one day, but every day he's here is a day I feel less stressed. :) We close on Monday, and while we'll officially stay here in Gville until the baby is here, we're thinking of spending Mon night, if not Mon and Tues, at the house because We Can and because dh would be around to drive me if I went into labor. I don't love the idea of 30 odd minutes in a car in labor, but I know dh would get such a kick out of making that drive, lol. The kids are just so excited to stay there - not to say dh and I aren't! - and I hate to deny them!