Wow, once again, miss a couple of days and just feel like I've missed so much! Hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day weekend! ELV's to the laboring mamas and I can't wait to catch up on some announcements and birth stories! Not sure I can keep up with this thread but I'm gonna try ....
Samstress - Yay for a diaper service! If my mother in law knew cloth diapers still existed, maybe she'd do that too... hmmm. :) Hope things get going for you SOON!
Cerise - So nice to connect with your back-ups AND your mw, isn't it?? I was so pleasantly surprised! Now we'll see if our babies beat our mws back from their vacations. :) (I'm rooting for our babies!!)
Camprunner - The glider sounds awesome! That's something I'm really hoping we get just as soon as we have a place to put it - never had a baby without SOME kind of rocking chair before! I guess the birth ball will have to do in the mean time. :P
L&K - I hope you're feeling better and sort of "back on your feed" after the tummy bug! I thought I was going to toss my cookies last night and I was torn between "NO! I can't be sick!" and "Hey! Maybe this is a sign of labor?!" LOL - happily and sadly, neither seemed to be the case - just a bit of random aggravation with my tummy apparently.
PA - I know just what you mean - the movements seem HUGE and intense and frequently take my breath away and then give me a contraction! Somewhat funny, somewhat... Stop that! :) Hard to relax when your belly is apparently a gymnastics class.
KarenMT - You handled the OB/GYN mama very graciously - I don't know if could've kept my mouth shut - and what would that really have achieved? Well played!
Dayiscoming - Wow... I would be kind of bent, I think! Until reading that this is your longest pg yet, I didn't realize how much I was banking on the idea that the babies come faster and easier as you go along until reading that you had, in fact, broken your own record! I guess the only encouragement I have to offer is that I never get any impending labor signs, so maybe you're closer than you realize!
Evergreen - I'd be torn about the 39 week thing. I'd probably plan to do it to freak everyone out and possibly jinx myself into labor, and wait for someone to volunteer to come with me, then end up doing it with no problem - to my utter annoyance.
But you and Elonwy, happy 37th week to us! We're sort of the caboose on this train, so it's exciting that we're all three "full-term" now!! :)
Becca - Sounds like a great weekend! I hope things move along for you soon so you'll have a baby in your arms instead of pain in your legs and hips! :)
Annaconda - I'm wishing I had a garden to be working in now... :) But I hope today everything comes together with peace and the right frame of mind and body and you get that baby here today or tonight!!
AFM - Had a wonderful weekend with my aunt. She's one of those people who shows up and makes your life easier and more interesting instead of complicated and frustrating! She always knows more about where you live than you do, and we more or less played tourist and had a great time. My kids just love her and she took them out Saturday and dh and I just got to relax together for awhile - probably the last time! AND she helped my kids pick out a necklace for me and got it - incredibly thoughtful of her! I got a lot of walking in - for all the good that seems to have done - but you know it helps in the long run as well. Greenville is an even nicer little city than I realized, and we even checked out the children's museum, which was exhausting as well as fun.
I never (well, at least the last two times within my experience!) have any signs of impending labor, no obvious plug loss, no "cleansing" with the bowels, no leaky fluid, none of that, so I'm holding out hope that somehow I'm closer than I think I am even without those sorts of things happening - and both times were the day after my due date. REALLY don't want to wait that long. I really hope the baby is here before dh has to go back to work on the 17th, but I'm not sure I'm willing to do more than walk and eat gobs of pineapple and do the evening primrose oil. I was talking with the girls that worked the admissions desk at the children's museum about castor oil, - one girl said two of her friends used it and had their babies within 24 hours - but I'm just not sure if I want to do that yet... maybe later this week? Guess we'll see how desperate I get. :)
Now I can go catch up with the rest of the threads. :) C'mon Babies!!