Day! Woohoo! Hoping for you that she's broken all your records she intends to break!
BHappy, I haven't heard of expressing colostrum in advance either. I actually had a nightmare REALLY early in this pg where I had my little dude but had somehow forgotten to nurse him for 3 days post partum - he was just fine, but I was flipping out about his little intestines not getting the colostrum! Lol... so grateful he was still in my belly when I woke up. BUT... I couldn't express diddly at this point! I'm always amazed to hear that some mamas have colostrum and or milk before the baby arrives - I never have, not even a little bit!
L&K & Evergreen, for all my talk with how "easy" labor was with my son, the back labor with my dd still has me freaked out - I will occasionally have twinges that give me flashbacks to that and I was sort of surprised at how nervous they made me. I keep telling myself that having a tub will be the key to helping me cope if things go that way. I hope I'm right!! I was also really blessed to have relatively quick labors - I have NO idea how so many of you (Day!!) have made it through long labors, with or without pain meds!! I really don't think I could've gone much longer with my dd.
Gwendolyn, I hope you were able to get some rest and relief from your legs driving you crazy! Vent all you want! :)
Mija y Mijo, Thanks for the well wishing with the move - I'm trying to dissuade dh from taking on a fairly major remodeling project for a couple of months even as I type. The man is a maniac when I least expect it or have the patience for it!
Can I just say how comforting it is to hear other mothers of two wondering what on earth our bodies are doing as well? Lol... it just seems like we'd know by now, doesn't it? But with everyone telling me (us?) constantly that third babies are the 'wildcard births' it's hard for me to take anything that feels 'normal' seriously, yk? The number of contractions - that I'm sure are BHs - that I have to stop and think about & occasionally breathe through, stop walking or find something to support me through, increase every day, so that's encouraging but they don't follow any kind of pattern or keep me awake. Really, based on past experience I think I've had all the bloody show I'm going to have. When my mom had me (I'm her third) her water broke first and then she had the shortest, fastest labor of any of us, which for me would be so different than both of my current two who lasted the same 7.25 hours, with my water not breaking until seconds before they crowned (that *pop* made me laugh! nice champagne cork effect!) and the idea of laboring without the cushion of the bag of waters kind of freaks me out! I was somewhat reassured to read that some of you really didn't feel like there was much difference either way!
Day, it's been around 3 hours (I think) since your last post! Thinking of you!!