italiamom- do you know of the west burnside chiropractic clinic? they are at 2nd and west burnside, and have appointments open for all. it is super easy to get in asap. on thursdays i see an intern named chris, but i like him because he is very mellow and just had a baby---he was adjusting his wife all through her pregnancy. they also charge based on income, but don't require proof of income. i know you have insurance, but it sounds like your insurance doesn't offer much in the way of chiro coverage. this is where i am going, and i have taken some doula clients there as well. it is a really secret and yet amazing resource. i want your poor hips to get some relief!! i know how much i was dreading labor whilst feeling such physical limitations, but things have seemed to shift in a better direction for me, hip and pelvis wise.
hooray for packages of baby things!!! my 15 year old nephew is visiting, and brought sweet baby presents from my sis. including things i had passed to her after my girls for her girls....i had forgotten them, but i loved them, and now they've made it back!! and baby socks!! something i didn;t want to have to buy for whatever odd reason.
for all the mamas having labor psych outs...i feel like i keep getting tricked, too. i will get several rounds of pretty serious contractions over the course of a few hour spread, and then....nada. i think things happen that shift my energy, like having to be sharper with the kids, etc. but i have had some crazy nesting urges, and have gotten major things crossed off of my list! things i had even felt okay with not happening..... and now they are done!! yes! i have had three very similar labors, so i don't know why i would expect this one to go differently, aside from the fact that babe has thrown me for a few loops already. my previous babes were at 41w8d, 41w7d, and surro baby at 41w 5 days. with each of them i woke up in the night with contractions, going bcak to bed as long as i could until i had to really rock and concentrate through them. my mucus plugs? all lost in active labor. so really, i feel like my body has a pretty set pattern, and yet i still get duped! maybe i feel extra tricky because i did have an odd cycle, so my ovulation could have been at a different time. regardless, i know baby will make their grand entrance soon, and i am so tingling thinking about meeting my new little babe.
and in less exciting news, our family just can't keep the germs away....little guy that we babysit brought a stomach bug over, which woke my older girl in the middle of the night, alternating between puking and pooping. poor babe. she is still in and out of sleep, even puking up water and ginger ale. again, once i thought i had all the laundry set to go. no chance. bleh. hope my girlie feels better.