Lynn - Maybe your feeling nauseous is prelabor? We can hope, right? I'm right there with you on the internal checks. I didn't have any with DD, but I asked for one at my last appointment because of the prodromal labor I'd been having. She said I was at 3.5cm, but only about 60% effaced. I'm so tempted to ask for another to see if my cervix is getting softer, but I think you're right about being disappointed by the results.
Tamera - If you don't mind me asking, are you cosleeping? Augustus is such a sweet little guy, and it's wonderful that you're sleeping so well!
Jenna - I've found that midwives are more than happy to do an internal check if you ask them, they just generally won't bring it up. I was a little nervous about asking, too, but my midwives are all about the love. I don't think they would ever act in a way that made me feel judged and I'm sure that yours are the same.
Earth Mama - I'm so sorry you had to get dental work! And it sounds like you're being really understanding of your DD, which is good. I have noticed that my DD has been coping a lot more attitude than usual lately, and I'm sure that the impending birth is part of it. The other part may be the fact that she's almost 5, haha.
Kyla - I am so with you! I've been pretty uncomfortable and I just feel like I'm dragging so much of the time. Last night I was thinking about how much easier it is to take care of him while he's still inside, though. So I guess there are benefits, but yeah, totally ready to be on the other side.
AFM - Thinking of Jessica today! I'm sure we'll be hearing good news about precious Olivia's birth soon. And definitely hoping to hear some good news from Italiamom, too Love to both mamas and their families.
Thank you to all the mamas with kind words about DF's work situation. They had some jobs come in and so it does look like he'll getting some steadier pay for the time being, but that still depends on him being there so he won't be able to spend much time off work when DS is born. Which is okay, I guess. I hope he'll be able to take the two days at the birth center. Both of my parents live nearby and plan on helping, so that will be nice.
Last night DF stayed at work late. When he got home I told him how two of the mamas I "know" best from the DDC were in labor and that I was kind of sad, not because I was jealous, but because I was going to miss their company. You know, like when you're waiting in a reaaaally long line and you make friends with the people in the line near you, and then they get called and you are just waiting by yourself. Anyhow, he started lecturing me about how I wasn't even due yet, that I had two weeks left (excuse me, 12 days is NOT two weeks) until my due date and that I was just being impatient . I could. not. believe it. It made me feel even more alone, not to mention totally pissed off .