40+2 here as well and was not expecting to still be prego. I'm really not a fan of people always saying "so, no baby?" Of course there's no baby.....if there was you wouldn't be talking to me right now! I haven't had a lot of Braxton Hicks, but the ones that I do have a fairly intense and are very low and feel like things opening. Last week I was almost 2cm open. Maybe I'll skip all the early labor stuff and go straight into active. Here's to hoping. Yesterday we went to the fair here and there were many, many pregnant ladies around. I ended up talking to one that isn't due for another month and she was surprised to hear that I was due the other day. Apparently, I don't look overly pregnant.
Wishing all the other overdue mommas a very happy, blessed week!
40w2d here, and Im more than ready...well I think I am. I don't seem to care about all the little details anymore. maybe by babe #6 this is how it is. I wash a big load of towels to have in my birth supplies, and then they are gone the next day, only to be found on the kids' bedroom floors....I give up! I need a lock...on every thing. tomorrow school starts! maybe that's what I need to have this baby, just 6 hours of somewhat quiet...(2 year old stays with me of course)...but the lack of sibling fighting will be a slice of heaven. I need to go grocery shopping today, I thought last week was the last "big grocery trip" I would have to make pre-baby...but nope! any suggestions for easy healthy foods to buy...Im out of ideas.
healthy food...if ya figure this out let me know! I made 2 lasagnas and 2 mac and cheese casseroles to freeze before I realized that the last thing I need after the birth is a ton starch and dairy products. DUH. So yesterday I made a big fat pot of lentil soup. Now at least I have that in the freezer. I bought some frozen fruit for smoothies but do I really want to be running a blender with a newborn on me? Probably not. One thing I did with my last baby was have a bunch of real cranberry juice (no cocktail) on hand and every time I nursed I had a tall glass of ice and filled it with half water half cranberry. Great for the GU system after birth. I also have a bunch of oatmeal on hand to lend for easy bowel activity after birth. No one wants to be constipated after pushing out a baby. LOL!
I also hear you on the towels. It makes me crazy. Not to mention its two flights of stairs to the washer/dryer and my pelvis screams at me when Im walking down them no matter carrying laundry. Seriously, Im happy they are bathing, but easy on the towels kids! :-)