Oh. Yeah. Daily updates. I suppose that makes sense . . .
Caly: I also like this thread more than the DDC for socializing - I like my DDC, but it's too big and busy - right now I am so far behind on congratulating the birth announcements that I'm sure I'll never catch up. Oh well, I'm guessing that they'll all be happy enough enjoying their babies to not notice too much! I also really like the continuity that we get here, from TTC through to babies. It makes me feel more connected to the continuum of human life or something. (Wow, that sounds hokey, but that's really how I feel).
Livingsky: That's a great idea! I hope you aren't planning to get out too many of the books from the library, because right now I have nearly all of the CAPPA certification reading list checked out on interlibrary loan, from all over the province. They have multiple copies of some of them, though! Anyway, I really like this idea, and it will be kind of cool if we're both doing it at once - we can help each other stay motivated and swap ideas! There's a group of doulas that work together out of Saskatoon, right? Are you thinking of working with them or independently? I have to do independent, I assume, since there's not a single doula within a two-hour drive of here (or at least, none that I could find). I'm not sure which I would prefer if I had the choice, though. How exciting!
Tank: I know what you mean about flipping over very slowly - I had NO IDEA how hard it would be to do a simple task like roll over in bed. I'm with you on being happy with whatever it takes to get baby here, but I have to admit that my quickly declining comfort is adding to my impatience to meet this little one! And apparently my MIL was worried when my DH was born and thought something to the effect of, "Well, looks aren't everything, I'm sure he'll have other great qualities . . ." which is funny, because now he's really very attractive. Like, a friend in college wanted to make sure that I knew how lucky I was to have such a hot boyfriend, and not because she thought I was ugly, either. He's just really hot. So even if baby comes out looking less-than-lovely, even if that's in his/her loving mother's opinion, it doesn't mean that they won't get cute soon enough. Interestingly, I had a dream last night that someone showed me a really ugly baby and I wanted them to think that I thought it was cute, but I just couldn't lie. So I told them how he seemed really strong instead. Anyway, this is apparently also on my mind. And it really helps to have a supportive partner at this point. My husband is also being wonderful, accepting without question that if I say I can't do something, it's because I really can't, and if I don't want to make supper he just does it no questions asked, and if I look like I want a nap he encourages me to get one. It makes me feel better that he doesn't think I'm overreacting at all to my discomfort - he doesn't think I'm just a wimp or anything. This is a relief, because sometimes I feel like one even though I know how I'm feeling is real.
Rosie: I can't help but wonder if this is an autocorrect - you "secant" the request for Jacob pictures? That cracked me up . . . it makes me think you've been working too hard on something mathematical. And yes, please remember to eat! I've had a few slightly faint episodes, but nothing quite that severe.
Birdie: I'm guessing that one small advantage to bedrest is that you can always find the time to do your self-hypnosis practice - I'm having a hard time remembering to do it every day. And yes, you're getting so close now. Yay! I hope your baby is ready at just the right time and your bp stays good until then! Also, that's one strong baby, I don't think I've actually HEARD any of the kicks over here. Crazy!
AFM: Not much goin' on in baby-land. I'm getting less comfortable really quickly, my hips are certainly looser than they used to be . . . so maybe those are signs of progress. And crampiness, but nothing serious or even vaguely regular. I'll do my best to remember to post here before we leave for the hospital, so you'll have some warning, but I can't guarantee that I'll remember or have time of course.
My husband burned down the old chicken coop today (it didn't really have any salvageable bits, it was a complete joke of a building) and it went up a little better than we expected. I guess he had a few tense moments when the flames were licking the roof of the new chicken coop, 20 feet away. It wasn't windy ALL day until he lit it. It scorched the fascia board along that edge of the roof pretty badly, but it didn't burn down the roof on our brand-new straw bale chicken coop, so that's good. Neither of us had even imagined that it would make such an inferno. I was inside, blissfully unaware.
That was our excitement for the day!