Hoping everything is going well for Kewpie.
I am not holding up well. My pelvis has decided to go on strike. I can barely walk or do much of anything. My mom was in and drove me up to the mall to get some wool. Normally I have to walk since we don't have a car & I was worried it was too far for me now. Boy, was I right. Even with the ride, just walking around the store was enough to have everything seized up when I got up to pee that night. Then yesterday I made cookies, got into the crawl space to find the rest of the newborn diapers (and found yet another box of newborn clothes, I swear I have enough clothes for triplets at least) and swept the cat litter from the last people who lived here which was under my washing machine & dryer (before they got shoved back when we got a new water heater). I was in tears my pelvis hurt so much. So, I guess I'm officially useless until after the baby comes now.
Dh is getting antsy about having everything done. He went out and got a pump yesterday to drain the pool & tried to get a faucet adaptor for the hose, but was told they didn't have one. Checked on-line last night and that store has THREE of them, all in stock. Needless to say he is annoyed with the sales person who told him they didn't carry them, since he'll have to walk all the way back up there to get one.
I'm going to hang some sheets in the basement, hopefully today, to try to make my birthing space a little nicer & more peaceful. If I can figure out how, I might put up a few pretty posters on them, too. Dh bought a bunch of tea lights & some really pretty holders for them, so we'll get those set up, put blankets down for under the pool & do a test fill. I'm also going to try to sort things out so that I can easily manage everything by myself in case labour goes really fast or I just don't feel like having anyone else around. I just really need to find the cable to charge the video camera. Fingers crossed we find it today!
Baby is still floating. No surprise to me, I don't think I've ever had a baby engage before labour. It's so funny watching my bump moving, though. If I stand for awhile, the big bulge that I'm sure is the baby's bum moves way down, near my belly button, but after I've been sitting awhile, it's back up near my ribs.
Got a henna kit yesterday and we already had rigid wrap, so now we just need to find a good time to do a belly case & henna my belly. Think I'm going to let the kids do some of the henna stuff. Won't be beautiful like having a professional do it, but it will be special.