I'm with the others who say they're not at all impatient. I was feeling impatient a few weeks ago, but now I think it's really dawning on me that this is all going to happen and I don't quite feel ready yet. I agree with what you said, Kaismum - I'm enjoying having baby inside, it's definitely easier to take care of her/him in there, and I've really gotten used to being pregnant. But at the same time I am really excited to meet my baby, I've been so curious about who I've got growing in there!
I'm also getting lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, so much that sometimes it seems like my belly is just hard most of the day. But they aren't uncomfortable most of the time. I'd like to think that all this warming up means I'll have a short/easy labor, but I know that's no guarantee. Especially since the main difference between BH and labor contractions are that BH aren't actually doing anything to the cervix.
I'll have the birth pool and accessories by this weekend, I need to finish lanolizing some wool stuff (including the blanket that will serve as a waterproof bed pad - I'd better do that today just in case).
I have my blessingway (mother blessing, an alternative to a baby shower) on Friday, I'm really looking forward to it as it will be a great emotional preparation for giving birth and becoming a mother for the first time. We're going to do cool stuff like henna on my belly, birthing blessings/affirmations prayer flags, and a birthing necklace for which I've received beads from friends and family who are overseas, as well as my circle of homebirthing women friends here.
On Saturday DH and I will do my belly cast, unless I decide to wait a bit longer so my belly will be as big as possible (it's not actually that huge yet).
I think the nesting instincts are kicking in because for the first time in a long time I am much more motivated to keep up with dishes and laundry and keeping the house clean. It feels more satisfying than before, so I'm thinking it's hormonally driven.
My mom is coming over from California on the 21st. I'll be 39 weeks by then, I hope that baby waits to make her/his appearance until she gets here, it would be great to have her here for the immediate postpartum period (and I suppose for the birth itself, although I'm not feeling like I really need her to be here for that).