I had a midwife appointment yesterday. She could barely catch the baby's heartbeat because he was moving so much. I figured that was reason enough not to worry about the baby's heartbeat! No check, no anything, so it was pretty short and sweet. I'm praying I don't have to go back next week. But, no signs of anything, so who knows.
As for weight gain, I've gained at least 50 lbs, but I do that every time. My mom, who was 105 lbs and very petite while having kids, would gain up to 70 lbs with each of her pregnancies (and she was pregnant 10 times - 7 live births), so I come by it honestly. She was always able to nurse it off though, and so far I've been able to do the same. I sure would like to do it faster than the last two times though. After babies are born we need to start a support thread for weight loss, for sure. I've got no idea how, but I want it off by the end of summer.
We pulled out the birth pool last night and blew it up. I ended up getting the Aquaborn, and it's nice. It almost seems a little too tall, but I didn't fill it with water, so I'm not sure if that will make a difference. I won't know how much I love it until I'm in labour, but it seems to be great. I was hoping that with it blown up and the final plans made my body would go into labour last night, but obviously, no luck. Instead I just didn't sleep all night with my two boys crawling all over me. I know I need to get them out of my bed (they start in their own room each night), but every night when they come in I am overcome with this feeling that it may be one of the last times I can snug with them all night long, so I welcome them in - and then get no sleep because of it.
My SPD seems to be getting better lately. I don't know why, but while I'm still sore, I'm definitely not crying every night over it. I'm glad, because I was really worried about going through labour with that sort of pain. I had a few Cranio treatments, so maybe that helped, or maybe it's just timing.
Here's to a few more announcements coming up for those of you with "real" signs (not just the imagined ones that I'm getting.)