MissE -- I swaer I'm either fabulous with life and all it has to offer or for no apparent reason I could cry at the drop of a hat (or toy, or food on the floor, or whatever tragedy is befalling my children)... it's hard. Sorry it's a rough day for you.
amysue -- Wow! I can't imagine a baby at 34 weeks! That's 7-8 weeks sooner than I've ever had a baby ;) Not that you'd choose pre-e, of course! I have no experience with it, so sorry I have nothing more to offer... maybe somebody else will have words of wisdom.
teegan db -- I'm jealous of you being able to eat ;) I still have huge food aversions (never cravings... except two nights ago I REALLY wanted Mexican food so we went to a good local Mexican restaurant and I had cheese enchilladas and they were PERFECTION!!! Probably the first thing I've had in WEEKS that I haven't had to choke down just to try to get some food into this belly). If your body says, "EAT!" then go for it! Building/creating/maintaining/growing a new human requires fuel ;)
ilovejeff -- you sound confident in your decision, and I'm so happy you've found something that will work for you. I hope your tour of the birth center goes well!
goin' green -- so glad you're keeping up on everything with Crossfit and such! I admit, I haven't even been to the gym or thought of anything like that since I got all mopey and discouraged about being told not to run... I need to get over myself and just keep going ;)
Carlin -- Another reason I won't check out the August DDC is because really, this baby is forbidden to come early ;) My dh is being ordained as a deacon within the Catholic church on August 21st... technically, I will be full-term by then (37w3d!)... BUT THAT CAN'T HAPPEN! Yikes! I mean, I guess, technically my midwife *is* licensed in the entire state, but his ordination is in Cheyenne, which happens to be about 4.5 hours from my hometown. And of course, my midwife lives 2.5 hours NORTH of me (and Cheyenne is to the south). That just wouldn't really work. So.... I refuse to even acknowledge that this baby could come in August... and, could even arrive at just about the most inopportune time ever (since this is something dh has been working towards for 5.5 years ;) ). Just a *tiny* bit of stress with that... even though none of my babes have arrived before 41 weeks (and really, the first three were all hospital inductions for going 'late'). So it's completely unlikely, but of course... ugh... those crazy babies have their own timelines and don't get our memos...
afm -- my mom took my four girls to her house after she took us out to pizza for dinner (yes! my prayers were answered! no dinner-prep for me -- or dishes! -- and a bit of peace and quiet!). Today felt like a really rough day for me. My guts felt all sorts of messed up. I'll spare you the details (yes, they're none to pleasant), but I swear I feel like my entire GI tract experienced labor or something as intense and exhausting as it. My guts are just *t.i.r.e.d* now and I feel so wiped out. not sure where the urge to purge them came from, but.. ugh... that better not happen again. Messed up my whole day! So much for catching up on laundry!
and.. instead of catching up on it now, I'm going to sew! I've been making some adorable little baby goodies lately... I need to get things together and plan a bit... to "SWAP" (Sew With A Plan) and actually make sure I have enough sleeping gowns, rompers, outfits, etc... and I need to order some more dye to tie-dye up a bunch of socks and such! I had SO MUCH FUN doing that before dd4 arrived!