Sarah- glad the chiro helped! I find it amazing that the midwife can tell the angle the baby's head was/is at. My midwives are both like, "hmm, I guess that must be the head there... So this lump up here must be the bum?" Which I think is odd, since they're both very experienced. I'm hoping for a well flexed head this time!
Sara- nesting comes in waves for me. I do a lot for a day or two, then nothing for a week, then go through a spurt where I work myself to exhaustion and then it fades. I had a big nesting thing on Saturday, nothing today or yesterday, and I think tomorrow I have to clean something. It's imperative. Or wash/fold clothes again or bake or something!
Marina- yay for GBS negative!
Casmer- migraines, yuck :( I can't empathize at all- I've never had one- but I've seen my sister suffer through a ton of them and they are evil. Hopefully one is all you'll get!
Jen- Sounds really rough! I can't imagine the place you're in right now, but if there is any way at all to cut yourself some slack while you deal with this- I can't imagine guilt over not sleeping on top of everything else that's going on. Also having those fundamental "trust your body" beliefs challenged like this is hard. i'm having a really hard time even dealing with my sister's vasa previa, needed c-section thing. She and her midwife both thought everything was going wonderfully and it turns out that trusting her body to birth normally would have been absolutely the wrong thing to do. Even that is challenging my "my body is wise" philosophy and I'm finding it really difficult. Being in it yourself would be even harder.
FER- don't have it. I have the absolutely uncontrollable urge to push once baby reaches a certain point during labour, but once we hit crowning- nope. I have an urge to push, but I naturally turn into myself so completely that I have complete control. When I feel the crazy urge to just bear down and shoot that baby out then I just think (on some non-thinking level) that it's just energy that needs to dissapate in some other way, so I end up shivering through contractions and giving teeny little pushes to ease the baby out. Any interference during crowning just distracts me from my energy-disappating-shivering thing, and if anyone is telling me what to do I'll feel compelled to listen even if I know it's bad information (like, "just a little push now" when my body says "NO PUSHING!")
As for m'self:
I had a midwife appointment today. Considered cancelling it because of some mixup I had 2 appointments scheduled for this same week, but we moved my Thursday appointment to next Tuesday. GBS negative here, everything looking normal, baby seems healthy. All good. Midwife is joking that by booking my next appointment at 40+2 we're going to have a baby then, since my last two were born on 40+2.
My appetite is screwballed. I don't want anything even moderately good for me. I want poutin, sandwiches with lunch meat on thick, white, squishy bread (mmm, starch). Chocolate. Icecream. 'm indulging some of these (sandwiches, chocolate) but trying to avoid the other ones for now.
This kid is still moving around a LOT when I lay down. It makes it incredibly hard to sleep. Still no labour signs. I'm honestly feeling on the one hand super excited and READY for this baby to be born, but on the other hand totally not ready at all and sort of scared to death of... I don't know. Possibly labour, possibly just the not-knowing how things will go or adding a third baby or who knows what. Also my son and husband are both sick with some horrible snotty/deep chest congestion/headachy sort of cold, so I REALLY don't want this kid to come out while we're sick! I feel fine so far (knock on wood), but I'd like it long past. And I want to go to my daughter's piano recital. And my good friend who was going to come and take pictures for me is in the hospital and just had brain surgery to relieve pressure on her brain (!) and is going to be out of commission for a couple of weeks, if not more. I'd like to be able to help her out, too, if I can.