It is MAY!!!!
Weeks/Days along: 39 today
Appointments:had one yesterday to check baby's position again (this little guy really doesn't want to be head down and engaged. He prefers to slip in and out of awkward positions). He is head down, posterior, and not engaged which is actually a good sign because i don't want him to engage until he turns. I've been avoiding the chiro simply because I've never been to one before and the sound of DH just cracking his back when he stretches is like nails on a chalk board to me...but.... I think it is time especially after reading about Sarah's success with it. I will make an appointment for Friday because that is the earliest one I can get. Oh, and I'm 2.5-3 cm dilated. I figured if she was already checking the position, I might as well have her check my cervix because I certainly can't reach it!
Symptoms: nesty nesty!
Food: still drinking coconut la croix constantly and also nibbling on coconut cookie thins from trader joes as well. So, I guess coconut is my craving of the week!
Exercise: walking. a little. like from the couch to the bathroom when I have to pee.
Body changes and other milestones: new stretchmarks! RRRR! And of course a huge belly and thighs to go with them.
Thoughts: I actually feel great!!! I bought a maternity bathing suit and went to the pool for the first time on Sunday. My other children were born in winter and I had never been swimming while pregnant and WOW it felt AMAZING. I have a decent amount of energy these days. I am feeling nesty and have the energy to get through one little project per day. Today I tackled the linen closet and got my blankets, sheets, and cloth diapers all organized. I might miss this giant belly a little bit! It is strange but this last couple weeks has been the greatest as far as feeling energetic and good. As much as I'm enjoying these last few weeks - I am READY to meet my little baby boy!
Re: Pushing through the ring of fire -- I pushed (uncontrollably!) straight through and DS2 shot out into my husband's arms and I needed a few stitches. This time I am going to try and breathe him gently into the world...we'll see how that goes - ha!
Sarah - Sending you May 4th baby vibes! Friday would be an excellent day for you to have your sweet baby girl.
onemore - I need a pedicure so bad! My feet look terrible. Fortunately I can't see them most of the time :-)
jynx, you've had to deal with so much this pregnancy. I can certainly see why you are just done!!! Wishing you a peaceful, quick, delivery...soon!!