Well, I'm feeling a little more rested today, so it's time to catch up!
ithappened--as I write this, I hope that you are recovering well and feeling peaceful and overjoyed with your new babes! I'm not joking--every time I woke up last night, I thought about you and hoped that things were going well. Can't wait to hear more!
mommamelissa, I totally get the "yikes! I have to buckle down" sentiment. I agree with others who have suggested making meals while you're at the rental place. If you're a crafty person, could you do some kind of project, like knit something or crochet a little blanket? I find that to be soothing. And if you had money, you could hire a cleaning service to come in while you're gone and clean your house! Ha ha! Wouldn't we all love that?!
Ninetales, it seems like a lot of us feel like we're running circles these days. It's good to know we're not alone! For your sake, I hope your little one comes early too.
sallyrae, it sounds like you're in a great place! Keep it up!
LilyTiger--glad everything looks good, and that the birth is not as imminent as you were possibly thinking. Hope you get a lot done in the next two weeks, although spending it reading novels sounds sooo much better than all the administrative work and writing! I know what you mean about some days hardly feeling pregnant at all, and other days feeling so ready to be done.
Tizzy--yay for dropping babies! You sound pretty laid-back about the whole thing, which makes me as a FTM feel a little better! I hope that things work out with the scheduling and your DH getting the time off that you want. I would think that the more kids = the more an extra pair of hands is needed!
lakeruby, I hope your MW appointment went well. I know the nervousness beforehand, but I'm sure that things wouldn't suddenly go really wrong without any warning. Let us know!
NewMumJoy--you're so close! Glad you got to have DH around for an extended time--you deserve to be spoiled! I was freaking out a little bit yesterday because I realized I didn't have a way of contacting DH during the day if I go into labor (he's an electrician in an industrial flour mill with no cell reception inside the building and I don't have any of his coworkers numbers). So I can't imagine how nervous I'd be to have him gone for so many days in a row--take it easy this week so that babe stays put!
rebecca--yay for thoughtful and helpful husbands! I commiserate with the feeling of being behind. I hope you're able to catch up on some sleep, and that things go a little more smoothly this week.
andaluza, it sounds like you have your list under control, even though you're not quite ready to go. So great that you're feeling well though! I've just had the same thing with feeling a heavier pressure lower down in my pelvis--it's a pretty new sensation for me too. Things are happening!
Veritas--I completely sympathize with being bummed having B gone so much. When my DH is gone, I get pretty useless and down too. I already feel resentful that my DH works so many 6-day weeks--I miss having a whole weekend with him! So I can't even imagine how hard it must be to think about B being gone for such long stretches of time, especially once your LO arrives.
KristyDi--I couldn't even handle going through all of that! You sound so calm, even though I'm sure you feel anything but calm. Here's hoping that things fall into place as smoothly as possible. It seems so unfair in so many respects--at the very least, if you'd had some kind of warning, that would have made it a little easier to take. Even then... how horrible! Also, I hope you're able to figure out your birthing situation. I would say to go with your gut about where you feel most comfortable.
justchanti--sounds like things are getting close for you! What kind of pool are you using for the birth?
Sorry if I missed anyone! As I said earlier, I'm feeling a lot better today. DH was helpful last night with doing some rearranging in the living room to make more room. Every little step closer somehow makes me feel better. In general, I feel pretty good physically. I'm definitely slowing down, but still enjoying going for regular 3-mile walks and swimming and biking around town. Sleeping isn't always the easiest, but I'm starting to accept that that's just how it's going to be for the next while.
Over the weekend we picked up a birthing tub from a friend who just had her baby 3 weeks ago. The baby was sleeping when we first got there, but then woke up. When my friend came around the corner with her, it suddenly hit me how tiny they are! I mean, I know newborns are small, but I guess I forgot just how small (and she was born at a healthy 8 lbs). Then DH started crying, and it was just the sweetest moment. As much as I am nervous for the birth, I'm also freaking excited to meet this baby!