hyde -- so sorry about the cold. They're miserable in even the best of conditions, but hugely pregnant is just the worst. I hope it passes quickly for you!!
Monkey Keeper -- Not sleeping makes e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. miserable. Seriously. The sun could be shining and it will feel like it's just beating into your eyes and causing more of a headache -- just because you've had no sleep. This baby #5 in my belly thinks nighttime is the best time for busting some sweet moves. While movements are always reassuring and welcome, I sure wish this baby would get the memo that late at night while I'm trying to sleep really isn't the most ideal time for all this. ... Plus, my dh snores. Right after he falls asleep in 0.7 seconds -- sometimes before his head hits the pillow I swear. And? He hears nothing. Ever. *I* get the joy of getting up with any kids that wake up (most often it's dd4) because I'm the only one who hears them. I sleep so lightly that I wake to everything -- that is, if I can even GET to sleep.
Ava's Mama -- that's interesting about the probiotics. I really think I've been more regular this pregnancy than even while NOT pregnant -- that is, until about a week or so ago. I have no idea what changed, but even with taking my Floradix AND taking the CalMag at night, I've been so uncomfortably stopped up (and gassy... ugh!) this week. It's irritating, annoying, and a pain!
asher21 -- I'd really be irritated (and so upset!) if my midwife kept mentioning my weight. You're eating well and clearly your body just needs to gain weight. I've known plenty of other women in my DDCs that simply seem to gain a LOT of weight in pregnancy, but then lose it it afterwards because it's just what their bodies do. If you need more weight to grow big, strong, babies, then go for it, I say!
Carlin -- that sounds quite frightening. I'm glad you called 911 even if it didn't quite play out the way it was intended. You still did the right thing and I applaud you for doing so. Sorry you didn't get any sleep though... and I really hope you got a good nap in!!
re: massage of the pereneum -- Never done it. Never really felt the need to... and yeah, I admit that I'm happy with the info that it might not do much good anyway ;)
AFM -- I'm exhausted -- mentally and physically. Drove 1.5 hours south for a baby shower for a cousin and his wife for their first child -- a son -- due in November. Had a great time, but it was over THREE HOURS LONG! And then we had some shopping to do before coming home (did I mention it was just my four girls and I?!), then had to grab some dinner before heading home and didn't get home until nearly 8 p.m. ... And this morning I had to pick up our produce co-op basket at 7 a.m., then hit the Farmer's Market, then there was the county fair parade.. and ... our whole day was shot!! And with the driving and already being tired (not much sleep last night and no nap!)... ugh... overtired headache from hell.
But... it's bedtime. Thank goodness. Girls are restless though, so off I do...