Wow, so much is happening!
Boots, thinking about you and hope everything goes well! My mom said with me that her water broke and then labor started (she ended up with a cs for reasons unrelated to the labor itself), so hope that it starts soon for you!! So exciting that honey badger will be here soon!
Poppy, I had some weird nightmares earlier this week, too. I know it has to do with my mind anticipating the big changes coming soon. I keep meaning to listen to some meditation/relaxation before bed, but always just end up working until I'm too tired and that probably doesn't ease my mind.
Ruby, sorry about no more walking, but swimming sounds excellent! Hope you had a good doc visit.
Penny, what great news that you are doing better! So happy for you!
MamaChickadee, sounds like things are moving along for you. No mucus or anything here and I'm ahead of you...I am obsessed with women's gymnastics! Having so much fun watching and also keeping myself from looking up any results until I can see them on tv.
Veritas, what an amazing story about the hike. I'm managing near 4 miles most days (but definitely not in flip flops), and I can imagine how beautiful it must have been! One of my first adventures with dh was less than a month after we met we ended up stranded on the side of a small mountain and had to slide down goat trails to safety. I really thought we might not make it, but it definitely made a memorable trip even more memorable. We were in el Chorro, Málaga (dh's maternal grandparents' home) and hiked on this trail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmDhRvvs5Xw (13 years ago, so it was in somewhat better shape then). I was less frightened on the caminito (in the video) than sliding down the goat trails, honestly.
LeAnn, I definitely had the strong emotions right around where you are in the pregnancy. They passed, though and I'm feeling calmer now. I hope your plans work out about laboring away from the hospital as long as possible. That's my plan! About the lead paint...our house was built in the 60s and most of it is renovated or well and freshly painted, without chips, but in our br we have some peeling paint around the baseboards which is concerning me, too. It's a top layer of paint that is peeling only, so I think it's recent and not chipping underlayers, but we are going to get a test kit. So I don't have experience, just some similar worries. Are you thinking of getting a professional in to test?
Sarah, so exciting that everything is prepped for your birth and baby is in a great position!
Eleuthia, great news about being able to relax a bit with your sister before the birth. I hope the stone resolves itself and you get a break before labor.
NewMum, I have the feeling I'm going to be more like you, waiting for baby after (possible) due date. I don't even notice bh, so who knows...I have heard that membrane sweeps can be effective at jump-starting things. I'm sure you'll get lots of good advice from experienced ladies here!
Sally, sorry about the disappointing gbs results.
Lily, those contractions sound like something is happening! I hope our sister meets the baby when she's in town! Great news about the book. What a relief!
Tizzy, sorry about the whooping cough scare. This is on my mind a lot lately and I hope it turns out that your family does not get sick at all.
Whew! Hope I got everyone :)
AFM, had my 38w 3 day appointment today and she checked my cervix. Said it's soft but not open, which I knew since I have had no contractions. But he's lower, still head down, and seems to be facing the back, which is good, since he had been glued to the right side for so long!
My first bp reading was alarming, but she did it again and it was better and then said something about needing to get another wrist cuff, so now I don't trust any of the readings I get there! At least the 2nd reading was not bad. But my weight was a little lower, I think since my body seems to be clearing itself out somewhat. Just more waiting and working here.
I think I'll start drinking more RRL tea. Dr said lots of sex, and dh had a big grin, although he told me that he felt really lightheaded when she was doing the cervical check (I think because I had been stressed about it and told him she was going to force her fingers into my cervix, which totally didn't happen!) Let's see what kind of labor coach he ends up being!?