Zub - So sorry to hear that you are having early labour worries. I'll bet bedrest will really help, as hard as it will be going from being a runner to resting. I also have a friend who had very early frequent labour pains with her wee one. She never ended up dilating and is at 40 weeks this week, I'll be thinking 40 week thoughts for you!
Pregnova - All those places that fell through really were a sign! This is great for you, nothing better than being able to breath easy about labour plans!
Vegan - great news about the mold situation! Hope you can get some sleep on that futon :)
Under - your doula sounds great! I'm really happy with ours too, but it sounds like you guys have a really great connection, I'm happy that this means a homebirth for you too!
Micro - epsom salt baths sound great, good way to get in the magnesium for sure. I totally see why you would be bummed about going back to work so soon. It's so hard to balance work/finances and spending quality time with our kids - there is never an easy way, and we feel guilty no matter what we choose it seems.
Silly - I'm 30 weeks now too - and now panicking that I'm still avoiding doing anything to prepare - ha ha! I'm glad that it wasn't morning sickness making a return!
Aurora - I love the name Aspen! Congrat's on your girl :) You have little ones that like to come early, does this mean that you'll be packing and preparing soon? I'm trying to get motivated to get things ready early in case I'm huge and uncomfortable at the end.
Joy - that sounds really stressful to have to worry about. Fingers crossed that everything stays in range for as long as possible!
AFM: I'm still feeling pretty good most days. My body gives me some big slaps in the head when I try to just be "normal" me: extra BH or something starts to ache etc. I forget that I can't just go and go all day. My hip pain is still my biggest complain at night. No pillow configuration or stretches work b/c it's the hip pressed into our too firm mattress. I'm sleeping on top of a soft blanket and pillow right now and it's helping a little. I really need to buy a big piece of foam to sleep on top of, but I'm not crazy about how toxic that would be, so I'll have to make this work.
I'm still getting out for walks every day, but my bladder has just reduced in size again, so I may have to start just doing laps around our place so I can duck in to pee!
I got the baby hat knitted - it looks so small! Compared to DS's big head I'm having a hard time imagining how tiny this guys little head will be :)
Check-ups with the midwives are fine, all is well. I wish I had a really great connection with them, but I don't. I like them, I feel comfortable with them, I trust them - I just don't feel that excited about them, is that weird? Nothing that I'm wanting to change or anything, maybe I'm just too picky. I love our doula and feel really great with her and I have a close friend that has offered to help out during labour as much as she can which will be really nice - I'm really liking the idea of being surrounded by women actually - I feel like women are meant to be supporting eachother during birth and it gives me a sense of calm about things. (coming from a c-sec with a male OB last time)
I won't be going back to work myself after baby, but do have more schooling to finish - I'm anxious to get it finished, but will play things be ear with the baby.
At what point are people starting to pack hospital bags? I know sometimes even homebirthers pack a bag just in case, so I thought I'd ask. I overpacked last time and need to write out a more practical list. Maybe we should start a new thread to share anything we found helpful...