I'm procrastinating on cleaning out the supply closet *shudder*, so I thought I'd start this week's chat thread :)
Things are humming along here. Nursery and crucial things are done. Now it's just further organizing, cleaning, cooking. We installed the car seat yesterday, it was a hysterical the two of us rolling around in the backseat sweating and cursing trying to get it tight. The instructions were terrible - at one point my usually super patient DH started shaking the seat to simulate an accident and it was flying all over (not enough to damage it of course), and he was saying, oh yeah the baby would be fine - I had tears rolling down my cheeks with laughter. It's snug now so that's good.
DH finally opened up about work stress and lack of friends in our area - we talked for a long time and had a really nice weekend together after that. I think he just doesn't like to burden me with his problems, but MAN it's a lot easier to get along with him once he's vented them and is feeling himself again. He made a massive triple batch of his fantastic spaghetti ragu and portioned it out for the freezer. Just thaw and add to hot pasta, it's enough for 12 meals (for two) and is my favorite food on the planet. It's a long, slow bubbly cook, so he even got up in the middle of the night to check on it. swooon.
Have been riding bikes down to the lake for a swim at least 2-3 times/week and I am LOVING IT. I read this whole article about how swimming breast stroke gets the baby into a great, low position so it's nice to do something that feels great and is great for the baby.
We have a bit of a problem with our dog's kennel, I posted it in pets forum here in case anyone would like to chime in.
My GBS test is on the 14th, I've added Vit C, more probiotics, and a daily application of milk kefir to my lady parts to push for a good result. Thanks for the feedback on the perineal massage, I'm taking it super easy and keeping it short.
Hope you all have a great week.