Crazy Dreams: I've had my fair share of those! Last week I had one where I was running outside to move out of the area where a bomb was about to hit! It was so vivid and so strange. Then two nights ago I had a dream I was being chased by the government but that everything was a zombie wasteland so I had zombies to contend with as well. The scariest part though is that my daughter fell and got knocked unconscious somehow, it was a relief to wake up from that dream and to see that she was fine.
Birth Books: I haven't read any yet this pregnancy! LOL. But this past week I have finally been hit by the pelvic pain..it really just started in the last few days. I suppose it means things are loosening up and getting ready for the baby to drop and to be born. So I've been doing a lot of laying down since sitting is so uncomfortable, not only does the pelvis hurt but I have more BH in a sitting position than laying down or standing. I would like to reread Birthing from Within, and since i keep hearing such good things I want to read Ina Mays Guide to Childbirth as well.
GBS: My next appointment on Aug 28th (and from then on its every week). I'll get the standard blood draw to check iron levels and she said she would do the GBS test but that its something I can decline if I'd like to. I've never had GBS so I'm thinking I will go ahead and decline this time.
So I may be crazy, but I've decided to go back to home schooling my kids. I actually thought about it all summer and finally decided. They went to public school for the first time last year. Even though they did fine academically, my son didn't actually progress in any way, shape or form - except he learned how to sit in the classroom without being disruptive which was difficult for him in the beginning lol. Both my kids are way ahead in their comprehension/reading skills and I feel that they will progress much faster at home and be a lot less bored. My daughter had a wonderful kindergarten teacher though who was Waldorf trained even. My DD actually enjoyed it. So i was surprised when she began begging very early in the summer, along with her brother, to home school instead of go back to this public charter school we had them in for a year. Since I will be home with baby Benji for quite some time, I finally decided I would go ahead and begin home schooling again. I always told my kids I was open to home schooling again. But my daughter has informed me she wants to go to a regular high school someday so she can be a cheerleader, lol. My MIL and BIL responded very very negatively when they found out we would be home schooling again - telling me how hard it would be with a baby, how hard it is since my kids are different ages, blah blah blah. MIL has a daughter that home schools: she homeschools a daughter with ADHD and another daughter with Aspergers! But apparently I shouldn't be homeschooling and I'm totally making a mistake because it will be impossible to get back into this charter school (there's a waiting list) if "things don't work out". They also said how hard it is now and if they fail state testing at the end of the year they will have to go back public school anyway. This is totally not true and I explained to them how that part works and that I'd done just fine with my DS from K-2nd and he ended up way ahead (and bored) in his 3rd grade public school class. Blah. Anyway. It's easy for this kind of convo with my MIL to go south, and I've learned to take the high road and just thank her heartily for her input It's not like I don't know the challenges of home school and I know having a baby and home schooling two older ones won't be a piece of cake but can't I just get some support? Okay, vent over.
*Sigh*. I have so much to do and the BH and the pelvic pain are kicking my butt right now. I am continuing to nest in shifts. Nest, rest, nest, rest, nest, rest. LOL.