i love babies puny and huge! can't wait to see some more of ours arrive!! I have no idea what to expect from our LO size-wise. I was 8 lbs 11 ounces, DH was 11 lbs!! And he is a lean, somewhat tall/average guy.
ColoradoMama, so glad to hear that everything's fine.
Hyde, roast chicken sounds delish.
Mamalove, 37 weeks! That's fantastic!
Funny that girls names are such a common problem! We used family names so it was a pretty quick decision for us: Lillian Celeste if this lil one is a girl. But I will be shocked (and so delighted) if this baby pops out and it's a girl! She'll have a lot of little boy's clothing :) Love Raven and Lucy. Would be nice names for sisters too.
Dh and I cleaned, organized, and then rearranged furniture tonight - our place looks spic n span :) I've taken about three naps today - so nice. DH has been chatty about his reading in the Birth Partner, and he packed his bag for the birthing center today. <3 I made a big pot of split pea soup for dinner and I've got a batch of that NY Times no-knead bread bubbling on the counter, should be ready tomorrow afternoon. We've got mellow 'Yo La Tengo' playing and have cracked a bottle of red. (Just a sip for me ;) The weather was cool and rainy today (YAY!!) so we took the pooch for a long walk in the forest, so she's relaxed and sleeping belly up on the rug, even the cat is just chilling. Every window open and a downright chilly breeze is coming through the house. Life is sweet.
Last night was just off and I slept badly, had hard BH every hour or so, got up so. many. times. to pee. It's only these last couple days that these BH are actually getting uncomfortable enough to kind of ache. Then I've just been having them on and off all day - sometimes totally painless, sometimes achey. Walking today my belly was tight the entire time, and cramping, but up high and all over. Nothing that feels at all like timeable, rhythmical contractions. I can see how people get over having early labor signs for a long time, because this wasn't so bad last night (I've read plenty of accounts here on MDC of much, much worse), but still I felt tired and kind of over it this morning. Been getting that jolt down my inner thighs and booty throughout the day, my whole vagina area just feels a little tender, almost as if it were lightly bruised, and now my hips set into a nice steady ache once I get into bed - so I guess what I'm trying to say is: I'm 9 months pregnant! haha. My 38 week appt is on Tuesday, I'm looking forward to it. Our midwife is kind of shy but she opens up more each time and I'm really liking her.