WCM - Sorry to hear things are rough right now. Hopefully you are about to rest and relax some at home and things will pick up again when you are feeling better.
MonkeyKeeper - sounds like you have been hard at work getting everything ready - doesn't it feel good to cross so many things off the to-do list?? I totally agree about the unreliability of u/s this late in the game. I have to go for growth every 2 weeks and they have so much trouble getting measurements cause the babies are just so crowded at this point. I can't see how it's accurate at all.
Ava'sMama - your blessing sounds so nice! And then a sweet date with your DH? Doesn't get any better than that! We are giving our older girls each a doll from the new babies. Ours are younger than yours though, only 19 months.
judy - Hope you have a good trip and baby stays put! At least we know you'll look awesome rocking one of your fab maternity dresses :)
Jend - when is your next appointment? It could be just your body getting ready but I would be anxious too if I was having regular contractions this early on.
worldshakers - Sounds so nice to get to spend some quality time alone with DH before the new baby arrives. I'm glad you're able to enjoy it!
Maman - I hope things start happening for you soon!
beans - I know what you mean about back to school. I'm really going to miss my big guy when he starts back to school, I loved seeing him around so much this summer.
MIssE - Hope the karate presentation went well! I'm a little jealous that you feel so great but glad things are going well :)
help - We upgraded to a kingsize when I was pregnant with the girls and it was the BEST. THING. EVER. For the better part of the last year we have had a king size on the floor next to a queen size and it comfortably sleeps everyone, even my 11 year old on the odd occasion he likes to hang out there too. But the king size alone gave enough space for me, DH, and two babies and was totally worth it.
AFM, I have to share some great news! I am so pumped about my new OB :) He is awesome! He is, of course, one of 10 OB's on call so there's no guarantee that he will be the one there when I deliver BUT he says he is fine with me having both babies in an L&D room instead of the OR, no IV (just a hep lock, in case), no epidural, can birth standing up, squatting, or on my side...and he is fine with a breech Baby B as long as Baby A is head down. SO wonderful! I can't begin to tell you how much better this makes me feel about going to the hospital.
And, believe it or not, on the phone last night my midwife brought up doing a stretch and sweep at my next appointment (!!) for no apparent reason. I'm only 36 weeks! This is the second time she has brought up induction. So I told her that I would like to wait and see where we're at then, and as long as babies are doing well, I don't see any reason to rush them out.
When talking with the OB today he asked my thoughts on induction and I told him and he said he would be perfectly fine going to 40 weeks! I am so so glad he is not one of those doctors to intervene just for the sake of doing *something*. He actually seems more easygoing than my midwife....wasn't expecting that!
Anyways, just had to share cause I'm so happy to be with an OB that is so awesome :)