Hi ladies! I'm way behind again!
Oki - that sounds like a really stressful situation for you. I would definitely go with the back up plan, no need for post partum stress like that, thing will be stressful enough!
Sorry I'm not going to do personals for everyone - I don't want to forget anyone and you guys have had a lot going on! The end is near and bringing the good and the interesting with our bodies for sure :)
I'm so excited about all you full-term ladies and everyone feeling lot's early action too! I wonder who will be our second DDC baby??
I'm really happy that our bed-rest mama's made it too - Chrisa and Zub right? That must be a huge relief!
I'm even more excited that I'm not that far along yet - just at 35 weeks...b/c I'm still not ready yet! I'm really excited to meet this little guy, but I have so many non-baby related things going on, that I'm only getting things together in bits and pieces, and the house is not organized yet...ugh! Also I really need to get more food in the freezer (I have one meal too!) otherwise we'll starve - DH is totally not going to be any help with cooking....
I'm feeling generally good most days over here. Every now and then I just feel awful, but the not sleeping is usually the culprit. In desperation I went to the home store to get a nice piece of foam to sleep on, and couldn't even stand in the section long enough to look at all the options - those things stink!!! Man are they ever toxic - they even come with a little note, saying the smell was "normal" and not harmful and just needs some airing out time.....uh, no thanks, I'll suffer through the hip pain instead. I've settled into a routine where I sleep sitting up, proped up by pillows for part of the night and that helps - I at least can sleep for a couple of hours like that. I"m a little worried that now this little guy likes to hang out posterior though - I have to be more concious of positions during the rest of the day.
I'm actually having way less BH than I did with DS. I used to get like 8 and hour sometimes with him from very early on. This time they are way more related to hydration and full bladder. We'll see what happens when I start the RRL next week (our midwives ask us to wait until 36 weeks b/c it's too stimulating for some)
I'm starting to feel like I'm totally unprepared for labour. I didn't labour with DS at all, so this is all new for me which is good and bad. I haven't taken a particular birthing method to heart, and kind of want to go with the flow - is that crazy? i do prenatal yoga which is great for breath work and body control, and I've read lot's of positive birth stories (I have Ina May's book) I have a very experienced doula, and I think I know what I want for pain management (TENS unit) should I be "practicing" anything? I know we're all different, I'm just having some last minute wondering about if I've forgotten to do something important to prepare - ha ha!
I can't believe our group will have some babies really soon - I hope this last stretch is good for everyone :)