It's so interesting to hear about everyone's labor lengths, birth date timing, etc. Isn't it crazy how different we all are? It really makes me laugh to think that people feel like a due date is some sort of actual benchmark of when things are supposed to happen.
It just struck me the other day that we won't be moved in to our temporary condo until I'm 36 weeks! We'll be in a vacation rental for December and January, which I'm really glad about, especially because it means we can have a home birth. But if he decides to come before then, things will definitely be...um....crazy. I've talked to my midwife about using a local birth center as a backup, but if it's before 36 weeks, I don't know if I'll have to go to the hospital or what. Just praying he decides that 38 or 39 weeks would be a good time to come. :) I do plan on washing all of his little things around 34 weeks, although reading about some of these super-earlies makes me think I should start now, lol! I really can't believe we're at 31 weeks!
darkblue, sorry to hear you've had to deal with such craziness, but at the same time hopefully you're starting to move past having to deal with so many difficult emotions. I think it's completely reasonable to feel some relief, and you shouldn't feel guilty about how you feel, no matter what it is. Those are your emotions and you should experience them as they are. I hope that closing this chapter will mean that your birth will bring new life to you in so many ways! Sending you lots of light and regrowth as well!
Kel, love your new profile pic! Did you make that dress? So sweet!
Harmony, I hope your aches and pains start to feel better! It's such a bummer that you're hurting so much. Hopefully just a followup visit or two will straighten you out and eliminate some of the pain.
Ouch! Baby boy just decided that kicking me in the ribs would be fun. He moves around so much lately, and sometimes it downright takes my breath away!