mamabeakley, oh my word. I am in love with your coat. It looks so incredible! Major kudos to you, lady. :) Your little one will be so snug and cozy in there!
sego, keep us updated with the heart stuff. I'm really glad your BP is normal, but I hope that you can get to the root of the racing pulse (and that it's something simple). Have you tried the CALM supplement? I don't know if it's much related, but our Bradley instructor gave out samples and mentioned it was great for stress, etc. Obviously the heart thing isn't caused by stress, but it might help.
purposefuldoula, glad to hear things are getting worked out a bit with your mom. I love my mom like crazy, but I can't imagine her living with me for that long before birth! I'm sure it will be nice to have the extra set of hands, though, and hopefully she can respect the fact that she is helping you and will be the best help if she's living in your household and not trying to make it "hers."
stegenrae, oh no! I hope this is just a passing thing. Chicken and broccoli is definitely a good protein boost, and hopefully that's all you need. Keep us updated -- I wish we were all closer so we could come help you out! In response to your previous post, how sweet that you might have a little shower! Definitely enjoy it and don't let it stress you out. :) It's nice that you got to be at a shower with lots of hand me downs, I think that's awesome. We've gotten a number of bags of clothing and it's been really wonderful. Most of them look like they were barely worn (and they probably weren't), and to me that's almost better than new, because I know that we're reusing and helping save money (both for us and the giver).
esp, so glad your class went well! I bet it was awesome to share with other VBAC-ers who are in the same place you are. And I know exactly what you mean about DH bonding with you/baby. I felt the same way during our Bradley classes. Obviously we're thinking about baby stuff a ton, so it's nice when DH is doing the same (and being sweet about it).
Today I got to navigate the crazy maze of Medicaid/WIC. Now that I'm not working, we qualify, and they will cover the cost of our home birth (which is a huuuuge blessing). It took a super long time and felt a bit like an obstacle course, but now it's all done. I had to try not to laugh when I met with the nutritionist (a requirement for WIC). All of the government-mandated healthy eating rules are so ridiculous. So much sugar and modified food, even in their "whole foods" pyramid. Oh, and I have to get a special note from my midwife in order to get vouchers for whole milk (instead of 1 or 2%). Because, you know, heaven forbid we drink milk that's close to its actual original form.
Tomorrow is my 33 week appointment and I'm super excited. Not just because the appointment will be fun, but because my friend/midwife has a huge bag of maternity clothes to give me (she had her baby two weeks ago). I'm really starting to run low on things that fit, so this will be really nice.
Guys, now that it's November, it's getting real. Not gonna lie, it's a little strange to think that I don't know if our son will be born in 2012 or 2013. Either way, it will be here so very soon, and there is still so much to do! Here's hoping that we all get wonderful bursts of productive energy during these pre-Thanksgiving weeks!