Happy new week all! We're having flooding type rain here, so I'm skipping class and snuggling with the toddler. But, by the end of the day I have to tell the whole family that I'm touched out and they all need to leave me alone. Seriously, at that point I want to come out of my skin if anyone needs physical affection, it's awful!
Sego, sounds like things are moving right along for you mama! Did you find a good stevia pumpkin pie recipe? Are you also gf? I have a girlfriend who is a gluten free cookbook writer if you want to email her, she is amazingly resourceful and her blog has many of her recipes: www.thedailydietribe.com. I felt awful about mentioning those cookies "in front" of you. How is your blood sugar these days? Sounds like you won't have to be checking it much longer :)
TM-Those comments are the worst! With my first I finally stopped talking to people. Stopped answering the phone etc, it was just miserable to hear everyone's input and to have them downplay on my excitement because I was a new mama. It was very difficult, I feel your pain. You have every right to be excited, because your body is definitely revving up! Regardless of when the baby comes, you can be excited knowing that your body and the baby getting prepared, that's wonderful!
It sounds like I'm in good company with the physical/emotional space issues, discomfort pretty much all of the time, hormonal rages/tears, feeling so pregnant but also knowing there is a ways to go. I want to cherish these last few weeks, and of course I still have so much to do, but I am so ready for this to be over and to have our sweet babe to hold in my arms (not directly in my pelvis, which feels like its splitting apart). I'm chugging along with the strong BH contrax, sometimes painful contrax, sometimes time-able sometimes not increase with activity train. Lost a little mucus, have a low backache, want to clean everything, baby is low but still moving quite a bit etc. This could go on for 4 more days or 4 more weeks with my history, so I'm just trying to spend a little time every day to meditate and connect with the baby.
My in-laws are going out of town for Thanksgiving and the rest of the weekend, and they are supposed to take care of the other kids while this babe is born, so I hope we make it through Sunday. We also finally found a doula! I made a connection with a new friend who knows basically the whole natural birth community in Seattle, and she connected us with a no fee doula. We met her yesterday and she is wonderful. DH, DD1, and DD2 loved her as well, so I took that as a sign that she is the one for us.