Just a quickie, I swear--I had both my weekly chiropractic appointment and my 37w prenatal tonight. My sacrum has been *killing* me (I figured out why I'm so grumpy on Mondays--it's because I've done physical stuff over the weekend that has put me in *pain*...and people in pain are pretty damned pissy, yk?!). Chiro said my glutes (all of them, not just one part of the group, even) are really tight, and it's partly because my pelvis is opened up from last week. She also noted that my belly has grown noticeably in 7 short days. So her opinion is that I won't go 2 1/2 more weeks.
At my prenatal, I measured 38w, but babe is farther down in my pelvis, so she says the growth was probably more than 1/2 cm in the week. She also doesn't think I'm going to last until the 15th, despite that fact that my boys were both 40w (+/- 2 days), saying girls do mature faster. I have had a few other "real" contractions here and there, but sparse and no patterning. (though as I typed that, I got another one tonight, how funny!)
DH is now in a hurry to get *everything* done asap. (Um, where the hell was that attitude for the last two weeks when I wanted shit done?!) So I was sent to Target with gift card in hand tonight to buy a special outfit for Nevie. Got that, made a couple of little girl knee socks into newborn-size (I hope) baby legs, and realized I hadn't gotten any lanolin or breast ice packs, so grabbed those.
(Hm, every time I look at those Lansinoh TheraPearl things, I think I should probably get the gel bead ice packs to use as my crotch-cicles, too...)
The only thing left on my list is a very specific type of sleep nursing bra (in black) that I want to wear for my birth (I have one in a light color that turns transparent when wet, lol). Not only will it make for more palatable pictures--these girls ain't so pretty anymore, lol--but as was pointed out at my shower: When you're leaning over/against the side of the inflatable birth pools, your skin can stick to the plastic. OUCH! Definitely need something up top; I hadn't even considered that, but it's an excellent point! (glad one of my good friends is a busy doula & knows such things)
wow, that was longer than I'd intended. I really need some good sleep--reflux woke me up again last night. :(