Zebrachick, this is the longest you've ever gone, right?
Annaka, I can't believe you and your DH have finished all of your projects--that's impressive! We still haven't done everything we've wanted to get done, and I'm due in 12 days. :P
mamabeakley, that $4 date sounds really nice, actually! While the boys were at a birthday party Friday night, DH and I went grocery shopping and to Five Guys to get me some fries, lol. It was a nice time, too--just hanging out without stressing about the kids or anything else. :)
Alaskanne, what a thoughtful colleague to take you shopping with her. (YIKES to 3 degrees...I cringe at 30 degrees, despite living in the midwest, lol)
sego, I hope your day chilled out and people got their stuff together. I'm sorry it was so crappy and stressful. I would have totally lost my shit. (but I'm not a particularly patient person, either...) Glad you got to have a wonderful mama blessing, though!
purposeful, my DH has requested babe come Friday, too. That would be fine with me--I'd be right about 39w, anyway--but we'll see. My prodromal labor pretty much ended, too...weird that I had it at all, and even weirder once I did have it to have it disappear. I'm only due in 12 days, but feel like yours and mine (and sego's too!) have all kind of been somewhat sync'd.
lilac, I'm getting about the same amount of sleep and for the same freaking reasons. :( I wish I could nap, but then I'd just stay up later, I'm sure.
lulu, sorry you're in a funk. Hopefully you'll wake up tomorrow to either labor or a renewed sense of patience. ;)
AFM, I'm 38+2, and if I hadn't had prodromal labor off/on for a week, I'd be fine waiting...but since I had it and put my head in a space where I feel like I'm going to have this baby "early," it's hard to backpedal and be content with 40w, yk? (My boys were both within 2 days of their EDDs.) DH and I have stockpiled food and snacks for birth/babymoon, and are in waiting mode now. OH, we did get a new-to-us van over the weekend--a 2011 Honda Odyssey. The middle row not only has LATCH in all THREE seats, but it has this awesome feature where you can slide out the outer seats to make for SAFE, comfy 3-across carseat configurations. It will even fit our convertible carseat alongside my boys' seats! We'll still use the bucket for winter, though--I don't imagine a baby would be likely to stay asleep when placed against a freezing cold seat, yk? (I will be the crazy woman with the carseat *and* baby in a wrap/sling whenever we go to the store or something, lol.) We just have a couple Solstice gifts to finish getting and then we're all set--we got a nice bike for DS1 tonight from a guy whose hobby is fixing them up and selling on craigslist, and we have him on notice to find/fix one for DS2, also, since both boys seriously outgrew their bikes this year and use them all the time despite looking way uncomfortable riding them. DS1 just needs PJs and slippers, and IDK what to get DS2 to make things "even." ugh.