Maybe you have answered this before, but I forget...
Where are you having this baby? How do you envision labor going? What are you looking forward to about it? Any fears about it?
This will be my first home birth, and I am very excited! DS2 and DS3 were born in a Birth Center with midwives, a very pro-natural birth center actually. My first was in a hospital. All of my labors and deliveries have been pain med free, and with DS2 I had pitocin because they were scared of my spilling protein into my urine from pre-e. That was by far the worst labor I had ever had. But, I learned a lot from it, and when I went into labor with DS3, the overseeing doctor (of my midwives) again wanted to do mag and pit, I told him "No way! You are giving me 24 hours to have this baby, if I can't do it, than we'll do it your way." He said okay, and that I would have to sign something that said I was going against medical advice... blah blah blah. I had Peyton 3.5 hours later! And it was the most beautiful birth, he was born under water, the midwife didn't grab him right off and he literally swam across the tub! It was incredible.
I am nervous that this baby is going to be early. My birthday is March 10th, and I am so hoping she will share my birthday. My mom and sister share a birthday and they go have birthday spa days together and I want to share that with my daughter. So I am pretty sure she will be a week or even two early! I was two weeks early and Jason was one week early, so it would make sense that she will do it too, of course also because I want her to be late, she won't.
I think this labor is going to be fast, especially given my last was only 3.5 hours, and I really only had about two hours of non active labor, the easy peasy contractions that you walk, talk and laugh through. I am very strange (like you Jodie!) in that I love being in labor! I love the high from it, and the whole process is just mind blowing to me, so I am not fearful of anything, I think I've just about experianced it all in the last 3 births, so I am prepared for anything my body wants to throw at me. That being said, I know this is going to be the most incredible birth yet. I am fully prepared, and I know what I have to do!
I am looking forward to the whole process! From the begining to the end, it's an amazing thing our bodies do, and love allowing my body to do whatever it needs to and just going with the flow... I can't believe I am already feeling birthy, but I am!!
Drive safe!! I just wanted to chime in that our birthdays are very close (I'm the 13th) and I'm not sure whether or not I want baby to be early... It would be really cool to share a birthday! Especially if it was a girl (spa days sound great!!) But my dad's birthday is on the 27th (or so, not 100% sure) and it would be nice for him to share his birthday with his first grandbaby. He already shares his birthday with his sister (4 years younger.)
This current situation is far more than I ever dreamed I would have. I had given up on relationships, and was settled into the thinking that I was going to be single (and I was fine with that idea too!) If you're wondering about our future, and when we'll get married... It's not going to happen! DP would love to marry me, he's even told me that "someday I'm going to marry you!". But I have absolutely no desire to get married, none whats so ever! I have been married twice, my first marriage was less than a year and than my second was eight years. So I feel as though I've been there and done that, and no thanks! We are perfect just the way we are, and not that I honestly believe getting married would change that, I just know that a lot of people tend to get lazy once they're married. And we still try, we both are always trying to be sexy and cool, and making the other happy by doing little things... It seems that tends to get forgotten by married couples (not all! That's not what I mean). So no wedding for us, I love our life and the way we love each other already, I don't need to marry him to prove it.