melany, thank you for the computer armoire idea - something like that might be a really good idea, so that the computer could be downstairs, but all the mess covered up easily when needed.
ClumsySugarPlum, good luck with all the class preps! I'm sorry about your dog news - it sounds like he really has been part of the family for a long time now. He's lucky you gave him such a good life.
beautifulnm, yikes! I hope your body quiets things down for you. I do know a mama who went into early labor at 32(?) weeks, and went to the hospital and got whatever they can do to halt labor, and it totally quieted down and she had no more worries until 38 weeks, when she gave birth to a very healthy baby girl at home. I hope you don't end up needing intervention of some sort, but just wanted to share this positive story of someone who went through that!
maydaymom, that's definitely a crazy dream, but what a sweet gesture to get from your mother in the dream. I'm sure if she was able to be attentive to you in real life, that she would be there for you.
cabbitdancer, melany, jodieanne, I hope you can find positive outlooks again!
chapsie, I too love our due date club. It's such a good support community!
jodieanne, I've never used ACV for heartburn, but I've been loving my papaya enzymes while pregnant, and they seem to take care of both heartburn and bloating feelings...
As for me, I had a midwife appointment a few days ago, and I was measuring exactly right for my due date. But even more exciting, the baby was in an "easy position to palpate," so she showed me how to feel what part was the back, which the bottom, which the head, and where the feet were. SO so so very cool. It was also nice to find out that based on how the baby was oriented, and where I normally feel the strongest kicks, that the baby seems to be hanging out head down! Nice work, baby!
I can't remember if I said before, but I'm also starting to get some nesting urges. I am not a big decorator, but I do seem to be getting the side of nesting that involves purging stuff and organizing and cleaning. And somehow in the process I'm finding I'm less attached to keeping things that I "might use someday," so that's a big help! Just send it all off somewhere! And my husband is doing a good job of helping with things. We negotiated a to-do list where I can add things to it throughout the week, and he can either do them during the week or not (while I'm doing a bunch of stuff), but he commits to getting them done by the end of each weekend, and gets a fresh list for the following week. I try to do the larger part of most tasks (since I'm not working), but this way I don't feel like I'm having to do everything, and I can pass off the parts that are more difficult for me to do, or at least little discrete things that he can handle. We've only done it this week so far, but it seems to be working well!