I'm sorry about your dog, ClumsySugarPlum. That's very sad. But I'm glad your baby looks fine, and as someone who has reason to be concerned about a too-big baby, I'm even a little envious.
writermama12 - I know how you feel about thinking "how bad would it be, really?" I also wonder - and I'm going to ask my midwife, I just keep forgetting - if it's possible to do something like swabbing your vagina just prior to a c-section (or better yet, stuffing the suction thingy up there) and then using that to clean the baby's nose and throat. I'm sure that would give an OB collywobbles and heebiejeebies, but it might produce better outcomes, health-wise. AAaaaannd maybe questions like that are why I'm pretty sure medical school and me would not get along!
I'm actually feeling pretty good at the moment. I've slept ok the last couple nights and have minimal pubic bone pain etc. But, I'm having a really hard time not eating horrible things. I've been craving sugar like crazy and while we don't have enough junk in the house to make it a real problem, I did make myself a white bread sandwich for lunch yesterday and today I bought myself a chocolate bar when I went to the grocery store. And this morning I had a pain au chocolate with my coffee, but I justified that one due to the high fat content, the fact it was very dark, very good chocolate, and I ate it with a breve latte which is mostly cream. (Aaaand this would be why I'm not a dietician...) The really bad thing is, this HELPS. I've been having a lot of stress over an issue with DH and extra sugar is how I normally deal with stress and it works, dammit. I'm cheerful again, I'm not bursting into tears as soon as I drop DD off at school in the mornings and I feel like I can cope with it. (This is something that's an issue for me now, but won't be after the baby arrives for some time; DH has a bunch of stuff he needs to deal with and it's NOT a good time to dump this on him as well - I just need to get through the next month and a half and then we can deal with the issue with no pressure. BUT it is something we need to deal with, and there is a possibility that the issue will (eventually) seriously jeopardize our relationship. But now is not the time to figure that out. I need to be patient, and I am not so good at patient.) I think I need professional help - some tools to help me manage my stress in a way that isn't going to adversely affect my baby or my health. Things like long walks and relaxing baths and whatnot are a little counterproductive because they just let me spend more time thinking and my brain goes places it shouldn't. Being busy helps, but I can't work at the moment and I have zero motivation for anything beyond basic housekeeping... really, what I want is a series of never-ending coffee dates with friends, but that might be a bit much to ask for. Today was good because in addition to the extra sugar I went for a walk with a friend and had a good chat. I think I just need to be more proactive with my social life too.