If you are waiting for your little one to arrive do you have any new signs?
Incredible urges to nest, and to rest, despite having had plenty of sleep. BH are way stronger and more constant. Belly's getting a little sore from the workout, in fact.
39+1. I have a couple of days of me-me-me planned! Today, my employer let me off the hook since one of the boys was puking and she understood that I might not want to contract another exhausting illness right before I go into labor. I'm grateful for the day off, and spending it quite luxuriously! (Eating nachos and chocolate, piddling away at laundry and home tasks, and making lists for errands. My mom just called and said that she'll come over and admire my new nest and join me for errands, and I'm stoked since we haven't seen each other at all recently and she's been suuuper stressed with my great-grandmother who she wishes would just die already.) Later I have a prenatal massage (for real! my employer gave me a three-massage series and I am about to use 2/3! i'd never gotten massages before so this is bigbigbig for me) and then a midwife appt and then co-op shopping (yay, veggies, I've missed you) and co-op clean-up duty and then prenatal yoga. Tomorrow, if the boys are feeling better, I'll work; if not, I'll be home again (!!!!) and then I have the so-important chiro appt at night. That was the last thing I "had" to have finished for me to feel ready for birth, so I'm feeling pretty confident that I'll have my ducks in a row - as much as I can, anyway. I can't believe how indulgent this week is/has been for me. I feel totally spoiled. I took a super long, hotter-than-recommended bath last night, with Dr Bronner's and coconut oil and epsom salts and lavender oil, and I feel so rested and at ease. I didn't even wake up to pee last night!
My brother and sister-in-law, on the opposite coast, just had their baby girl on Sunday morning. We had the same exact due date, but their baby grew super quickly and their midwives estimated that she was 9.5 lbs (and all abdomen) at 38 weeks. They panicked, and, not wanting to pop a shoulder or collarbone or worse, scheduled a C-section for what would've been yesterday. She ended up going into labor on Sunday, and had the c/s then - so she's here! She's beautiful, and they're a happy family. I'm so excited they have their baby. I'm not at all jealous - my girl can be second in the cousin race; it's a nice early lesson that life isn't about winning. ;)
My doula-sister is arriving from the Bay Area any minute to stay here and support us for three whole months. I'm over the moon. I called her as soon as I found out I was pregnant, and asked if she'd come out - so she scheduled her last PP-doulaing job to finish two weeks before my due date, so that she'd be able to road trip out with her dog. And she did. Last I heard, she was four hours away at 6 AM. Maybe she'll join me and my momma on errands!