Wow, so much stuff going on! We are all obviously FAR too busy to have babies.
Granola - on your behalf. That sucks with the custody over your DSD. But I'm glad things are nearing a close for you.
Raingardenmama - I hope you are able to work things out and stay home with your baby as much as you can.
Writermama, I hope the zoloft does good things for you. Being depressed at this stage of things is just a bad idea. Take your comfort where you can.
Lightforest - it's hard to function as normal. Make that impossible! Do what you must but slack off on whatever you can. Pizza for dinner is a good thing. How old is your LO? Old enough to pour cereal? A week of nothing but cereal isn't going to kill her. Or your DH for that matter. I am ordinarily a big traditional foods/everything from scratch kinda person but I'm not ashamed to admit there's a box of cereal in the cupboard and frozen waffles in my freezer now. And I don't know what your finances are like, but honestly, the $50 I spent on housecleaning the other day was worth it three times over. It's not just about having someone else do your work, it's about how much more relaxed and happy you feel when it's DONE.
chocolatechip - your dream means that your subconscious totally SUCKS at understanding how time works. I had a bizarro dream last night where I had a baby - a girl, but that wasn't important - and she could talk, and I just couldn't get over how convenient it was that I had this baby who could actually *tell* me what she wanted. Mostly it was "I'm hungry" and then I was able to tell her how to nurse more effectively. LOL. Control freak much?
AFM I had the busiest day EVER today and here it is 9 pm and I'm not even a complete basket case. This morning I had to pick up a box of chicken from the butcher, then I had a chiro appointment, then I rushed home to bag and freeze the chicken, throw dinner in the crock pot and take the dog out for a quick pee, then I had to accompany DD's class on a field trip (ok that was just fun, and I didn't have to, but I wanted to because field trips are JUST as fun now I'm a grownup as they were when I was a kid) then I had to pick up some tea and goodies, come home, finish dinner, sort out the kitchen, have the rest of the strata council over for a meeting, serve & eat dinner, and then our doula came over for our final meeting before stuff happens. She just left, DD had another weird little barfing incident, I stuck her in bed and I am finally done for the day. I think the chiropractor did some good - I am nowhere near as sore as I usually am after a day like that. And I am tired - but it's only just hitting now.
Oh, and I had a text AND an e-mail today from two separate people asking me if I'd had my baby yet. Really? I'm only 38 weeks.
Tomorrow is less hectic but my sister is arriving. I am totally going to take advantage of her fully functional self and make her walk my dog for a few days. But I suspect I will also be chauffeuring her around a lot. Thursday is unfortunately looking a lot like today, but on Friday I get to have a haircut and I'm looking forward to that. Then on the weekend I'm going to schedule the baby in, because it would just be really convenient. I'll do a Buko and make up a little countdown, that seems to work really well.