spughy, yay for babies that are the size you want 'em! And for pancakes in the freezer. I haven't done that in a long time...
eternalw, yeah, you have plenty of time, until suddenly you don't! I'm finding myself trying to figure out how I can fit in everything I wanted to do before the baby gets here this weekend, just in case, after being caught off guard by sudden contractions last night. I think I just have to be okay with whatever gets done, does, and whatever doesn't, doesn't!
Chapsie, Seattle's not a "scheduled birth" sort of place, as far as I can tell, and I *still* am careful who I talk about having a homebirth too. Most people seem to be able to run with it, but it's definitely still not common!
scruffy, I'm glad you had a fun birthday, and super happy the doggie's fine!
SamSarah, I got really warm and flushed last night, but it seemed totally related to having regular contractions. I think I might have had an occasional random one (hot flash) over the last few weeks, though.
maydaymom - yikes! I would totally have freaked out if I saw something like that too! I've never had something like that happen, but I'm thinking of you, and sending you good healing vibes.
LightForest, my midwives have said basically no chores for at least the first week or two. And I'm pretty sure they say that because it really does help with healing. Take care of yourself!
As for me, my brother just left after his little visit. It was so nice to see him, and it was a good mellow visit, interrupted by the several hours yesterday of "ohmigod is the baby coming?" He rolled with it all quite well. He was even willing to change his plane ticket home if the baby came, so that he could help out for a few days! But, no baby. Too bad he doesn't live closer than a plane flight! Him being here *did* get me out to go on a good walk all three days, which was good for me, and can be hard for me to get up the motivation for when it's just me. I do feel ready for a nap, now, but I think that's more a result of only getting about 6 real hours of sleep last night. Hopefully things will be calmer tonight.