I'd always heard that our immune systems were supposed to be lower, because of what storygirl said, about not fighting off the developing fetus. And yet, I feel like I've done a really good job of not getting sick often this year. On the other hand, I've been far less stressed this year than last (being pregnant is easier than finishing a dissertation!), and I think that makes a huge difference for me!
Spughy, you're right, that's totally unfair! I will do my best to have a dream where I bake you oatmeal raisin cookies. That wouldn't be such a bad dream! (I have no idea what wine gums are) I'm now remembering that JodieAnne showed up in one of my dreams recently too, but I can't remember why. She didn't seem to be involved with food. I feel like I've just been dreaming a mile a minute recently!
Chapsie, that was a *totally* justified reason to lose it, especially at this point in the proecess. My midwives were adamant that the hose needed to be BRAND NEW, and drinking water quality. You really don't want to be introducing years-old yard bacteria into that tub! That said, my husband, who really does try but isn't very handy, first walked in with some sort of black accordion style sewage pump hose or something, which kind of boggled my mind. He said, "I knew it wasn't supposed to be a garden hose..." I can laugh about it now, but I was pretty taken aback at the time! I managed to be gentle with him, since it was early on, but there wasn't any way to get it even close to fitting onto our sink or shower (it wasn't even threaded!). I eventually sent him back to return it and ordered a hose online. Anyway, I am sympathetic to your plight, and hopefully he can step it up and get the right adapter and check that the hose connects to the faucet and do anything else needed to make sure your tub will work!
My midwife appointment yesterday went great. Baby had turned around, so now its bum is on the side where the feet were, and the feet are on the other side, and it's SO very weird to be kicked in a different spot now, since it had been kicking me in the same spot for a couple months! Still happily head down, and seems pretty comfortable there. Midwife estimates the baby's size at about 7-7.5 lbs right now, so about where it should be. Though it did make me think - time to have the baby soon!
My husband and I decided that since we never went off anywhere to have a couple days of just us before the baby came, that we will take this evening and part of tomorrow to do a little staycation at home. Planning to go out for a sushi dinner, play some games, go for a walk, etc. Simple, but I think it will be a really good thing. I'm looking forward to it.
But right now, heading off to a session at my yoga studio, which is taking pictures of people doing yoga today to put up on their website! Get to do some yoga and have some food, and then get comped a free class. Woohoo!