I usually end up checking in the bath because there's less risk of infection there. Last pregnancy, I was thrilled to find the cervical os a good 3-4cm before labor began. Figured things would go fast, since I had gone from 6-baby in 17 minutes the last time. Then labor started, stalled, and I finally let my MW check what was going on because I couldn't really reach the os anymore. I was only 3, after all that work, because what I had been feeling was the *external* os (which doesn't really matter) instead of digging around for internal. Bah.
So at least this time I know, as the external os has been dilated the whole pregnancy (typical for multips), that it's perfectly meaningless. And it's too early to risk stirring things up looking further, besides that it's pretty clearly NOT going anywhere now. It was pretty cool to feel the difference the next day in my DD's labor, though. I definitely figured out what an fully open cervix felt like vs. only the external os!
34 weeks today! Yay! Eek!
Dratted sinus problems are back AGAIN. My MW said I am surely sorely depleted of zinc (which has kicked it twice now) and need to keep taking it even after I feel better. But it can make me sick if I don't eat with it, and remembering any two things together is a little much for my brain.
But I'm going to take more now and hopefully sleep better than last night. I still feel dehydrated after drinking a TON all day just because I was mouth-breathing all night. Blah.
I am finding random things around the house that I need for birth. Like I turned off my DS's bedroom light last night, and found the fish net at his door (unused except as a toy
), so I grabbed that for the birth. In my bathroom today, I noticed a brand new box from Earth Mama Angel Baby. It's Mama Bottom Balm, which is sooooo good!! Saved another $8 right there (and that's off of my co-op pricing; it's a lot more in stores!)! So much more to do, but things are coming along - finally!
Edelweiss, so glad you're hanging on! Did you find any natural twin pregnancy resources? Looks like Naturally Parenting Twins (I think I linked their site for you once) has a FB page, too. I'm wondering if they'd have any holistically-minded ideas for you? https://www.facebook.com/NaturallyParentingTwins
Here's to many milestones being met before two healthy boys are born!
Calladonna, LOL on BMs and babies. Totally TMI, yes, but the other day I was having similar concerns. And being pestered by my 2yo all the while. "No, baby, I canNOT hold you at the moment!"
Crunchy, this one is still moving a ton, too. Staying head down, thankfully, but even my MW was having trouble finding position because all we could feel was a lot of back! I'm hoping baby settles in to LOA pretty soon and stays put. I get kicks all over the place at any given time, though, so I know there's lots of change all the time.
Jill, glad your BBQ went well! My DH would always insist on enormous productions, too. Wannabe chef.
I'm glad your DH didn't ask too much of you!
marci, I am soooo right there with you!! And it was sudden for me, too. But not quick to go away.
skycheat, ack! Stomach viruses are my worst nightmare these days.
Glad your DH has been helpful! And yay for cloth pads! SO MUCH BETTER!! I can't imagine using paper and plastic ever again.
GIS, glad it went well! I can also not imagine camping at this stage, nor at this date! But being in the south makes a huge difference. Glad you had air mattresses - that would be a must for me!