Sorry I didn't catch up with you ladies in the last few days. Things are busy busy busy for us all!
Totally agree with mrsandmrs from last thread about baby stuff. I was grossly overstocked with things I didn't need. I returned or sold most of it and that turned out to be a fun thing to do and get out of the house.
I'm not caught up here because we are in full on car buying drama. We were stupid and went to a dealership at NIGHT to look at the car thinking I'd be gone in the AM. My DH was gungho about it and me not wanting to sit around at home stressing about the mess said sure lets go look at it!!! This last week had been particularly bad with my aweful cold, DHs aloofness, the HOT weather and DDs little attitude to boot I'd just had it and thought WHY NOT?
Bad idea. For one, a 3yo at a dealership? Baaaaad idea. For another, we were rushed into the whole thing because it was late and the dealership was closing. Brought the car home to find some weird problems (think its been in an unreported accident, some strange electrical weirdness) so my DH is really upset and wants to back out of the deal. So do I but not because I don't like the car but because it turned out to be $50 over our max budget. Thinking about the fact that I won't be working soon is scary. Apparently this dealership has a guarantee that I read about which allows returns! I'm amazed by that and hope they will just honor it and not charge us for "restocking" because they decided not to disclose the issues. Pretty shady. Glad we went with a big dealership tho.
We got SO MUCH done today my DH is awesome. We painted ikea furniture with DD (bright pink lol!), cleared out space for the birth tub and did the dishes! I also insisted on Mexican food tonight so I could try their homemade tamales. I bought a dozen that we get to scarf after the baby is born. So happy that I've starting the process of filling my freezer and tamales? What a prefect food for long term freezing and easy eating.
About labor-- I guess I need to xpost this on our labor thread but while I'm here-- were you HB mamas OK with having chux on your main bed? Would it be smart to have a "recovery" bed set up in the nursery (have a twin there instead of crib) and use that to recover? My mattress was around 2k and I would die if I got blood/fluid all over it. I am protecting it with a cover and will put chux too of course but thought hrmm-- maybe sleeping in the girls/nursery room for the first couple nights would be better? I'd also like to labor there since DD is still sleeping in our room and I wouldn't want to wake her if I am laboring at night.
My sister is annoyed that I want DD nearby. She lives 40 mins south (like everyone else in our family!) and thinks DD shouldn't be around for the birth at all. My theory on this is that my sis doesn't want to be around for the birth because HB freaks her out. Totally makes sense considering the girl was birthed at home about 15 miles from me and the midwife I have worked with my moms midwife! Can you feel my eyes rolling? But hey-- she's my helper and DD does very well with her. She's the only person whose ever been able to rock her down for naps. She's great at respecting my wishes and has helped us IMMENSELY over the last 3 years. I appreciate all she's doing especially since my EDD is 2 days from her 2nd year anniversary! They normally take a trip somewhere and can't this year. Any thoughts on this? Maybe I need to just hand her the reins and get over it.