38 weeks today... sometimes I already feel past due. I was up all night Saturday with cramps and pains. I was on the verge of making the "this is it" phone calls, but I wasn't really ready. I drank a beer that night and that slowed things enough I could get a little rest. In the morning I took a bath and sipped tea while my friend made breakfast and hung out with DS. That really helped and things have been relatively mellow here since. I think I feel more mentally prepared now and would be ready if I had another night like that. Yesterday and today my tummy has been all bloated (other than the usual ginormous baby in your belly 'bloated', although at this point I can't believe I have any room for bloating), and I have been gassy and uncomfortable. I don't even feel like this is my body right now... I have a crazy miner trying to tunnel out of my side as I sit here, then when I stand up there is a lead weight thumping and dropping in my pelvis, I think my dear sweet unborn child is as confounded and upset about the gas as I am because he seems to be battling with some sort of weapon he has fashioned in there, I figured out how to oragami myself last night so that I could cut my toenails only to lose feeling in my hip and not be able to walk without a limp for a bit afterward... I feel like I am living in the body of someone else, or maybe several someones all at once! Okay, thanks for letting me rant ladies!