i went baby clothes shopping yesterday after i went to show my cousin the baby clothes & realized i did not have enough warm clothes & cloth diapers! i spent this morning washing & folding baby clothes & diapers...i thought maybe it would induce some uterine action, but no such luck. my last was born at 42 weeks & 1 day. that's about now..... i have had isolated contractions & bloody show these past two days.
my cousin, who came up to help me with my minions while i birthed this one has run out of vacation time! she is headed back home today. maybe that will put me into labor? while she was here i realized exactly how UNhelpful the dad is. when a person can't pause his video game to help his 42 week pregnant wife carry some laundry....sigh.... i figure i will put him on kid duty when the time comes & labor without him. i can't imagine feeling supported by him right now & i recently read a study that unhelpful dads can actually stall a labor.
my midwife is not pressuring me at all & is giving me kudos for being patient as well as staying super hydrated & keeping track of baby movements (she is still very active--i don't know how she has the room to move as much as she does!!) of course, i'm familiar with the routine by now!
now i am off to the chiropractor for my weekly adjustment. i just announce myself by saying, "i'm still pregnant!" whenever i see anyone. i keep thinking i should be carrying a sign or something.
well, holy cow, it can't be much longer now!?! right???