Lilykay, I was wondering about you!! I kept checking to see if you'd had your baby yet, but congrats on early labour!! If you like Jane Austen, I would recommend one of her books. I just finished re-reading pride and predjudice, and am now re-reading persuasion. I am also trying to get my hands on a copy of death comes to pemberley by pd james.
Party was good last night; my shoe strap popped as I walked in, but luckily we w ere planning on leaving afte dinner anyway. We are not party animals, lol. And DH's chair cracked when he sat on it...I think we both need a diet!!! Food was yummy and it was nice to eat dinner while its hot and without little people!! But I was feeling lots of "down there" pressure all day yesterday, and then lower back pain in waves by the evening. Everytime I cough/sneeze, I feel like I'm sitting on a water balloon I am happy that was our only actual xmas party, except for our family dinner, which we'll have December 14th, and will be pretty low key.
I did my GBS swab on Thursday, so we'll see what the results are. My midwife was not keen on automatic abx, she said we'll see how labour goes and decide if its necessary then. In my experience, my water doesn't break until near pushing, and they don't do cervical checks, so I'm not too concerned either way. I would probably do some hibiclens or garlic before labour and maybe ask them to re-check closer to the birth.