bears and lena, so glad your dh's are home... mine leaves for four nights on wednesday and i'm not thrilled about it... but if i'm really feeling funky, he'd stay home. so i'm gonna try and suck it up so he can go have a good time... and when he gets back, i'm gonna be the queen!
bears, your weeble comment made me laugh! i was im'ing with a friend the other day, saying i felt like a weeble... later i said the darned cat kept trying to trip me on the stairs, and she said, "don't fall down, or you'll be a disgrace to weebles everywhere."
jl, listen to that little voice! try not to do too much, but i bet your instincts are right on. let your mom do most of it, stay hydrated, try not to get overwhelmed, and don't overdo it! we're all nestin' fools now...
i woke up around fivish with some really low, menstrually cramps. i had a b/h cont. when i went to the bathroom, and the cramps down low really helped make that b/h a challenge! got back to sleep ok, but i just felt all stretched out and achey way down there. i think the kid is just settling lower and lower, and those ligaments and muscles are getting tired of holding him/her up. i don't think we're going anywhere with this right now, but it does feel like i'm another step closer to meeting this little one! 38 weeks today...
got some deals on closeout stuff at target yesterday... some receiving blankets marked down half price, all cotton. oddly, i couldn't find any flannel-backed tableclothes (you know the kind... waterproof but soft on one side... they're to protect the floor when i put the tub down indoors). but my old standby, ebay, came to the rescue!
the kelty backpack was delivered on saturday... it's spectacular! (we had an rei gift card from our wedding last year that we hadn't used... dh said go for it!). i can't believe how much nicer it is than the tough traveller stallion i had for my dd and ds about 13 years ago. i've been out of the loop so long! they've been improving all sorts of things... can't wait to see the carseat, that's probably gonna knock me over too!
now all i need to find is two diaper tables (one for upstairs, one for down) and a glider rocker that will fit my ample behind.
dd came back from boston last night, and ds2 comes back from CA today. ds1 is in CA until next tuesday, then i'll have all my kidlets back. oh man, how i've missed them! but it's also been nice cleaning the house and having it stay neat for more than one hour...
take care, all you magnificent mamas!