37 wks 5 days
msrog, I'm glad all went well at your appointment! Especially the pre eclampsia, what a relief.
caroline, you must be super organized to pull everything together for a big party for your dh. Ugh! I would feel accomplished for baking a cake... and then I would eat most of it.
Lazuli, I agree with having your friend come to protect you -- unless your hubby is very, very good at standing up to his mom and mil at the same time!
Anna, can you send me some of those good sleep vibes? Please?
Jen, the renovations are coming along. Not super fast, but things are happening. Dh was supposed to leave for the scout camp today, but he managed to find someone to cover for him. It turned out well, actually, because it was the father of one of the boys, the dad really wanted to go, but he didn't have a vehicle and the other ones going were full. He'll be driving our car and taking dh's place. It's a good thing we're planning a homebirth! And dh has the next 5 days off work, so he can pamper me and work on the kitchen. Woo hoo!
I never knew there was so much to go through when a partner was adopting. Caroline, that's crazy! Makes no sense.
mum2tori, we should swap kids. They sleep pretty late in the morning. Actually, Solomon often wakes early. I'm the opposite, I would like to get to bed earlier and be up earlier. I find that once it's light outside, I can't sleep well. I've been doing a lot of afternoon kids shows while I doze on the couch, that's when I get tired. The problem I have with tools and dh is that he'll use one and leave it out or put it in a weird place, and then expect me to magically know where he left it the next time he needs it. The problem is, 95% of the time I DO "magically" know where anything he asks for is, so he keeps asking.
MamaAcorn, I hope you're feeling better. I'm so lucky with headaches in pregnancy, but I'm such a cranky wimp when I get one.
I've been an emotional mess too. Monday was awful... A friend of mine was keeping a bunch of stuff in our freezer while she moved, and she (her family too) came to pick it up Sunday. Our phone was unplugged, she had called to say she was coming, we didn't know. Anyway, they showed up, and all three kids were trying to play in our crowded basement. My kids were cranky from being in there all afternoon and were so hyped up when she visited. She was swinging on our rope ladder (which takes up most of our free floor space) and Darwin was pointing our dustbuster at her like it was a weapon. He misjudged her arc and she bashed into it and got a gash on her forehead. Darwin was a bit shocked too -- I found him later (after I found our first aid kit) going up to his room saying he needed quiet to think about it, then he wanted to know where the girl was so he could apologize (he was just about in tears himself). So I was thinking it was an accident, he didn't mean to and he's sorry. My friend (she's basically my closest friend) emailed me the next day to say that she didn't want Darwin playing with her daughter until he isn't so "violent" anymore, as she had seen that he did it on purpose "just to see what happened". She said she didn't want her daughter to think that friends abused each other or to follow that kind of example, so she discussed it with her daughter and said it was better to stay away from friends like that for a while. I can completely understand her POV, I would be protective too. I don't think she's wrong in what she's doing, it's just that I was already feeling so down, this really didn't help. I just cried and cried when I read it. I was supposed to have a mw appointment that morning, but she was at a birth. Our phone still wasn't working, I showed up (10 mins early, a first!) and found out. Then I got the email, and then dh said he wouldn't have time to go grocery shopping with me. OK, not the end of the world, but I just felt so unsupported. I was crying to a Metallica song on the radio on the way home from groceries. Ugh. I'm feeling better now -- dh getting out of that camping trip was so wonderful.
Mucous plugs -- I so far have lost mine once labour was well started, like ctx 3 mins apart for a while. My water broke about an hour before Darwin was born, and while I was pushing with Solomon. I don't seem to get signs very long before the birth that things are happening -- good thing, I would go crazy with impatience!