Hi ladies! Boy has it been quiet! I couldn't believe MDC was down - I kept wanting to come post and just couldn't get through. Glad we're back, though!
Oh, I keep hearing about the Yahoo! group - is this open to all of us Sept mommies? Can someone post or PM the info?
Yay for Sheryl! Anyone have updates yet? All that walking paid off, I see!
Lynsey, I'm so sorry to hear about your visit.
I agree it doesn't seem fair to have such troubles just because of your location (after all, everyone agreed to it a long time ago, right?). I hope you'll be able to work through the troubles and get back on a better footing with your MW so that you can enjoy a peaceful, trusting birth.
Samantha, :LOL on the "how did that happen?" Are the Hanna's clothes as good as they seem? I've drooled over their catalogs countless times but never bought anything. Some of it is awfully hard to resist! eBay seems like a good way to go, though - $$$!
Heather (hjohnson), yay for ctx! You're so close - I know it won't be too long now. I've wished that maybe the full moon would be helpful to me, too, but I'm due a week after you. Hopefully it'll be your time!
Sarah, I'm also dealing with that "what will I do with two?" thing. On the one hand, I'm totally at peace with it and not worried a bit. Then I start thinking about the real possibilities of needing sleep and DS not wanting to nap, of having both of them demanding at the same time, etc., etc. I hear from friends that the beginning is kind of rough but it gets easier. I guess we'll find out soon!
Jen, I'm also finally starting to get regular swelling. It seems I have to be constantly chugging water to keep my feet from starting to swell. Thankfully, the water does seem to bring it down pretty quickly. My MW referred to it as the body's way of ensuring there are plenty of fluids for delivery. Maybe it means we're getting closer?
Well, I did it! I ordered ALL my diapers! Next week should be very, very fluffy! Yay! (Of course, after my super-duper-huge order shipped, I got an email about a sale that could've saved me an extra $40!
Since most of the actual dipes in that order are backordered until next week, I keep thinking I shoulda waited. Whaaa. Oh, well.) I also got to go to a great boutique shopping area here in town with my sister yesterday. We went to a really neat baby store where I finally found some diaper bags that I LOVE
. I picked out one that fit me well and is pretty trim. It's not super big and can be worn over the shoulder, messenger style, or as a backpack. Just what I need for handling two kids and a bag! Here's a link to it.
I got it in "Blue Chocolate" which is light blue and chocolate brown (inside and trim). I loved the Black Corduroy, but it'd be harder to clean and picked up a lot of lint. So, I'm hoping the bag will be big enough to handle the cloth diapering load! I'll definitley be packing light, but I need to do that with two kids, anyway. I figure I can always keep my old (bigger) diaper bag in the car with extra dipes if need be. Right?
We did the first half of our childbirth class last night. That was pretty cool. (And yes, we're WAY late! :LOL) We'll finish it up on Monday and then hopefully really be ready for this baby! The lady who came to teach it was great and had some great little nuggets. One I loved is instead of saying "prelabor/false labor" and "real labor" ctxs, she calls them "getting ready" ctxs and "baby getting" ctxs. The point of course is that ALL ctxs are doing something - they may be toning your uterus or moving your cervix, or they may actually be pushing the baby out. But they're all worthwhile! I'm eager to finish the class on Monday and get to the part on pushing, etc. That's the part I missed out on with DS, so I'll feel better having a bit of fresh ideas and confidence for it.
I need to drag DH into our bedroom and finish getting it ready for this birth. We really don't have too long, I think, before it should be done. I've been getting mild ctxs in the evenings, even when I'm chugging water, so I think it's definitely preparatory. My mom's hoping I'll go into labor Friday while I sleep and have the baby on Saturday. We'll see! I wouldn't completely rule it out at this point (even that being a week "early"), but I'm definitely not counting on it. I've really expected to be right about "on time" with this one, as I know for certain the conception date and everything's been on schedule for that. I'm still trying to be open to go past that time period, as I don't want to get hung up on dates and feel like the baby's never coming - KWIM? My goal is to be very relaxed about the whole thing, even though I'm very eager for this baby to come! We'll see how it works. :LOL
Oh no! I was supposed to complete my Stampin' Up order today. Eek. Better go get that done - and hopefully not spend too much money! :LOL