Thanks for the Anniversary wishes! It is today, but we are actually going out to celebrate tomorrow night, because I had my ICAN meeting tonight. (International Cesarean Awareness Network.) I thought of you mamas a lot when I was there - the speaker was on optimal fetal positioning, and I couldn't help thinking about all the posterior and breech babies we have....wished you all could have been there to learn!
Tomorrow is my home visit!!!! Um, I don't have my birth kit ordered yet, I hope I don't get a spanking. :LOL I am looking forward to talking about my birth desires with my midwife. It looks like it is just going to be her and us - her assistant midwife is having personal issues, so she is not available. I told my MW I am more than fine with her attending alone, and she said she is comfortable with it, too. So it should be a very intimate, small thing - just dh and dd and I and her assisting when necessary. Just the way I want it. I secretly long for a UC, but since I am VBACing I want her there.
Momadance- Yeah, we do have to move. The upside is that we are buying this house. We can't afford to rent anymore, it is too expensive! The downside is that we have to buy it by November 1st or she will sell to someone else. So while I hate to move again, it will be nice to stop renting and have some permanence. This will be my dd's 5th move in her short life, we need to stop doing that and settle down.
Letia- I am going to do the EPO to help my cervix soften. EPO will not put you in to labor, it is not like a natural induction method. It just (anecdotally) will help you to efface in preparation for labor. I've said why I am going to start doing it at 37 weeks - because I would like to encourage labor to begin a bit earlier than my EDD due to my circumstances. However, it will NOT help put you into labor.....I just hope it may help me not go OVER my edd, which would make things really difficult since we are moving Nov. 1st.
Kimberly- I am so sorry you are having issues with your MIL. What if you just ask her, "Would you mind doing the dishes?" or "You know, it would help me a lot if you could give me a hand around the house since I am so huge and pregnant." Would she do it?
Jillerina - Bummer about the nap thing. Sometimes it takes me over an hour to get my dd to sleep, it almost doesn't seem worth it! But I hear you, I need a nap, too.
I am MUCHO uncomfortable you guys. I am having a hard time walking even. I am getting cramps in my lower abdomen, thighs, and cervix when I walk or do too much around the house. Like, they really hurt!!! Does it sound like maybe the baby is engaged, or really low?
Oh, and dh checked my cervix last night - the firts cervical exam he has ever performed! He said it felt "fatty and squishy" and that it "has a hole the size of a pea" in it. I don't know what that means, but it was cute to hear him trying to describe my cervix to me.