Wow! You guys have been chatty! I won't try to respond to everyone, cause I know I'll forget someone. I've been lurking and reading, but Will won't let me get much typing done - I guess reading is okay, but typing is a big no-no.
Ummmm, yeah, I've been crying at commercials (and everything else). There was an OnStar commercial (what is their deal? Are they trying to target pg women, lol) the other day where the lady was 31 wks pg (I think that's right) and thought she was going into labor. BAWLING my EYES out, just thinking about...oh, everything - how scared she must be, what the baby's chances would be, all the interventions she would be in for both to stop the labor now and for the rest of her pregnancy....THEN I started thinking (again) about all the women who don't educate themselves about pregnancy and interventions and have TONS of interventions and don't know that there's a different way..... Cry, cry, cry!
Hey, Monica - are you in NC? I ask b/c of the pine trees and you mentioned a river of yellow pollen - I remember that! Horrible, DH was wanting to wash his car every other day and I wouldn't let him b/c what was the point? It would just be covered in pollen again!
About the movement/ happy baby thing....I don't know, Will didn't move very much when I was carrying him (of course, that may have been b/c he just didnt' have much room, lol) and since he was born, he's been fairly active. I remember a couple of different times when he kicked and I KNEW it was b/c he was happy, and a couple of times that he kicked and I KNEW he was ticked off, lol. Just different types of kicks for different stuff.
This babe still isn't moving much....at least not that I'm feeling. There have been a couple of "bubbly" type moments that I suspect were baby, but I haven't yet had that "Aha! That was definitely baby!" movement yet. Which is fine with me - there will be PLENTY of time for this babe to move around and keep me awake at night or kick me in the ribs. I didn't feel DS until late in the pgy, in fact the OB was bugging me and starting to get worried about it, so I lied and said I had felt him. I wasn't going to do anything differently anyway, and I KNEW he was fine.
Cats and pregnancy - With Will, one of my cats would NOT leave me alone! Plus, both of them HAD to lay on anything baby-related that they could get on. This time, they're leaving me alone and we don't really have any "baby" stuff out for them to get on, yet, so time will tell. We still have to keep the door to Will's room closed (not sure why he HAS a room, since he sleeps with us, lol) or they'll sleep in his crib (that he doesn't use, so I'm not sure why we care). We do have a bouncy seat out that Will likes to put toys in, and one of my cats sleeps in it - so funny!
Well, I guess I'm going to do some house-cleaning.... Yesterday, I shop-vacced our stairs. They were gross! We moved into this house in January, and the stairs have been vacuumed once since then (I can't do it easily b/c of my back pain, so it DH's job - riiiiight). Now, we have four cats and a dog who sheds a LOT. It needed to be done, so I took advantage of my "pre-nesting" and did it. I also cleared off our kitchen counter - we canNOT keep them cleared, and it drives me nuts! We'll see how long this time lasts....
DH gets home tomorrow! He's been gone for a week, and was gone the week before that! I'm ready to have him home.
Oh, and one last thing: Last night, I happened to glance out of our office window and saw a big black dog meandering down our street. I thought "Huh, I haven't seen that dog before, I wonder whose it is?......Wow, that is a really big dog.....Holy crap, that's a BEAR!!" Yup, a BEAR was wandering down our street. It walked right our neighbor's driveway, like it knew where it was going, lol! Jeff is gonna be MAD when I tell him - he's been wanting to see a bear since we moved up here, and there it was just walking right down the street!
Has anyone else got their swap package yet? I can't wait to hear what everyone got! I know, I know, I'm nosy....but it's so exciting!