39 weeks 2 days!
Oh My Oh My Oh MY!!! So much good news today!
Susan, looks like you'll hit your due date exactly or even a day early! So much for the baby needing to "drop" two weeks beforehand, huh?
And Amelia you're early! You lucky ladies.
This is so exciting... Can't wait to hear the stories!
I woke up thinking maybe my water had broke, too, but then realized I was just sweating a lot.
Letia, I cannot
believe you are still doing kickboxing! That must be quite a sight! What kind of reaction do you get from the others in the class? I bet they're nervous, imaging themselves on the nighly news. "Kickboxing classmates assist in gym delivery!" :LOL
Meli, good luck with the breastfeeding. I'm sorry I don't have any advice since I haven't BTDT yet. But from what I was told at LLL, expressing can help (they recommended doing it by hand in the shower when you're warmed up), but if you express too much
your breast just make more
and it doesn't help the situation. I've heard the cabbage leaf thing a lot, too, at LLL and other sources. It cracks me up everytime. Just the visual of a bunch of cabbage leaves stuffed in my bra.... :LOL But hey, whatever works! Hope things ease up soon.
Amy, I'm in the minority here, but I'd hold off on the membrane stripping. My only concern is that I've read that sometimes during the procedure the bag of waters is accidently broken.... and then if you and baby aren't
ready to go yet... well, it wouldn't be pleasant. Might lead to more interventions (pitocin, etc) to get things going. KWIM? And there's also the GBS issue, but I can't remember if you're +, -, or not-tested. Hang in there!
This baby might just seem
bigger because women "show" more with second babies...? Is that a possibility?
OK I'm off to get to work on my never-ending to-do list. I'm driving DH cuh-razy with all my organizing and cleaning. It makes no sense to him, and he's a tidy kind of guy. I finished all the laundry and started to feel twitchy because there was nothing left to wash. I asked him if he wanted to take off his pants so I could wash them.
Guess that is a bit excessive, huh? What's weird is that there are things that do
need to be cleaned that I have no interest in - like the floors and the shower! Instead I'm wasting lots of time organizing the little "junk drawer" in the kitchen and alphabetizing files, etc...
I'll check back later to hear more good news!