It's 4 am and I'm up with a toothache!
The tooth has been feeling sensitive to cold and I figured I needed to have it checked out, but thought it could wait til post-baby. Now I feel like I need to go in in the am- it hurts and is giving me a headache
I won't get xrays, so hopefully what they have is not TOO old. Damn.
On a happier note, it's so nice to wake up (even at this lame hour) and read so many posts. Honestly, you all are the only people I can relate to right now. IRL I know a few moms who are due this month, but they either live really far (our community is very spread out), or I just don't really like them that much. It's a nice place to be.
Jessitron-- I was thinking the same as Heidi- was wondering where you were. If you wanna get in on the bead thing, let me know. We all knew that we were starting late ANYWAYS and that babies would be here before beads were sent out/ arrived, so I can certainly send you the list of people who were in on it and I'd also be happy to send one to you
Whoever asked about my quilt- can't remember. It's got a yellow background with a bunch of stars all over it- the stars radiate out in color from orange to pink to red to purple to blue and green. I'm soooo happy with how it's turning out! I'm machine quilting it and it's going sooooo fast- faster than i could imagine, so if I get a couple of free days, i'm sure I can practically finish it!!!
I'm gonna post some new pregnancy pics in a few days and will include one of that. Was gonna try and make a baby quilt too, but since baby will sleep with us, then this quilt will be for it too!
I have been so contracty in the last few days and starting to feel really ready. My mw friend feels like my uterus is more taut (less water) since she felt me on wed. My BH have been painful too- normal fora 3rd pregnancy, but it also doesn't feel like it'll be long (famous last words, eh??!). I got stuff yesterday for a belly cast and hopefully will do that today and I also want to go to the river and take some nice pics. Last night I made my dh take some photos of me in the dark, just in case! I'm a crazed woman these days!
P&A- not sure what to tell you about the vaginal swelling... I can say for sure that I have varicose veins in my labia. THey definitely hurt more in the eve (after being upright a lot) and sex makes the pain worse- throbbing like. I can feel them when I'm in the bath- they feel distended and firm and one is curly (like the veins you see popping out of some people's legs). Things that help me are lying down every afternoon for as long as possible, not sitting or standing in one position for too long, sitz baths after sex, witch hazel compresses, and was gonna try a belly belt but never got one. There are also some herbal therapies that could help. I know I'm generally bad about taking herbs but nettles is touted as a good helper and nettles are good for all sorts of things pregnancy related.
If you tested neg for yeast, then it's not likely that- any other vag infections they tested for??
oh yeah, and re: shower curtains. They STINK! if you do use one, make sure you (or dh, really) opens it now and puts it somewhere to off gas. THey are fine for the birth, IMO- for a short usage, but they are annoying for the long term. Better to find a good quality mattress pad- and there are wool and non-toxic ones out there.
Sorry, I feel like i'm writing a tome. It's just so quiet here and there's no one to talk to
andy- let us know how your appt went!