hi everyone! it's pathetic, i haven't posted in months it seems, just lurk. i'm due 12/26, actually feel good, although i feel guilty stating this since i know so many people are starting to feeling yucky and sick of it all about now...i do have longer to go than most of you i suppose, but with ds, really felt fine until the final day, so maybe i'll get lucky twice? i'm normally very small, so getting SO sick of the comments about how i look like i'm going to tip over, etc., duh, i'm pregnant, of course i look different. can anyone tell me at about what week the baby normally goes head down, etc? i meant to ask at my dr. appt yesterday, but a bit brainless these days. i feel as if i should know on my own where s/he is, but quite frankly, i have no clue what part is where, and can't remember from last time around when it was that he was head down, seems it was at least by now, and i guess my buldge still seems more horizontal than vertical! are you able to tell on the anterior/posterior thing yourself, or does your mw/doctor have to tell you this?
i inquired about using the big birth tubs they now have at the hospital we'll be at. my doctor said that nurses at the hospital rather hate them since they are enormous and take tons of water, call them arks, but as if i care how they feel about it, i'm getting a tub set up ASAP as . met with my doula a couple of weeks ago, am taking prenatal yoga, reading a couple of books (particularly looking forward to "mind over labor"...anyone read that? supposed to be good for visualization, etc), so finally feel like i'm getting ready for this baby, at least somewhat, although i have nothing set up at home, i just don't feel like it's time to do that yet, so i'm not doing it, particularly sincei 'm not sure whether we'll be in our current house or new house by the time the baby is born. insane, i know, but i have little control over it, so not letting it stress me too much.
i've had that weird thing start pretty much this weekend where it feels like the baby is pressing down directly on my cervix when i walk, and causes sharp pain, fun! also up to getting up about 5 times at night to pee, but oddly find i'm falling to sleep easier in the recent weeks, although it's that weird, light sleep where if anyone comes into the room i'm totlaly aware that they are there, even though i thought i was asleep! i try to go to bed with ds about 8:00 so as to allow lots of awake time at night and still get a decent number of hours.
dreading the holidays since inlaws will be in town then...thought i was being direct in saying we weren't planning to do anything over xmas this year since i'm due right then, but somehow guess i wasn't direct enough. i'm such a hermit at the end of pregnancy, and having people, particularly them, in my house practically has me freaking out, but oh well, that's still 6 weeks away...
wishing you all the best in your remaining weeks/days!!!