More mad nesting...I have been painting (again), and have finished the boy's room in a pretty chambray blue. It's been too hot to play outside, and the kidlets have been creative with crafts but are getting stir crazy. Happily, we're meant to have better weather over this weekend, and DH is home tonight for a few days. (Yay!)
I'm at 37 weeks this coming Wed. ('due' the 31st), and am starting to get a wee bit concerned about DH making it home on time for the homebirth. He's an airline pilot, so will be of little use to me if he's on the west coast while I'm laboring. (Just the drive from the airport to home takes about 1hr!) I have a friend who is taking the kids during labor, and as she was a doula & bradley instructor, I wouldn't mind having her stick around if DH takes a while. He has taken off two weeks over my due date and can kind of move a few days around, so I'm counting on everything just working itself out. I'm not even going to dwell on the fact that it takes the midwife just under an hour to get here. :LOL
Contractions here and there, and often lots of pressure. Baby is *still* posterior. Interesting mucus on occasion. My mom calls twice a day now, and is slowly driving me nuts. I tend to go 41wks, so I don't know *why* I'm getting my hopes up for a sooner rather than later birth. There's still so much to do! Just so I don't go 43wks, I'm going to start taking the EPO, and up the RRL tea! :LOL
On Wed., I have a T-ball picnic to go to for DS, and am not so much looking forward to it. It seems like everyone in the neighborhood wants me to be huge and miserable, and eager to hear awful birth stories.
I feel compelled to do cartwheels into the picnic pavillion, or something equally absurd. Gah! DH has to go out on a trip that day, so it won't be cartwheels...it will be shepherding three kids and a fruit salad or something all by myself. Which I can manage quite well (or at least appear to for an hour or so), but dread it all the same. I hate social gatherings, which is why I married Mr. Social-People-Person.
Hope everyone is enjoying these last weeks...I'm really getting excited. I keep my birth bead necklace on my dresser when I'm not wearing it, and have hung a print of a fully bloomed rose over it. I had my home visit last Wed., and my MW told me it was time to double make the bed, so I did that yesterday. All of the supplies are in order...I just have to sort out the meals & snacks. *starts another obessive list*