It's 5:00am (eastern) - anyone else up? Helen, are you having that baby yet?
I just ate THE MOST fabulous wee-hours snack: peanut butter & jelly on toast and 2 glasses of milk. Mmmmmmm, I feel good now, maybe I'll even go back to sleep for a couple of hours! Oh I was going to ask y'all - is anyone else really thirsty throughout the night? I never was until about a week ago; now I have to drink a glass of water every time I get up to pee. Is this normal?
Man we are all sounding more and more miserable!! I'm glad it's not just me.
I'm getting pretty complainy to poor DH and my friends and I am still just under 4 weeks til my EDD.
: Seriously, after next Friday when I'm clear to go to the birth center, I'm going to be sending some serious COME OUT vibes to this little one! Speaking of which, we had our appointment at the birth center yesterday to sign all of our pre-admit paperwork and stuff, and it just felt *so good* to be there and look at the comfy-cozy rooms and talk to the nurse. I just love that place and feel so happy that we're going to be birthing there. I took pictures (to help with visualization) so maybe I will post those later today.
Hey Fern, I totally understand what you mean about feeling somewhat isolated. We moved to this town in May and I have made one *really* good friend here, and several good acquaintences (like your knitting group). Well when good friend wanted to throw me a shower, I was totally reluctant because I really thought that none of the other women I'd met would want to come because they wouldn't care. Turns out that quite a few came and we had a lovely time, but I still kind of felt the same way before-hand. It's not the same as living in a town where you have a really strong social network, or a large family, etc. Try not to get too down; you know if we all lived near each other we'd have an awesome rocking blessing for you!!!!
OK and this is totally unrelated, but it just keeps happening so I'm like WTF? As y'all know, our daughter's name is going to be Brynn. There's no really cool story as to how we picked it; we found it in a baby name book and it just seemed like the absolute right name immediately. I think the baby picked it, ya know? Anyway, I swear, almost *every time* we tell someone what her name is, they are like, "Hm, that's....pretty [interesting, different, unusual, etc.]. Is it a family name?" And I'm always like..."uh, NO!" Just because we're not naming her something on the top-10 list doesn't mean we were saddled with some crazy aunt's name or something. Anyway, what is the deal? Seriously, is this a hideous name to everyone but me and DH?
OK, well one more glass of milk and then I'm back to bed for a while. Hope you are all having a good Saturday morning. (God why am I in such a good mood at this hour?!!