I like these threads, it's a good place to put random thoughts and not expect people to reply to them really.
We had a busy weekend around here, Saturday was full of yard work and by the end of the afternoon I realized that I had TOTALLY overdone it and was SO sore. I could barely move, my back hurt and I was exhausted, not to mention getting a little too much sun. The kids were helpful, mostly, so the yard got mowed, the garden got roto-tilled, the moss got limed and the fruit trees and bushes got a bit of work too and the garage got cleaned out as well.
Sunday was a small baby shower thrown by my SIL. A few people didn't show up off of my already short list so it really was small, but we all had a good time sitting around eating cake and drinking tea and just gossiping and trading stories and playing a few games. My mother guessed my belly girth to be a full 18" more than it really is. Thanks mom.
: And we now might actually have enough clothes that this kid isn't going to HAVE to be naked for the first year.
Last night, OMG, I got a good taste of what it's like to be a mom.... but it was the dog. He came in to let me know he wasn't feeling well at 4am and them promptly hurled on the carpet. I let him out, cleaned up, let him in, went back to bed and couldn't sleep. I had a few contractions, just my body testing thing out though, and decided to get up for a while. Then I went back to bed and within 30 min the cycle repeated.... "I'm not feeling well" (a low moan and a poke with a cold nose) and PUKE. *SIGH* the only room with a carpeted floor is the bedroom and he HAS to puke in there!! Outside again, clean, in, bed. THEN the phone rang just as I was drifting off for a fire that was happening and they were looking for volunteers to go place residents. Neither DH nor I got up to answer so we didn't know what the call was about until hour later and then it was too late to go.
Today I also had my 38 week appointment. It was supposed to be tomorrow but I screwed up my days and we showed up a day early. Ooops. How embarassing. Everything looks lovely, baby and I are both healthy so we go back again in a week.