Oh, Corri, please vent to us if it makes you feel better!!! Unless it really helps you to keep quiet, you know we are more reassuring (and care a lot more) than Google!
I will keep you in my thoughts. Lots of good fetal movement is SO IMPORTANT and GOOD!
For all of you thinking Friday is a good day for a birth, I'll tell you that IMHO holiday weekends are TERRIBLE times to have a baby, at least in a hospital!!! All of the elective inductions will take place right before the holiday (for people who want the baby at a holiday and for the doctors who want the weekend off!) and your hospital would also likely fill up its post-partum rooms faster than usual.
I had DS right before Thanksgiving, and I got stuck in a double room.
: It sucked. A lot! I couldn't have DH stay overnight with us because I had a roommate. Also, I felt guilty when DS would cry (didn't want to bother that roommate) and so I didn't let him room-in with me all that first vital night.
I believe that the overcrowded conditions were also the reason I got left ALONE for so long (a couple of hours?) in my LDR room while DS got weighed and stuff. They were simply too busy to get it done as quickly as usual (and DH was with DS, so I was lonely and got sad wanting my baby.)
So, no offense intended, but I'll keep hoping all of you guys go into labor on TUESDAY, unless you are having home births!
Today and tomorrow are supposed to get hot here. I ran my errands (bank, food shopping, drugstore) right after I took DS to school, and it was a lovely 68 F when I got home at 10 am--and already feeling a little toasty for me!
I plan to hide in my room with the window air conditioner today, also tomorrow after I work. It will be my last work shift before the baby, and we'll see how useful I am.
My MW appt is tomorrow first thing (before work), and I'm afraid the heat will make me swell up again. According to DH's cheapo scale, I'm actually 3 pounds LIGHTER than I was the day of my last MW visit two weeks ago. Now, they were concerned because I'd put on 5 pounds for that visit, but I was also a bit swollen (but BP was FINE!) so we were hoping it was water weight. I'm bummed it will be hot again, because I was really hoping to see only minimal weight gain (or none) from that last visit, because I really don't think it was "real" weight so much as "water retained"! (I was up something like 37 pounds total as of that 34 week appt, so don't think I'm limiting my weight gain or anything. I just want to feel safe that I won't hit 200+ pounds again like last time!)