I hope it is a good sign that Herbmama hasn't posted today.
I thought I should mention that, since my mom arrived Saturday night, I've just been busier than usual and spending less time online. Nothing exciting going on here, baby-wise that is!
Mom has already been a whirlwind and found the newborn clothes, taken the winter bedding up to the attic, helped me unpack more kitchen stuff, etc. God bless her OCD as I feel like my house is finally coming back together into a human-habitable place.
(But I'll confess now, you guys will probably be hearing griping from me about her same energy a few months from now when she's about ready to go home again.
I know myself--and our relationship--at least that well. Just you wait and see if I'm not being a cranky baby by then.)
DS has a runny nose again, so I'm hoping and praying not to catch his cold. I'm feeling good and strong, but I've had several times more colds this pregnant winter than I usually do. We got one of those "A child in our school has pinkeye" notes today as well, so I've got to watch that, too. At least our doctor usually just wants to let pinkeye go away on its own. (He's a homeopath/MD--really cool about lots of stuff.) Thursday is DS's last day of school, and they will have a little concert for us. I'm practically weepy with anticipation, he's just so cute.
I think I'm a real cranky-puss lately, too. Honestly, I'm relaxed right now because Mom is still asleep and DS is at school. It's kind of a relief to be alone. I can totally see why some people decide not to have their kids present at subsequent births, because I, for one, get really, REALLY private as I get toward the end, like a cat in the linen closet.
I can still remember this one man in the loading zone outside the hospital where we had DS. DH told me that I actually asked him to chase the man away, I was so p-o'd that he was LOOKING at me.
I've got a direct bookmark to our DDC on my browser and will have DH post a thread when I go into labor (I mean, barring super emergencies, of course!) The control freak in me is so much happier when you guys let me know what's going on with you, so I want to do the same.
I actually dreamt two nights ago that I was walking through a physical space meeting up with many of you, each in her own "birthing space", and it was really cool to see how we were doing the same things, but our processes and spaces and timelines were so unique... It was the most beautiful dream.
I hope everyone has a peaceful, comfortable day--preggo or baby-wearing or however you find yourself today.