it's been snowing all evening here in NC!!! I love snow!!!
helen- you won't have to do this labor dance for that long! you are well on your way. i didn't think of a birth plan in case of transfer; mainly b/c i don't like to let the thought of transfer even enter my mind really. i would do it, of course, if i had to go but it psyches me out to make a plan for it, KWIM? i do think a birth plan and newborn care plan, too is a good idea though.
hillary- i am the only one who noticed that you are lurking on the UC threads?
you planning something soon? i have been skipping out on yoga recently, too and i need it now more than ever. let's go back soon, k? hope that you have work lined up soon and it's work that you would enjoy tremendously.
mel- ez naps once a day usually and if we promote a good setting for it, she'll nap every day. we get frustrated when we've been too busy to create space for her to fall asleep or she doesn't get enough run around time to get tired during the day. either way, it makes for grumpiness for all of us. i have needed way more naps this pregnancy though so that helps if we lay down together although with her weaning last nov, she doesn't fall asleep with me as easily anymore. but, yeah, i hear you on needing that down time!
two babes have been born from my feb ddc. one was a uc. woo hoo! helen is next...or maybe strawberry fields. either way, it'll be a fellow nov 05 mama.
sarah- if you feel so good right now, why go and mess things up by getting pregnant? ha ha, okay i am kinda just kidding. this pregnancy has just been rough on me and i feel tired and crappy more often than not. so diff than my nov 05 babe was and i just had no idea it could suck like this. talk about the birthing goddesses giving me empathy for my doula clients! funny that you all are getting spring and we're just getting our first semi-decent (but will probably melt by morning) snowfall. i got a bike seat for ez at the thrift store for $1 the other day but need to buy the rack to mount it still.
fern- hoping you are in labor, birth or baby bliss! i feel you and teresa on the money thing, too. we lived off savings to travel and volunteer last year. got back and DH is only working part-time (from home though!) since last month. since i am 34 weeks preggo, i am not running out to promote doula clients right now either. i am working as a mid-wife's assistant but right now that only counts (financially, at least) as a barter sort of thing for her to attend my birth. i would have worked for nothing but was excited that she suggested the barter idea. maybe she'll pay me one day? anyway, there are things i would love to buy for this babe coming and a few things fixed (like the hot tub to labor in it) but just cannot afford it. blah! so, teresa- when you do sell, please come be my neighbor! i know a great realtor whose 4 kids were born at home! his ad is him wearing his youngest in a sling even. thanks for thinking of my pup.