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Location: Northampton, MA
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Nope! I'm STILL pregnant! I'm actually just 36 weeks, so it's a good thing that the babies are still cooking. It does feel a , bit anti-climactic after having been on bedrest for all that time, though. Oddly enough, I'm actually feeling much better than I was a couple of weeks ago. The babies are still breech, but they've settled into a much more comfortable position, and I can walk (waddle) much easier now. I am also just kind of enjoying being pregnant. Bedrest was really no fun at all. We've gone out to eat a couple of times in the last week (figuring it'll be a while before we can do that again), and I LOVE getting to be out and about. I am loving feeling the babies move inside of me, and am already feeling a bit nostalgic about it, since this will probably be my last pregnancy. For a while there I was waking up every morning thinking "I cannot be pregnant one more day." And now I'm waking up excited thinking, "I could go into labor today!" Every night I think I am going into labor. My contractions always start in the early evening and get to be about 5 minutes apart before long. They are getting to be painful. I say, "I might be in labor," and DP says, "When you're really in labor, there won't be any 'might' or 'maybe' about it." I suppose she's right. I always wake up in the middle of the night and realize that, once again, the contractions have stopped. Oh well. The more cooked they get, the better! I am still feeling quite emotional, and don't like leaving my "nest" (except for those dinner excursions), or having visitors. I guess it could still be anyday. . . we'll see! It's immpossible to believe that they'll ever be born.
Kathy: How are YOU feeling? Are you into the second trimester now? I'd love to hear an update.
Best to all,
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.