-- Don't feel bad! I have been whiny, on and off, for months. Sometimes I feel fine, and then a have a rough day where I just don't feel like I can do this another minute. Like, four months ago, I had to just determine that I would not let myself think beyond this day. I can do one day, even if I'm having a bad day.
I've used our apt complex pool a few times (mainly because my kids want to go), but it's a mixed experience for me. My lack of balance is challenging and rather tiring after a little while, and the water always seems to warm to feel refreshing. Other mamas have talked about really liking it, though. Is there a community pool you could visit if yours doesn't get fixed?
At any rate, don't feel weak or whiny -- these last weeks are hard! In some ways, it's harder getting through it when you know you probably have a few weeks left. If I don't go into labor this week, I'm having an induction on the 11th (my choice, lots of reasons). I feel a little more calm now knowing that I only have to struggle about for another week. I want to meet my baby so badly! And the waiting is just making me worry about how the birth will go, how big he'll be, all these things I don't need to worry about. I'm trying to come up with a distraction a day. And who knows? Maybe actual spontaneous labor will show up! Wouldn't that be nice? DH has to go back to school on the 18th, so if we end up inducing, I'll only have him home for a week. That's not ideal, but we'll cope. But, really, little dude would do much better to make his appearance now!