Hi ladies... I've been so pooped lately that I have'nt been posting much but I figure I'll check in now...
Sex~ Well, I almost checked in the other night, but... well, we were, um, busy, lol. I have definitely had more interest in sex this pregnancy then my first, but it's still not as good as non-pregnant sex, for us anyway. Just too much going on in my pelvis, especially as we get closer to term. Intimacy is so much more then sex, as many of you have pointed out, and we do make great efforts to stay in touch... even if that does'nt include a whole lot of touching
Sometimes I will just say to him, "I had amorous thoughts about you today..." and he is flattered that I felt that way even if I am too tired to act on it.
Nesting~ We just moved the weekend before last and it's driving me NUTS! I have been unpacking like mad to get things organized so we'll have the space for my folks to bring over the big boxes of baby stuff we have at their house. I can't justify buying much till I see what it is we still need. I know we have tons of newborn one piece outfits, 3 1/2 dozen prefolds, a bassinet with sheets and a fab carseat... there's so much more that I can't even remember it all. I was so excited to find $50 100% cotton sateen fitted sheets for our king-size bed for $12.50 each (I'm kicking myself for only buying two) ... we're planning on co-sleeping (the bassinet was given to us last time and we plan to use it to hold diapers, lol) and I really wanted to have a couple extra sheets in case there was a blowout and king sheets are soooo expensive to begin with so I really scored!
Siblings~ I have one sister, she is 4 years my junior. We are as different as night and day and we really are not at all close. Mike is an only child (and OH how I wish his mom had had two kids so she would'nt be so obsessive about him but oh well). We had planned on having two kids... since we lost our firstborn I guess we'll be having three to get our two. Since I have had these two pregnancies back-to-back we want to wait to ttc till Spawn is at least 4, to give my body a break and to give us time to enjoy this baby.
General~ I am 29w 2d and getting bigger every day! My appetite is really picking up as well. We are excited to have a wonderful midwife and while we are planning to go to the Birth Center near our apartment, my MW and I agree that this baby may come faster then we think and we are going to be ready for a homebirth as well. Frankly the main reason I am interested in the BC is that they would have room for a birth tub and our apt is too small... but last time it was all about the shower and I really like the idea that I can change my mind and tell my midwife to just come to my apartment if I feel like doing it there.
Anybody having a shower or blessingway? I have mixed feelings about this for us... we have so much already that we probably don't need a shower. And a blessingway sounds great but I almost feel like it would be too personal after our loss of Xiola, it feels more right to just keep the birthing energy between Mike and I... I guess it feels like it would get 'scattered' were we to include other people. We are very private people to begin with...
Oh, I am so very tired right now. It's been a busy week. If you don't hear from me for a while just assume I am napping, lol.