Mpls Mama~ I hear you, I had that reaction in my first pg, and again this time, as I'm planning a homebirth, and I hope I can survive, though I've really been prepping myself.
Wooby~Thank you for your kind words, and the advice for the water heater, it holds 100 gallons, so yeah, it's big. My midwife loaned it to us, we just had to supply the pillows, sheet and plastic.
So, this morning, I all of a sudden felt nauseas, and started having intense BH's. All day, they've been really consistent. now about 10 mins apart, but they are still what I would call BH's, because other than the consistency, they don't hurt, just tightenings. Anyway, I paged my m/w to give her the heads up, and she said I can let it happen, and call if it becomes active labour, but that I would be advised to go to the hospital for the delivery, as I'm only 36wks1day.
Our birthing pool is all set up, I've been running around like a madwoman all day making sure I have everything if this is it...then I find out i'd have to go to the hospital...so I'm hoping this is just prelabour, and that my babe will hang in for at least 3-4 more days, then I can do it all at home! I don't even know what I would do with Soleil if I have to go to the hospital!!!
AND, about being tired, that is COMPLETELY normal, third trimester will do that. Get as much sleep as possible, your bodies are getting ready for the 'final act'.