Jacqueline, I got the same thing about cloth diapers before ds was born. But they're really not that hard! Just make sure you get all the dipe tucked into the cover (to prevent wicking) and you'll be fine. Honestly, I don't know why people who've never used cloth feel the need to advise against it (probably the same thing as formula users advocating against breast milk, hospital birthers advocating against home birth, etc.
And Renae... even if they didn't know the gender now, they'd nail you with the gendered stuff later, believe me (we go through that, and dh and I basically have to try to balance out the trucks etc. ourselves). And you can be a pagan faery-mama, no matter what kind of shower you had. Personally, I dreaded (and disliked) my showers... they don't represent what motherhood is like, though!
I'm pretty crabby. Not sure why. I feel very slightly under the weather... I've been having nausea in the a.m., which is not fun, and a resurrection of ovary pain.
We're doing perineal massage, but for whatever reason, it's almost intolerable for me (but I tolerate it because I sincerely hope it will help me not to tear). Still have BHs, but not as many. According to dh, my cervix might be moving anterior, getting squishier, about a fingertip dilated. Whenever I have a crampy BH, I really visualize my cervix opening... I decided to schedule another massage for this Friday (my pre-mother's day gift to myself
). I'm also thinking about doing acupuncture sometime soon, but I need to try to figure out whether it's safe in conjunction with VBAC. My brother's b-day is in 1 wk--that's when I really, really want to have the baby.
I've been thinking about our collection of May mamas and hoping someone will have a baby soon. I'll do it myself if I can.