We still don't have our computer at home, but I'm at the IL's for the night so I can log on for a while without worrying about a time limit!
Ah, it's the simple things that make life grand!
It's so exciting to read about the new babies! I'm so happy and giddy and such. I spent the last two nights (with Eli) at my mom's house ostensibly so Mike could clean and have some time to himself. Well, he had lots of time and was a much happier person, but didn't really do any cleaning (two loads of laundry. That's nothing!) It was great, except that Eli really missed Dada on Thursday night and kept waking up in the middle of the night asking for Mike and being upset that all he could have was a nursie.
It's the longest Eli's been away from Dada since he got out of the NICU and it was just too much for him. He was SO excited when he got to see Mike this afternoon!
People keep asking me if I know what I'm having. I usually say "A baby." but I'm so tempted lately to say something like "a litter of gerbils" or "a bottle-nosed dolphin" or "I don't know which of the aliens inseminated me, so I'm not sure if it'll have two tails or three." :LOL In fact, I'm fairly certain that the next time someone asks, I'll say one of those things. I'm big enough and far enough along that I just don't care about their reactions at all, I feel totally self-centered and more than entitled to my opinions. More than usual, even! :LOL
Eli is all better, no sign of infection; everything is in place and ready to go. I am *so* totally ready to deliver this baby!
I actually went into the hospital late Monday night/early Teusday morning because I was having regular contractions which, while they didn't hurt, totally nauseated me.
While I was on the monitor, I noticed that NewBean's heartrate would drop when I had a contraction. Well, apparently the resident didn't dictate well enough, because when my doctor read it he had the impression that she was having late decelerations instead of variable decelerations, so he sent me back in for an NST and a fluid check (because when my water broke with Eli I didn't know it had happened, and late decelerations can be indicative of fluid loss). Everything was lovely, and NewBean is still baking. I'm ready to have her out, but she'll come when she comes. Oh yes, I am *so* ready!
Queenie, I used a diaphragm for a while and my only bit of advice is this: they don't work when they're on the night table.
That's why we have an EliBean. :LOL
: From my experience, I say it's easier to deal with abstaining a few days a cycle than it is to remember the diaphragm when things are likely to get intimate. *Much* easier. NewBean could easily have been concieved on my second cycle after Eli was born... and if that had been the case she would be 9 months old right now!!
: If it had been solely up to the diaphragm, I would most certainly be a tired, still-annoyed mother of two rather than a tired, soon-to-be mother of two.
I'm glad that I learned about NFP and talked with Mike about it. That's the thing about NFP, if your partner isn't 100% on board, it probably won't work. It definately requires more cooperation than a diaphragm or a condom or something.. but again, it's much easier to deal with, becuase you can deal with things before they get hot & heavy.
Donna, I told my mom you were calling your baby "TiBA LiNN" and she started laughing and said "To Be Announced? That's hilarious!" right away. So someone got it! :LOL
It's so strange to me, not only to be Officially Full Term, but to not be murderously angry all the time. Yesterday a punk pissed me off and I was really angry but it occured to me that I felt that way *all the time* in the month leading up to Eli's birth. I don't know if I'm just more relaxed or if people are nicer in general to me this time.
I'm sorry to hear that people are harrassing you about inducing already, Erin. I was talking to my sister about my niece; I thought that she was born at 40 weeks 5 days, but it turns out that she was born at 42 weeks 1 day. :LOL I had it all wrong. She had NST's at 40 weeks, 41 weeks, and was scheduled for another at 42 weeks but she had the baby after having her membranes stripped that morning. I told my doctor what I thought about it all and he said that they don't induce before 42 weeks unless something is wrong, and even then they're willing to wait as long as you are and everything's fine because dates are just guesses, really, even if they have been "confirmed" by ultrasound. On one hand, it's depressing to think of myself being 43 or 44 weeks pregnant but on the other hand, I'm glad I won't have to worry about that stuff unless NewBean starts showing signs of stress.
I bought some EPO the other day and Mike laughed at me. "You're such a dork, to spend money on something that's going to happen anyway."
Yeah, well, I think he's a dork sometimes too. :LOL I'm *tired* of being pregnant and if taking a gelly capsule could potentially help, I'm so there! They totally drop my blood sugar if I don't eat something right away though.. I almost passed out today because I hadn't thought about it when I took them.
In a week and a half (on my due date!) my brother, his wife, and my nephew are coming in to PA. We will have our pictures taken and then I will CUT OFF ALL OF MY HAIR!!! I'm looking forward to this almost as much as I'm looking forward to giving birth. :LOL
: It's so freaking hot, and I feel like I'm wasting valuable time and energy washing and combing it every day. Don't get me wrong, I love my hair, but right now it just feels like a waste of time to me.
People who aren't super-close to me (like SIL, friends of my sister, etc) just can't understand why I'd deliberately shave my hair off, because I have what everybody wants. It's long, it's red, it's curly but fine, not too thick and not too thin, bouncy and soft and super cute... but it's just such a drain on me right now! SIL thinks that I should leave it long enough to curl because it's just soooo cute.
Hello, I'm 26 years old and people already think I'm 17. I have no desire whatsoever for people to think I'm younger, or to "look just like a doll"
Ick! Not on your life, I don't want to look like Little Orphan Annie.
She just can't understand why I wouldn't want to. Um, am I the only person around who has no desire to look like a doll?
At any rate, I'm hoping to have the baby soon. I'm just tired of being pregnant and I want to meet my NewBean.
. Bring on the labor vibes!
And now, off to edit the list! Please correct my dates if they're wrong; the dates I see here are not always accurate.