I need to vent, just a warning. I had another round of contractions last night, lasting from midnight until 4 a.m., so very little sleep for me last night. This is the second or third time this has happend in the last month or so. The contrx were regular, every 8 minutes, and pretty pronnounced. I tried staying in bed and resting, but I finally got up and had some cereal, which put them to a halt and let me go back to sleep, so no baby for me today. DH was really great. He got up this morning with ds and let me sleep in until 10 this morning, which was sooo needed!
My complaints are mainly against my family. My mom called this morning, just as I predicted that she would. Dh shielded the phone call for me, and OMG did she give him the third-degree: Has she dropped? Is she bigger? How low is she carrying? Did she got to the "doctor" today, and what did "he" say? Has she considered inducing? Ummmm, inducing?! I still have another week until my ESTIMATED due date, and why in the world would I be induce!? Grrrr! Between that comment and her refusal to accept that I see a group of midwives, all female, not a MALE DOCTOR and that I'm going to a birth center and not a hospital to deliver, she's driving me insane! And that's just the tip of the iceberg with her. The only thing that she's supportive about is our decision to cloth diaper this baby (and she thinks that it should be with Gerber diapers and plastic pants that you get the local department store).
Taking a deep breath. At least she's 800 miles away this time around. And believe it or not, my dad does a more than his fair share of shielding some of her opinions and such. He may not agree with the choices that we make, but he respects them and reminds my mom to try to do the same.
Thanks for letting me get that out of my system! Feeling a little bit better now. Well, I must get on with my day and try to get some work done.
A wise old woman told me over the weekend that fruit falls from the tree when it's ripe, and this is going to be my motto until the baby decides that HE'S ready (for crying out loud, I'm only 39 weeks!).
Mama to ds 11, ds 7, dd 5, dd 2, and dd born on 6/17/12!