Jen, I'm very emotional lately...I cry easily, get crabby easily...I really notice it!
gottaknit: to be honest.....[warning: deep dark, not-admitted-on-MDC before confession coming out...] the thought of labour absolutely terrifies me. I am petrified of it to the point where I have had this recurrent nightmare for years that I am in labour, at the hospital, but nobody will give me any drugs...they laugh at me and say "what are you going to do? NOT give birth?"...[insert evil doctor laugh here]. I would then imagine being totally traumatized by the pain, to the point where all feelings/concerns about the baby were gone....
But because I had a scheduled cesarian (I have HSV and a few other complications), I never experienced so much as a single contraction. So I never had to deal with my fears. Sometimes I get really jealous hearing homebirth stories...until it comes to the pain part, then it brings up all sorts of really bad feelings. Ah well, I guess it's all the for the better that I'm destined to be a c-section mama. I'd probably have to pay out of pocket for the therapy, otherwise!
momadance: I'm so sorry to hear about all your wounds! No fun dealing with that on top of pregnancy. that's great that the stuff with the house is going so well.
re: being pregnant in the summer. Well, I actually have always thought that having a summer baby was best, because you can get them out of the house, and they can be in just a diaper, against your skin all the time, etc. I'm a bit sad that Sasha will be a fall baby. His adorable diapers will be covered up whenever we go out, and he'll be bundled up in my cozy pouch (I like the attention of having a newborn, lol). Plus we won't be spending alot of time outside. He'll be a big baby by the time summer comes to Vancouver!
Well, thanks to everybody for the hugs. I ended up having a wonderful day. I came home early and took Emily to the water park, apparently she'd been asking all day to go "swimming in the water!", but DH was all sunned out. Me, I'd spent the day in an air-conditioned lab, so it all sounded great to me. We had a lovely time together, and I am trying to really savour this time - soon we'll be a family of four, and Emily will no longer be the centre of it all...
Today I've had SUCH a relaxing day. In fact, we didn't even leave the house (well, DH did to get his hair cut). It was a cool and cloudy day, and I really enjoyed the break from the heat and sunshine. While DD napped, I did some "decluttering" in preparation for our move. We really don't have much at all, so it should go smoothly. Anyways, I feel like a whole new woman today!!
Lucysmama: glad to hear the midwife appt went well, and that all is looking good!