so sorry about the discomfort for so many of you - i can't believe how close we are now! i really have no complaints except for a groin pull from about a month ago that seems unlikely to really heal until after the baby is born. no biggie, but every now and then i step wrong and it hurts quite a bit.
also, i'm only 32 weeks so i'm not really worried yet, but my baby is still doing somersaults and i do hope it settles head down soon. i know there are some other mamas in the group with non-vertex babies or other less than ideal presentations... let's have lots of good thoughts for them to all get well positioned soon!
oakember, that woman sounds horrible. there are so many people who just don't know how to be nice, it's really too bad. it sounds like ember had a wonderful time and i wish you had been able to enjoy it more... i understand about having a bad experience cast a lasting shadow on a mood.
wannabmommie, it was interesting reading about your dream about your mother. the last three or four nights, every night, i have dreams of my mom driving me crazy - like really bothering me. we have a very close relationship, but the last two times she visited us, especially the last time, she really said some things that actually made me angry. i was clear with her that what she said was very wrong but i don't think it will really stop her from saying things like that in the future, so i guess i continue to mull over how to respond next time she says something very offensive and that is finding its way into my dreams now too.
krnflwr, your story about hannah was really interesting. children are so amazing and perceptive.
truebluexf, much good luck weathering out the hurricane and returning home.
lucysmama, hope you're hanging in ok. as for feeling hermit tendencies, i guess i do sort of... but i've always been a bit of a homebody and i don't like crowds even when not pregnant i haven't noticed a great change from my norm.
piglet, sounds like things are coming together for you! congrats! i still can't believe how many mamas are moving now! we are getting our "baby room" together. it's painted and dh put in a new subfloor so we'll go get laminate flooring today to put in sometime this weekend. it's really going to serve as a guest room with a dresser where we can put baby clothes and diapers, but it's decorated in bright colors that i wouldn't normally select for an adult guest.
we still have a few big projects that i hope get done before the baby comes... especially replacing the plumbing in the downstairs bathroom so we can actually shower down there... right now it would take about 20 minutes to get wet with the lack of pressure.
let's see... had another good midwife appointment yesterday. everything is great except that the baby isn't head down yet (although there is still lots of fluid and room for it to reposition, which it still does regularly). and this monday we start our birthing classes - yay!
ok, big hugs to everyone and i hope you all have a great weekend!