Malama - I hate to mention it, but your dh is getting somewhat of a reputation for less than, um ... sensitive... comments! Lolipop? Birth on the beach? You have control? Ok, I understand a little kidding around now and again, but woah - this man needs to slow down! Well, know that you have complete support and understanding here, anyway! It would be so great if I, too, had a mama that would come and do a little cooking and nurturing...but I just didn't get that mama. I guess I got what I needed? I'm glad that you will really enjoy having your mom there, not missing here like you do now. Two weeks with hschooling, sun, rain, sleeping, cooking, tripping around the island etc etc etc. will go by really fast. and CONGRATULATIONS on your quilt! That's GREAT!
The shower was ok, pretty classic in form - it could have been 1955 instead of 2005. My neighbor was kind enough to throw it together for me, cooked some great food, made a cake and a sherbert punch, and I really appreciate her intentions and attentions. If it isn't what I would have chosen, it is at least something wonderfully meant just for me and this baby. I got a whole parade of things that had NOTHING to do with the list I generated... huh? But some were cute/useful, so it wasn't a total wash. I'll return some of them (the hallmark album, more socks than a baby could possibly wear, even in winter in NY! etc.), and maybe find something more useful. I did get some stuff on my list, which is great (highchair that attaches to the table, ear thermometer, Weleda baby cream, hall gate)!
The good news is that only ONE person asked my due date, noone asked about names, and only one conversation occurred (with a bunch of ladies) about the gender. So all in all it was pleasant and rather fruitful.
thanks Chiro for filling us in on your crew! It DOES sound awfully busy, but, too, it sounds like you have a great plan of action that you and your kids all enjoy! It must be both fun and stimulating for them to have regular playmates that they know so well. And yeah, a nice break for mom, too!
Yesterday (friday) dh mentioned that bananas were the thing to eat if you had indigestion (which kind - too high or too low of stomach acid?). I tried it last night and it seemed to work well, so I'm trying again tonight. Although usually by 3am the burpies have settled somewhat anyway...I hope this doesn't mean baby will come out with the burpies big time! Dd was unusually NOT a burpy/pukey kid, she really held down her food well. I guess only time shall tell, eh!?
I haven't had much in the way of b/h of note since the other night. I've noticed them occasionally, but not with the kind of intensity that was happening on Thursday night. I'm still processing that one! I figure all it tells me is that I'm more than likely in the last 2-3 weeks of pregnancy...as if I hadn't figured that one out already (at 38 1/2 wks)!? Not too helpful, but it's good to know that things are getting ready down there. I tried to feel my cervix to se if it's thin or open at all, but I couldn't really feel anything - didn't really know what to feel for. No little nobbly things, but maybe it's higher up? I tried...
I must agree with Karen that although we don't always find time to 'talk' to the babies in us, they are hearing our voices all day long, and they know who we are instinctively - they are still so much a part of our minds and bodies for a long time after birth, that they can't help but be aware of their part in our lives. They just don't process it that way. Gratitude isn't something that comes naturally to most toddlers... HA! but seriously, don't sweat the little moments mamas. You think more about these babies than you realize, and I think that counts as much as talking!
Ok, tea is done, banana eaten, eyes are burning, and I may go try out the bed in the baby's room...see how cold it is in there. Dh still hasn't adjusted the heat registers upstairs - ugh. Anyway, hope everyone had a good night, Karen enjoyed a free dinner and maybe some good company, and I'll chat with you tomorrow. Lotsa