Wow, this thread (and its predecessors) have been busy while I was away on vacation. I think I'm finally caught up. Congrats to Mamamaya and Violet!
Malama, my DH has the same video-game clicking habit. Why do all mice have to make that clicking sound? why don't they make them silent? and keyboards too! Think how much more peaceful offices would be without the clickety-clack.
Andy, I'm looking forward to those nursery pictures.
All of the posts have made me feel better about my minor complaints. A week or two ago, on the day of our 10-hour car trip, the swelling finally started. It's been gradually worse each day since. Now my fingers are fat and my feet are fat and my lips are even a little puffy. Boo hoo! My fingers hurt.
BUT no heartburn, and I can eat anything I want, and my hips and pelvis have hurt less since I figured out to sleep with a fat pillow between my legs all the way up to the crotch instead of just between my knees and ankles. It holds the legs farther apart, where the hips want to be lately, and the pain is less.
We have a new king-sized bed - and the mattress store sold us a waterproof cover for it (ostensibly for the 6-week satisfaction guarantee, but a great idea for the birth). You might want to try Mattress Giant (was it Andy looking for one?) for a cover that doesn't stink. It's quite thin and doesn't crinkle. It wasn't cheap.
I've taken up knitting, and in less than two weeks have knitted a hat and a third of a baby blanket. The hat didn't turn out too well. The learn-to-knit book (from Little Turtle Knits) said "don't worry about guage; you can always find a head to fit the hat." If any of you know a kid with a really wide, flat head, then I have a hat for you.
This past Saturday was supposed to be my 36-week on-location (my house) visit with the midwife, but she was sick.
She hasn't called yet, so I don't know what to do for this swelling other than drink a ton of water.
Almost term here, and almost ready to go. How exciting that it is our due month! The birth announcements are coming, and soon, the birth stories - goodie!