Pom, your one-handed typing skills are impressive!! :LOL Sounds like SM was an awesome help, but your dad could use a bit of an attitude adjustment. Sorry that it was so rough, and your help had to come with so much baggage
Binah, KWYM about hoping you don't get impatient. I'm still doing okay, but am starting to get a little antsy. It's hard to keep holding on -- especially as you pass by the due date (or due dateS in your case :LOL ). I hope you're feeling less "yucky" today!
I'm off work on disability now, but my co-workers invited me out to lunch today, and got me a bouquet of flowers and a sizeable gift card to Wal-Mart. I thought that was so nice of them! Several people drove an hour (they work at one of our other facilities) just to come to the lunch. I was very flattered that they took time out from their busy schedules for me
Afterwards I went to my friend's pool again. Ahhhhhh, heavenly. I floated around on my stomach for a while (trying to get babe in a really good anterior position), then did some frog kicks back and forth (trying to get babe to drop more). After an hour of mostly floating, I suddenly felt the urge to ditch the raft and walk back and forth across the pool. It's a moderate sized round, above-ground pool, a little above waist deep. So I sank into a squat that brought the water up to my neck, and while staying squatting, I walked back and forth across the pool, over and over. At the same time I made a breaststroke motion with my arms. I think I was having contractions (kinda hard to tell how serious they were, since I was in the water -- but I was definitely feeling pretty crampy), and as I swept my arms open in front of me, I kept thinking "open, open, open" and imagining my cervix relaxed and opening up. I also focused on relaxing my throat (it's linked to the birth canal, according to Ina May). I did this for quite a while, and felt all groovy and trance-like. Then I started noticing "real life" intruding into my space again, and felt like stopping, so I did. Nothing but a few BH since I got out, but I still figure doing that kind of stuff can't hurt, even if it doesn't immediately lead to labor :LOL .
Other than that, still feeling decent. Nights are getting pretty hard, though. I don't know why, but I am so much more uncomfortable at night. The recliner has served me so well all these many months, but it's suddenly not that comfortable anymore. The bed isn't an option at all, and that leaves, well, nothing else that I've been able to figure out
. If it wasn't for the nights, I would be feeling pretty darn good, all things considered. I am very much enjoying my time off work, resting and relaxing, and taking care of ME.
P.S. For those of you who are still pg and considering swimming, be forewarned that your need to pee will increase considerably
once you return to the normal gravitational field! I almost didn't make it to the bathroom in time, and man oh man, I didn't think my bladder could still hold that much!!!! :LOL