I am 34 weeks 2 days today. I will be 36 weeks on Christmas. We decided to go ahead and drive to Ohio, about 5 hours away, to my parents' house for Christmas. DH agreed to do all the driving and we thought it would be more relaxing for us because once we get to their house, we have nothing to take care of; no laundry to keep up with, my parents will gladly watch dd (who is 3) and we can just lay low. But now, my mother is driving me crazy asking me if it is "safe" for me to travel, and have I asked my midwife if it's ok??? She wasn't thinking of this when we made our plans two months ago, but now, it's a big deal. Nothing I tell her satisfies her. I say "you have hospitals in Ohio, right?" "But what about on the road?" I said, "If I have signs of labor before leaving, we won't get in the car. If I go into labor on the road, we could probably drive to California before the baby would be born." (I had a really long first labor.) I'm just not worried. I went to 40 weeks before, I have had no signs of preterm labor, midwives are not concerned, and should something happen, I'll go to the hospital in Ohio and scream for them to keep their IV out of me and monitor off me.
She's just driving me crazy! Last time we had the talk, I said "Oh, the midwife said to stop telling my mother about my prenatal appointments." My mom said "Why??" I said "She didn't really say that Mom, that's my way of telling me that you're being too nosy! I'm going to stop telling you, if it prompts this grilling." How ironic that she doesn't understand that her incessant worry and questioning actually keeps her from getting the information she so craves.