Sorry so many people aren't feeling well.
Clara- I found it helpful to have enough little baskets in the house so that I could have one near me with some dipes in it wherever I was "parked" at the time. I had all my stuff in one main place, but if I was in the living room I could have a basket in there- not only with dipes, but also whatever I was needing for breastfeeding, lanolin, bra pads, water bottle, etc. At that time when ds was new born we were staying with my parents, and it was nice to not have to go upstairs each time I needed to change him.
Uhg- I slept horribly last night. I got a couple books on birth yesterday (which I was excited to get) but then last night I wound up just contemplating the birth of this baby. I kept on waking up and thinking of it, and you know when you're too tired to think straight anyhow, but you're stuck thinking and it's just a stupid cycle. I'm noticing that I'm having some fears of the pain this time around that I need to work through. I think it's kind of funny because this time I think during labor I'll have that touchstone of knowing my body can handle birth and that I can do this, I think that is powerful for me. However, I don't want to anticipate and get all worried about pain before labor, as I can't afford to forstall labor beginningby being anxious about it- I'd like to be able to be very open and welcoming to it's beginning. I also don't wish to...invite in pain? If any of that makes sense. I guess that I don't wish to increase feelings of pain by worrying about them, and I'd like to be able to look at the feelings of labor in others ways too. I think I had a good birth with ds, but would like to be more aware maybe during this one- wanting to really "get it right" Yet I realize there is NO "RIGHT" way And I don't want to put that silly pressure on myself. So, anyway thanks for letting me begin sorting through these feelings with this rambling.
Mama to James 4-05 and Leland 7-07, and feeling so privileged to be growing kiddo #3 due in September!