How funny that this thread is so tiny today! Just goes to show that lots of our DDC members are now either new mommies, in labor, or just too dang pregnant and tired <or tired of being pregnant!> to post!!!
I'm hoping all of you ladies that are nearing your edd's go into labor soon, the ones past edd, go into labor TODAY and those of us who still have some waiting to do, I PRAY FOR PATIENCE!!! I'm right there with ya!
36weeks tomorrow and I swear, I feel like this baby will be here in less than two weeks!!!
All along I've kept telling myself, "Don't expect him before mid-August" (he's due July 31st) but gosh, just something in my gut is telling me he is DONE and will be here SOON...
: I wish I had some sort of shipping confirmation...tracking number or SOMETHING, yk?! Drives me insane to be so out of control (by such a LONG amount of time... could be tomorrow, could be SIX WEEKS FROM NOW!) Sheesh!
<copying & pasting> If you have nothing better to do, read on!
I got a TON of rest, and a TON of productivity accomplish this weekend!!!
Bray has been gone to the beach with my parents since Friday so I got to sleep in Saturday morning (which I *NEEDED*--I missed a 'sleep in day' the weekend before b/c I was so busy w/ all the shower festivities going on that I really needed a DAY OF REST this weekend)... and that is pretty much ALL I did saturday...
I got up around 11am, ate lunch and by 2pm me & dh were piled back up in the bed, just snuggling, resting, relaxing... we got up at like 5pm and were back in bed by 11pm!! I slept till I couldn't sleep anymore 9am Sunday morning, ate breakfast and was asleep again by 11am... woke up at 1pm and felt like a million BUCKS!!
So then, I got everything together that needed to be taken back (shower duplicates, etc), got my list(s) and various giftcards together and headed out on the town!
First I went to walmart and returned as much stuff as possible there... ended up getting $120 back in in-store credit (which I needed) and then I went around Walmart and gathered up all the miscellaneous birth kit supplies I needed... mostly depends, chux pads, maxi pads, peroxide, alcohol, olive oil, towels, a new set of sheets, a couple pans for herbs, etc...got a cute little red trashcan to use as a dry pail for diapers...That one in the link is like 30L and the one we got is the smaller version, I think it was like 12L?? It's about 1/2 that size... I also picked out a new shower curtain for our bathroom (our other one was hideous!) when I got it home, dh put it up for me and I realized that this is the same shower curtain our midwife's assistant has in her bathroom!!
: Guess I'll need to tell her about that tomorrow! I seriously didn't even realize I had gotten the same one until it was UP and I was like, "OOPS! I guess we have the same tastes in bathroom fixtures!"
...anyway, I stocked up on breastmilk storage supplies and the playtex nurser kit I needed, and got some additional liners, etc...
Anyway, after I left walmart, I went to BRU and exchanged ANOTHER $80 worth of stuff... got my breastpump, some bottles, a changing pad & cover...oh, and a little medical kit that has all the 'little noses', 'little tummies' stuff in it... stuff we probably won't ever USE, but I'd be wiggin' out if I didn't have *something there* just in case...
THEN, I went to the grocery store and by the time I finally got home (4 hours later!) I was soooo pooped!!! I did wash all the linens for the birth kit and I've got to fold & seal them up this afternoon... I washed 2 sets of sheets last night (and our set that we're using right now, that we're planning to birth on, this morning) plus 4 towels, 10 washcloths, 8 recieving blankets and baby's 'born at home' tee shirt
: ... so I've got to get all that stuff together tonight... I did get the other birth supplies together in a rubbermaid tub last night and they're all ready to go!!
Next weekend, I need to strip diapers and get them ready for baby!! I think I'm going to dye a bunch of them after the initial strip, so I hope that turns out well!!!
I'm just glad to have all this stuff DONE and my list of things to do is ALMOST COMPLETE!! We could *definately* have the baby TODAY and everything would be fine (I'd just need to strip those diapers during labor!
) but I'm thinking little man is going to hold out at least a few (to 6?