My maternity leave started yesterday without me! I went into work and there was a sub in my classroom - it wasn't suppose to start until Monday. I guess they thought they wouldn't be seeing me again when i called in on Thursday? All in all it worked out well - I was dreading going in to work yesterday and was glad to be able to say my goodbyes and head back home.
In a former life i was a body worker, and am (probably overly) aware of subtle changes in my body. I keep getting these hints that changes are occurring; swelling going down, losing some mucous, having contractions that effect my whole uterus. Every time i notice something new I get all excited that labor is going to start and have been slightly frustrated when it hasn't. This morning I woke up with a new way of thinking - I'm just going to assume that I'm going to be pregnant forever, so when labor does start it will be a pleasant surprise. Luckily, I am still pretty comfortable, with the exception of turning at night (going from one side to the other is essentially a 5 point turn).
We are hitting Ikea today to get some storage for the baby. I thought I'd just share my dresser for the time being, but this kid has more clothes than I've owned in the last 10 yrs! I also still have to figure out dirty cloth diaper storage (any ideas/advice?).
I'm enjoying these daily check-ins its good to hear how everyone is doing. Looking forward to more birth announcements!