Good morning everybody! Yes, it is the 16th here already, so I'm late for the update again.
I'm 39+2 today and even though nothing 'happened' I feel like things are definitely moving the right way. baby hasn't dropped yet, but I am getting to the point where I think about getting up and doing the dishes at least twice...!
Katherine, I'm so sorry about your water dilemma! Ugh, that would just about give me the rest now... Here we've had enough rain recently, so our containers are full, but even if they weren't we could just call the 'water-man' and have him come with a truck full of water...
The day before yesterday my mw commented that my feet looked swollen and when I looked down on them, I saw this hideous pair of elephant feet at the end of my legs
: ! Aw, well... It'll all pass, I guess.
Actually yesterday was a really good day, bc my birth helper problem kind of solved itself. My mw has her 5yo DD with her who is very focused on her mommy and kind of high maintenance and DP and I were starting to worry about her being around when I'm in labor... I already saw myself just shouting at the kid bc she wouldn't shut up when I needed some quiet or whatever... We all agreed that it would be best to have a babysitter, but who? I actually had a preference but was totally unsure if this friend of mine would a) want to help and b) be able to handle the little girl. We went to visit this friend yesterday and it went PERFECT! She seemed to hit it of with the 5yo right away and actually asked us before I could even bring it up if we needed a helper and she'd love to come and babysit and help out in whichever way possible!
It's like all the pieces are falling into place
Today DP is installing a sling above the brth tub, so I can 'hang in there' and hold onto something while laboring. My project for the day is to get the material for some stuff I want to make our bed baby-safe with.
Oh, and we watched Shrek the Third last night and I just can't get over the babysitter-dwarf!
'where's the baby?' cracking me up, honestly! If you are bored and don't have anything more important to do, watch this movie - it's quite appropriate for our situation as they are expecting a baby and there is a baby-shower and anyways - I found it very entertaining.
Okay, everybelly, sending you positive vibes from my part of the planet and a good night. I'll get going to do stuff now.