Karen- Sorry for the medwife. I'm nervous I may have to stop going to appointments in a couple weeks for fear of being pushed into another c-section.
Jyn-:joy for the mucous plug! I understand the sharp cervical pains. I had some during mine and my mom's trip to JoAnn's yesterday, and had to stop and do some deep breathing. I think I scared my mom and sisters into thinking I was in labor. Sadly, there really isn't much to do.
Mama_mich- CALL. THE. POLICE! Find out the non-emergency number and give an anonymous tip that sound ordinances are being broken and pot is being smoked. I wouldn't put up with smelling pot, as yes it is going into your baby's respiratory system. To each his own on the pot thing, I think if it was legal I may try it for my anxiety, but the music is really crazy. I have a neighbor who plays music loud at night, and every time I call the non-emergency number.
AFM- this pregnancy can end.... now. I'm so disenchanted. I wrote this in another chatboard, so I'll just copy and paste it here...
Here I am. 36w2d of my third pregnancy. And I'm miserable. Tired, not sleeping well, in pain almost all the time, swollen feet, loose joints making me extremely clumsy, and just ready to not be pregnant anymore.
How I wish I was one of *those* women. You know, no bags under their eyes, always happy and perky. Let me tell you, I put on a good front most of the time (Bare Minerals' Well Rested is my new best friend). It just hurts to walk, hurts to turn over in bed, and I'm ready to be holding my baby boy!!
I think part of this disenchantment with my last few weeks of pregnancy has a lot to do with my disenchantment with my chiropractor. I've always heard about how much easier pregnancy was if you saw a chiropractor on a regular basis. Well, I've been going to a chiropractor regularly longer than I've been seeing someone for prenatal care, and I don't see much of a difference between now and my last pregnancy. My headaches are just as severe and when I leave there I'm often in more pain than I went in with. And before you ask, this isn't some ambulance-chasing whacko. This is a true chiropractor. She is very in to natural healing, knows the Webster technique, treats children from birth for things like ear infections, etc.
I don't know what to think. Maybe I just need to quit thinking. Just keep busy and quit sitting around feeling miserable.
It's not like I don't have a ton to keep me busy and my mind off the growing monster in my belly. I've finally made a pattern for mama cloth that is big enough to work for pp bleeding, and I'm working on those. I'm also working on making wool dryer balls. Both items I'm thinking of starting to sell for some extra money. DH makes good money, but I want to be able to bring in some extra money just because there's more that we want to do than we can with DH's income (clean up our credit, start investing in camping equipment, family vacations to Disney World and such, etc.).
On another sweet note, Jonas has all of a sudden become quite lovey. He's constantly climbing in my lap and demanding a kiss, a hug, or hugging, kissing my arm, belly, etc. I told DH last night I think he can sense the changes that are going to happen very soon. It breaks my heart because he's NOT a cuddler, but all of a sudden right now he wants to cuddle all the time. And of course, then there's the "all boy" in him that loves in his own special way... every now and then I think he's coming up to kiss me and he'll lick me. Silly boy!
Arianna keeps telling me she's ready for Josiah to be here. She told me she wants to hug and kiss him. They both talk to my belly and Josiah responds to their voices. I am so glad we waited so long before having a third. Arianna was 19 months to the day when Jonas was born and she didn't really understand what was going on until her daddy brought her into the nursery and said, "This is your brother." She warmed up fast, kissing him, insisting on holding him, but she wasn't quite involved in the pregnancy. She probably just thought Mommy was letting herself go! LOL