Yay for getting everything done. I hope you had a good time in the pool and that the crampiness means things are happening.
Hadley Christine: 05/17/2008
Malia Rose: 08/14/2010
Blog: Our Jones Family Experience
Not much change in how I'm feeling physically, still light on/off prelabor stuff. Sleep is a fickle friend who deserted me almost entirely last night, and for no good reason. Otherwise, I am just solidly in the end-stage waiting game. Everything is done, now we're just waiting for baby to decide she's curious enough to come see what all the fuss is about out here Hoping for a full-moon-window baby (24th-28th) but feeling relatively patient. Porter's been having fun trying out acupressure (we found a good web site and he printed it up) on me, so far with no noticeable results but a lot of it might be good for pain relief in labor. Otherwise just the usual yoga ball bouncing and EPO. I'm actually glad we made it to 39 weeks, since that's better for baby, and now as long as she holds out a few more hours, I'll get the Cancer I wanted anyway. Not that there's anything wrong with Geminis
We did belly casts and "nice" photos this weekend for father's day. I'll post them when they're ready. (Word to the wise: don't use massage oil instead of vaseline as a skin coating for plaster casting. I was trying to avoid slathering my pregnant belly in fossil fuels, but...OUCH. Not sure it was worth it. All the tiny little hairs on my torso did not thank me, that's for sure!)
Definitely hot here too- in the 90s and super humid. To save electricity, we have our thermostat set to 82.. and we've acclimated to it pretty well. I'm freezing when I go somewhere that's 72.
Sorry sleep is eluding you- I never could understand why mother nature would use the last few weeks to suck away every last drop of energy reserves we have, and THEN makes us go through labor and hands us a newborn.
I agree. If there is anytime you need the sleep its right before having baby and thats the exact time that sleep tends to elude you. Irony. Sounds like you've got a really good outlook at these last few days of pregnancy.
I will make a mental note about the vaseline vs. oil for casting. Ouch. Can't wait to see pics!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)