Well, I ended up getting WAY more done than I thought I would be able to before the inevitable contractions showed up... and so now I'm relaxing in bed wondering if they're going to piddle out on me or actually do something :P If they do go away (like they have almost every night since this ordeal started) then the plan is to -not- clean a darn thing tomorrow and take advantage of the awesome weather we're expecting and go for a picnic and play at the park for awhile! Yay!
Side note, listening to NBC reporters for an hour ramble on about Osama Bin Laden being dead is enough to make my brain hurt, its been awhile since I heard reporters go on without saying a darn thing for a whole hour! Now that Obama finally made the announcement I'm left a bit 'meh' about the whole thing.
Maybe icecream and pie will make the meh turn into a YAY! either way it'll make me smile :P
Eirinn - I am sorry I am only getting to this now!
You have a wonderful flair for story telling! I loved them but boy have you ever had some dramatic births!
I can't wait for your little "cowboy' to get here (even though I have never met you in person)!
I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day today! I actually love cleaning on pretty days. Opening up the windows and letting in the sun and fresh air is very motivating to me ;)
How were your contractions last night?
Well, just as I predicted the contractions piddled off after an hour or two of relaxing and a hot shower.... sadly that didn't help me sleep worth a darn last night! I finally fell asleep around 5am and Jayde crawled into bed with us around 8am and then puked all over my bed *facepalm* Lets just go on record as saying that is -no- fun at all and one of my least favorite ways to wake up! So after getting kidlet, bed, hubby cleaned up, I managed to get JJ back in bed with a bottle of water, and a movie. When all the holy terror had calmed down, here I sit in bed... AWAKE! wide awake... no hope of sleeping for me. :( Hubby however I don't think was ever fully conscious and has easily slipped back into zzzz mode LOL I want to pinch him!
No idea what's up with the little one, she hasn't shown any sign of being sick, no fever, no lack of energy (even after puking) she's just got a snuffly nose and an occasional cough *sigh* I'm hoping it will pass quickly because the last thing I need is a cold in the house, which would of course mean that I get sick since I'm the back rubbing snuggle monster who provides the juice to the sick ones! LOL
I also got a warning text from my sister that she and my mother are driving out to Calgary from Nanaimo on the 13th... I can already feel my blood pressure rising. I LOVE and adore my mother, but she has gotten it in her head that since this is our last child (and her last blood grandchild since my sister can't have kids) she -HAS- to be in the delivery room. I've never kept her out before, and honestly she's a great help and focus through labor after I've threatened to smack her again if she mentions how she "had her first in 4 1/2 hours and her second BREECH in 3 1/2" again :P This time however, I decided I only really want Hubby and myself there for the birth... we managed to avoid the topic with MIL by appointing her child keeper during labor so there was no fight on that end (I WOULD NEVER LET MIL in the room again!!!!) I had hoped since my due date was May 28th, my mom would book her plane ticket for the END of the month... I keep telling her she's not going to be in the room, but she's soooo not listening! So now I'm torn, either have this baby BEFORE she gets here, or cross the heck out of my legs and hold him in till she leaves again LOL! Because if I have this child while she's here... feelings WILL be hurt! Sometimes parents are such a pain!
I'm rambling again... lol this is what happens when your all sleep dep and cranky!
I know what you mean about not wanting your mom in the room, but my mom is very respectful and will stay out if we ask. She was just outside the door with my first and was in the room with my second, invited but even if she wasn't there was no way she would have had a chance to leave if she wasn't. BUT where we are planning a home birth for our next one, her being very medical minded I'm worried she will interfere with the midwife and cause problems so I'm contemplating on if she should be there or not, and that's saying something because I am a HUGE mommas girl. I just know that the midwife will do her job better if she isn't being questioned about everything she does like i'm afraid my mom will do.
Anyway, didn't mean to still your lodge there. I hope things work out for you! I hope no one is really sick either. :( Sickies are no fun while preggers and due. :(
Sorry about your mom. I wouldn't want mine in there and I'd just tell the nurse to keep her out if it came down to it. There could always be a new hospital 'policy' that only allows 1 support person in the room at a time ;) Anyway, sorry things fizzled out. Hopefully things will time perfectly so you don't have a confrontation with your mom and you get a wonderful birth experience.
I am sorry that you're not sleeping well. I hope your daughter is feeling better! Good luck getting things figured out with your mom!
The one good thing to come out of my DS being a c-section was not having to hurt feeling about people in the delivery room. I feel your pain. I hope your mom understands without too many hurt feelings.
Ack! Is your mom staying with you? If not, you could just forget to make the phone call until after the birth...you know, sometimes you're so focused on the baby, that you forget everything else. ;)
I don't "think" my mom is staying with us, just based on the fact I've told her a million and a half times that there is a really nice Best Western right down the street LOL! She really isn't looking to inconvenience anyone or step on toes, she's just really ... all about herself at times. *sigh* Don't get me wrong she's awesome, amazing and I love her to pieces, but sometimes she just doesn't think beyond what she wants.
Last couple of days have been meh, I ended up calling our family doc to see what she thought about the little one's cold... as it turns out she thinks its more along the spring allergies than a cold. (no fever, no lack of energy, lots of sniffles and flem) So She went back to school again today and I was grateful for the two hour break! After school I decided to walk with her to the park since Hubby had ninjitsu for a couple of hours... HOLY HANNA did that walk (less than a block) kick start the contractions again! Geebuz! Of course by the time we got home and I put supper on (super easy no hassle meal) they had all but dissipated.
I'm not sure why, but the last two days have been wretched for sleep and leaving me feeling generally blah, like something is off but I can't put my finger on it. I'm not sick, no real issues, but I can't sleep worth a darn and even when I'm exhausted my brain won't shut off long enough to catch some z's. DD has been SUPER clingy, more than I think she's ever been in her life (she such a daddy's girl) and seems to want to cuddle/snuggle/etc all the time, she even had a crying fit before school today because she didn't want to leave mommy! SO out of character for her. Luckily Friday is bring mommy to school day so I don't have to have a repeat, unless of course I'm not able to go then Granny gets to deal with it :P
I have my 37week appt tomorrow morning at some ungodly hour in the morning, so I'm leaving the family at home to sleep! I got my group B swab done last week so I'll get to hear the results yay! Already discussed the if's and stuff with hubby so no matter what the test says we're pretty much ready. Now if only I could just have this baby already!?!?! I know its early and I'm one of the #1 advocates for having a full 40week baby... but I'm human and I want my body back! LOL More than that I want the constant uncomfortableness of contractions/hip pain to end already... its like someone up there decided to give me extra knowing its my last! *stops whining now*