Congrats on making it 36 weeks and welcome to your lodge. Tell us everything!
lol I was coming here just now to do this!
Hay kelly sweetie!!!! I can't believe your so close to delivering!
Wow a lodge already! Congratulations!!!
On the one hand, I keep thinking "man, I need a lodge so that I'm not just posting my random thoughts and updates every day..." But on the other hand, I think, "OMG I'm just a week away from "full term" and I'm not ready for this baby yet, it can't be that time already!!!" LOL
He's back to his beautiful anterior position again thank goodness. Hopefully the other night was just a fluke. He's still switching back and forth between ROA and LOA - but usually LOA (for those who don't live on spinning babies, LOL, that's body on the left, head down, with the back of the head to the front of my body)
I find it very odd that my boobs are leaking. I could squeeze drops out with the last two pregnancies, but I think since I never fully dried up after Mikayla weaned is why I'm leaking this time. She weaned June 05 at 38 mo and before I got pg I could still squeeze out droplets. Now I've had a few times where especially if I go from temperature extremes (from the hot outside to the AC inside), I leak a bit. And I've got one duct that feels really full. So that's different!
The past couple days I've had 5-10 harder contractions than the usual BH's. And he's definitely settling down into my pelvis further and further. Putting on underwear and pants hurts - because it hurts to stretch those tendons and ligaments at the tops of my inner thighs!!
Aaric starts school Monday and its just about a block away and I was planning to walk him to and from every day, but I'm doubting that I'll feel up to it very often. "block" sounds short - really it is about a block, if you drew a straight line from our house to the school. At a typical pace (I timed in back in June when I was still walking great LOL) it takes about 10 minutes one way. So anyway, I feel like a wuss that a total of a 20 minute minute walk sounds torturous to me. I just don't know if my hips can take it. And I don't want to encourage him to come out sooner - I wanna keep him in there for at least 2 more weeks!
My ideal is that he not come until at least the 11th. Soccer season opens on the 9th and I want to be able to be there for that. Then our church's AWANA program starts back up on the 10th - thats classes for kids - and I'm the secretary for one of the classes and especially that first week, there's lots of paperwork to be done. I'd like to be the one to do all of that myself instead of someone "helping out" and doing it for me. So the 11th is good.
I'd prefer that he not come too close to a Saturday, so that Dh can take the kids to soccer without me feeling uncomfortable with being home alone with the baby. And not on a Saturday, because I don't want the kids to miss a game, and not on a Sunday because I don't want to miss Awana's. So, Ideally, any Mon-Thurs after the 11th. I'm picky.
So, thats the very large nutshell of me right now! We're doing a huge cleaning of the house this weekend, so I'm sure I'll be paying for that in my hips, but oh well. We've got to get the house ready for the baby. I've been working 15 min, then taking a 5 minute seated break, all day.
Congrats on your lodge, you are getting so close!
Yeah, Kelly, welcome to your lodge. Uh oh, that means I'm only a few days away from my lodge...gulp...and then Lisa (LuckyMe2n2) is only a few days behind me...oh jeez. Thanks so much for the update on how you're doing. I'm sending baby bake vibes for you; may your little one make an appearance at the time and in the place that is best. I look forward to supporting you, even if it is only through my notes in this lodge, as much as you have supported me throughout this pregnancy. Take care!
Kelly! My due date twin!
Glad things are still going well for you! This being my first, I'm anxious for my labor to start (although not until next Monday, I've been told by my mother)
Wow. I can't believe we have our lodges already! So close.....:cloud9:
Wow I cannot believe you have a lodge already, congratulations.
Yayyyy!!! Welcome to your lodge Kelly!!
lol I hope your able to birth him on a good day!
you make me laugh
Congrats and welcome to your lodge! Can't wait to see how it all turns out for you
Congrats on the home stretch Kelly! I can totally relate to the birth date thing. I either have to deliver next weekend (after Thursday the 31st, my daughter is dancing at the PNE) or the 10th, 12th, 15th or 16th. LOL. Can't be the first week of school, piano, dance day, K's b-day, etc. So don't feel you are being picky, you're thinking of your other children LOL. Good luck!!
Congrats on your lodge! O know about the date thing because my baby is due at christmas time. I think the two most hectic times of the year is back to school an christmas.
No more 15 work/5 rest cleaning days for me! OMG I paid for it. I was tired, but of course couldn't settle in until late. I didn't even keep it up all day - I'd wind up sitting after about 5-10 minutes. By 9 I just sat on the bed to fold clothes. Around 11, Dh put in Harry Potter and about half way through, I was dozing (he was already asleep), so I turned it off. Then I couldn't sleep. I felt a bit queasy, and he's getting big enough to push on my lungs even though he's pretty low in my pelvis. So I couldn't breathe well either. My feet ached and felt tight. Finally, around 1 I got up and took a warm bath and got a snack. At 2 I got back in bed, and read through my Hypnobabies manual that I finally found (the tapes are long gone, but reading through it is helpful, too - I kept forgetting to get with Kerry about getting new CDs...). I fell asleep around 3 and had to get up at 8 for church. I'd just had a 4-hour-night Thursday night, so a 5-hour-night about did me in!
So I was exhausted all day today and had lots more cleaning to do but didn't get to it. All I finished yesterday was the kitchen. Today we cleaned out the van and then had to get Aaric's stuff ready for his first day of school tomorrow.
On payday I'm heading to the health food store to pick up some wild yam root. It slows contrax/stops BHs and I really really want to keep this baby in. My midwife recommends it for BH's that are particularly annoying or frequent, and mentioned using it to slow labor until she can get here once its the real deal. I'll double check with her to see how much it will help hold the kid in until I'm ready LOL. Now I've got a shower scheduled for the 8th, so that's another date he can't come.
Congratulations on your lodge!
Congrats on your lodge Kelly!!! It's so exciting to see all the other September mommies here already! I'm getting so excited for all of us!! You've been so helpful and informative thru my pregnancy and I appreciate that!
Congratulations on your lodge. I hope baby decides to cooperate and stay in a bit for you.
I remember those nights all to well lol I hope you get some sleep tonight!
How was Aarics first day of school? And how did the mama do w/ her baby boy going off on his big adventure?
School went fine for him, and I coped well, since I was distracted by the anticipation over meeting our new doctor that i switched the kids too. He rocks. Supportive of not vaxing, supportive of stretching out/skipping well-child visits for kids not getting shots, not freaked by a homebirthed baby, I like him lots.
I was worried about the walk to and from school (10 min one way) being too hard on me, right? Well, the morning one was fine. the afternoon one at 2:15 sucked big time. Even though I took a water bottle and drank water the entire walk both ways, I think I got overheated and too tired. I came in and sat down to rest "for a few minutes" but never really recovered. I've had a dull headache all afternoon/evening with some nausea. I'm also just so tired from having to get up at 7 this AM. That's wimpy, I know... but seriously, I haven't been on an enforced schedule for 4.5 yrs now. I've gotten up when i felt like it, or when a kid woke me up, and went to bed when I got sleepy. So this is a major transition for me. I can't stress about school - I'm too busy adjusting physically!
So anyway, the last time I had a headache in the 3rd trimester, I woke up at 4am that morning with my water broken. that was at 40 weeks exactly with Aaric. Since I'm not yet 37 weeks, I really really really hope that's not what happens now!
However, I've totally decided that any time after this weekend is fine. The past few days have been rough and I've hit the "i'm sick of being pg" point.
I'm tired of peeing every 10 minutes.
I'm tired of having a bony baby beating the crap out of me (love the kid, but he hurts).
I'm tired of the ligament pain.
Its all just getting old.
aaw mama :bighug:
Being pregnant is rough esp. those last few wks when you've a full grown baby in ya!
It sounds like you guys are adjusting well though ~ I remember when Garrett started kindy how tired I was when we were stuck to a schedual so I feel for ya! lol
And don't you love hoe vague boys are? I could never get much out of Garrett either when I asked how it day was
Is a pitty we don't live closer, I'd give a massage!
Kelly, glad to hear that the first day of school went well. My kids are back next week after Labour Day and I'm dreading the 7 am wake ups too. Your new doctor sounds awesome! If only we all could find such an understanding family physician!! Wishing you all the best and I hope that the headache eases up for you!
It sounds like we are all getting to the "I'M DONE, GET IT OUT" stage...lol. I'm glad to hear school went well and about the great new doc. Sorry about the schedule though!
Just a brief update today, but I wanted to let it be known that he IS still happily baking.
Again, walking to school this AM was fine. I sent a note with him letting them know I'd be picking him up in the car due to the heat. So that was much better! I feel a lot better today, too. Being tired has its perks - I sleep better! LOL Even my ligaments aren't as bad today.
Again, I wanted to head to the pool right after we got home from school, but I kept procrastinating and then we were about to head out the door and my mom called and then when I got off the phone dh came in and he wanted to join us... so it was nearly 5 before we left. We didn't stay long because it was starting to cool off as a storm was coming in. I like swimming when its HOT!
I emailed the mw last night to find out if she considers 36 or 37 to be "safe", just in case, but I don't think it'll happen this week. I did check my cervix yesterday and again this AM to make sure I hadn't progressed any yet - I actually can't reach the inner opening all the way. I can feel the front side of it, but not all the way around. But my cervix in general is big enough to easily fit a full finger into, and I have no clue where my plug has gone, because I have had very very little plug-like discharge. But my guess is that if I could feel the entire inner os, I'd find that i'm a 1-2 cm. And I WAS down to a good 50% effaced - I was suprised at how short it was. But today I'm back at maybe 25%. My cervix is super mushy though. And its weird that I can't reach well, because I'm not as big as I was with Mikayla and I could reach just fine last time. I think his head isn't quite as low as hers was. His head is right behind the cervix though.
So anyway - no progression yet, and I think he'll probably stay put for another week for me. At least. And I just checked the weather and i nthe 10 day forecast, there are NO more days with highs in the 90s, so maybe i'll be a bit more comfy soon!
congrats on the homestretch!
I'll be leaving for my appt in a few minutes. Should be interesting - hopefully, it'll be as uneventful as the one where I declined the GD screening. Today I'll be declining the internal (if offered) and the GBS swab. When she found out I was homebirthing, she asked if my midwife was "okay" with my having declined the GD screening, so hopefully, it won't be a struggle, especially if I mention that my midwife actually discourages the GBS swab. Also, assuming things go smoothly and she's still cooperative, I'll be asking about getting an oxygen tank prescribed. And not so much a concern for me, medically - but there IS some convalescent leave available for Dh technically, but it is apparently tricky to get - but I'll be asking if she can handle that or if she knows how we can go about getting it approved. that would mean he could take days off after the baby comes and it wouldn't count as vacation time. (If you don't know, as its not discussed here as much, Dh is in the Army and I'm using the Army hospital here for my prenatal care - which is why my CNM could potentially be the one to put DH on convalescent leave).
I don't want to put her in the position of knowing that my midwife isn't, um, legal... but i do want to feel her out on what to expect should we have to transport while in labor. Like - are any of the other CNMs or OBs going to be less supportive than she is, will the nursing staff be supportive at all, will my midwife who would then be acting as doula be welcome, etc... I just don't want to mention the fact that my midwife is NOT a CNM to her. IF she supports the law in this area, then I'd be putting my midwife at risk, especially if she accompanied me to the hospital. So, it could be tricky. But I hope to walk away with some idea of what to expect IF transport was necessary (which of course, I don't expect to transport!)
Okay, gotta run get dressed!
Good luck, Kelly. It sounds like you've thought through all of the possibilities and you have a good grasp of waiting for her to provide info so you can figure out where she stands before you mention info that could be harmful. I look forward to hearing how it all turns out!
Great appointment! Great enough that it makes up for the freakin FIVE pounds I gained in 3 weeks LOL. I've been SO thrilled about my low weight gain, and then gained 5 in 3 weeks. Which is still less than my norm for the last two pregnancies, really, because I gained 2/week with them (during the 2nd half only). So I'm up to a total of 19 lbs - which is fine with me!
Ugh. Dh is driving me insane because I forgot to ask about his leave so I can't think straight now. i'll finish up later.
it went really really well, though.
Yay I'm so glad it went well! :thumbsup: 19lbs isn't bad at all!
Okay, now that he's gone I can concentrate! LOL
Apparently, my CNM was busy, so I met a different one. She rocked. So, first she asks if I'm using Nancy (the nearby CNM who does homebirths, who used to work at this hospital so they all know her) and I filled her in on what we're doing. So then she asks... are you ready for this??? With a skeptical look on her face and pen poised, she says, "So, are you doing the group b screen?" I said no and she started writing. I said, "Well that was easy!" LOL She said that of course its a choice anyway, and she always asks. Then she pointed out that since I had declined the GD one and was homebirthing, she just figured I'd be declining this too.
Then, before I even had a chance to ask, she started talking about how if I needed to, I could always come in to the hospital and started talking about what to expect! She says not to involve the OBs unless we have to - just call the midwives. She let me know (and said she'll never admit to having told me) which one of the midwives isn't homebirth friendly and told me which day she's on call up there (we don't want a thursday baby). She said the only potential problem would be if I WAS GBS+ and the baby got sick, they'd pitch a fit, but that of course the risks of that were very very low. Then she actually asked if my midwife was liscensed or lay. Since I could totally tell she was fine with either answer, I responded honestly, that she's a lay midwife, and we talked for a bit about the legalities of NC and GA on lay midwives (she's obviously on our side with this!).
I just really felt great about it all! Then she said she wanted me back in two weeks - TWO! not one! and then weekly after that, which hopefully i won't need. She said that if I DO go overdue, they do NSTs, and that while she personally wouldn't be upset if I declined them, the medical side of the whole deal would pitch a fit if I did. IF that becomes an issue, I'd talk to my midwife about it and see what she thinks, but I don't think I'm opposed to NSTs so, I think I'd be fine with that. I don't expect to go over anyway.
Then I started down the hall and remembered about the O2 tank! So I went back to ask and she said I could just call a medical supply place and rent one, I asked if I needed a Rx - she wasn't sure, but said that if all it takes is a simple Rx, she'll gladly write one for me! Woohoo! I just checked online and pre-authorization is required for insurance coverage, but if that's too complicated and its not too pricey, I'll just pay out of pocket. If it is more complicated, she recommended having Nancy, that other CNM, handle it, since she's probably more familiar with the procedure.
So, see! it went great! I go back on 9/12, scheduled with this same one again, then the 20th, then the 26th.
Oh, I should mention - I go by 9/22 as my EDD. I go by that, because 38 weeks from ovulation put me at that date. But calendars aren't perfect... I O'ed on day 14, so you'd think it would work out right, but I have been too lazy to do the math. Plus, I think they add a day to the calculation somehow on the wheel. So anyway, according to the wheel, which is pretty much accurate since I DID O on day 14, my actual edd is 9/24. I just go by the 22nd since it was the first date I came up with, and its my brother's birthday and we thought that was cool. So, according to them, I'm just barely over 36 weeks today, instead of nearly 37. So, my next appointment is my "38 week" appointment, and then 39 and 40. I don't complain though - because if they considered me 37, I'd probably be moving on to weekly's now. Plus, that gives me extra days to play with before NSTs would start.
BTW, I'll be chatty today - I'm about to call the midwife to fill her in, too, so I may have more to add in a little bit LOL.
She did email back and said she's okay with a 36 weeker at home, but that 37 would be much better. But, if I went into labor today, I could stay home, and that makes me a happy girl!
OKay, last report for today, I promise! LOL I mean, I'll respond to comments of course...
Just talked to my midwife in GA, right after calling a medical supply place. The med supply place says that to get authorization from insurance, I'd have to have an O2 saturation of 80% or less. Of course, my O2 sat is just peachy right now - we'd just want it on hand for an emergency! So insurance wouldn't cover it, there's no need even bothering with trying. I could pay out of pocket, with a Rx, but that would be $350. My midwife agreed with me that its just not that big of an issue, not worth spending that much money on, for a "just in case" that we don't expect to happen anyway!
I always love chatting with her. She's in nursing school right now and is having fun dissecting a cat LOL. Then she said she had a personal question. Which was funny, seeing as how we'd just been discussing my cervix. She needed to know what kind of facial wash I use because she's only bringing a carryon and can't take liquids, so she'll need to use my stuff. LOL I'll be adding Noxema to my list of supplies now. I'm more than happy to take care of my midwife's sensitive skin.
I've had a tiny bit of swelling of the hands and feet, she just wants me to up the protein to counter that. She was very impressed with how well my appointment went. She asked if i've decided which day he's coming yet LOL.
Tomorrow is payday, I'll probably wait until Friday to go shopping to get the rest of the supplies, so that dh can go with me. We've also still got to finish paying the midwife. We wont' have her paid off probably until October. I hate that!
Your m/w sounds fantastic!! The new airport rules make it difficult to travel, stupid terrorists.
I'm excited for you hun, it really sounds like things are starting to work out nicely for you! I can't believe your nearly 37wks!
I lied. Okay, just a tiny thing to say - Has anyone seen my legs? because I think they fell off.
We started the walk to school and made it 2 duplexes down from ours when it started POURING. I'd debated driving anyway, but figured we'd chance it. So not even thinking about my being huge and having the soreness in my ligaments, we turned and ran back down the hill to the road (there's a road right in front of and right behind our house, with a sidewalk on each. We take the one behind our house to the school, and its up a huge hill). As we ran down the hill, Mikayla fell and I dropped my water bottle, all while we're getting drenched. Then we tried to run down the sidewalk to our driveway. I'm sure I was quite a sight. With Mikayla yelling, "Its raining! I can't stand it! I'm getting wet!" We made it to the car and went to pick him up and OMG i swear I was barely able to walk back into the house. No more running for Kelly. Running is bad.
omg you poor thing
Kelly, your knowledge and confidence amaze and inspire me. You go girl!! I'm so glad everything is falling into place and that your appt. with the CNM went so well.
Yippee for a good appt. and chat with your midwife. As I've said before, you go girl! I can't wait for your birth story! Yeah, I tried the pregnant lady run the other day (but mine was indoors and for the phone)...not pretty. Now the cordless phone stays with me during the day...but I have placental brain so I keep forgetting to put it back on the hook at night to charge! Anyway, I'm glad you had such a great day. Take care.
I have that problem with the phone, too. We have 2 cordlesses, but only one with caller id and i don't answer if I don't know who it is. And this phone can't stay off the hook all day without dying. So I frequently ignore it, send a kid to get it, or walk up the stairs to get it. I refuse to run to catch the phone.
Seriously, my ligaments are killing me. I even called the mw back to ask what to do. Its hurting so bad that I can barely walk. Leaning back more - you know, adding to the typical sway-back - helps, but then that hurts my back so I lean forward more and that makes my pubic bone too sore. its bad. When I told her I ran down a hill, she knew immediately that it was those round ligaments that were sore - I'd just mentioned that I was in a lot of pain. So she says that taking vit e will help with the soreness and stiffness, but it may take a couple days. So i guess I'll be driving him to and from school for the rest of this week. She also said take some tylenol, which I did, since I don't have any E. I think I'll put some heat on it too. I can't believe I can be in this much pain from running down a 15-20 foot hill.
Ya know- September 15th is a great day to have a baby, Kelly
Well... he can definitely stay put until his finicky little self decides to turn around again. He's posterior again tonight.
Would some Arnica relieve some internal tissue inflamation and help any??? I know it's completely safe while Prego and nursing. Just a thought. Oh a nice warm bath! I hope your feeling a little better! Hang in the momma!
Looking at the positives:
Its probably clear by now that I can be a whiner. And I feel guilty about that, because i have complication free pregnancies that so far, have ended at 39-40 weeks. So I'm aware that when compared with some others, I really have no right to complain. Yet, I do. So i want to take a minute to focus on the good stuff. Because i do recognize it.
As I said, I have complication free pregnancies. Never any spotting or threatened miscarriage, never any real question of PTL (though its always something I'm paranoid about anyway). No Pre-e, no GD, etc. I just kinda hang out gestating. I am indeed thankful for that.
Specifically, this time, I am not dealing with the swollen feet that I had with Aaric and some with Mikayla. I'm not dealing with the hip pain that I had with Mikayla that required me to see a chiro. I'm only carrying around half of the extra weight that I was carrying with those two, which I'm sure makes it easier on my body than it could be. I'm also not having the very regular BH's that I had with Mikayla that were so annoying and frustrating. No pre-labor so far, when I had weeks of it with her.
I haven't had to stress through this pregnancy about figuring out which interventions I was okay with and which I wasn't, and whether or not I felt homebirth was an option, and convincing others that homebirth wasn't a horrible idea for me, etc. This time, I've bdtd and there's some level of comfort and ease because of that. People aren't as freaked by the idea when you can say "Yes, I've done a homebirth before!" So I don't have to get as defensive as I did last time.
This pregnancy has been a rollercoaster of its own - with changing the geographical location of the birth more than once (NC, no GA, no NC...) and along with that, officially hiring a midwife and then having to tell her we wouldn't be able to come to GA and then rehiring her again later. BUT - at least no matter what, I knew all along that I could get my homebirth, i just had to find the right way to get it.
I'm not having to worry about getting this baby to flip into a vertex position, and I'm annoyed but not really worried about his flipping between anterior and posterior. I know it'll work out okay. Even thinking about the possibility of a posterior delivery - I know posterior labors typically take longer, and that actually works in my favor since the midwife is travelling to get here.
I have everything that the baby actually NEEDS and know that while I want more, its not a big deal.
We've got everything we need (or, will have everything we need after I go shopping today or tomorrow for the last of the birth supplies), and the baby and I are both healthy. So I'm darn lucky.
I try to remember that when I'm whining about peeing every 5 minutes and my sore round ligaments. And I wish i was one of those women who just oozed peacefullness and joy in late pregnancy.
Erika - I thought about arnica. Do you think applying it topically would help? I've got the cream, I need to add the oral form to my shopping list. I've got to head to the health food store for a liquid cal/mag and liquid chlorophyll anyway, so I need to grab some oral arnica to see if that helps with the afterpains. But would topical work for the ligaments? I took a warm bath last night and just had one a minute ago too. The ligaments are still sore today, but not as bad as I'd expected. Better than last night, and I'm a lot more mobile. It just still hurts to lean forward at all - puts a lot of pressure on my pubic bone. I don't know if its my new posture due to the injury that made him turn back posterior or if he just happened to turn and that's effecting my posture more. Either way, its a bit of a vicious cycle.
I have no experience with topical arnica - certainly it would be safe, but i'm not sure if it would help or not. I have some cal/mag drops right here I'll toss them through the computer (If only!) I need to get more Grapefruitseed extract I'm still playing the on and off UTI thing! I love going to the health food store -but it's so out of the way lately.
Kelly, I admire your positive attitude! You have inspired me to spend the day not feeling sorry for myself and thinking about all the things I have to be thankful for
I admire the positive attitude as well! I've been feeling so grumpy about the way I've felt the past 3 weeks, but from what I've seen I'm not going thru anything really that different from everyone else...lol...sometimes you feel like you are the only one and then you read someone else's story and realize you could have written the same thing. You sound like you are doing great though!
BTW - posterior baby kicks hurt. I thought that legs sticking all the way out to one side were annoying. That's nothing compared to knees and feet high and out in front, and elbows low and out in front. He's beating the snot out of me today. Maybe he's trying to figure out how to turn back around?
(see, my positive attitude didn't last too long LOL)
And am I the only one who thinks that late 3rd trimester catheters are a good idea? I feel like I should just get up, sit on the toilet, and stay there all day. Stick a pillow on a stool off to one side and lean over to sleep on it.
Also, I want to take another belly pic, but I think I always look at least half dead.
Also, the rate I'm going through the TP rolls is alarming.
I'm full of random thoughts today.
Its also bothersome that I pee before leaving to get Aaric (2 blocks away) and hope that I don't need a potty break before getting back home.
And lets hope that the pain that just actually made me say OWWW out loud way down in my pelvis was that kid at least attempting to flip his head around. I'm convinced that his position is contributing to my comfort level right now.
Tonight, i'm pulling the ball back out. We keep stashing it in the garage so the kids will quit playing with it, but I think it needs to be my butt's new home for the rest of this pregnancy. Ball and toilet - that's all I need. I need a portapotty on a ball - and put some handles on that sucker so I could bounce around the house on it. And a platform in the kitchen so I could reach the counter.
Also, the rate I'm going through the TP rolls is alarming.
Well put. I think I'm going to buy stock in Charmin!
I feel a butt. So I think he's back in position.
We had enough of a scare tonight that we're getting down to business and getting the last of the preparation done tonight and tomorrow. Dh is likely to sleep very little tonight. I had several contrax in a row, 5-7 minutes apart. After eating dinner, they let up. We stopped by the Vitamin Shoppe after dinner to grab the supplements I need - most importantly right now, Wild Yam, to get the contrax to slow down. We needed them anyway for me to take if I was going quickly and the midwife needed more time to get here. I also got my liquid cal/mag and chlorophyll. I still need to find some oral arnica - I found some Hyland's formula, but it had St Johns Wart too which I know I can't have while pg.
I'll probably head to Walmart after the kids go to bed to get the last of the stuff on our list. Those contractions freaked me out - we've GOT to get everything done ASAP. I did check before and after dinner and just a few minutes ago (2 hrs after dinner) and my cervix isn't progressing, so hopefully, he'll stay put for a couple more days. We DO have a tropical storm coming through, so I'm hoping I'm immune to the barometric pressure LOL.
Oh wow! Sounds like you need some *stay put vibes* here they come!!!
Yeah, especially being in the late evening now, there's only one flight left that she could take - so tonight is no good! LOL (of course, that's a risk we've been well aware of...)
Also, I'm still stiff but much better after walking around a bit this evening. I think the walking around is what helped him turn anterior again, too. I think I'm about done walking him to school anyway, though. We'll see how I feel Tuesday. It'll be raining all day again tomorrow anyway.
Oh, Kelly, your last few posts were delightful! You made me belly laugh so hard. Now, please understand that I don't find your pain delightful, but I find your attitude and the way in which you write about your experiences delightful! I hope that baby lets you know when its time AND that it is at the right time to get your midwife there. Thinking of you.