I have heard lots of moms on here talk about AF-like symptoms, whether in relation to the last few weeks of pregnancy, or actual early labour. So it's a good sign, but it's too bad that we can't know if it means labour will come tomorrow, or 3 weeks from now!
Anyway, we had a fun day today! We had a lovely lunch/playdate with Conni (Conch06 on these boards) who lives just 10ish minutes from me. We both have July 06 babies but have never met before. It was lots of fun for the little ones and we got to hang out in her pool, which was awesome b/c it was super hot today! Thanks again Conni!
This evening we had our second prenatal class. This was an interesting one - our MW showed us all her medical equipment that she brings to the birth, went over emergency childbirth (how to catch the baby if she doesn't make it in time!), and talked about the supplies we need to get (which I've already bought).
We brought home a birth video that I'm hoping to get Alicia to watch. I don't think I want her in the room while I'm labouring, but I think it'd be great to have her there as the baby is actually being born. I think it'll help her understand that this baby didn't just appear in our bedroom, that it actually came out of mommy, and that this is the baby we've been talking about for so long. I've showed her some birth videos on Youtube before, but I was looking for some the other day and it seems they've taken a lot of them down! Every time I clicked on one, it would say "Sorry, this video is no longer available". What the heck?
Anyway, I'll be doing my best to not melt in the heat for the next few days. *sigh* Baby was pretty quiet all day - but has been making up for it this evening. There's quite a party going on in there.
Nicole it was so fun meeting you and Alicia! What a sweet little girl you have! I can't wait to see what this next one is going to be! How does Alicia respond to the videos on youtube? That's great that you can show her before hand what's going to be happening.
I enjoyed your intro and I look forward to reading your birth story!
Great intro and pics - you are a beautiful preggo! Stay cool mama! Looking forward to your homebirth story.
Conni - A few months ago I showed Alicia a very uncensored homebirth video on youtube - like I think the camera was set up right in front of the mom's crotch LOL. It was very obvious where the baby was coming from. Alicia was mesmerized and stared at it for the entire 5 minutes (from just before crowning to birth). I think she was really quite intrigued.
But since then, I've showed her other videos and she is only partially interested, at least until the baby emerges and then she's all smitten with the new baby.
So..... not too much happening here. Trying to stay cool. The heartburn is killing me slowly, day by day. Honestly, it seems to get worse every day. I hate having to take Zantac so much but OMG I just have to take something for it.
I swear this baby is burrowing LOL! Baby will brace his/her bum and feet and then push it's head into my cervix! That's what it feels like anyway. Tons of twingy/stabbing pains. I keep joking that he must have smuggled a toothpick in there and is stabbing away at me. Eeeek. Not terribly comfortable.
Mentally, I am in no hurry for this baby to be born. I know how special this time is -when I have him/her all to myself. Soon enough I'll have to share this baby with the rest of the world!
But physically, well, it would be nice to feel normal again. Although "normal" certainly takes a while to return after the birth, IMO. Oh, to sleep on my tummy though, that would be nice. And the heartburn, can't wait to be rid of that.
So I'll just take it one day at a time. It'll happen when it happens!
As a side note, I'm watching the Olympic fencing right now. It's sort of a bizarre sport, I've always thought. I don't quite understand how it works! They're wearing these helmet/face masks that have digital light pads that light up in either red or green/yellow. What does it all mean? When they are practising, why are the players tethered to the walls with these springy cord things? Seriously, does anyone understand this sport?