Yeah I was so happy to read on my blog the other day from last pregnancy at 35 weeks that I was still comfortable and content and happy. It seems it's just not normal to be happy at the end of pregnancy, but it's totally possible! Good for you! And good for you for keeping your mouth closed about the friend's induction. I'm awful about not spouting off the risks and unfavorable statistics
I decided to switch at 31 weeks for the same reasons. I think knowing that your MW or OB is against induction outside of medical necessity is a huge relief.
I feel so sad for your DD. We are suffering the cold and pouring rain down here too. When DH and I graduated from Evergreen it was mid-June, about 50 degrees, and totally pouring. They have it outside regardless. In our pics, DH's little grad cap had melted and the sides had fallen down around his head...lol. I remember my dad was wearing a huge rain poncho snapping pics.
I have pretty much gotten used to our weather here, but we moved here on July 1st a few years ago and tried to have a picnic in shorts with no jackets and absolutely froze! Of course, last summer we had that heat with no AC to turn on. Bleh. DH would spend all day in the nice office, and come home to me melting on the floor. He would take us all somewhere like the mall or one evening we drove all the way up to Port Townsend! It was a cool drive and a very cute little town. I grew up where the winters were bitter cold with lots of snow and the summers were hot hot hot with high humidity, and of course TONS of mosquitos. So I really like it better here We have just learned to not put away the pants or jackets!
This next paragraph is where I vent a little...
This morning at church was a test of my cheerfulness, but I think I passed. I knew that people would be going crazy because I was there and also because I had no information to hand out. They want to know if I am dilated (when else are your private parts supposedly public information??? I am glad I could just say I didn't know.) and "what does your doctor say???" (no i am not a freak of nature) and of course the big one "When are they inducing you?" And you gotta love the way they phrase that one...like a bunch of people are going to just pull me down and induce me no matter what.
Phew. Ok., I feel better now that it's all out.
Luckily it was balanced out (almost) by the kind offers of dinner after baby is born, which I know will actually happen I don't mean to pick on people because they mean well. They are just so NOT like me in this situation and they cannot understand it.
My mom has been super sweet, cooking dinner, taking the kids on walks, etc. Plus she went 9 and 14 days past due dates with me and my sister, so she completely understands the whole thing. She said she just stopped going places because she got so tired of all the questions and comments.
So, NST tomorrow morning and then what? I don't know! How about stopping on the way home for some lunch. Sounds good!
People can be crazy I hope tomorrow goes smooth for you and that you enjoy lunch out!
I know what you mean about people and there questions. Boundaries do go out the window with pregnant women. My MIL has started in on me already. Um, hello I'm not even term yet. I can only imagine what it will be like if I go over. But you're right, I think most people mean well so it's hard to get too mad.
I hope you're NST goes well today!
Hope the NST goes well today. Have fun at lunch! Sorry about all the well-meaning but nosey questions at church yesterday. That is right up there above belly rubbing from the general public with me.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
NST went fine. Baby did all the right things, I guess, They weren't very scientific about it.
I have to go again on Thurs for another one and possible fluid measurement.
I did meet another mw. She was great, too.
I am disappointed that she told me the hospital won't "let" you waterbirth after 42 weeks. But that's a week away. She asked if I wanted my membranes stripped and I declined. She said I could have my other mw do it Thurs if I wanted to. I don't know about this????? Never did it. But I might be getting desperate by then?
So my other post I wrote about the EPO & black cohosh capsules. I stopped at the grocery store on the way home (instead of lunch,,,boo...) and saw the bottles BOGO at the pharmacy so I bought them. I didn't want to mess around with things. i just want him to come...but...i don';t want to miss my chance for waterbirth either!! ayyyY!