Sounds like you are doing great, mama!! I loved your intro, your kiddos are SOOO adorable!!!
I FINALLY watched The Business of Being Born last night ... and boy did I get some labor flashbacks!!!! Yeah, it made me not in a hurry to give birth, that's for sure. I mean, all of the babies coming out was great, LOVED that part, but the actual labor, watching these moms deal with the contractions, yeah, I'm not looking forward to that at all. But I think it was a good film, and I really think all pregnant women should watch it - to motivate them to learn more if nothing else. Drives me nuts that expectant mothers don't prepare themselves properly for birth. How do you know what the doctor says is true if you know nothing about your own body and the birth process?
Anyhow, things are just moving along here. I don't have an appt until next Wednesday and then we'll do the GBS test. My daughter's birthday party is a week from Saturday (I'll be 38 weeks that day). I'm hoping to have all of the diapers sewn by then so that's out of the way. I sewed some today, well, attempted to and only got one done. It was NOT a good sewing morning! Let's just say I have a lot of stitches to rip out this afternoon. Ugh.
I hope your dd's party goes smoothly!!! And I hope that the party and the day to day life stuff don't slow down diaper sewing.
Off to google where I can watch that movie, Business of Being Born like you suggested.
I'm making Kevin stop at the store to get the movie for us to watch this weekend since he doesn't have to work...
One of the moms on my very first birth board had a stillborn at full term ... in fact, she was three days past her due date. She noticed he stopped moving, and went for an u/s where they discovered he had died. They had to induce her, and she gave birth to a 9lb boy, Jayson. That was 7 years ago in October. This happened a few days before I had Andrew. And so with every pregnancy, as I get closer to my due date I start to really worry about whether or not I'm feeling the baby move enough. I always think of baby Jayson. I'm finding myself more paranoid these days, and I just can't wait for him to get here so I know everything is okay. I don't know how normal that is, and I don't feel like I dwell on it. The feelings come and go, I usually have brief periods twice a day where I feel this intense need to have him move so I know his little heart is still beating.
Anyhow, got another diaper sewed today. Hopefully DH will let me have some time uninterrupted to work on a few more over the weekend.
And then I have a small little dilemma - my mom wants to know how long I want her to stay after the baby is born. I'm torn. Mom can be a big help .... but she can annoy the hell out of me. She always seems to want to hold the new baby more than help with the other kids. I think my older kids are old enough now that they'll be pressing on her for her time and attention. What I really need help with are things around the house, but I hate to say "Mom, please come and clean for me" ... she's the grandma, she should enjoy the kids. Anyhow, I just don't know what to tell her. I think 3 days will be my limit though. Then I'm hoping she can take the two older kids for a few days later in the summer just for a break. Man, I sure hope my kids don't ever feel the way about me that I feel about my mom sometimes ... She really is a wonderful person, I don't know why she can irritate me so.
My mom's here now Gwen. She is staying for a month or so. She's only been here a day and cleaned the carpets already.