Do you treat every day/night as though today/tonight could be the night?
While talking to the new midwife today (and my doula who knew my story already), I was telling her how the night I went into labor with DD I had a house full of guests and we stayed up til 2am laughing and talking and having a good ole time. They gave me such a hard time about it! But, I was 39 weeks pregnant with my first, totally convinced I would go overdue, not go early... and I felt fine! In the end, I made it through my birth fine too- but they both said, "good thing you had an easy, quick birth..."
Anyway...I can totally get if you're tired, etc, to honor that and get as much rest as you feel like you need... but, I was seriously feeling great and having fun with friends.
So just wondering...am I alone in feeling like what I did wasn't that big a deal, or do you all really spend 37+ weeks acting like any moment could be the one you have to be fully ready, rested, etc???