Thanks Mia! I'm feeling pretty good since seeing both of them. I keep thinking that now would be a great time to have a baby because with my hubby off work for a week, I get a lot more sleep than I used to. However, I do know it would be better if he would wait until January 1st to come because we have a flex spending account that kicks in on that day and if he waits, it will pay for the whole birth because our midwife hasn't been paid yet. We worked out payment arrangements with her to pay her as soon as he came in January with the flex account, or if he came in December, she'd get paid with our tax return.
Sounds like you're doing great and just playing the waiting game!
I hear you on the hour drive. I had an hour drive to all of my appts. Going in weekly from 36 weeks till I had Zoe at 41+6 definitely got old!
That would get old going in weekly until almost 42 weeks! I guess the good thing is my MW wouldn't have me do weekly appts, only every 2 week appts so that helps.
Uggh, I cannot sleep. In this moment right now, I really feel like something is going to happen in the next 24 hours. I woke up nauseated and just generally feeling "not quite right". This is EXACTLY how labor started with Evan. I went to the bathroom and I have diarrhea. I don't think it's from dinner because that would have started hours ago if it were. I'm not having any contractions yet, but the same feeling I had with Evan is there. For the sake of paying the midwife, I really need this little boy to way until 12:01am 1/1/13 to come, so that's less than 24 hours away. I guess the best thing for me to do is go lay down and pray that God will calm me down and handle this and give me peace that He will work everything out even if this baby doesn't wait until tomorrow morning to come.
Uggh...I wish I could say that I was, but the only place he's being snuggled is comfortably in my uterus, lol. Whatever was going on the other not STOPPED COMPLETELY and did not restart. I am so frustrated. My hubby has to go back to work tomorrow and I was hoping to extend his vacation by another week...but more than that, I'm huge and this baby feels huge and I'd rather this baby be 12lb OUTSIDE the womb instead of inside.
It's SO hard when things are back and forth like that. At the end, I was always saying I wished things would pick up or just stop completely because that limbo state is just so taxing (both emotionally and physically). I hope baby makes an appearance really soon for you. At least all those contractions and "false starts" are helping progress things little by little.
That's what I'm hoping. I still can't reach my cervix (well as of last night, I haven't tried today). I had more contractions last night, but not as frequent as the previous night and of course they stopped. I may take the kids tomorrow to Ikea and walk around for a bit and see if the walking motion helps him settle into my pelvis anymore. It's cold and rainy here, so walking outside isn't going to happen.
On a different note, my aunt is stressing me out a bit. When I first found out that I was pregnant, I invited my 2 sisters to come and watch our two children. One of my sisters was there for Lindy's birth, and my other is a mom now herself and I have no doubt that they'll both be just fine watching them while I labor. Well, my aunt told me to let her know what I'd like her to do when the time comes. If I thought it would come to this, I would have told her to make me a nice pot of soup and have it ready after delivery. But since I didn't say anything really (I did tell her my sisters will be here) she eventually invited herself to watch the kids. The problem with this is that she's a REALLY anxious person. I've gotten 3-4 phone calls in the past week with her asking ridiculous questions like, "What do I feed them, can they drink tap water?" to "Do I need to dress in layers?" Umm...really? I don't care what you feed them, use common sense and sure, dress in layers if that makes you feel better! I can't figure out a way to UN-invite her without hurting her feelings. We have a really small house and as it stands now it'll be me, DH, 2 sisters, 2 kids, MW, 2-3 apprentices and photographer friend. That's a lot of people in a 1 story, 1500sf house! I don't need 3 people watching my kids. I also don't need the negative or anxious energy. If anyone has any suggestions on what I can say to her that will spare her feelings (she's very sensitive) please let me know. I'm kind of hoping I'll go into labor in the middle of the night so I can just not call her and then tell her later that I just didn't want to wake her up since we had the situation covered. As it stands though, I live so close to my grandma that she could drive by any moment and see tons of cars in the yard when it happens, and then know something is going on and wonder why she wasn't called.
I wish I had better advice but I do understand not wanting the negative anxious energy around. DH's mom was going to watch my older two when I went into labor with my third but when I was about 25 weeks I was just too anxious and found someone else and just told my MIL that I no longer needed her help. She was fine with it though because she didn't want to be in the house when I had the baby, it weirded her out. I would find as nice of a way as possible to let her know that what you really want is her to stay at her house and make food for you. Just explain that your house is going to be too crowded as is. Wish I knew more how to help you. Good luck with things and I hope it all works out for you, so you can be comfortable in your birth.
DS1-7/18/08, DS2-2/23/10, DS3 1/18/12