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Tuesday, September 12, 2006No, I didn't have the baby yet. ;)
Just busy getting things ready...
Work...have to schedule the people that are filling in for me during my maternity leave...it takes time to get 8 people scheduled. Yep...that's right, it takes 8 people to fill my shoes! (Ok, ok, so they are each filling in for one week for a total of 8 weeks leave...)
Home...my mom's headed this way on Thursday to help me actually setup a nursery, pull out baby clothes, etc... Hopefully by this weekend the baby will stand a chance at having more than just a dresser drawer and a bag of diapers to greet it.
Birth stuff...gathering up my supplies for the home birth. Planning a test run of filling up the labor pool this weekend so that we can see how long it takes, whether we can actually get the water hot and so on. I've got a fawcett adaptor, but I still need to track down a hose that I can use. Also stopped and picked up things like a fitted waterproof sheet for the futon and some waterproof pillow cases. Add in the package of Serenity pads that I bought in case my water breaks at the onset of labor again and I'm sure the checkout clerk was feeling really bad for the poor pregnant woman that must wet her bed a lot these days...
I am seeing a bit of nesting coming into play...actually cleaned today and I never do that. I just have this feeling like I have to get the bathroom and kitchen clean by early next week. The idea of birthing in a house that has a messy kitchen and bathroom just icks me out. Also had a burst of energy that led me to bake a peach pie and a peach crumble with the 1/2 peck of fresh peaches that I picked up at the farmer's market this weekend.
Having contractions pretty much all the time these days. Never had that with my first, so I'm seeing what all the "fun" is when people complain about prodomal labor or really strong Braxton-Hicks. The good news is that Hypnobabies may be working because they don't hurt in the slightest. In fact, sometimes they feel kinda good. (Like when you go over a hill and your stomach "drops" only lasting for 40 seconds or so...)
Anyway, I'm still here, just not having time to stay on top of the news. Figured I'd better post though or folks like K were going to start wondering where I was and if the baby had shown up already. ;)