Monday, February 11, 2008
Can you tell I'm all about baby today??? These are my two nephews, born a little more than a year apart, my oldest brother's kids... BOYS... what are those like?
Today, I woke up with a slightly achy back. Merrill doesn't want to hear anything about it, it freaks him out. It has gotten worse all day. I am kind of crampy, some hard Braxton Hicks, but nothing else really... well, I guess more. The reign of mucus is over (oVeR-ShArE...), and I have an appetite, and I've been nesting. I got the house cleaned, the kitchen meticulously cleaned... I got my "to do" windowsill, with a lot of things that needed to be fixed, cleared-off, and I got all the Valentine's stuff finished.
Jen called from work to tell me that tonight would be great! There is only one other lady laboring, and I would get lots of attention... I told her I didn't want any attention. I really knew what she meant. I just want to experience the "Oh, my goodness, the contractions have started!" or the "pop" of my water breaking, on it's own. Just in case it really is the last time, as Mer would tell me... I don't want it to end, but I do... the anticipation is killing me!
I spent the day, 8 am to, what I was told would be 5 pm (but really ended-up being 6:30 pm), for the GE service guy to come. The water level knob came off the washer, which isn't even a year-old yet, the stem fell inside the washer... Since it's under warranty, you bet I called them out to come and fix it! I've been washing every load on what I am sure to be "Super Capacity"... way to save the environment Min... So while I was at home all day long, Jaclyn came over, we had a tutoring session... love that I feel so smart! And Brooke came over later for some last preggie pics... this is my fav... I even got my toenails painted! It took some experimenting, but I found a position that I was able to reach my toes! See, now I am ready! (Thanks Brooke!)