I'm still here... still pregnant and still hanging in there. :)
My back was really super bad over the weekend; there may or may not have been more than one public displays of crying that happened. It was highly embarrassing. I weeded on Saturday at our church property; partly because I wanted to do a lot of squatting to encourage baby girl to just engage and start labor already. :-P But boy howdy did I pay for it. I was nauseated the rest of the weekend from the pain in my back it caused.
So I'm learning I just have to take it easy and not push myself. Not rush things. She will come when she is good and ready, and I will wait. I'm starting to read stories on BabyCenter about ladies trying castor oil and other things. Some are successful and some are not. I am tempted to try it, but then I am assaulted by guilt, so I know I won't.
I have an appointment this Friday and I plan to have him strip my membranes. It worked with both boys, and I'm hoping between that and the full moon on Monday that we'll have a baby soon. :-D
I'll keep you posted, and I'd appreciate prayers that she can be fully baked, with mature lungs, and ready to come out in the next week! The week I'm due is so full of activities that it would be awesome if I was done giving birth, out of the hospital and could just focus on my family that week. Christian and Kate both have graduation programs, my grandparents are coming into town to visit, etc... It would just be so great to have a brand new little bundle of sweetness to show off. :-D
All in all I am doing well. I actually am not frantic to get her out, like I was at the end of my pregnancy with Owen. I am so excited to meet her, and want her to come ASAP, but at the same time I am content to wait until she is fully ready so we can have a good birthing and nursing experience.
I plan to get the camera out of the hospital bag and take a picture of my baby corner, my backyard, etc... and I'll post them here so you all can see where I spend my days. :)