1. I was rudely awakened yesterday morning by what appeared, by all accounts, to be labor. Now, I've never had pre-labor before. With both girls, things happened all at once, and there was no doubt as to whether or not labor had begun. So when I felt contractions that hurt and came regularly before the crack of dawn Thursday, I was convinced.
Using the restroom didn't stop them, laying down didn't stop them. They were real. I'd mapped out who I'd call for help with the girls. I'd decided how to break the news to my sleeping husband. I'd begun picturing this baby boy in my arms within a few hours.
So, of course, they stopped an hour and a half into the excitement. And I was mad.
But yes, I have to admit, it's nice to know that something's happening, and that pre-labor is a step in the right direction. Right?
2. One of the things that occupied my swirling mind while I timed contractions was that I'd not yet compiled a labor playlist. I've been meaning to ask you guys for help in this area, since I have a terrible time recalling what songs I might like in such a situation.
What labor music do you recommend? Keep in mind that I like soft and soothing and transporting and ethereal....Enya-esque. But I kind of want to know the song, in case my head wants to sing along. So, kind of mainstream? Whadaya got?!
3. Thank you so much for all of your birth story submissions so far! If I've failed to contact you somehow, and you still want to share a birth story as a guest post while we have a Heavenly Babymoon, feel free to send it on over -- just email me!
4. This weekend will be our second attempt at having a successful yard sale. Here's how it went last weekend:
It rained. Eternally. Downpouringly. Sale-stoppingly.
But this Saturday's forecast calls for sunshine, so here we go again!
5. Today is AUTUMN!! And a no-school day! I could do a jig of joy! (Not really -- no jigging will be going on here until the baby arrives. The body just can't handle such hijinks at this stage. But maybe it would spur real labor...Hmmm...) In celebration, the girls and I are planning on making the house smell fabulous with Pumpkin Bread. Yay!
6. My latest book obsession, which I need you all to read, is one I'm sure you've heard about by now since I never come in on the ground floor on these type of things.
The Hunger Games Trilogy.
Yes, it is a young adult series I believe, but that just adds to my ability to breeze through it speedily, ignoring my daily duties. It's remarkably good -- entertaining and thrilling and thought-provoking, while moving along at a really quick pace. It's definitely kept me happy.
What are you reading right now -- anything good?
7. I'm done! I have a book to read! Pumpkin bread to make! Enjoy your weekend, my friends!
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