Everyone has been asking me if the baby has dropped yet. I really had no idea, but a trip to the midwives today confirmed that the baby is still riding high in my belly --- so no dropping yet. (In other words, birth does not seem eminent.) I ended up being examined by 3 people today because at one point they were not sure of the exact position of the baby. The baby has been head down for months now, but today the midwives weren't 100% sure if they were feeling a booty or a head. But eventually they agreed that the little one is still head down. Phew! (In Santa Cruz County, the midwives don't do breach births at home.)
Nesting is in high gear around here. The baby's room is now bursting with anticipation -- piles and piles of clean, ready-to-use diapers and reusable wipes, clean and sorted baby clothes line the dresser drawers, supplies for the home birth are stacked and ready to go, toys and board books wait patiently for little hands, the teddy bear sits on the bed, a plastic bag lines the now-empty diaper pail... All waiting. In fact, I've been so on top of the nesting, that now I don't know what I'll do while I continue to wait for the baby. OK, stop. I take that back. I'm going to REST!! I am exhausted, and my ankles are oh-so swollen.
But overall I feel good. Getting anxious to meet this little boy or girl, though! We're ready for you, little bug!
(In other news, a big congratulations goes out to Whitney who graduated with honors this past weekend from the University of Montana, Missoula! Way to go, Whit! Can't wait to see you and Kyle this week!)