I thought for sure I'd have the baby last night. I don't remember the contractions hurting that bad with Zeb. In fact, until I actually went into labor I didn't have any contractions at all. Last night I had three hours of crazy crazy pain- I thought that I was going to throw up. This morning my doctor told me I should have just gone in- that they would have kept me. I AM NOT READY. I had nothing packed- the camera and camcorder were totally uncharged- and Zeb was asleep in bed. This morning at my appointment I had dilated another centimeter (I was a 2 last week, this week a three) but my effacement (50%) remains the same. I was progressing like this with Zeb and STILL went over two days. That's the plan with this one too.
I was still in some pain this morning - but after a good session of tae-bo with some friends I felt SO much better. Really- working out takes away any pregnancy symptoms that I have. I think it probably does the opposite for most people- but it's a lifesaver to me.
Here's my little rugrat after his accident today. He dropped his blanket as I was getting him out of the car and tried to bend down to get it (while in my arms) and banged into the corner of the door. It was TERRIBLE. It looked AND sounded super painful. Nothing is worse than hitting yourself on/around the nose. He was cringing and writhing and crying in pain! I almost started crying (blame it on the hormones). I think it's his first real "bleeder". We've had good luck with this kid and injuries! Too bad we can't say the same thing for sickness.
And lastly- Awhile back a friend gave me her old bread machine and I figured this week (being our food storage challenge) would be a great week to finally find out how to work it. We fed the missionaries tonight and I thought warm bread would be a great contribution to the meal. It was INSANELY easy. Why have I not been using this thing regularly?!?! I don't love white bread- but I found a good wheat bread recipe to try out -along with a few other good ones like cinnamon and sweet breads.