I went to work again. I really do feel great. It's hard to believe I'm feeling this great at 39 weeks pregnant and carrying 35-ish extra pounds, most of it in my belly. It's amazing how much of a difference it has made to keep active throughout my pregnancy this time.
I'm ready to be done with work, though. New management has made things really chaotic and disorganized, and now that I've wound down all of my work, the chaos is even more noticeable to me. It's kind of maddening.
I took a long walk with a friend to get lunch today. We went to this "healthy" place that she loves, that serves yummy soups and smoothies. I had a green chicken curry with rice and a mango-banana-orange milkshake. The soup was incredibly spicy. I was joking that if that didn't make me go into labor, nothing would. In all seriousness, it worked as serious colon cleanse about 20 minutes later. Not what I had in mind. . .
As the day has worn on, I've had crampiness and increasing contractions. For a while, I thought I might go into labor. Now that I'm home and in comfy jammies and sitting with my hot water bottle, I'm less convinced. I'm definitely getting closer, but I'm not feeling like I'm there yet. I sure am tired, though. I think it's going to be an early night for me. Right now Miss M and I are snuggled up together watching Little Einsteins, but as soon as it's time for her to go to bed, I think I will too!