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Just wanted to pop in and let y'all know I haven't had the baby yet. Looks like getting to 37 weeks will be no problem afterall. We've had lots of excitement and I almost went in on Sunday, but then it stopped. They always tell me to lie down to stop the contractions, but it seems getting up often helps more. That may change when the real thing comes along. This weekend is a long weekend break from school here, so many people are going out of town, including my doctor. He's arranged for a very good doctor (more his senior from the sounds of it) to take his place if I need him, but I hope to carry on through as I suspect the hospitals and everything may be understaffed a bit. From all indications, I've carried through the last few days with no further progression of labor, so I'm optimistic.
My eye doctor is running a bunch of glaucoma tests on me early next week (if I'm able to be there). Apparently I have a couple risk factors. Looking at family history, I have risk factors for other eye problems as well. So I'll start looking into strategies to keep my eyes as healthy as possible for the long run.
What else...oh, 'tis the season to be un-jolly, as my seasonal affective disorder kicks in mid-October. Not the best time to plan on a feat such as delivering a baby, and certainly not the best time of year to be sedentary as I've had to be for about a month. Early October worked out well with my first child, I was so out of it after his birth that I didn't notice any seasonal changes...I guess postpartum and SAD cancelled each other out, but mid to late october isn't great. So I'm upping my sources of omega-3s and DHA. Not only could that benefit my moods, but it's also great for the baby.
Wanted to thank Linda for passing on how she opens up a pomegranate...under water! That's a great idea. She cuts it in fourths on one end then submerges it in water with a colander, from there you can open it up without flying seeds, and easily separate the floating membranes from the sinking seeds. It probably minimizes the mess from broken seeds as well. Can't wait to try it on my next pomegranate.