1 week! I have one week until my due date!
Here's hoping that The Cactus takes after meet and arrives on time or ahead of schedule and not his "fashionably late" father :)
Yesterday, my friend Henselface (not really her name, but what I call her for some reason) went to get a massage. Mine was prenatal and her was Swedish, I think. It was amazing. I haven't had a professional massage in years and had been suffering through this pregnancy by what I can beg out of David at night. The lady really focused on my back and hips...and I was able to stay in bed until 7:30 this morning. That's a miracle--usually I wake up about 3 with aches and spend the rest of the night on the couch, watching tv. No wonder I'm sleepy all the time :)
The massage was relaxing, but also weird. The lady who massaged me was the owner, who informed me that I was the "most pregnant" person she had ever worked on. And then she talked to me for the entire massage. I found out that she has a 19-month-old son who weighed 11.5 lbs at birth. She had gestational diabetes and gained 65 pounds, but has lost 70 pounds, giving her a current weight of 175. She would like to weigh 150 before getting pregnant again, but she's not too worried about that since her son co-sleeps and she has to schedule sex.
She was very sweet and entertaining...but I have to say I prefer a silent massage. Those are usually common. I also prefer a silent haircut, but those are harder to find!
Since I was so close to my due date, I convinced her to hit the pressure points that are usually avoided during a prenatal massage. There are some in the calves, feet, and back. She complied, but no baby yet :(