Miriam and I had another 6-hour adventure trip to the midwife today. A few highlights and some info on how Sasha 2.0 is doing:
- Whoever invented rain shields for strollers is a genius. And Karina is a slightly lesser genius (but only slightly) for reminding/advising me to bring one to Middlebury. Miriam continues to be the best-equipped member of the family by owning rain boots, a rain coat, water sandals, and some ruggedly functional duds from Columbia Sportswear (courtesy of Grandpa Walker). I don't think Jeremy and I own all of the above even in combination.
- Small-town New England continues to hold considerable charm for me. Bristol was having a farmer's market on the village green (I really don't make this stuff up, even if it does sound idyllically unrealistic) when we passed through town.
- I had a great visit with the midwife, and Sasha 2.0 has officially turned. Also, I know it doesn't really matter, but I basically gained no weight in the last three weeks. That should tell you how good (in both flavor and substance) the food really is here. What it also tells you is how much walking around I do since we don't have a car. Don't worry, there's still a chance I'll gain just as much weight as I did last time. But it looks like I might come in just a few pounds under gaining 50% of my body weight this time around.
- Has anyone (without previous history of premature babies with problems) ever not been anxious to get the show on the road, as it were, as far as labor goes? I'll be 37 weeks - legally full-term - on Sunday and I am SO ready. Bring it on.