The contractors started early this morning, around 7:30. They're currently sanding the rock and mud, so I'm upstairs in the living room, away from all the flying dust. That means that the construction is coming to an end shortly, and I can't wait. I am, however, extremely anxious over the cost of everything. Like I've posted earlier, the initial estimate was $2500. But since it's taken them a couple of days longer than estimated, AND they ran into the electrical problems, I'm convinced it's going to be a lot more. We took out a loan for $5000, in which $1000 ended up getting spent on monthly bill (which I really didn't want to happen, but what's done is done), so that leaves $4000 for the renovations. Matt doesn't think it will be too much over what the initial estimate was, and I hope he's right.
I'm thinking that the contractors want to at least be finished with Cael's room by the end of today, so that we can start painting in there. They keep making jokes about how I have to wait to go into labor until they leave - they're really funny. They keep saying that's not "their specialty", and if anything, wait until Matt comes home..too funny! If they aren't done today, then they will be done by tomorrow. If they're done today, that totals 5.5 days of work; if they're done tomorrow, that's 6.5 days of work. A little longer than they estimated, but well worth it. I just hope that time spent doesn't equal money, in this case anyway.
I had the weirdest dream last night, and I'm not sure if I want it to be true or not. My midwife in my dream, which was Elaine in Katie's body (both my midwives - really weird), told me that I should expect my water to break soon. Like, really soon - days soon. Wouldn't it be nice if they could actually predict when these things would happen?
I have been crampy on and off all morning. They're like menstrual cramps, but without the hardening of my belly. So I'm guessing they're not contractions? I have no idea. Maybe I have to poop, but I don't feel like it. We did do a lot yesterday, with being out half the day.
It was funny, because Matt said at one point yesterday, "Are you sure you're ok to go to another store? I know they said to increase your activity slowly, but I don't want to increase it too much and have Cael come before the construction is done." And then last night, I was having those painful twinges really down low, which made me double over. Matt was like, "Don't YOU DARE!". Haha! He's terrified I'm going to go into labor before he can finish painting and building all the furniture. Then I leaned over to get my phone while in bed last night, to set my alarm, and he asked me what I was doing, like "What are you doing??". He thought I was going to use the contraction timer app I have because I was having a contraction. I assured him I was only setting my alarm, and to relax. He is downright TERRIFIED of Cael getting here within the next few days.
I do have some things I want to do today - like food shopping! We literally have nothing to eat in our apartment. And honestly, no means to cook anything, because there is clutter everywhere (especially on top of the stove) from the construction. So we have been eating out a lot. I clipped some coupons this morning from the P&G flyer in the Sunday paper, so I'm anxious to use them. Thing is - I can go out food shopping, but then I have no where to put anything once I get home because of the contractors working. I don't want to get in their way, so that won't work. I want them to get done with whatever they need to without impeding them. Maybe when Matt gets home from work, we can both go. That would make it easier on me as well.
Finally, this whole "dropping" thing is in my head. I'm trying to figure out if I did indeed drop a little. I feel less pressure up high, and more pressure down low. Plus, a lot of people commented on my 35 week Facebook picture about how much lower I'm carrying, that it looks like I've dropped. Maybe I did, even a little. I can definitely breathe a little better, that's for sure. Here's a collage of pictures from 33-35 weeks to see the comparison. And finally, here is a video of Cael hiccuping - something he's been doing quite frequently :)
:::I can't wait to meet and hold you, Cael:::