I took my positive test on June 18- it was such a shock! I had been charting and couldn't believe that every day my temps didn't fall (indicating a coming period)- I was a full week 'late' before I clued in. I had a hard time accepting I was having another winter baby!
Sorry to the mamas alone! It's hard, especially if you're isolated. My dh works long, long hours in the summer, and then haying season starts on top of it. I always make up for it by having more fun with the kids- more beach time and park time. This year I'm thinking positively and focusing on healthy suppers for us- my dh's eating habits are terrible so I can feed the kids good food with no negative influences!
Originally Posted by Gillian28
I'm also lonely
We moved to a town where I know absolutely nobody, and dh works all day long every single day. It can be kind of boring too. At least the weather is getting nicer so we can get out of the house everyday. And in the winter dh will be home all the time so it'll make up for it.
Gillian; have you checked out your local Le Leche League? Are you mobile? When I'm alone with the kids I need some social time, and when I joined LLL I found so many moms who did things the same way I did! It was so great- it can be so hard to not know anybody with children.
Ramsey is starting to pudge up finally; I think no matter the size or shape of your baby you're going to get those conversations. People just love babies and try to think of anything they can to talk to moms about. In a way, I think it's about showing support- by talking to a mom they're sort of saying, 'welcome to the worldwide community of parents', acknowladging somehow all the hard work and experience of it. Perhaps that's just romanticising, but that's how I feel.
On the other hand, when Evangeline was so fat I loved bragging about it, saying it was all breastmilk. I gladly took the opportunity to discuss breastfeeding publicly and in such a positive, 'healthy' light.