Oh pixie, so sorry to hear about your sweetie, how scary~ I hope she gets well soon!
Welcome back Maggie...yeah, I would imagine frazzled is how you might feel. About food...we have pretty strict snack times. I remind my kids that I give them enough food for them to grow and be healthy, and in some places children eat much less than they do. I offer snack at 10 and 3:30. I often ignore their whining for food- sometimes it seems like they just need attention or redirection as little kids often fuss for food when they are actually tired or something else. But it's good to have something you can direct them to when they are in a growth spurt, or when the weather or their schedule is changing, for those are times they are hungrier than usual. In our house, I say "You can help yourself to any of the nuts (in easy mason jars) or a carrot." I have a friend who has a drawer in her kitchen that she fills with little baggies of dried fruit and nuts and crackers or whatever...and the kids can always help themselves to that stuff- but she only has two!
suzie, hope you have smooth start to labor and a wonderful experience bringing your baby into the world!
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I'm not telling anyone irl, so shh!! we are ttc!