Oh my goodness! I've been so behind and finally caught up. Of course, now I can't possibly respond to everything I wanted to.
So glad the little guy who fell down the stairs is alright! So scary! I'm so glad we don't have to deal with basements here for that very reason.
I can't believe Liz's baby is here already! So glad the other two are staying put so far! SashaBreeze, I'm hoping your little ones continue to do well and stay put a good long while, too! It really is hard to fathom that we're so close that these babies who DO come now are going to do very well.
I need to order the free Floradix! I have been taking it semi-regularly (which means I'm now on my 3rd bottle or so but don't remember to take it daily
) and saving a few bucks on it would be awesome. It's NOT cheap (I can't stomach buying the large bottle even though I'm sure it's a better deal
) but I do think it's effective. And for dosage, my MW said it was totally fine to take the whole 20ml in one dose (which is easier for me). She has also said it's okay to take it with a little food. I took it one night on a FULL stomach and that was a rather bad idea.
So I try to be moderate.
My feet are, thankfully, only swelling when I'm out and about and probably dehydrated. Of course, the not swelling may simply mean that I'm hardly off the couch.
Yesterday they were very swollen and whatever other day that was where I overdid it they were, too. Now I can't even remember when that was.
If they're swelling consistently, perhaps up your electrolyte intake and protein? My MW has also recommended taking a 10 minute walk per day on the elliptical or treadmill (it's too hot to do it outside). That would help move fluids up and out of your legs, too. Or, try laying down with your feet above heart level.
Nic, your BP reading is definitely a little odd. Have you been able to find somewhere else to take it? I'm thinking I know that the diastolic is more indicative of overall health so having it low is not a bad thing, but I'm very curious if that's reliable. Today mine has been hovering around 104/57-ish, which is super low for me but goes along with having had an immensely tiring day yesterday and not being fully recovered. The low BP is encouraging me to get the rest I need!
ILoveMySofie - get thee to a chiropractor pronto! I have had that pain and it's the one thing that REALLY helps! Check out http://www.icpa4kids.com/
if you don't know of a chiro near you who does prenatal. I have also had SI-joint pain so badly I wasn't sure I would be able to get myself and my kids out of the grocery store, let alone check out.
It's miserable. I hope you can see a chiro and feel better very quickly!
As for me...
Thursday we had the joint birthday party for my younger DSs - right between their birthdays (5th and 27th). We had also committed to going to a field trip at the local science/history museum earlier in the day and we got to see the butterfly center for the first time, too. That was a lot of fun, but didn't leave me a ton of time to prep for a 4:15 party at a place I'd never been to.
Managed to get it all done, though (and discovered in the process that our really good garden hose has been stolen!
), and even picked up balloons and cake AND got to the party site ahead of when we needed to.
The kids had a FABULOUS time at this splash pool thing. I walked around in it and almost went for a "swim" with the kids. If I hadn't been wearing a brand new maternity top, I might've.
I didn't care too much about the skirt and was wearing swim shorts under it, anyway, but a nice top in hopes of looking decent (pretty sure I failed miserably there as I was insanely hot and tired and eventually wet from little people, popsicles, etc.!). Anyhow, everyone seemed to enjoy it and the rain that was threatening held off until just when I'd asked that it did. I sort of wish I'd asked for that extra half an hour, but it gave us time to get the kids out, give them popsicles and goodie bags, and clean up before we had to be gone.
We had a lot of kids but only a handful of families. The boys each got very thoughtful gifts that they're really excited about - and not too many of them!
When the only thing you think you *might* need to return is made of wood and simply the 3rd one you've been gifted in the last 8 years, you know you're doing well.
(And, FTR, we've kept it 'cause DS loves it!)
So I know I totally overdid it, the day after my MW said I shouldn't overdo it (in addition to eating well, which I actually did a pretty good job of that day).
Today has been VERY laid-back. I'm hoping I am able to get stuff done around the house tomorrow because it really needs it and DH is going insane.
And I guess when I start having panic attacks in my dreams about people coming in the house that it's probably a little past its prime.
I *so* wish I was getting the house-cleaning nesting urge! Mostly I'm just too exhausted to even do the things I have the urge to do.
I really need to take the adrenal glandulars that I got to see if they help. I meant to take them all day. And to walk on the elliptical. And didn't get either one done.
But, I DID score a Bamboletta doll
I rarely remember their stocking times and happened to think of it at the right time. I got a dark, long-haired girl with a kimono top - all the things I was looking for. I hope the boy(s) will love her. I have no idea to whom or when I'm giving it, though.
I'm not sure if she'll be here in time for Judah's birthday (in 10 days). He's been "mothering" a stuffed koala lately but I'm not sure if he should have a Bambo now or not.
I keep ordering things that we need to get ready for the birth... Sheets, towels, pool liner and pump, diapers, clothes... I can't wait!! And I also can't believe that I will be "allowed" to go in 5-6 weeks and fully anticipate baby coming as soon as 8 weeks from now! In fact, I need to update my guess on the birthday thread (wherever it is) because I've even got a number in mind for time. Not sure if it's AM or PM, though.
While the last few weeks have seemed to go quite slowly, I'm suddenly of the mind that the next few may fly! Whee!!