Welcome AuroraPolaris! Boy, pnuemonia and 3 kids with a hubby away for a few weeks does not sound fun at all! I hope you have a support system that can help you if you need it!
annaconda, Glad you are feeling better! I am also dreading newborn sleep deprivation. I am not a pleasant person when I dont get sleep. With your first though, you can nap with the baby. DO IT! Screw the cleaning.. just take a nap, or a shower. :) Or feed yourself. I really wish I would have laid down more in those early weeks because I hit 4 months like a brick wall and it will show you just how much of a superwoman you are not.
Evergreen, So sorry you are getting such bad support! Birth happens best where the Mom feels most comfortable. I hope all your armchair quarterbacks can learn to contain themselves and be the support you need.
Things have been busy here. Hubby was away for a booze cruise from LA to Mexico in honor of one of his oldest friend's 30th bday. The boat that left a day after theirs was stranded for a few days. Im soooo thankful he wasnt on that one! 4 days was enough to be away. Im so glad to have him back. But then another friend since Elementary came to visit us 2 days after he got back and stayed for 5.. so Im tired and just glad to have my family and my house back. I cant wait for our datenight this week! Ive put the kibbosh on anyone else coming to visit until a month after the baby comes. Keeping up with the holiday season is enough for awhile, and then in Jan we leave for a couple weeks in Hawaii for a babymoon and DDs birthday celebration. I cant wait for that trip! Ill get to rock my cute sized baby bump and beach myself in the warm water :) Ive also been craving a Puka dog.
15 weeks this week if you go by my non-adjusted due date and this pregnancy is finally starting to feel "real". I have been really tired lately but am so thankful the nausea is gone. Ive been able to do 1.5 miles at 3mph with a 10% incline on the treadmill every day for the last 5, so that is awesome. I really want to keep this up 6 days a week until the end. I did my weight training two of the days and think Ill shoot for 3 days a week weights. Im also going to add a really helpful yoga dvd for hips and lower back in 2 days a week. It feels good to use my body again instead of trying to distance myself from the nausea. I view my VBAC as preparing for a marathon so I was getting a bit discouraged when I couldnt excercise for so long without throwing up or wanting to throw up!
Dh felt the baby move for the first time this last weekend.. that's always exciting for me, when he gets to be part of the mystery.
Now that the nausea isnt an issue, I need to get back into my meal planning. Our fridge went out a couple weeks ago and the last couple trips to the store Ive gotten home and realized that we didnt have something I needed for a meal. Ill be glad when everything is restocked.
So yay! For life getting back to some semblance of normal!