Samstress - I hope the day went well!
Ceriserenee - lovely to feel the baby moving, isn't it! I can't wait until I'm feeling consistent kicks. I hope you're feeling better this week.
Elonwy - try to relax some! Remember that pregnancy makes the most organized of us into frazzled women sometimes ;) Good luck with all the schoolwork.
Camprunner - I'm glad you're feeling better. Remember to take time for yourself to rest and recover now. Can you do your shopping for your parents online? I have found that the easiest way for me to tackle a big cleaning job now is to do one room per day. Hope you start feeling consistent "I'm sure it's baby" movement soon - I'm also waiting for that at 16 weeks.
Karenmt - so nice to have DH helping you out, esp. with the craziness at your work. I know what you mean about feeling drained and wanting to get extra iron in... I am finding that I'm really craving hearty, beefy foods and I think it's b/c my body knows the baby really needs that for growth. My 4th baby was my "wild card" and my DH did beautifully with DS3 arriving before the mw did. Just a little encouragement in case it happens ;)
Annaconda - I tend to get early Braxton-hicks with my babies, even with drinking plenty of water. I *do* notice they greatly increase if I'm not eating well and getting plenty of fluids, so if you're worried I would increase the fluids for sure. Otherwise, just know your body is starting to practice. Even with my early ones all my babies have gone right to term :)
PAgreenmama - my kids are all homeschooled and I feel the same way about them getting sick! I think kids get sick no matter where they are :p I hope your DD feels better quickly so you can get everything done!
kmb - enjoy your race this weekend!
Mamachef - glad you had a great weekend. Can't wait for your u/s update on Thursday! I know what you mean about dying to know what the baby is!! Hopefully everying the with lump is hormonal - my mw says that things that occur with the breasts (and cervix) during pregnancy are often just pregnancy things. She always says to watch them but she often sees things resolve by the time babe is 6 months old.
Evergreen - glad you got to hear your baby and think you're starting to feel kicks!
ibusymomto5 - hope all the Christmas season craziness is a joy for you!
Crystalyn - glad your MIL decided to be civil and I hope she stays that way. I have been planning to try ToodleDo's app but haven't gotten to do so personally. I've been told it's really robust, however, and can replace Outlook's tasks as a checklist for a mobile device :)
becca - I hope all goes really well with the OB tomorrow and you feel peace and confidence with how to discuss things with her. It's fantastic you got DH to take off for the u/s ;) Enjoy and can't wait to hear if your babe is pink or blue!
AFM - We had our blood test done last week to find out baby's RhD genotype and I'm on pins and needles waiting for the results - mostly because we find out boy or girl along with the genotype, lol! I'm hoping to hear from the doctor tomorrow or Wednesday.
Other than that, life is pretty good. I'm have a lot of hip/pelvic pain already and my chiropractor wants to see my once a week. My midwife highly recommended one of the "Prental Cradle" supports. They don't look attractive but I don't care to suffer in pain through this pregnancy and she says they have made a big difference for many of her clients.
We are having big snowstorms up here and that's making me a little edgy but the kids are loving all the snow, so for that I'm thankful!