Congratulations, monkey! That's such happy news!
Not Mama Yet Tribe Winter/Spring 2011!! - Page 8
It would seem so... which is sad! Back when I first joined it was really active, and was a great place to be for all those of us wishing for babies but not having them yet for a variety of reasons. (Not that I'm saying it isn't a great place, just that it isn't as active.)
Also... don't know if I ever came back and said THANK YOU for all the congrats... thank you!! We are excited. We just found out two days ago that we are expecting a little boy.
There seems to have been a minor pregnancy explosion at work lately. One co-worker is pregnant, one work associate is pregnant, the wife of a co-worker is pregnant, and the wife of a work associate is pregnant. I'm completely thrilled for everyone (and a teeny bit jealous).
I'm working on eating better and exercising more which are the biggest things I want to work on before getting pregnant.
How's everyone else doing?
Hi Jenni! I haven't been on Mothering for a while, but just popped on today to see how things were going. It's nice to see a new face!
Aquarius, I'm good - it seems that my friends are on a baby hiatus for a little while after about 2 years of zillions of babies, so that has reduced the baby rabies to intermittant baby fever. LOL A friend did post a really cute shower idea today (have everyone design a onesie with permanent marker on a plain onesie and give them to the mom-to-be), so I've started a new file on Shower Ideas. It never does quite go away!
Life is good in general - I'm pretty happy where I am, though I'm still working on a few of those self improvement goals. Right now I'm trying to cut back on soda - soooooo hard but I know it's better for me in the long run.
helloooooo out there!
I'm wondering if we should start a new thread - this one's title is from early 2011!! Of course I'm not quite sure what that entails, but I figured I'd throw that out there!
Also, really random but I figured you guys are some of the few who would get this: last night DH mentioned reading an article about a woman still breastfeeding a 5yo and the backlash against the writer (her husband) who was complaining about feeling like he had to compete with his son for "boob time". It sparked a really interesting discussion of breastfeeding and my thoughts on the subject for our future kid as well as why breastfeeding is done past when teeth erupt (which is when he figured it stopped lol). It was so cool that he was actually curious about the topic and I was thrilled that he asked questions!
Hi Erin! I'm still here Maybe we should start a new thread? I worry that anyone who used to come around might not be able to find us, but if you do, definitely just post a link to it here.
I love your DH's interest in the topic! I'm really lucky in that my DP is almost as excited about babies as I am, and we actually have a lot of really good discussions about having babies, how we plan to raise children, etc. Breastfeeding is one that guys almost NEVER seem to get right away though - a few months ago, DP said something to the effect of, "I totally agree with breastfeeding, I just don't understand why women fight to do it in public when it makes other people uncomfortable - why don't they just go somewhere else? Why does it matter?" Me: "."
After a ten minute lecture in which I (mostly) calmly enumerated all of the reasons that NIP should be a right and why it IS a big deal, DP got really quiet and thoughtful and said, "Wow, you know, I feel like a total idiot now. I really never thought it through. You're 100% right and my argument was 100% wrong. The fact that I or anyone else am uncomfortable is totally irrelevant! Babies should never have to wait to eat, and women should not be told they should hide something so awesome. Thanks for explaining it. I still feel a little uncomfortable, but I'm going to work on that in the future." I feel like that response makes it pretty clear why this is the man for me Now can we get the politicians to respond like that?
Any other NMY out there?