MamaChef - hope you're feeling well soon.
MrsBone - i wonder what our next one will be like too (compared to dd). i feel confident that i will know what to do (exactly what i did with dd), but then i realize that what if everything i did with dd just doesn't work with our new little one? dd was such an easy baby and has been such a joy as a toddler (she's nearly four). honestly, i couldn't have imagined a more amazing little girl. i'm guessing some of that has to do with our parenting, but a lot of it is just plain old luck, right? i'm a bit nervous about what this new experience will bring (but excited as well).
so glad your ds's transition to sleeping in his own room is going well. enjoy your date night!
oh, no. your post reminds me that i got a jury summons in the mail a few weeks ago. don't even think i ever opened it. should probably open it and see when i have jury duty. ugh, one more thing for my to-do list.
LacieD - sorry about the news from your midwife. hoping the new plan works out for you.
mama_mich - sorry you're feeling crappy (may is right around the corner).
ryleeee - sorry you're still under the weather -- here's hoping you're feeling better soon. also, sorry you're feeling so overwhelmed. reminder: BREATHE!
i like your idea of the calender for your ds. think i may do something similar with dd (she's pretty clueless about how long a week, month, etc. is). this may help put it in perspective.
feelinhot - not feeling tired at all (and don't remember feeling tired in the final trimester with dd either). hoping my energy levels keep up (because i really have so much to do) and hope yours picks up some.
jr'smom - enjoy your vacation!
bluepetals - congrats on the good news of your results and on booking your birth cottage. it sounds lovely.
afm - not much new to report. met with my dr today (everything's great) and had my glucose test (will find out the results on monday). i gotta say it's awfully cruel to make a pregnant woman (or really anyone for that matter) fast for 12 hours. i was really hurting by the time i got out of there. on top of that, they had trouble getting blood samples out of me. i've never given blood easily. always need to get pricked several times before it works. and i'm not a fan of needles already. that on top of having an empty stomach, i felt so ill and just had to lay down after a while.
i donated blood a few times in my 20s. the last time i went, the woman taking it pretty much said, "don't bother coming back, it's not worth the time" gee, i thought i was doing a good thing.
dd is spending the weekend at the beach with my in-laws. she was pretty excited to go (her favorite cousin will be there too). i gotta say i really needed a break. i had a really rough week and was just super emotional (crying most days). i'm hoping it's just pregnancy hormones and not something that's going to become an everyday occurence. i'm just feeling overwhelmed and wondering if i can't even keep it together now, how am i going to keep it together when i have a newborn and a toddler. i'm also feeling so awful about having to pull dd out of school (since i got laid off). i try to keep us busy and plan things for us, but i know mama isn't nearly as stimulating as her teachers and friends at school. i gotta say, i'm a little envious of dd and dh's interactions as of late. it seems that all they do is have lots of fun together. when she's with papa she's always laughing and happy. don't get me wrong, we have plenty of wonderful moments together, but it seems that because we spend pretty much the entire day together, we end up also seeing the worst of each other. anyway, i'd better stop, because the tears are starting.