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Seraf and indigo ... Thanks for chiming in!  And no thanks to the underpants, Seraf.  So far dd doesn't know who Dora is and I'd love to keep it that way for awhile.  But thanks for the offer! 

Indigo ... Have you checked out the gifted kids forum?  Kind of catty over there for the most part, but sometimes there are gem posts in there that are quite relevant.  I hope things smooth out for your boy!  Sounds stressful.

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So much action on the board!  I've been reading along from time to time and now I actually have some time to type!!

 

Welcome to all of the newly pregnant gals Welcome.gif.  Congrats and here's to happy, healthy and uncomplicated pregnancies.

 

MizYellow and AmandaMom - Who is next?  It seems that your due dates are creeping up and that's so exciting. Yay for more babies!!!

 

Indigoscot - I'm so sorry about the crap you're dealing with at preschool.  As a mom of two kids with exceptionalities, our lives are really about advocacy.  We make the school administrators and teachers our best friends and try to work with them (or we steer them when needed) to get the supports and resources our kids needs.  I'm sorry to say that this will likely be something you have to do for DS entire school career, until it's time to teach him to advocate for himself.  Aside from being that advocate, we've always found that once the school realizes that there are parents who are present, involved and willing to work with them, they're a whole bunch more accommodating.  Keep on following up with them to make sure your DS gets what he needs.  It may be a pain in the ass, but it's totally worth it.
 

AFM - Addi's a little over 2.5 months now and she's a pretty awesome baby.  Quite chill.  She did inherit my patience (which is none) so when she's hungry you have pretty much no time to whip our your boob and sate her.  She's now drooling up a storm, chewing on her little fists and laughing (well, she makes a laughing/smiling face but not any laughing noises yet).  We just had a little bout of diarrhea which was like regressing to a newborn pooping schedule.  Every diaper was a poopy one and that made for A LOT of diaper changes. 

 

I'm totally enjoying motherhood in a new way and my mat leave.  It's so much better this time around.  DW totally appreciates what it takes to parent a baby and says she doesn't know how I do it.  I say how could you want to go to work over hanging out with this wee one all day long ;)  All in all, my life is pretty damn sweet right now.  I'm going to enjoy it while I can. 

 

And to ensure that this isn't only a text post, here's a recent pic of Addi.

 

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starling, i have "dabbled" over on the gifted forum and have had some pretty decent advice so far.

 

gumshoe, yes i have been told by a co-worker who has a gifted son that this will be our life now.  i contacted our school county to formally request an evaluation by them so we are well prepared before he starts school in fall 2012.  the therapy center we are working with want ds1 to attend their camp next week and we are rearranging schedules to make that happen, while still keeping ds2 at daycare.  the therapist believes he is highly intelligent/gifted but his social/emotional skills are lagging behind.  we are committed to do whatever it takes to help.  :)

 

i myself have a high iq (no gifted programs back when i was in primary school) but any behavioural issues were either disciplined out of me (well, almost out of me) or i took myself out of any social environments and avoided it.  i was the most painfully shy kid and the social aspect of school was always a BIG challenge to me.  the thought that ds1 will have to deal with the same is a little distressing to me.

 

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gumshoe-Addi is beautiful love the pic.

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good afternoon, everyone

 

yellow:  i can imagine a similar nesting split happening around these parts--my dp has a few pages of her sketchbook filled with all the things she wants to clean/organize/fix up before our babe is born (in 8 months!)  must be increased a million times over when you're expecting anytime.  what did you pick up at the local shop?  i'm a sucker for the really good $5 and $10 sales that happene at hann.ah anders.son and ka.te quin.n from time to time.  

 

starling:  good to hear your nausea is letting up a bit, even though you're feeling so spent.  in my experience the preschool/homeschool link is also impacted by what types of preschools are available as well as the variety of upper school choices.  i'm not too familiar with schooling in vancouver, but i have definitely seen parents use local little waldorf and waldorf-inspired preschools and then still transition to homeschooling.  at the same time, there are a handful of public and charter "alternative" schools in my town, so one could choose to send children to free waldorf/montessori/mixed-age hippie schools around these parts.  i hope you aren't losing all of your buddies--and seraf's co-op idea sounds ideal.

 

indigo:  i see burnt out teachers all the time and it is really so hard and frustrating.  i hope you can find a balance between changing the system for the better, protecting your child, and finding something better if need be.  

 

want2be:  ooh, twins, congratulations!  my dp is really hoping for twins since i had two mature follicles this cycle.  did you have a feeling you were growing two?

 

gumshoe:  fantastic to hear you'e loving your time with your babe--she looks lovely.  

 

afm:  taking off for the coast this evening to camp for a couple of days.  my breasts have been pretty consistently sore and swollen for the past few days, a little more so in the evenings.  dp and i were at the local home improvement store this morning to buy a big pot for a tomato plant for our friend's 87th birthday.  i was wearing jeans and a loose sweatshirt material shirt, and almost every man we passed blatantly stared at my chest.  dp was incredibly aggravated-- some kind of weird baby pheromone, breast milk craziness was happening.  otherwise, i feel very normal.

 

i'm wondering, for those of you who had "morning sickness," when did you start feeling nauseous?  it would be reassuring to be feeling queasy right now.  and, did it start any particular way?  my gag reflex was activated when i brushed my teeth last night, and i was sort of hoping it was a good sign shy.gif

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Hey all~ NAK but at least it's my right hand that's free!

 

2BMums~ Welcome and congratulations!!!!  I can't wait to hear more about your twin experience!

 

AHope~ How irritating! At least the fishing trip sounds fun.  And yay for head down babies!

 

Miz Yellow~ Not much longer now!  You'll be pinching those little cheeks in no time!

 

Rainbow~Glad you're feeling more assured, despite the unwanted attention. It took me a long time to feel pregnant, so always be positive!  And yes, Alice is enthralling!

 

Starling~ 15 months off!!!  So wonderful!   A new bed sounds wonderful too~ glad you're feeling better and can enjoy it.

 

Gumshoe~ WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BABY!!!!!  Such lovely eyes.  And it sounds like you're having an amazing experience.  I'd forgotten how close our girls are in age.  Alice is sucking on her fist too. I can even see two teeth on the way!

 

Indigo~ I'm sorry you're having so much ignunce with your son's school.  It can be so exhausting.  I hope they sort themselves out.

 

AFM~ Just chillin' with my best girls and getting a lot of reading done for my book award.  A few recommendations:

 

Missed Her by Ivan Coyote~ The amusing musings of a Canadian butch.

 

Girl Unwrapped by Gabriela Goliger~ Toni's the daughter of Holocaust refugees growing up queer in 1960's Montreal.  Her quest for love and a sense of herself will take her to from summer camp to Jerusalem.

 

Dakota by Brenda K Marshall~ Railroad politics and the struggle of everyday life for an "unconventional woman" in Dakota territory.  This one reads a bit slow and chewy, but is good and might make a perfect 9th month when you don't want to get off the sofa anyway!

 

 

 

We're off to New Orleans for the ALA conference next week, making a two day road trip of it.  Looking forward to book-nerdery an good food with friends.  Alice is growing livelier every day~ I think she'll have fun too.  2 month doctor visit tomorrow~ can't wait to see how much she weighs.

 

Hope everyone is having a great day and staying cool!

 

 


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Library ... Vote for Ivan!  She's a friend of mine.  Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing!  Alice is dreamy.  Positively dreamy.

 

Gumshoe ... AWESOME pic.  Did you take it?  Frame it!  Print it out on high quality and frame it.  Gorgeous.  Lovely to hear that you're enjoying this new spin on being a mother. 

 

Rainbow ... My nausea and m/s kicked in at about six weeks (so four weeks after our IVF, if that makes sense, due to back dating).  If you do get m/s, then I hope it is tolerable and shortlived!  Most women seem to move past it by the time the second trimester rolls around.  With my first pregnancy I had it from six- to eleven- weeks, and then it stopped overnight.   Not so this time!  Barfed again this morning, but I'll take once a week over several times a day, for sure!  Have fun camping!  We're going to Saltspring Island in the beginning of July for a get-away.  Can't wait!

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such an amazing shot of Addi... love love love!

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So much action on the board!  I've been reading along from time to time and now I actually have some time to type!!

 

Welcome to all of the newly pregnant gals Welcome.gif.  Congrats and here's to happy, healthy and uncomplicated pregnancies.

 

MizYellow and AmandaMom - Who is next?  It seems that your due dates are creeping up and that's so exciting. Yay for more babies!!!

 

Indigoscot - I'm so sorry about the crap you're dealing with at preschool.  As a mom of two kids with exceptionalities, our lives are really about advocacy.  We make the school administrators and teachers our best friends and try to work with them (or we steer them when needed) to get the supports and resources our kids needs.  I'm sorry to say that this will likely be something you have to do for DS entire school career, until it's time to teach him to advocate for himself.  Aside from being that advocate, we've always found that once the school realizes that there are parents who are present, involved and willing to work with them, they're a whole bunch more accommodating.  Keep on following up with them to make sure your DS gets what he needs.  It may be a pain in the ass, but it's totally worth it.
 

AFM - Addi's a little over 2.5 months now and she's a pretty awesome baby.  Quite chill.  She did inherit my patience (which is none) so when she's hungry you have pretty much no time to whip our your boob and sate her.  She's now drooling up a storm, chewing on her little fists and laughing (well, she makes a laughing/smiling face but not any laughing noises yet).  We just had a little bout of diarrhea which was like regressing to a newborn pooping schedule.  Every diaper was a poopy one and that made for A LOT of diaper changes. 

 

I'm totally enjoying motherhood in a new way and my mat leave.  It's so much better this time around.  DW totally appreciates what it takes to parent a baby and says she doesn't know how I do it.  I say how could you want to go to work over hanging out with this wee one all day long ;)  All in all, my life is pretty damn sweet right now.  I'm going to enjoy it while I can. 

 

And to ensure that this isn't only a text post, here's a recent pic of Addi.

 

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11-23-11 my name's alex I'm bisexual. I am planing on placing.....
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Indigo, that sounds miserable. It's also one of the reasons Osha isn't in school. I don't have the energy to fight like that. Can he go back to the toddler class? The school where I went had nothing for gifted kids, but I recently found out that anything 95h percentile and above is all it takes to be in the programs. So I guess I should have been. Lol. I wish I had had an advocate in school. My brother too. He was labeled a troublemaker for his stuff. I think his life would be very different had he been encouraged in the right direction.

Starling, I figured the Dora would be a turn off. I can't believe you're still puking.

Gumshoe, great pic. I'm glad you're loving it.

Rainbow. Have fun camping. I got morning sickness with ari around 6 weeks and I developed smell sensitivity around he same time with the other 2.

Library, thanks for he book recs and have fun in new Orleans! I haven't gotten to look at the pics yet but your NAKing skills are impressive.

Alex, I was going to ask you to introduce yourself but then I saw your other thread. You have an awesome due date! It's only a day away from my birthday. How is the adoption decision going? I could see that being a big lot to think about. Good luck with it all. How is the pregnancy treating you? Feeling like a cow yet? I ask a lot of questions, feel free to ignore me.

Life here is good. I have Sara's phone today because she is trying to get mine fixed. Means I can catch up here! I came out about the pregnancy yesterday to the guy I take care of. He was excited. Didn't even ask how my "man" feels about it. The baby is kicking up a storm. I started to be able to feel it when I'm standing up. I'm getting hungrier and starting to gain weight again. I guess I'm going to give the ob another chance. I'll ask which labs they really want and play the game a little bit to see how it goes. Heard on the news today that 40% of parents delay or skip vaccines. I had no idea the rate was so high.
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ds1 is going to the therapy center summer camp next week!  we are so excited for him to be out of the classroom environment and around trained people and other kids with the same challenges.  they do lots of field trips to encourage socialization so i know ds1 is going to love it.  :)  seraf, no he cannot move back to toddlers - it's not allowed, never mind that he would be bored out of his mind.  the summer he turned 2 the director decided that due to staffing levels it would be easier for her to leave him in the older toddler room until the fall.  omg, we were so upset and he was so bored.  he actually ended up being the teacher's helper - setting up the table for lunch, cleaning up afterwards and even scolding the other kids for various things.

 

to give you an example of what they have in the preschool room - dramatic play (dress-up/play kitchen), manipulatives (blocks, lego, lincoln logs, puzzles), writing table, arts and crafts, library, computer.  the puzzles are 24 piece.  ds1 has been able to complete 24 piece puzzles since he was 2.  he does 35 piece puzzles at home easily, and i just bought a 48 piece for him to try, plus a therapist recommended puzzle called imaginets.  he likes building things out of lego.  he likes to draw and write letters - he can write his name in small (small for a preschooler) block caps and draw people and houses.  he knows which cubby is his brother's in the toddler room because he can spell out his name.  the other areas don't hold his interest much - even the computer because he has mastered the games already.   he's had the other skills for a long time too - colours, shapes, abcs, numbers, opposites etc.. so you can see that toddler class would be terribly frustrating.  note that we are not parents who drill our kids on this stuff, lol.

 

in actual pregnancy news, dp's nausea shows no signs of going away or even diminishing.  :(

 

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Hi Everyone,

Indigo: Therapy center camp sounds great! It's neat that is available.

Seraf: It's fun that you're feeling so much kicking! I hope that the OB ends up seeming better. 40% seems very high for vaccine delays or selective vaccination. I wonder how many people are choosing to delay or avoid certain vaccinations and how many are just missing some by accident.

Alex: Welcome! How is your pregnancy going so far?

Library: Alice is such a sweetie. She is growing so much already! I hope your New Orleans trip is fun!

Rainbow: Early pregnancy is so hard. I started getting nauseous around six weeks, and it got a lot better around 15 weeks, although I still feel awful if I don't eat regularly. I don't remember how it started. I know how reassuring it is to feel sick, but it is also miserable, so frankly I hope you get some more pleasant kind of reassurance. Like you, this is likely to be my only full pregnancy and I want to enjoy it as much as possible. But I've also had to come to terms with the fact that for me some parts (especially the feeling sick and worried parts) just aren't fun, and that's just part of the experience too. I guess I just want to say that I think it is great to want to enjoy it as much as possible (and that is definitely my goal too), but I think it is also ok if you're not enjoying it constantly.

Gumshoe: I'm glad that things are going so well. Addi is adorable!

Starling: It's exciting that you're getting so close to your 15 months off! It seems ideal that you're getting lots of hand-me-downs but that you also feel free to pass on what you don't need. I'm glad that you're starting to feel a little bit better. FINALLY!

Mizyellow: You're getting so close now! So exciting!

AmandaHope: I'm glad that the shower was great. I'm sorry about the forgotten passports--what a disappointment. I hope the rest of your trip has been good anyway.

Want2bmumx2: Welcome! And congratulations!

AFM: So far I'm enjoying this second half of pregnancy. I think I've gotten more pregnant looking in the last week or so, so that's fun. I think I keep feeling less nauseous, and I definitely have more energy than I had a few weeks ago. The Bradley class is going well so far, and I'm enjoying the exercises. It's starting to feel a little bit more real that we'll actually have a baby someday in the not-too-distant future. Wow!
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RainbowVM- I too got morning sickness around 6 weeks, and the first day I got it I gaged while brushing my teeth so I'd say its a good sign!! I haven't actually thrown up yet I just feel really sick to my stomach and gross for the first half of the day.

 

Library- Thanks for the book recomendations they sound good!

 

Indigo- I hope the morning sickness wears off after the first trimester so your DP can start enjoying this pregnancy!!

 

Alex- Welcome!

 

AFM- I had another spotting occurance last Friday but I'm not too worried about it now because it was very short and I hear that this can happen when the uterus stretches so I'm hoping thats all it is. My midwife said that its too early to send me to a specialist to look at it but we can discuss it at my next appointment, next Friday. It will sure be nice and reassuring to hear that heartbeat again.

 

QOTD: How much fish do you eat? I know its bad to have certain kinds or too much but the paperwork from my midwife says 12oz/week. The only fish I can stand is tuna but I realized I'm only eating maybe 5oz/week. I have heard that if your don't eat enough that it can lead to something bad but I dont remember what it was.. Maybe I'll look that up.

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good nothing's happened yet. But my dr. says I'm doing good considering. I'm saying physically at least.
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Escher, I wondered that same thing. 40 % is prob everyone who doesn't vax or vaxes off schedule. I'm going to kill auto-correct. I'm glad your pregnancy is getting easier. I for one would love to see how big your belly is getting.

Indigo, with my pregnancy brain I don't know how quickly I could put together a 24 piece puzzle. I hope therapy camp rocks his socks.

Library, i love the pic of her in the belly cast.

Crystal, if you don't eat fish it will still be ok. Fish has good fatty acids for brain development but you can get similar fats from walnuts. Fish is a problem because of all the heavy metals in their bodies. I'm pretty sure they recommend only one serving of tuna a week anyway. Wait, no, spends on the type of tuna. You can have 2 servings of canned light tuna but only one of any other kind. I personally stick mostly to shrimp, sardines, canned tuna and salmon. I try not to eat the ones that are overfished, but I can never remember which ones those are.

Alex, good physically is a good start.
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Hi, everyone. I'm still on vacation and am heading home tomorrow, when I can catch up on personals.  For the moment, this will have to do:

 

Alex: Welcome to Q & P.  I'll add you and your due date to the roster.  I'm glad that you've found us and hope that you find some good support and community here.  I think you'll find this group to be respectful and interested without being overly invasive.  People are free to share as much or as little as they like.  Though we have gotten to this place in our lives in different ways and on different schedules, the experience of queer (broadly interpreted) pregnancy gives us all a lot in common.  Please let us know how we can support you as you navigate the tricky waters of early pregnancy.  How are you feeling?  How are you holding up emotionally?

 

Crystal: Sorry about the spotting again.  That must be stressful, even though you know it is probably nothing serious.  And I wouldn't worry about fish.  You could always take Omega3 supplements (I love Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA).  That's what I do.  I usually love fish but couldn't go near it in the first trimester and am still not eating much of it.  And as Seraf said, 1-2 cans of chunk light tuna is the max that you'd want to have per week because of the mercury.  Avoid albacore, which is higher in mercury content.

 

Rainbow: I really never got m/s with this pregnancy.  With my DD, I had some light m/s from weeks 9-20.  Both pregnancies were healthy, so don't worry if you don't get it.  Feeling sick might be reassuring, but it is also really hard for so many women (right, Starling and Escher and others?)...you'll be lucky to avoid it.  I was reassured by sore, swollen boobs and having to wake to pee at night.  Is there a different symptom you could focus on? Hang in there.

 

AFM: Vacation update: my BFF and her daughter came to San Juan Island to see us, since I blew it with the passports.  I was really sorry not to get to hang out in Victoria and to see her husband and son, but I appreciated her coming down, and we had a great time.  We saw a huge pod of playing Orca whales yesterday--amazing!  I've seen them dozens of times but am delighted and impressed every time.  And DD and my friend's DD played happily and creatively for HOURS at a time while we cooked and caught up.  I can't believe that the next time I see her I'll have a baby!  So much for hours to cook and talk.  She is an incredibly skilled quilter and is almost done with a quilt for the baby that she says is the most elaborate quilt she's ever made.  I'll make sure to post a pic once the baby and the quilt are here!  Back home tomorrow--last plane flight preggo, thankfully.  I can't wait to settle in, get some work done, and nest.  DD is off to two weeks of summer camp on Monday--I'm excited and nervous.  She's just excited. 

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AmandaHope, I'm glad you got to catch up with your friend despite the passport fiasco.  2 weeks of summer camp? It's not sleep away is it?

 

Starling, have you tried listening to your belly with a stethascope?  I tried last night and I certainly heard stuff.  I was in a room with a tv and lots of noisy equipment, so I couldn't hear much clearly, but it was super cool.  I kind of think you're the only one on here with easy access to a stethascope to try it out.  Lots of fun (I have to remember to bring mine in from the car so I can try again with less background noise.) and way better than last week's try.  Oh, Sara said only 4 pairs of the undies are Dora.  The rest are plain.  If that makes a difference (my kids prefer boxer briefs, LOL)

 

Yellow, you said the 2 middle ones, right?  Not to say I'm a procrastinator, but I haven't done it yet.  There were 4 middle ones, so I'm just going to pick for you.  Going to make them this morning.

 

Escher, this is my 3rd "last pregnancy."  You never know where life will take you.  Might as well enjoy the ride, I figure.  I went first with Osha just because.  Then his mama couldn't get pregnant after a few tries, found trying way too stressful and wanted me to try again.  Then new partner and I couldn't pursue adoption for a long long time again, so it was easier to just get pregnant again, since she couldn't get pregnant for a long long time.  So.  3 last pregnancies.  I'm 30 now and I don't think I need to do it again.  I'l leave it all to the whipper snapper from here on out.

 

AFM, I have been having this new pain.  Like, right at my pubis.  It's not really new, I just thought it was from something else but I'm realizing it's from the pregnancy.  Think maybe my pelvis is spreading a bit?  Anyone else got that?  It doesn't really hurt unless I touch it, so easy fix, I was just wondering.  My baby asked me to cut her hair off this morning.  It looks good, but I was really digging it longer and pink.  She's going to re-pink it after swimming today.  It cracks me up that my son lives in 2 houses full of women and if you took all 6 of us and added our hair together his would still be longer.  I kind of hope this baby or the one Sara will get pregnant with in a couple of weeks turns out to be a boy (at least one of them).  I would love for him not to be the only boy in the house anymore.  Haha, tho it would be easier if this one is a boy and the next a girl so that there is less of an issue with Sara's parents and circ.  I'm really not sure how that's all going to play out.  Tho, 2 more girls would be hella fun, too.  I'm starting to get more of a boy vibe from this pregnancy.  Felt girl for a long time but now I'm wondering.  Besides the big weight gain in the beginning, my weight gain is more like Osh's pregnancy.  If I gain a pound a week from here on out, I will only gain about 30 pounds.  The morning sickness this pregnancy was more like his, too.  I'm measuring a week small, which is exactly like Ari's pregnancy (1 week behind the whole time, til 2 weeks behind the last month).  But maybe this one is just going to be smaller, like she was.  Also, no linea negra. more like her pregnancy.  No clue.  Anyone else not finding out but getting a feeling?  Haha, anyone else not finding out in general?

 

 

 My wee baby with her new short hair.

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Good morning all~

 

Starling~ ALWAYS lots of votes for Ivan! I figgered you two might be acquainted ;  )   She's a  writer I hadn't known before I started this gig and whom I really like now.  And if the author photo does her justice, she's very cute.

 

Seraf~  Thanks for the compliment and good luck with your doctor decision.  It's a game for sure, and one that's stacked against us, but we do sometimes need what they've got.

 

Escher~ Yay for looking more pregnant!!  You're getting to the cutest, most fun phase, I'm glad you're enjoying it!  DP and I loved our Bradley class and really felt it prepared us as best as we could be.  Are you watching the old videos?  Dr Bradley has an impressive collection of polyester blazers!

 

Indigo~ I'm sorry yous sweetie's still so ill.  Sick of being told it's a healthy sign too, I'll bet! 

 

Crystal~ I'm not the one to ask since I love fish.  I did lay off the tuna while preggo because of the mercury, but found lots more to eat.  But as it's been pointed out, there are other ways to get  the benefits.

 

 

AFM~ Not much.  2 month doc visit yesterday. Alice is gaining like a champ, nearly two pounds since the last visit! And growing too, lacking only a quarter inch from being two feet long.  Her head circumference is in the 75% percentile because of her supergenius brain ;)  AND she's already cutting teeth, which accounts for much of her fussiness. Teething, yet not developmentally able to get the teething ring in her mouth, poor kid!  Looking forward to my first boob-bite.

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Hi Everyone,

Library: I'm glad that Alice is growing so well. I'm sorry she is already having to deal with teething. Ouch! I'm glad you and your DP liked your Bradley class so much. We haven't seen any old Bradley videos yet, but our teacher has shown us some other neat videos. I look forward to seeing the polyester blazers!

Seraf: Cute haircut! I'm feeling like we're having a boy too, but we're not going to find out until the birth. I agree that I don't know for sure that I won't be pregnant again, but our plan (which could certainly change) is that my wife will birth #2 and we'll stop there. We would love to have 3 or 4 (or more) children, but we like being able to stay in a small space in an expensive city and that seems most doable with two. We'll see!

AmandaHope: I'm glad that you got to spend some good time with your BFF and her daughter. I hope that your DD has a great time at camp!

Crystal: I don't eat any fish (I'm vegetarian), but I do eat chia seeds everyday for omega 3. The heartbeat is so wonderful to hear, especially at first. I hope that your appointment next week goes well!

July People (Pigirl, MizYellow, AmyPDX, JesseW): How are you all feeling? You're getting close now!

AFM: I'm planning to finally start prenatal yoga this weekend. I should have started already, but first I was avoiding it during the first trimester in case I miscarried and since then I've just been slow getting organized. I've done almost no yoga in the past three years and I feel slightly nervous at the thought of walking alone into a room full of pregnant people, but hopefully it will be great.
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