Mami, thinking of you. Every child faces challenges, if your child is born with downs syndrome, you just have more of a heads up about what they will be. I still think it's fairly unlikely and wish you peace in your wait. I had a bad fall when I was 3rd trimester with Ari. She quit moving for several hours (very scheduled kicking baby) and I was terrified for her. When she was finally born she was so unlike the other newborns I had experienced (very limp, hard to learn to nurse/take a bottle, didn't open her eyes for weeks, then tortacolis on top of that) that I was sure she suffered brain damage from the fall. It took me a year to realize that she is just a different kid (several months behind her brother on every milestone but walking - but I have come to learn that he was just early, she is the normal one, btw). Every child is different. They all face challenges. There are kids with downs syndrome going to college these days. Many hold jobs and live a much more independent life than what we saw growing up. I know about the risk of false positives. I hope you're among them. In the slim chances that you're not, it's still all going to be ok.
Amy, I have totally forgotten important parts of my yurt before, too. We made due but rain ends it all. How come I didn't get a bigger clit? Where's the fun in nipples that enter the room a minute before me?
Indigo, yay for a school problem being resolved. How is your DPs nausea? You holding up ok working from home? Changes like that are really hard sometimes.
Yellow, mmmm EPO. I never touched the stuff, but can't you get it in gel caps? No maternity leave sucks. Like your new pic, too.
Pigirl, congrats on reaching full term! That's super cool. Good luck on getting a great birth.
AmandaHope, you are adorable and the pictures look pregnant, not huge. But I have taken enough bad pictures to say, blame the photographer! Haha, they can make anything look good if they want to. They know all about taking pictures at different angles to get rid of double chins and what light is flattering and all. None of us looks all that attractive sitting down. Not the thinnest among us. I never worried too much about going late, but I'm not a worrier (if that wasn't obvious). It would be ironic, tho. Did your mom ever go late? Do you have any reason to think you might? It's all good.
Starling, you almost done with work? Feeling better? Did you tell your family and everyone you're expecting a boy? Are they super excited?
Escher, 2ez, How are you girls doing? We're really coming along.
AFM, life is good. Work is weird, they're all worried about me All The Time. They are worriers.
I have been seeing tons of rabbits lately, which makes me happy. I haven't seen so many rabbits since my last TWW.
I gained a bunch of weight on the trip, went from 148 to 152, but I think it was all the salt because I'm back down to 148 3/4. LOL. I do need to gain some weight! I haven't quite gained a pound in the last 3 weeks, bringing my total to 11 3/4 pounds so far. I really want to gain about 35 pounds because I was scary thin after Osh was born (27 pounds) and I was a bit overpadded after Ari (45 pounds). 35 pounds seems perfect.
Not a whole lot going on otherwise. I thought I was getting a UTI and I have been drinking lots of watered down straight cranberry (mmmmmmmm). All seems better on that front.
Still not sleeping much.
I did a kick count, just for fun. The baby is kicking at least half of every hour. Sometimes she will nap for 45 min - an hour and then kick for the next 2 hours. That is way more than I had realized.
Big to-do list today. Need to get my squash off all my other plants in the garden. Silly crazy squash. But man I've been enjoying me some nice fresh salads.
Only have 2 days off work because I took 6 last week for the trip, then my, "give them another chance" OB appointment is the next day off work. I need to order a fetoscope and do some research. Oh, maybe get some labs done like they asked (or maybe I'll just ask which ones they're actually attached to. I'm pretty sure state law says I need HIV and drug tests. LOL. It just kills me to pay hundreds of bucks to take a test I already know the answer to. Might do some comparison shopping.)
Here I am, totally rambling when it's already July and there's probably another thread up.
Edited by seraf - 7/1/11 at 4:46am