AHope—I’ve gotta say, this sleep pillow spray stuff does seem to be helping me—maybe it would give L a helping hand in nodding off? I just got it at the body shop, nothing special. I’ll let you give it a sniff this weekend and see what you think. It might not help, but it’ll be relaxing for you, at least! The one of both your girls together is precious!
Crystal—we’ve talked about doing that, too, but our insurance basically said that the only way they’d let us do that is if I couldn’t get pregnant with IVF using my own eggs (and then she could be my ‘donor’. I don’t know if we’ll ever try to push for that. They also said that since I’m at the IVF stage of things for future pregnancies anyway, that we could pay privately to retrieve DP’s eggs and that they’ll pay for the transfer and everything else associated. It’s about 7 grand, though, and I don’t know if we’d actually do it. I think we’re going to see how this one turns out and decide if she really wants one that’s biologically tied to her or not. My guess is that she’s going to feel that having her own bio-kid isn’t necessary, but I’m open to whatever she decides.
Seraf—more bumps! And your Halloween costume is hilarious! I’m personally hoping that I get a girl since most of the babies we know around here are boys—that way she and Lilah can be besties and when they grow up all of these cute little babies that we know now can take turns breaking each others’ hearts…
Library—sorry that you had to wheel around a princess-ride, but I’m glad it worked! Today is crisp and cold and bright and blue outside—just like fall! I’ve been getting some real cravings for cider and pumpkins and whatnot. I don’t think it’s pregnancy related, since I get like this every year!
AFM—things continue to be on the ups! We watched the premiere of Up All Night, which I thought was ok—I’d watch it again, but I don’t think I’ll be marking it out on my calendar or anything. The warm milk and sleep spray before bed definitely seem to be helping, as did having DP sit up in bed and read so I don’t get lonely. Two nights of decent sleep and I feel human again! I also told my boss yesterday about the baby—he said he’d already guessed but didn’t think it was appropriate to ask. But he was very sweet, and we had a little queer bonding time about life events since he and his long-term partner are getting married this weekend. Now I have to tell the rest of work, but that’s a lot less stressful.