Gosh, I feel behind!!
Steph: Handsome boy!!! I hope he feels better soon!
Rosemary: Your dream was awesome! Your brain was very clearly sorting through real life,
I had my own toddler trauma related dream. I have been having a mini crisis of the "omg, how am I ever going to cope with a newborn and a 2 yo who never sleeps???" variety. I had this dream that I agreed to keep a friend's 5 mo old baby for the night and she arrived with him and a truckload of baby gear, then drove off - my house was full of swings and cribs and diapers everywhere and every bit of knowledge I have about taking care of a baby flew right out of my brain. I couldn't remember how to make a bottle or get him to sleep.....and DD was running circles around us, tearing up the house....the 5mo old decided that looked like great fun and decided to start walking!...then he ran around with her all night while I desperately tried (and failed) to cal my friend and get her to come pick him up, haha!
Ah well, last time I was dreaming every night about giving birth to kittens, this isn't as bad as that
Originally Posted by beautifulmoon
I think I wrote a little bit about my mom suddenly calling out of nowhere to say that she wanted to come up to help. Well, I hadn't heard from her for a few weeks after that. I assumed she decided it was too much trouble, and she agreed with me that my dad wasn't well enough. Anyway, I hear from my sister yesterday that she had booked a cruise for her and my dad in October instead!
Originally Posted by RosemaryS-F
My friend was going to have her first baby, and her mom deliberated on the phone with her whether to come out and see the baby or to buy tickets to the Portland Home Show because she loves to see what people do with their houses, blah, blah, blah.
I know this isn't sympathetic, but oh how I wish my parents would book a cruise or a home show instead of visiting us!!
Originally Posted by tank
Awww Steph, yor son is so cute. I always want to know what everyones older kids look like when they talk about them so much. I know not everyone is comfortable posting a million pictures of their kids on the internet though.
I know, I would love to see some pictures and would totally share one - I don't know how people feel about that?
Originally Posted by AKislandgirl
I am getting braxton hicks just about every evening. I never had them with DD. Also, baby is putting lots of pressure on my cervix which causes lots of painful twinges. I'd like to think that its doing something but who knows. Anyone else experiencing that?- its also something I didn't have last time.
I am definitely having lots of different cervical pain this time...and it makes me hopeful. I have sort of a constant, burning crampy pain that sort of reminds me of how it felt during the cervical gel they used when I was induced with DD.....anyone else? Burny/crampy=dilation? (fingers crossed)
Originally Posted by newyorkmommy
beautifulmoon -- oh yeah, can I ever relate. There is pain in these revelations, but also discovery. And in the end, separating the wheat from the chaff always gives me that much more room for the people who really matter and space from those to whom I simply feel an obligation of some sort. Sometimes it's easy to look at our "list" of friends and think, my, that's sort of small, isn't it? But really, the list doesn't have to be big to be powerful and supportive. I have had a number of relationships fall by the wayside since motherhood began for me more than 6 years ago, and while some of them have required re-calibrating on my part (which was good for my growth, too!), others made me realize that particular relationship's time had passed and I truly was better off without it -- or at least, without investing so much energy in it. In the end, take heart if you can from the true love and support that is available to you.
Starling - Hi! nice to know you're still reading, but I wish you were busy with something else!!
That rug is fantastic! All their rugs have me all wanty!!
AFM: Trying to keep busy. Trying to keep DD busy. I'm pulling out all the stops here - playdough, glow sticks, glue, new toys.....I get so out of breath even standing up that I really need to sit on the sofa as much as I can. I need her to be happy and occupied.
I made a mobile for the baby today, will post pics in the baby room thread. Next is a crib quilt.
ETA: Aaaaand, I just taught my 2 yo the S word. Mother of the year!!!
Edited by Katico - 9/26/11 at 1:56pm