Yeah, I agree with Zakdat, it's great to hear how everyone is doing. Terrific to know that everyone is basically fine even as we deal with exhaustion (I'm there too Zakdat!), complications, and family stresses. And, frankly, it's also kind of nice to hear I'm not the only grump!
Bluedaisy- I did start taking cranberry capsules each morning. I bought a type with probiotics too so I'm hoping this will make a difference. I'm also *trying* to be careful to pee when I feel the urge rather than hold it in forever in order to allow less time for bacteria to grow. But, it's so annoying to interrupt what I'm doing once and hour to walk all the way to the bathroom at work or go up the stairs (and get distracted too) at home. Lazy, much? I know... In fact, I should probably go pee now but instead I'll finish my post and check out some other threads too .
MamaShannon - so glad to hear that your sticthes seem to be holding. I have my eye on the viability mark as well so I totally understand how that can make time start to drag.
I do want to share one especially nice thing. So, DH is always very kind and supportive of me. Even when I'm a stressed out monster. A big surprise in all this is how kind and sweet DD is. It's not like I'm being distant or (especially) grouchy she just seems to understand that things are hard for me and wants to make me feel better.
For example, a few times when I've come home and my belly feels like it weighs a million pounds and I collapse on the couch, DD has said, "Mommy, how about I take half of the baby, daddy takes half of the baby and you only have to take half too. We should share since she's going to be all of our baby." How incredible, no? (And, I didn't even correct her math/language ;).
And, yesterday, DH and DD were picking me up after teaching an evening class (that is a major source of my stress) and DD had convinced (cheapskate) DH to buy flowers. She reminded me how on Mother's Day I had bought her flowers when she bought me flowers (my idea was that it has to be a happy kid's day in order to be a happy mother's day) and she announced that she thought we needed another "Happy Kid's Day and Happy Mother's Day" so she bought us two types of flowers (both pink) to put in vases next to each other and put in the living room.
Sorry if this sounds like bragging, I don't mean it to be I'm really amazed by what a kind kid she is. And, this sweet stuff helps to mitigate the miserable stuff and also helps to remind me why I'm pregnant... it's definitely not for the sake of pregnancy... it's for the sake of having another kid.
OK, now I have to pee and I'm crying. :)