Aura, good for you! I will just chime in and say that my doctors also wanted me to gain a significant amount of weight. And, I read books that suggested a 24 lb weight gain during the first 24 weeks. So I ate whenever the nausea would let me and i gained the weight.
Blue, oh my gosh, what a GORGEOUS image!! He's so cute, just like his mom and dad! :o) I am so excited that you're doing so well. I think of you all the time, even though I don't sign on as much because everything is so crazy.
Hope, I totally understand now, what you mean about wanting to keep the pregnancy going while at the same time, wanting it to end. I've had my first and final pregnancy. And while i'm over the moon with the babies and so happy that they are here, I still get twinges of sadness, especially when I see my pregnant friends, that I will never be pregnant again. I will never feel the little kicks. I used to giggle over their hiccups. I used to play with their hands (or feet) when they stuck them out. Sometimes, this feeling is overwhelming and i just sit there and stew quietly. (It actually makes me wonder if I have a weird form of post partum depression- weird because most of the time, I'm very happy but there are just these bipolar swings that really affect me). But all I can say is to enjoy the last few weeks!
Shesaidboom, YAH!!! I'm so excited for you!!!! Congrats!
Vireos, congrats and welcome!!
Belly, i hope you're getting more sleep again. :o)
Tenzi, hope you had a great trip!
Everyone else, hi :o) Sorry I'm MIA so much. Work is insanely busy and then I rush home to be with my babies (hah including my big baby, DH). my little ones are smiling and interacting so much and it is so incredibly fun and at the same time, so sad that they are growing so quickly. My boy is now more than 20lbs!! I can't believe how fast he's growing. My little girl is around 17-18lbs. We have a doctor's visit on Thursday so I'll be asking if my baby boy is getting too fat- he's definitely a chubster but he doesn't actually eat that much! At least I don't think he does. He eats about 6oz breast milk 4 times a day and rice cereal two to three times a day (rice cereal mixed with some breast milk). The latest feeding at 6:30pm, he often doesn't even finish his 6oz! So I'm hoping that it's just that he's got the genes to grow large. I think last time we measured him, he was in the 95th percentile for all the measurements. Anyone have any thoughts about this?
My little girl has crazy chipmunk cheeks that I bite any moment I can ;o) She's also getting so much more limber and now has a habit of rolling to get where she wants to go. She's also so cute because we have toys on a table by her crib and she will frequently be seen sticking her hand through the slats of the crib to grab a toy. But her favorite toy of all? A piece of tissue. She'll sit there patiently shredding the piece of tissue paper.
Every day is a wonder. That's why my heart is so broken when I think of what those poor parents have to go through in CT. I want to stop watching the news because I feel like it is only making me more fearful for my children's future. *Shaking head*
Anyway, sorry for rambling. just wanted to check in and to say hi and to hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!