happy mother's day to all the mothers and soon to be moms!
rcr, sorry you are feeling so sick. every since being on bed rest i too count the days until dh is home all weekend to keep me company and pamper me. i can't even imagine feeling as sick as you do and having to take care of a child on top of it! you're doing great though, and hopefully the sickness period will pass soon.
it is heart breaking what's happening in the ivf thread right now, but don't let it get you. things are cyclical. and it's terrible the way it stacked up for so many of our fellow ladies. don't let it freak you out too much, you already made the jump to our side and hopefully are way past the worries. we just have to soldier on, and eventually good things will happen again.
shesaid, i always think if you're freaking out it's best to call the dr. if there are no immediate signs and the pain isn't too terrible, can you wait until morning? trust your gut though, you know your body best. i had all sorts of weird pains along the way and it was always either round ligament pains, babies on a nerve or pushing an organ pain, etc. also, about the GTT, they made me take it twice (once early on, once at 28 weeks) and it really wasn't anything bad. i thought the drink was going to make me gag, but i tried the fruit punch and the orange, and as long as it was cold i was fine. the first time i drank it not long after eating, the second time fasting, and the hour went by pretty quickly. i think i read a book on my phone in the waiting room. i hope you rock it!
happy mother's day mom!!! hope all is well with you and the kids!
i am sitting in my living room staring at two giant swings and five bouncers. the benefit of having kids a few years after most of my friends is that they are either done or waiting a bit before their next, so everyone keeps offering and delivering things. i have bins and bins of clothes ranging from newborn to 18mo, i have enough activity mats and bouncers and swings to cover ever surface of our house, i have toys ranging from newborn to over a year.... the generosity of others has been insanely overwhelming. it was nice because i could save my registry for the items i really needed (strollers, car seats, bedding, etc). plus, it would be a shame to spend a million dollars on all of these items that the babies use for less than six months and then are done with. some of it i am sharing with a pregnant coworker, and i'll return some to friends and save some for my sister should she choose to have a baby in the next few years. but i feel really lucky, really prepared, and able to relax knowing that my baby fund wasn't drained prior to their arrival. i'm a little sad that these will probably be our only babies and i won't get to save any of it for future kids, but i am trying to focus on the babies i've got in me. the countdown is on! one week from tomorrow is my induction unless they come sooner. fingers crossed!