Meredith- no tailbone pain yet, thank goodness! But I ache and creak when I get up in all sorts of places. I also feel like I'm getting shin splints sometimes, my shins hurt SO badly after a full day of work. Re: sleep- she starts out in her own bed, and then if she's up often enough or seems mostly awake at some point I'll move her into our bed. My reasoning for that is threefold: 1, being cozied between two sleeping adults might help her sleep 2. if she's keeping ME up, she might as well be keeping my husband up at the same time, just to keep things fair and 3. my bed is way more comfortable.
Onemore- we've tried the melatonin. It knocks her out, even in the tiniest doses, but gives her wicked nightmares so we're no further ahead :/ We've been battling poor sleep with her since she was born, pretty much. She's been getting better the older she gets, but we're dealing with some pretty serious regressions it seems.
Jennifer- oh, I hate useless appointments! I had pretty much entirely useless appointments with my second (no midwife, just a family doc that I couldn't stand). Sorry to hear about the supply, it killed me too the first time it happened. Remind yourself about all the other great things you're providing her with- closeness, connection, healthy food options, etc. I also totally hear you on wanting to feel more movement.
KM84- love the robot!
Linnie- holy crap! To the bone!??! Eugh. SO sorry, that sounds horrible. I sprained my foot pretty badly when DS was about 6 months old and that was brutal, but nothing like 40 stitches. Can you take anything for the pain?
Lighthearted- I have to keep reminding myself that there WILL be good moments with a newborn, so it's not all toddlers and childhood. I find babies to very difficult.
I had my second midwife appointment on Friday, and it all went really well. We talked a lot about previous birth, went over the birth plan that they had me write up, and we're all pretty much on the same page (so far!) so I found that really relieving. I had questions I forgot to ask, of course, but I'll write them down to remember them next time. I was really scared they wouldn't be able to find a heartbeat. I've been feeling very very very minimal baby movement- a movement or two every day or two, very small shifting feelings- nothing like I was expecting for this stage, and I was worried something had gone wrong. So far it seems fine, based on that check. Heartbeat at 154. I have my ultrasound on the 12th, and I'm looking forward to that! The midwife talked to my husband about how important it is NOT to know the gender (I said I didn't want to know, and he said he did), and what a good motivator it is during labour and how it can help with the bonding process. Not sure how true any of that is but it was nice that she was backing me up.
Everything else is about the same as before. Nothing new in food, exercise, body changes, thoughts...