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*~*~*Weekly Chat: Dec 4--Dec 10*~*~*

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Appointments:

Symptoms:

Food:

Exercise:

Body changes and other milestones:

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Name: Meredith

Weeks/Days along: 17 weeks 5 days

Appointments: early January

Symptoms: tailbone pain (especially when I stand up!), general exhaustion, sore nipples...that's about it for today!

Food: i'm trying to eat healthier, but all I want is carbs. I have been trying to eat more vegetables. I bought a bunch of fresh produce...it's just sitting in the fridge. I wish I wanted to eat it! 

Exercise: walking. I finally started going on short walks in the evenings 

Body changes and other milestones: 3 days ago I felt the baby kick for the first time! She has been moving around a bunch and I've been able to feel her off and on all day. I just LOVE IT! 

Thoughts: Now that I can feel her, I am much less worried about her being ok. It just puts me at ease knowing that she is moving around so much. Although we are almost certain from our last ultrasound that she is a "she", part of me really wants to get another glimpse and it just so happens that the great ultrasound place I went to with DS2 is having a holiday sale -  $39 for a 10 minute gender-reveal session and DVD. My husband is 100% against another ultrasound. He is convinced that another 10 minutes of ultrasound exposure are sure to melt the baby's brain or something. I told him we don't have to do a full 10 minutes -- I just want a confirmation that its a girl so I can shop for her, sew things with her name on them, etc. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be convincing hubby about this one. 

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Name: Kamiro

Weeks/Days along: 18 weekish

Appointments: Gender u/s Dec 7

Symptoms: Achy. I feel 80 years old a lot. I have to sit on the birth ball more and stop sitting on the couch!

Food: Food is fickle. I am hungry one minute, shaking like crazy the next. My mouth has healed enough that I have ate salad the last couple nights. Making hot german potato salad right now - the spaghetti I am making couldn't look more unappetizing if it tried. Apples are good, cilantro..oohh yum yum yum. Still chowing on greek yogurt when I can find it right before it expires and only pay 50 cents for it.  Today I just bought some Nancy's plain yogurt. See if that is just as good.

Exercise: *cough* ok, I am being sooo sedentary and I need to stop. My birth is going to be so hard if I am not getting proper workouts, but even that is just not motivating me.

Body changes and other milestones: I think my boobs got even bigger?

Thoughts:

I'm hungry a lot, and tired...Looking forward to wednesday's u/s apt. Trying to keep a positive attitude about every thing.

Feeling sorrowful for Erin losing her babe, Hoping Linnie and Shasta are healing ok. Totally in love with my little rabbits, but they are starting to stink a little. Wanting to keep them as inside rabbits, but husband got a HUGE 2 story hutch to show me they would be ok outside more often. It is made for 10 rabbits or more, so think my 2 would be alright in it....rabbits have so much personality though, I feel a little guilty for putting them in a hutch.

 

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Name: Forest

Weeks/Days along: Woah, almost 18 weeks... time is flying!

Appointments: Dec 21

Symptoms:  ... moody....

Food: yes, please!  With chocolate on the side.  I read that eating chocolate everyday is good for baby, that moms who eat chocolate every day largely have mellow, happy babies.. I figure I have to eat the chocolate, right? ;)

Exercise: Walking, should be walking more!  And I want to get some home exercise tapes/yoga tapes. Any good recs?

Body changes and other milestones: I am showing... hehe.

Thoughts: we told the kids and they were all very excited!  Which is good.  You never know ... especially with the older preteen boy, how he might react.  But he was super excited.  I still have to tell my parents...  but now that the kids know I can maybe let them tell them... hehe.  They're going to spend Christmas with the sister, so she might accidentally tell them... which would be a relief, but would piss my mom off since she likes to know everything first...

 

But the truth is I am just way more close to my sister... and my mom is not the most comforting/easy person to have a as a mother. 

 

Anyway, I am excited about Christmas and all the things that keep the month busy... Advent wreath, etc. :)  And of course, Christmas shopping! 

 

I am planning a ski trip next month, but not really sure how much skiing I should do... any thoughts on skiing preggo?  NOt the crazy hills... maybe bunny. or just stick to cross country? 

 

I am sad for Erin's loss, too. And hope Linnie and Shasta heal right quickly! 

 

Meredith, I know what you mean about preparing the veggies. Although we had some blanched and chilled kale the other night and I couldn't stop eating it!  It was so good.  I've been putting veggies in the top of the rice cooker, and cooking some brown rice and steamed veggies... that has been really good, lately... with a little braggs amino acid--yummy! 

 

 

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Originally Posted by MeredithA View Post

 

Name: Meredith

Weeks/Days along: 17 weeks 5 days

Appointments: early January

Symptoms: tailbone pain (especially when I stand up!), general exhaustion, sore nipples...that's about it for today!

Food: i'm trying to eat healthier, but all I want is carbs. I have been trying to eat more vegetables. I bought a bunch of fresh produce...it's just sitting in the fridge. I wish I wanted to eat it! 

Exercise: walking. I finally started going on short walks in the evenings 

Body changes and other milestones: 3 days ago I felt the baby kick for the first time! She has been moving around a bunch and I've been able to feel her off and on all day. I just LOVE IT! 

Thoughts: Now that I can feel her, I am much less worried about her being ok. It just puts me at ease knowing that she is moving around so much. Although we are almost certain from our last ultrasound that she is a "she", part of me really wants to get another glimpse and it just so happens that the great ultrasound place I went to with DS2 is having a holiday sale -  $39 for a 10 minute gender-reveal session and DVD. My husband is 100% against another ultrasound. He is convinced that another 10 minutes of ultrasound exposure are sure to melt the baby's brain or something. I told him we don't have to do a full 10 minutes -- I just want a confirmation that its a girl so I can shop for her, sew things with her name on them, etc. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be convincing hubby about this one. 


I have the tailbone pain also. It isn't getting any better, though the birth ball does help. At least you are purchasing the produce, one day it will look good - I hope! Good for you on starting walks. I really should do that...really. Congratulations on feeling a strong baby kick ;)

I dont know what to tell you about convincing the husband. lol

I am a little uneasy about u/s and doppler use this time around also. I never thought about it before, but this time - I have been.

I am still going for the 15 min u/s gender reveal u/s on wednesday, and I hope this will be the last time we have u/s this pregnancy.

 

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LOL - I need to up my chocolate intake in that case.

Whoa about just telling the kids. How did you keep a secret this long?!

Braggs amino acids is so on my grocery list for next week. mmmmmm

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Originally Posted by forestmushroom View Post

Name: Forest

Weeks/Days along: Woah, almost 18 weeks... time is flying!

Appointments: Dec 21

Symptoms:  ... moody....

Food: yes, please!  With chocolate on the side.  I read that eating chocolate everyday is good for baby, that moms who eat chocolate every day largely have mellow, happy babies.. I figure I have to eat the chocolate, right? ;)

Exercise: Walking, should be walking more!  And I want to get some home exercise tapes/yoga tapes. Any good recs?

Body changes and other milestones: I am showing... hehe.

Thoughts: we told the kids and they were all very excited!  Which is good.  You never know ... especially with the older preteen boy, how he might react.  But he was super excited.  I still have to tell my parents...  but now that the kids know I can maybe let them tell them... hehe.  They're going to spend Christmas with the sister, so she might accidentally tell them... which would be a relief, but would piss my mom off since she likes to know everything first...

 

But the truth is I am just way more close to my sister... and my mom is not the most comforting/easy person to have a as a mother. 

 

Anyway, I am excited about Christmas and all the things that keep the month busy... Advent wreath, etc. :)  And of course, Christmas shopping! 

 

I am planning a ski trip next month, but not really sure how much skiing I should do... any thoughts on skiing preggo?  NOt the crazy hills... maybe bunny. or just stick to cross country? 

 

I am sad for Erin's loss, too. And hope Linnie and Shasta heal right quickly! 

 

Meredith, I know what you mean about preparing the veggies. Although we had some blanched and chilled kale the other night and I couldn't stop eating it!  It was so good.  I've been putting veggies in the top of the rice cooker, and cooking some brown rice and steamed veggies... that has been really good, lately... with a little braggs amino acid--yummy! 

 

 



 

post #7 of 37

First of all, I'm loving this and will use it as an excuse to feed my decaf mocha habit for the next few months.
 

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Originally Posted by forestmushroom View Post

Food: yes, please!  With chocolate on the side.  I read that eating chocolate everyday is good for baby, that moms who eat chocolate every day largely have mellow, happy babies.. I figure I have to eat the chocolate, right? ;)
 


Name: Bonniejean

Weeks/Days along: 17w 3 days

Appointments: Monthly midwife appointment on Friday (anxious to hear the heartbeat) gender ultrasound on 12/30

Symptoms: Slight nausea hanging around, still taking half a Unisom once a day with some B6. Cramping has decreased. My breasts are still terribly tender and sore. Heartburn has started, Tums or Rolaids do the trick. And sleeping is a nightmare, I'm so uncomfortable, my hips and knees are super sore all day long and I think it's because of how I'm trying to sleep or maybe vice versa. But like Kamiro, I feel old!

Food: Anything but ground beef and onions.

Exercise: I've signed up for a prenatal yoga class that starts January 4. Trying to get walks in.

Body changes and other milestones: Stretch marks all over my chest, acne is still awful, belly is huge. Last week some woman at work said, "Congratulations! It looks like you're due very soon!" I said, "The good news is, I am pregnant...."

Thoughts: Not feeling much if any movement and that makes me nervous. Looking forward to my appointment on Friday and hearing a heartbeat. So sad for Babycather, I can't imagine what she's going through.

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Name:  Ozzy

Weeks/Days along:  15 w 3 d

Appointments:  Dec 12th and u/s Dec 23rd :)

Symptoms: Nothing besides some round ligament pain. I joke with my husband about all of the pregnant terms that seem to blame the mother (incompetent cervix, miscarriage, etc.) so jokingly call it "irresponsible nerve pain."

Food: Everything. Had no food cravings or aversions at all, though may be slightly less interested in sugary foods than usual. I am pretty much eating the same as I always have I just allow myself more snacks.

Exercise: Nope.

Body changes and other milestones: Suddenly can't button any of my pants, and now that I am doing the belly band my stomach is bulging out (personally loving the look though). Guess it's time to tell clients I am pregnant!

Thoughts: So sad for Erin's loss, and since then plus seeing a tiny spot of pink yesterday I am feeling very worried about whether my baby is ok. I ordered a doppler and can't wait for it to arrive. 

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Name: Kelly

Weeks/Days along: 17w 3 days

Appointments: Midwife on 12/14, anatomy scan TBD shortly thereafter

Symptoms: I think my nausea is finally gone. Getting a tiny bit of heartburn when a I lay down, and I have a cold, but feeling OK other than that

Food: My eating habits are finally returning to normal, through fruit and sugary things still seem really unappetizing. Also I am drinking gatorade like no one 's business.

Exercise: Walking, but I need to get back on the elliptical

Body changes and other milestones: Slowly getting bigger, still not feeling anything :( 

Thoughts: I'm having a lot of trouble dealing with the weight gain, even though I've only gained a few pounds. When I got pregnant, I was about 10 pounds heavier than I'd like to be, and I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not fat, I'm pregnant, and that I'll have plenty of time to get back down to where I should be after the baby is born. 

I feel really unattractive right now though :( My boobs won't. stop. growing, and they've got to cute and perky to huge and kinda gross. I'm up to a 34 DD, maybe an E... I don't even know where to find that size bra!

 

Really sorry for Erin's loss, and hope the beat up mamas heal quick!

 

Forestmushroom - I don't think there's any real risk to skiing itself, it's just falling that might not be so good. Personally, skiing and falling down are one in the same for me. I'd stick to the bunny slope and take it easy. Cross country sounds good too. Or lounging in the ski lodge with some hot chocolate.

 

Onemoreontheway - what kind of rabbits do you have? In my next life, the one where I live in a small house on a huge tract of land (instead of the other way around) I want to have an angora farm. 

post #10 of 37

Name: Janelle

Weeks/Days along: 17w today!

Appointments: My gender ultrasound is exactly a week from today........ omg can't wait!!!!!!!

Symptoms: Still have a tummy ache here and there, even when taking my tummy medicine.  But all in all it has eased up, so I can handle it.  But last night I was kinda miserable.. it just won't go away for good.  The smells are still the worst, RLP of course, normal stuff.

Food: I don't wanna eat or drink anything.  Food is the worst part.

Exercise: Meh.  Not yet.  I will...

Body changes and other milestones: Acne, Backne, Neckne, Shoulderne, what the hell-ne? LOL It shows up in the weirdest places.  It doesn't look bad so I don't feel uncomfortable about it (I have freckles, I think that helps) but it's weird!!  I never had acne much when growing up so it's all fairly new to me... just weird.  Belly is ok but still look fat to most people rather than preggo..

Thoughts: ONE MORE WEEK!!  I NEED to know if my baby is a boy or a girl... I NEED TO KNOW!! :)

post #11 of 37

 

Name:  Katie

Weeks/Days along:  17 weeks, 1 day

Appointments:  I have an u/s on the 21st!  I can't wait. My son will be in school, but we are bringing my dd along.  I have another sometime at the end of the month (I just realized I can't find my appointment card so I think I'm going to have to call and find out!).  

Symptoms:  Belly's getting bigger.  I think I'm feeling flutters but I'm not positive. 

Food:  I'm hungry a lot. I am craving cheese constantly.  

Exercise:  I'm making it to the gym once a week but I really need to try to add another 2 days or so.  

Body changes and other milestones:  Nothing much. People are definitely noticing that I am pregnant.  

Thoughts:  My anxiety is better. I decided that after my 16 week appointment I was just going to make the choice to stop worrying about what might happen and just live in the moment. Just enjoy that I'm pregnant today and think optimistically.  Negative thinking and fear gets me nowhere and if all ends up being good, I would have wasted the entire pregnancy worrying and missed out on the joy of pregnancy.  

post #12 of 37

Name:  Jenny

Weeks/Days along:  18 w 5 days

Appointments: Anatomy u/s Friday!!  And midwife appt right after.  So excited! Trying to decide whether to make the kids and fam wait until Christmas to find out the baby's sex or not.  Some of our family seem pretty resistant to the idea and don't get why we want to wait to do something fun to tell everyone together on Christmas.  So I don't know when we are going to tell or what we will do.

Food:  Eating pretty normally again although if it's been awhile since i ate, I will get hungry all of a sudden and then need to hurry and eat something or I feel sick.  I am still taking the B6/unisom once a day at bedtime.  Thinking about trying to stop again but nervous since the last time I tried that the next day was disastrous with puking/nausea.

Exercise:  It's one thing or another that keeps getting in the way...last week it was this finger injury.  Hopefully I will be seeing health and wellness soon and will get back on track.

Body changes and other milestones:  Tummy growth has been slowing down.  Depending on what I wear it's not always obvious that I am pregnant, just look kinda fat.  Some days I feel and look hugely pregnant though.  Strange how that comes and goes.  Feeling the baby move most days now, sometimes throughout the day.  Little rolls, bumps, etc.  Love it!

Thoughts:  Thanks for all the positive thoughts on my healing.  My hand is doing much better now.  Amazing how fast the antibiotics worked once I got on the two strong pills together.  My hand swelling is pretty much gone, just the one finger is still a bit swollen, purple, and sore.  Linnie, I hope you are getting better!

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Name:  mlovesj

Weeks/Days along:  18 weeks today

Appointments:  Anatomy u/s on Thursday - we ARE finding out (assuming baby cooperates) partly because we're dying to curiosity, partly because I have such an overwhelming intuition that it's a boy that I really need to know if it is not a girl sooner so that we can wrap our brains around it.....and partly because this new baby will be a half-sibling to my 3 older kids (10 year old b/g twins, 7 year old daughter) and I want them to have time to adjust to this big addition to our family.  SO excited to see if my "boy" feeling is correct.  Just to be clear, we will be thrilled with either :)

Food: I can and do eat just about everything.  SO is a big cooker and he loves to try exotic recipes, so my taste buds are definitely challenged regularly.  I can't say I'm eating the ideal pregnancy diet though.... lots of room for improvement.

Exercise:  "Room for improvement" applies here too!  I am walking (some) but still haven't called the prenatal yoga place to get details on classes.  Bad me :(

Body changes and other milestones:  I started to feel the baby move last week - yay! - but it's not consistent and I go for days without feeling anything.  Like everyone else, I feel like feeling movement every single day would be *very* reassuring.  

Thoughts:  This is probably a good place to confess.... I have a pretty severe head cold right now, complete with really bad sore throat and stuffiness.  But I'm also coughing and sneezing and, much to my horror, I'm experiencing some "urinary incontinence"  UG :( I have had 2 previous pregnancies and never had this issue - pregnant or post-partum - but when I cough I can feel a couple of drops of urine escape.  I am doing kegels and feel like my pelvic floor is pretty strong....but evidently not strong enough.  It's just when I cough or sneeze which gives me hope that when I recover from my cold this will go away.  But in the meantime I am not enjoying it!

post #14 of 37

Name: Sarah

Weeks/Days along: 18 weeks!

Appointments: I had one today, uneventful.  The best kind. :)  Still measuring 2 weeks ahead though.  The midwife says it's normal and doesn't mean twins.  Maybe a big baby, but not twins!  Whew!  I can handle a big baby.  Twins...are another ball of wax!  Oh, she tried to find the heartbeat (with the fetoscope), but couldn't.  She didn't seem too worried.  I've been feeling the baby move, so I'm not too worried either.

Symptoms: Expanding belly, sore nipples, extra emotional.  Poor SO is in for a bumpy ride.  lol  He's been such a good sport so far though.

Food: I can eat pretty much everything now.  No real cravings yet though.

Exercise: Some walking, probably should be doing more though.

Body changes and other milestones: Expanding belly and ballooning boobs.  I'm feeling the baby move more too! 

Thoughts:  I'm getting anxious about finding out the sex.  I want to know NOW.  We probably won't be able to get an u/s until next week though.

post #15 of 37

I just made the most delicious food. I didn't know I had it in me.

Ok, I have to share now. LOL

 

~~~~Recipe~~~~~~

I took a pkg of extra firm tofu - cubed it - smothered it in teriyaki sauce and baked it for 15 minutes

While it was baking I added a little sesame oil to a pan and sauteed an onion, garlic, matchstick cut carrots, cucumbers, cabbage and some frozen corn

And on the back burner I was getting 2 pkgs of oriental flavored ramen - the noodles - soft but springy before draining them

I took the tofu out, added it to the veggies...

added the seasoning packets to the veggies (hey, I didn't say this was healthy. I said it was delicious)

and then added the drained noodles.

 

Stir, stir, stir and...oh. yum. I live out in the sticks now. I haven't had quality asian inspired fare in a year...

 

This? This hit the spot and was done in less than 20 minutes and tasted like something from a restaurant... My kids even liked it.

MMmmmm..

~~~~~~~~end Recipe~~~~~~~~~

 

I feel full for the first time in weeks.

 

post #16 of 37

 

Name: Maryam

Weeks/Days along: 18w 4d

Appointments: had an unhelpful OB visit on Wednesday. midwives on Friday.

Symptoms: so. much. hunger. a few fluttery kicks, finally (I think!)

Food: everything. lots of bagels. my mom sent me some from DC! I'm trying to cut back on refined sugar and dairy right now.

Exercise: back to walking at least 2 miles a day. bought a two-piece swimsuit and I'm going to try swimming soon, probably after finals.

Body changes and other milestones: I wasn't going to check my weight, but I looked at the OB appointment - up close to 7 pounds. I'm definitely feeling it. I think Thanksgiving helped :)

 

Thoughts:

 

I went for a walk with other homebirth mamas (mostly postpartum) today and it was fun! It was nice to get to know everyone and get some good advice. I have a good bit of breastfeeding anxiety (more than giving birth, even) and it was nice to hear their stories.

 

I just learned that my aunt (who is about 4 years older than me) is pregnant with her first, as well. She's due in late July. My grandmother is thrilled! 

 

I'm going back and forth on whether to get a 20-week ultrasound. I think we're going to go for it, but we don't want to know the sex. 

 

I have a really busy week and I'm going to try my best to stay grounded and avoid stress. This isn't easy for me. Fingers crossed.

post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by Onemoreontheway View Post

I just made the most delicious food. I didn't know I had it in me.

Ok, I have to share now. LOL

 

~~~~Recipe~~~~~~

I took a pkg of extra firm tofu - cubed it - smothered it in teriyaki sauce and baked it for 15 minutes

While it was baking I added a little sesame oil to a pan and sauteed an onion, garlic, matchstick cut carrots, cucumbers, cabbage and some frozen corn

And on the back burner I was getting 2 pkgs of oriental flavored ramen - the noodles - soft but springy before draining them

I took the tofu out, added it to the veggies...

added the seasoning packets to the veggies (hey, I didn't say this was healthy. I said it was delicious)

and then added the drained noodles.

 

Stir, stir, stir and...oh. yum. I live out in the sticks now. I haven't had quality asian inspired fare in a year...

 

This? This hit the spot and was done in less than 20 minutes and tasted like something from a restaurant... My kids even liked it.

MMmmmm..

~~~~~~~~end Recipe~~~~~~~~~

 

I feel full for the first time in weeks.

 



That sounds yummy!  :)

post #18 of 37

Boo, we're all sick. Both kids and hubby have a congested cough during the day and an unproductive/ bark like a seal cough at night. Fabulous. I bought some natural vaporub from my store (beeswax, almond oil, eucalyptus, peppermint, rosemary, and a few others I can't remember) and it really does help. Calms the irritated, nonproductive cough at night, at least, so everyone can sleep. And it smells fabulous.

 

So far I've escaped the cough and am just headachy, achy, with a sore throat.

 

One more- I've rediscovered a love for ramen- like you, I load 'er up with veggies but I only use half a seasoning packet and then add in my own flavorings from there. I just love that I can have a tasty meal on the table in under 15 minutes most of the time.

 

Mlovesj- I watched something about how pelvic floor muscles aren't toned by kegeling, that kegels are great for a specific area but won't necessarily help with incontinence. I can't remember what muscles to exercise or how to do it (useful, right!?). I just know that despite kegeling regularly, I still leak when I sneeze or cough or laugh too hard or run or.... Not a lot, but enough to drive me crazy.

post #19 of 37

Name: Lindsay

Weeks/Days along: 17 wks 1 day

Appointments: Heard the heartbeat last night at an appt to check on my stitches and foot. Nice and strong at 150 on the dot (same as last time). I have my next appt on the 21st in the morning and then in the afternoon, its the u/s when we will find out the sex.

Symptoms: Like some of you, breast and nipple pain. Almost all of my symptoms are being eclipsed by my crazy foot. Last week I had a full day of diarrhea (wayyy TMI) but I was wondering if any of you were experiencing that??? Now it's a side effect of my antibiotic but last week, it wasn't connected to anything. It was AWFUL! Within minutes of standing up, I would start cramping and have to run to the loo!

Food: I cannot shake this craving of BUTTER CHICKEN!!!! I am craving Indian food like crazy and that is VERY uncommon for me! Besides that, I am loving apples and fruit (only if someone cuts it up and brings it to me) and I am still loving pesto (here's my gross confession, I love spreading the pesto on the chicken nuggets that I have made for the kids- they won't eat that, just me). I am not loving sweets, its kind of like I am forcing myself to eat them... I should just avoid them for once in my life. I have learned the hard way that my body cannot handle deep fried or oil this time around. I have a baby that only likes stuff that is spicy and more on the healthy side!

Exercise: Well, only having the use of one foot since last thursday has made me use every muscle in my body. I crawl up and down the stairs and hop on one foot, I pull myself across the floor and up from sitting. My body has gotten quite the workout even though I am spending a lot of time laying down and resting the foot. I kind of want to continue going backwards up my stairs indefinitely because of the triceps workout! I can't stand on the scale but I wouldn't be surprised if I have lost a couple of pounds (which is totally fine on my solid frame).

Body changes and other milestones: My belly has SHRUNK. I was freaking out but as I just mentioned, I am really sure that I have dropped a few lbs. Everything seems smaller and that was really worrying me but after hearing the strong HB last night and feeling the baby throughout the day, I am not concerned. I seem smaller than I did with my previous two pregnancies which is totally fine after my 11 lb baby born at 40 wks and a 9lb 10oz baby born at 38 wks.

Thoughts: OHMYGOODNESS, I was just thinking that I wish I would have journalled this pregnancy experience in case it's my last and guess what... THIS weekly chat IS a journal! I can copy out the previous weeks and have a good account of what I was feeling! This has made me VERY thankful for this group and weekly chat.

 

ALSO- can I just say that I am surrounded by wonderful friends and family (after my parents were horrible at the beginning of this pregnancy). DH worked all weekend and I can't walk but my parents took care of my babies and I all weekend long- we even stayed in my childhood room (the kids and I). My mom and I watched a movie in her bed (something we haven't done since before I had my kids) and we just had our girl time and despite my injury, I had a great weekend. This morning, my daughter's teacher WALKED to our house and walked my daughter to school! She is going to walk her home too!!!!!! WHO DOES THAT???? I am so very thankful for the overwhelming kindness of people right now. I woke up to a beautiful snowfall (first of the season) and it's just DS and I today and I am in a great mood.

post #20 of 37
Thread Starter 

Linnie, that is great that you are getting so much help! 

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