Chica, I've definitely had to get new clothing. I think i needed new pants by the time I got the week 12. I was still able to wear my normal pants by then but they would bit into my stomach making it really uncomfortable. I tried the little trick where I tied a rubber band to keep the pants closed but the problem was that when I sat down, that part still rubbed against my stomach. I don't know if my skin was just ultra sensitive or what! If you're smaller than you probably can hold off on buying maternity clothes, at least the shirts. Up until about 3 weeks ago, I was able to wear my normal shirts, as long as they were long. My biggest thing is that the big belly makes things rise up so if the shirts were stretchy and long, I had no issue with wearing them. Sadly, most of my shirts weren't long enough and some weren't stretchy enough! so I bought new clothing anyway. I bought a lot of cardigans and such in hopes that I will be able to wear them after I give birth anyway.
YAH to a great deal with your midwife! That is fantastic! And it sounds like something wonderful to keep you busy with. That really stinks that you have to move at 6 months but at least you'll be completely mobile and therefore, the move and set up will be fine. Why are you moving there? As for progesterone, I'm so with you about staying away from drugs that you may not need. Unless there is a real reason you need it, why supplement with something that may make you feel tired? Did you get your progesterone level tested? And to hiding the thermometer!
Monkey, YAH to finding an apartment! I can't wait to celebrate when you have everything all signed! And double yah to reaching viability! I remember how excited i was to reach this milestone! it's an amazing feeling! Enjoy it! I love the little stories we assign to our little ones in the womb as we wonder what the heck they are doing in there. It's really amusing because in all probability, they have no idea what the heck is happening and in fact, they may be sleeping much of the time! But I always tell my DH that the little ones are playing with me and that I'm going to play with them back. i've always been rather introverted and i don't like talking unless I absolutely need to (I end up living a lot in my head) so I also attribute their punching hard to them wanting me to talk to them. haha or at least, it reminds me that i should be talking out loud to them instead of talking in my mind! Ugh to stomach issues. Seriously, between the reflux and heartburn, constipation and gas and I'm sure some other gastrointestinal issues in the future, pregnancy is definitely NOT NOT NOT elegant! haha not to mention the constant need to pee. Huh, I'm going to explore elimination communication. By the way, yah to grandma doing well!
Wissa, Gozal, K, hope all is going well!!