Desert - Congrats on the baby girl!
AngelaM - Ocean is so big! I think she may look older than she is, or that's just me without any concept of what kids at her age look like. Good luck with TTC#2.
Dandylez - Best of luck with your DP's interviews. I sit on the board of our local CCHC and I just love it! Is your partner bilingual? I think we actually have a RN posting at our centre here in Ottawa.
Brite - Did the glucose test turn out all right?
Isa - How's it going? Waiting for news here!
Planet - I think how pregnant one looks is so relative. I remember thinking that I was really developing a nice bump in my 20-22 week photos. And I was sure I looked pregnant in photos at 26-27 weeks when were on vacation. Looking at those in retrospect I now know that the only way people thought I was pregnant was because of the way I held my belly. No one lovingly strokes a tummy without a baby in it! So, I hope you show soon, and you'll likely think you're showing a whole lot more than others do.
OMOM - Yay for two weeks old. We need some more pics of the beautiful Sage!
AHope - While A. is still a crappy sleeper, we went through an especially bad period around the 8-9 month mark. In hindsight, this was all developmentally related to crawling, learning to get into a sitting position on her own, pulling up and cruising. I do, however, notice that I get pinched a lot when she's starting to teeth, and then in the height of teething she gets a little too bitey, combine that with the restlessness, I'd bet you have some hard core teething happening, too. If they're not poking through, I'd take a good look at the gums, as I can see how they change shape as teeth begin to move down, even if they don't appear for some time to come.
Also, thank you for your kind words on daycare. You are quite accurate and astute on how I'm feeling and how likely Addi is feeling as well. The baby has been a little clingy and needy this week outside of day care.
AFU - Daycare update. Day 2 was better. I stayed for the first 15-20 minutes, and she didn't really cry when I left the room. I came back 1.5 hours later and she was all happily cuddled up with one of her workers. Day 3 was awesome for her, and awful for me. When we arrived at daycare, she waved to all her friends, and then toddled off and didn't look back. She didn't care that I was leaving and was happy to be on her merry way. I was both crushed and relieved. She did awesome for the rest of the morning she was there.
Today is Day 4 and it's our first full day of daycare. It wasn't the best morning. DW and I dropped her off as DW will be taking over drop off. There were lots and lots of tears. (We also had a rough night as she ate a food she was sensitive to, and it just confirmed that she hadn't outgrown her sensitivity yet). I was okay leaving her cause I knew it would be okay. DW was a mess about it.
Daycare will be okay. I'm still not thrilled about letting someone else raise my kid. But I need my career and we can really use the money. I just feel bad that I'm prioritizing myself over my baby, but she's doing really well at daycare and this will be good for her. I just can feel it. She's the youngest in the room and it's interesting to see some of the small leaps developmentally that she's already taken this week. I'm also quite interested in that she's not as shy/attached to me in this context.
On the flip side, I'm totally loving having the day to myself even if I'm only giving my house a deep clean! I'm totally looking forward to the upcoming 4 day weekend.