I'm planting my full garden, but as we have a tiny urban lot, it's pretty tiny to begin with. I'd love to have a big garden, and had thought about getting a plot at one of the community gardens around us but I'm going to put that off at least until next year. I'm so jealous of those of you who are already planting! Hopefully the snow will be gone this week but around here the traditional safe planting date isn't until May long weekend so there's still some time to go.
Amysue, I hope you get the blood sugar thing sorted out. It sounds like you're very knowledgeable and proactive about it which I'm sure gives you the best possible chance of avoiding induction.
Ilovejeff, I'm so glad you have some options you are comfortable with! Maybe this whole situation with your midwife has actually been for the best. Way better to find out she's flakey now than at 35 weeks!
Beans, I've read that brittle and pealing nails can be a normal pregnancy symptom. Mine actually get way harder and grow faster, but as far as I've read either one is OK -Just like some people have great skin when pregant and others (me) break out like crazy.
Madimamacita, Have you had your US yet? Any updates?
Domermommy, I think it's great that your DS is weaning on his own. DD needed a bit more of a push although it still went pretty smoothly. I'm super impressed by all of you who have nursed this far into your pregnancies. By 10 weeks, I absolutely couldn't stand it anymore. DD has now been weaned for almost 7 weeks and although I occassionally miss the tantrum calming ability of nursing for the most part I'm really glad. She's actually much more into hugs and cuddles now that she doesn't just want to nurse all the time, and although getting her to bed is still a serious challenge, she sleeps much better at night.
Mole, I need to figure out what to do about the maternity clothes situation too. I'm hoping I can borrow from friends because I really don't want to go out and buy a bunch and everything from my DD is for fall and winter and I need summer. Even though a lot of my non-pregnancy clothes still fit they are starting to get uncomfortable in certain situations. I'm basically living in yoga pants and sweats but I'd like to be able to get dressed every once in awhile.
AFM, 17 weeks tomorrow, and 2 weeks until my US! It's been about 5 days since I last threw up so I have my fingers crossed that I'm at the end of that stage of pregnancy, just in time to for the headaches and heartburn to kick in! I'm also surprised by how loose my hips and pelvis feel already. It's way sooner than with DD, which I suppose is normal for a 2nd pregnancy. I really need to get my exercise and eating back on track - I had way too much of DDs chocolate this weekend and I'm a bit scared to see how much weight I've gained. I know I'll feel better if I'm eating better too.
On another note I've been doing some reading on some of the placenta abnormalities that we found when DD was born. She had a velamentous cord insertion, succenturiate placenta, and a single umbilical artery. Our 20 week ultrasound missed all of these things, and while everything turned out fine, there was a fairly significant risk of vasa previa (blood vessels going across the cervix) that it would have been good to know about prior to delivery. I know there's almost no chance of the same thing happening again, but I'm planning to ask the US tech to take a closer look at the placenta just to be sure. Does anyone know if all of these things should be visible on a normal US? I don't really want to do more than the one ultrasound but if I need to, I guess I will.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!