Originally Posted by mamalovex3
I received some pretty rude comments (on Mother's Day, no less) about *still* nursing my girls. Something to the effect of how they are too old for that (they just turned 16 months) and aren't even eating anyway. And this was from family members! I can only imagine what they'll say if these two are still nursing when the next set arrive...
Oy vey! They're still babies at 16 months. My goodness, people. (The "too old" comments kill me when they're directed at kids who are the same age as lots of other kids who still take a pacifier/sleep in a crib/wear a diaper/take a bottle/etc etc etc.)
Originally Posted by MamanFrancaise
For the past few weeks I've been having trouble getting comfortable to sleep so I bought a Snoogle. O.M.G. Best purchase of my life. Slept like a baby 3 days in a row so far.
I am soooo looking forward to maternity leave. I will have a year off and I'm scheduled to leave 2 weeks before my due date. But today I found out I have an extra week of holidays so I actually get to leave on Aug 3! A whole month off before baby comes!
I have a snoogle! I actually haven't used it yet this pregnancy, but after this point last time around I could not live without it. I loaned it to my SIL and my best friend too, and my BF bought a new cover and it's still going strong. It's awesome.
I'm also inordinately looking forward to mat leave. I worked all day the day I was induced with DD and then went back at 10 weeks PP, only just barely feeling like a human being again (c/s with rough recovery and subsequent issues BFing). We've planned/saved for me to take a year off this time, with hopefully most likely some time before the baby comes, too.
Originally Posted by mole
A question for all the people who have been pregnant before- I'm out of bras that fit. I have sports bras that are fine, but I don't have anything left for underneath work shirts, so I am just wearing camisoles now. In your experiences, did your breasts stop getting bigger by now (I am 24 weeks) or should I expect them to continue to grow? I don't want to buy a bra that I'm going to outgrow in a couple weeks, but it's kind of ridiculous not having proper clothing.
I was surprised that at two of my yoga classes last week two different women told me how awesome they think it is that I keep practicing during the pregnancy... I just say I am the same person as I was before getting pregnant, and if I am healthy and physically able to continue practicing I won't give up my practice. I don't think they actually think pregnant women should just stay home. My sweetheart says they probably just want something to say, and it comes out strange.
I think maybe the women at your class were just remembering/projecting their own experience. If they (or pregnant women close to them) got to where it was physically uncomfortable / impossible to do the kind of yoga you're doing, then clearly it should be that way for you, too -- or at least it's surprising when it's not. (Or maybe they really don't like exercising and so think "You're pregnant! You have a pass!")
Re: boobs. My boobs continued to grow in the 2nd half last time around
I went from a barely-B to an overfull-C over the course of the pregnancy, and then my milk came in and they got HUGE. HUGE I tell you. (I know those of you who have been blessed in that department probably wouldn't think so, but coming from someone who really could wear an A or a camisole with no problems at all to someone who NEEDS to put on a bra in the morning ... things were strange.) They deflated some after the first weeks, and then normalized more, and then went down again when DD was over a year. Anywho, bras in B, C, and D actually all came in handy, though I did wear a nursing tank a lot to supplement, since I'm cheap and bras are expensive.
Also, regarding boob changes, is it a variation of normal to have no changes at all? I really did think that some change (sensitivity or shape or size or size/color of aureola) did need to change as the breasts gear up for milk production. I do realize that the original commenter said just change in boob size, though, not no change.
Originally Posted by MissE
Honestly, breastfeeding is one of the things that I'm looking forward to. Aahh, I can't wait for the "suck, suck, swallow, sigh, suck, suck, swallow, sigh", so sweet.
I saw a documentation on cloth diapering the other day on youtube and they made it all abuot the environment. A 'study' found that clothies are not better environmentally than sposies...umm...i don't think so. I'm sorry but it doesn't matter if my poop goes down the drain or my kids' poop and I still have to do laundry anyway. In the end, my cloth diapers are most likely not laying in some landfill 40yards below other crap, slowly leaking of whatever chemical is in there...doing so for the next 300 years. No way Jose. Yes, even clothies have plastic but chances are, they are going to be reused by someone else and the cycle of throwing away and not degrading slows down quite a bit.
Breastfeeding is one of the main things I'm looking forward to, too
I've heard the argument that cloth are actually worse for the environment before, too, but it's never been convincing to me. Don't the factories that produce sposies use a ton of water, too? Is that figured in? And I really don't see anybody suggesting that we all switch to plastic one-use disposable clothes for the sake of the environment -- seriously, if plastic diapers are better for the environment, why do we wear regular clothes? I did CD primarily for the cost savings, and wooo boy, they've been way cheaper for us.
Originally Posted by Lazurite
Regarding breastfeeding comments - In the first trimester one of my friends said, "Why don't you just wean her already?" I don't think she was trying to be rude I think she just honestly didn't understand. I wasn't taking anything for morning sickness because of breastfeeding and also just because I don't like taking any medication during pregnancy and she was just totally confused why I'd put myself through that. The last thing I wanted to deal with at that point was a miserable weaning toddler. She's only 20 months. I've also had comments about DD having "a lot of teeth". So annoying. I used to be really critical of breastfeeding in public and breastfeeding toddlers but I've learned a lot since then so I try to keep in mind that they just don't understand. Really, people need to learn that you don't ever tell a woman when to wean her child.
Yeah, I don't think all of the comments are coming from a totally judgmental place. I really think a lot of people just don't get it and a kind word in response / a tiny bit of education can go a longer way than being defensive (but I can get defensive). This is also why I love LLL. I'm a complainer, and there are times when I REALLY want to complain about some aspect of BFing but feel like I can't do it in regular company, lest it come across as discouraging someone from BFing or invite comments to "just wean already" or "formula is fine." But anyway, I like to go to LLL and complain sometimes.
Originally Posted by Jend1002
I ended up exclusively pumping and it really got me down. The good thing is that even though I had a c-section, my milk came in right away so I had no problem there. Here's hoping for a better experience! But I am already really nervous.
Exclusive pumpers have my undying respect. AFM
- Feeling lots of movement finally