HI everyone, I've been a bit MIA from Mothering as work is so crazy. Great to catch up with you all.
Cindy, sorry to hear that your sex life is not what you want it to be. Did you have the chat with your DH? My poor husband is desperate for more sex and I am just NOT into it at all (and honestly my sex drive is low at the best of times!!!).
Undertheoak, I have hyperthyroidism, too, but it is just pregnancy related for me - so a transient condition that they won't medicate. Mine is associated with hyperemesis.. have you been quite sick this pregnancy? FWIW my numbers have improved as the pregnancy has progressed.
Pregnova, that is so exciting about the Doula! What is she like?
RE: pregnancy anxiety... I have some, but i've not really thought too much about it. Mostly I'm a little nervous about everything going well and coming away with a healthy baby. Two losses in a row have really shifted my perspective when it comes to my idea birth. I had a super birth last time around but had to be induced (kidney problems) and this time I'm nervous about going into spontaneous labor and whether I'll recognize what's happening. I seem to have a really difficult time remembering my birth with my son as I'd been awake for 2 days battling a very, very painful kidney problem.
I started to sort out some baby clothes today. We're having another boy but my last son was a summer baby so we have a lot of summer outfits. I have inherited some great clothes, though, so should be pretty much all set.
I am very sick still, and while I had some respite the sickness and nausea has really returned with force. It's miserable! Anyone else still suffering? I'm on zofran still and I was with my son until he was born.