Monkey, I am at the checking-in-obsessively phase with you! I can relate to your patience - one my due date with DS, who arrived just shy of 41w after eviction, my OB called me the happiest pg lady he'd ever seen. At that point I did feel ready - I wasn't quite as wise as you are! yes, those first days (okay months) are super intense - but I was mostly content to stay pg until DS was ready. Everyone is right, you know. Baby boy is going to show up on the day you have plans! Lots of good news too from the insurance and about the car. I am not surprised at all that so many people turned out to celebrate you during the second shower. :) I didn't even realize that you could rent carriers, so thank you for sharing the site! I am considering whether I want to rent a wrap from them. I can't decide if I'll use it enough, or if I'll end up paying its purchase price by the time I return it. (Does anyone happen to know a good site for buying used babywearing stuff?)
deportivo, welcome to the sunny side!! Sending you lots of good thoughts! I am so glad you said that about the whole relaxation bit. I also was a wreck by the time I finally got pg. I mean, I was working hard to stay positive and I felt positive about the cycle when it happened. But for the first year and a half of ttc#2, I was able to be much more at peace. Even through my whole complicated m/c. It was only after that, over the last yearish of it, when we were finally able to try again, that I started coming undone. My rare endocrine tumor and a tricky failed pg threw my body out of whack, and it took modern medicine to put ti back together. That's why I was able to get pg. I shudder all the time thinking that I had I been born even a generation ago, honestly I would probably never have been able to have more children. And I might even have lost some of my vision. So scary and sad to think about. But now onto the happy - 13w! I hope you only have a few more weeks of morning sickness ahead of you, and then can enjoy the loveliness of the second tri!
Valarie, congratulations on your beautiful family! If you are thinking of ttc#2 you may also want to join the IF One Thread in ttc>fertility>infertility. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we are all hoping more of the amazing ladies over there who shared out journeys join us here soon. They will offer you tons of support.
wissa, okay EDD buddy, I am glad I'm not alone feeling like I need to slow down just now. I am still not sure when it's contrax feeling, but grocery shopping feels...unduly tiring for sure. DH, my sis, and my mom are officially not letting me do it anymore, so I am off the hook. How has the kicking been since you posted? I really hope you are feeling reassured. Speaking of which, thank you so much for the reassuring words about my whole GD debacle (more below) - I hadn't realized how guilty and defensive I'd been feeling till your words helped release my tension about it like a cloud of steam! Just remembering that this was about my pancreas and my body growing two babies, and not about my OB accusing me of eating a steady diet of doughnuts helped tremendously.
AFM, well, the whole GD thing seems to have turned into a nonissue. I can't decide if I should be frustrated or grateful! I day I had my appt. to bring in my numbers from the week of taking my sugars (and not being able to eat for two hours after every meal), the office was running way behind. The dr. almost forgot to ask me about it. I gave him my numbers that I had dutifully written down in a chart and he was like, "Okay, these are fine." Then he filled in some blank on my chart in the computer. I was almost afraid to ask, but he mumbled something about "I just need to fill this in because they'll check it when you get to l&d." So I think he wrote negative? Then I handed in my numbers for my file and that was that. I am still a little on edge about it, like they are suddenly going to pull something on me, but I think it's pretty much over.
Then yesterday, I had a little bit of a scare...I have been pretty much feeling great, but in the past week or so, I've just been a little more uncomfortable, especially sitting in regular chairs. The heat is getting to me a little, so weird for me because normally I'm always cold. I don't have as much of an appetite. Then yesterday out of the blue I started feeling some pretty intense cramping. The OB had me come in for an NST and thankfully everything looked great, nothing worrying. However, they also did an exam and it turns out I am dilated 1cm. I was just so surprised, because with DS my stubborn cervix refused to do anything at all. The doctor reassured me that this could be nothing more than a second baby, but still told me to take it easy. Not bed rest easy, but keep walking around, housework, etc. to a minimum. I spent most of yesterday lying down and I feel much better today. I am a little bit more in getting-ready nesting mode mentally though!
Hope you are well, my girs! I always look forward to your updates even though I don't often have the time to write my normal novels. ;)