Originally Posted by jodieanneanton
maydaymom10- I have not told my kids about the pregnancy yet because the past two pregnancies ended up as losses and really affected DD1... But, I am having a hard time getting DD2 (almost 2.5) to stop trying to jump on my belly! It's something that just came on all of the sudden!
Revolting, BOTH of my daughters dropped regular naps around 26 months. We still enforce a quiet time (half hour to hour) of quiet, sit on the couch activity (books, soft music, etc.) most days. My 2.5 y/o only sleeps on days we do some hardcore busy-ness. Like today. A few errands and over an hour picking blueberries had her pooped enough to fall asleep during quiet time today! Congratulations on the house! What a wonderful feeling! What kind of baby carrier do you like?
My two year old loves love loves to jump on me. I don't think telling him about the pregnancy would deter him, though!
I like structured carriers. My current one is a piccolo, which is kind of falling apart. I think this time around I'd love to try a BOBA 3G, but I'm definitely trying to go used and inexpensive, so I'm definitely looking at ergos, becos, etc... too.
Originally Posted by thentherewere4
I'm jumping right in here!
DH has been crazy busy (getting home late), MIL is arriving today, so the first chance I have to tell/discuss this with him with be Saturday night...we are going to go out since we have MIL here as a babysitter....I'm SO nervous about it.
Naps totally depend on the little person. We have one sleeper -- she started sleeping through the night early, had multiple, reliable naps, and only recently (at 5 y.o.) really gave up the nap. I still enforce quiet time (for my sanity). Our youngest has never been a sleeper. We did all the same things with her, but at 2.5 she has given up naps. I feel a bit better now that I have resigned myself to it, rather than fighting & trying to force it.
Eldest DD turns 6 tomorrow....having a little party and some special activities/treats. It will be a good way to keep my from getting too worked up about DH about the pregnancy.
You still haven't told your partner? Oh man, I waited to take the test so we could see the results together...if I had done it alone, I would have called, immediately! I struggle enough with keeping it just between him and me.
Neither of my kids are what I'd call sleepers. My eldest didn't start sleeping through the night until she was three. My two year old woke me up four times last night. They still nap, though, though sometimes we struggle more than I like.
Happy birthday to your eldest!
Originally Posted by babytoes
I am so blessed to have the option of staying at home. I haven't work in over a year. I graduated in May with a BS in graphic design, and although I have been job hunting, there are not very many jobs, and a lot of unemployed designers out there. I have recently picked up some freelance work, it's very exciting because that's my goal, to be a freelance designer working out of the home. Jason is extremely supportive of me in all this. I have also been struggling with the idea of getting a job right now, do I tell the potential employer I'm pregnant? Do I wait until I am hired? Maybe I don't tell until I am showing much more? It's all so confusing! I don't want to shoot myself in the foot before I even get the job, but I also don't want to come across as being deceitful either.
Revolting, we are hunting for land. My father is a contractor, and we may have found some property, but there's a lot of talk that it's wet, and until my dad can get up here to do a perk test, he lives two hours away, we are kind of in limbo about it. It's an excellent price, which would be about right if it is wet, and needs a mound system. I think the worst part is that if its not a good piece of land, its back to hunting, and land seems to be rather scarce right now, or overly priced.
I love this thread, we can learn so much about each other!
When I was pregnant with my first, I was working horrid jobs. Well, I got hired at Potbelly's and as soon as they found out I was pregnant, they cut all my hours and then I had to find another job. It sucked. I hid my pregnancy while interviewing again, and when I got hired elsewhere, when they found out I was pregnant, they hid me (I no longer waitressed and instead worked drive through, ugh), but at least I kept my hours. I don't think anywhere would have hired me pregnant, but then again, I didn't have a college degree either.
Good luck on the land! I hope it turns out for you!
Originally Posted by Dia
Yay, a chat thread! Hi everybody!
Jodie, thay is pretty cool that your little one knew about your pregnancy. Kids say such amazing things sometimes.
I'm about 7 weeks here with my first. We've told our families and some close friends. Everyone is very excited for us, which feels really nice. This pregnancy was unplanned - I am getting married at the end of August (at Burning Man....phew, I'm not sure how I'm gonna survive that now). But I guess now I shall be a pregnant bride. Sometimes I think it's kind of sweet that our child gets to be, in a way, be present at our marriage.
Do you guys have care providers picked out? I just started interviewing midwives. I am incredibly lucky in that I found out in my state, homebirth is covered under insurance. Yes!
Best of luck to you friend and I hope it goes well. I know exactly how you feel. I was very terrified to tell my partner. There was some stress at first but it all worked out fine.
Everyone have a great weekend!
Getting married at Burning Man! Oh, that's so awesome! I really want to go. I went to a regional burn last year. (We wanted to go this year, but tickets were sold out within hours and with kids I just am not that on top of things.) I'm hoping to go one day when I don't have an itty bitties in the house... That's so cool!
I got married when my daughter was almost two. She likes telling people she was there when I got married, though she doesn't really remember it.
We haven't chosen a care provider yet. This is my fifth pregnancy, third child, so I've definitely interviewed some midwives previously, and there really isn't a huge homebirth community, so I have two providers I still want to interview. I plan to wait until twelve weeks, just because between the move and my previous losses, I think the timing will work best that way. I wish homebirth was covered under our insurance. Our insurance allows no midwives, whatsoever. And it's particular to this union, too. They override BCBS to refuse to let us choose midwives. It's infuriating!