I thought I'd start a new chat thread. Last week's was pretty quiet. I imagine a lot of you mamas we busy with preparing for Thanksgiving, travelling, and spending time with family. Can't wait to hear how it all went!
I thought I'd paste in the last few posts from the last thread:
Thanks for the love ladies. I am feeling better about it today. I have a shirt from my first pregnancy that says, "Look, I am pregnant and I really don't need your bullcrap right now, okay?" I am tempted to wear it tomorrow but then I would feel petty. Why not just dress up nice to feel better, right?
This morning I was visited by the morning sickness fairy (that bitch!) The rest of the day was great though. DD is really into her nail polish so we painted her fingers and toes to match her dress for tomorrow and the weather was amazing! 70* and sunny, I even had the windows open! DH is out of state for work and will be home in a few hours so I am trying to quick vacuum and clean up so it doesn't look like I slacked off while he was gone, lol.
Hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving tomorrow!
Oh and yea, I think pregnancy was a lot different back then. My MIL's mom was of the generation that breastfeeding was yucky and bad for you and the baby. No baby could possibly thrive on breast milk only! You better start that 6 week old baby on some cereal right away! I know a lot of women smoked to try to keep weight off while pregnant, too. Although, a relative of mine smoked when she was pregnant with her first and still gained 65 lbs. When she delivered over due and the doctor said the baby weighed 4.5 lbs she told him he better check for another baby in there because she counting on at least a 20 lb baby, haha . Served her right.
Yes, I was reading in one of Ina May's books that you weren't to gain more than 15lbs during a pregnancy when she had her first (late 60s early 70s) and that doctors would really give you crap if you did and even prescribe hard core diuretics, which was actually dangerous for mom and babe.
We have our own set of challenges these days, but at least unrealistic expectation (well, except from annoying strangers and family members!) isn't one of them. My MW doesn't even require you to keep track of weight gain. I am, just for myself, but she doesn't seem to be too concerned about that type of thing.
And, can I just say that I actually felt so womanly and beautiful when I was pregnant with DS? (at least until the real swelling kicked in). I loved having that "fertility godess" look with full breasts and a belly and hips and felt more like a woman than any other time in my life. Anyone who wants to interfere with that feeling with comments about weight can go jump off a bridge!
Hope you all had great thanksgivings! We are back home from Thanksgiving #1 and all of our guests have left from Thanksgiving #2. Both were great with our lovely families, but it is also nice to have the house to ourselves and return to normalcy.
In baby news, I've started contacting doulas!!! I am so excited!!! I emailed about 10 of them and 5 emailed me back. Going to set up interviews for DH and I over the next few weeks so we can find the one that fits best with us. Yay!
Well, we didn't have Thanksgiving to occupy us this weekend. But we did take a trip to meet up with my BIL/SIL and their two little ones. We met them in a city 3 hours north of us, which is about 2.5 hours south of them, so met up in the middle. They live in a super small town, so had to go to "the city" for Christmas shopping. And for us it was just a chance to visit with family.
TJ, I've started the "doula hunt" too. We had a doula when DS was born, but she lives an hour away from our house (at least!) and DS was born rather quickly so I don't want to chance her making it to us this time! I have an interview set up with one doula (who I'm really enthusiastic about based on our telephone conversation) tomorrow night, and have been corresponding with 2 others. I ruled out two others based on our initial phone conversation (just didn't get a good vibe). I will say that I am having a MUCH easier time finding douals this time than last. DS was born in July and a lot of people go on vacation then. Feeling like I have more of a choice is great.