I think she had a very good day. My youngest is 7... I'm so not ready for round three of diapers.... hehe
akind1 - mine has the amazing ability to detect hands wanting wiggles too! It's a good way to instantly make he/she settle down though. Sometimes when I'm feeling done with the kicking and squirming I'll get DD to try to feel it (or even just watch). Either the baby settles down right away or DD gets some giggles in.
maydaymom10 - was your dream one where your baby was a kitten, then it somehow went back in after the cord was cut, and you knew that was wrong but you couldn't figure out what to do about it? Or is that just me that has those dreams...? I'm glad your tailbone is feeling better.
AFM, yes my roids are better and that stuff my dr gave me seems to be working WAY better than the over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream I was using before. My hands feel almost normal today and I was able to sleep last night without any gravol or anything. My face is still a bit itchy-burny but it's bearable. And the roids are past the point of constant discomfort and have reached the point where I have to keep reminding myself to be gentle and not overdo things and irritate the area. Hopefully by next week I will be able to do long walks again (as opposed to taking the dog to a field and kicking a ball for her until she gets bored).
This afternoon I'm taking my DD out of school early and we're going for a proper afternoon tea. She is so much fun to do things like that with. She really is far easier to parent than I ever imagined a child could be. Once we got past the breastfeeding issues of the first few months and the post-partum depression that lasted longer, it's been such smooth sailing. I worry that I'm totally unprepared for a "real" child who has tantrums and yells "NO" a lot and refuses to eat and takes 6 months to figure out the potty and pees all over the carpet and continues to be a crappy sleeper well past the 9 or 10 month mark. And I worry that I will be constantly comparing this new baby to her, and that it's been so long since she was a baby that all the difficulties that I probably did go through are much harder to remember. I should go back into the MDC archives some more and dig up every complaint I had about her first three years, just for some perspective. But really... she was easy. I took her to Europe for 3 weeks by myself when she was about 21 months. It was relaxing and fun. She was obviously some kind of mutant alien toddler I got by mistake.
scruffy- Ferreo Rosher.... mmmmmm! So jealous!
akind1 and spughy- My baby settles down whenever a little hand feels for movement! lol. I don't think my youngest believes that baby is moving at all b/c she has yet to feel anything!!!
akind1- I repeat to myself daily... "Potty training WILL happen!" My DD1's happened much like spughy's daughters did... I pushed and pushed... NOTHING! Then one day, she just did it! I am counting on the same thing happening again with DD2.
Spughy- You make me laugh!!!! The birth to a cat dream sounds intense! lol. Glad you are on the mend!
maydaymom- I am glad that your tailbone is feeling much better. Here's to hoping that it heals quickly for yoU!!!
writermama- I am starting to have the tiredness creep in, too. I was hoping to avoid that until mid-January!!!
SlimP- I think Spughy's advice is good. Mama's mindset is what it is all about. If that means practicing relaxation so you can duplicate that relaxation in labor, that's what it means. :)
chocolatechip! Soo glad you are feeling good after that private yoga session!
dreams- Mine are blah. I hardly remember them! I miss the x-rated ones from my last pregnancy!
AFM- I typically have bible study on the second and fourth Friday nights of each month, but in December, there is a dinner in leiu of bible study. And that's tonight! SOOOO Excited!!! The theme is italian food and I am bringing dessert. What better to bring than homemade cannolis!?!? :) I have recently perfected my recipe and am sooo excited to share it with "real" people (as opposed to DH and my mom...lol). Off to whip those up! Hope you all have a great weekend!!! :D
I know, I think it's hitting me hard because my kids are in elementary school. I was just thinking of our rushed hug and kiss good-bye this morning and how I would feel if that was my last hug and kiss good-bye.
On CT, I teared up so many times listening to the reports over the radio. I can't get the visual images out of my mind, what that must have been like for the children. The feeling of terror in the innocent and young really really gets to me. Hard to let go of in my mind. Maybe it's linked to my own fears--- I frequently envision my own kids dying, in detail, and then follow through with the shock and desolation I would presumably feel...It's a sickening habit from a vivid imagination.
SlimP - don't be too impressed by the zumba - I go do it because it gets me to move around, but I don't do any of the jumping, and I don't move very fast any more, and I don't do most of the spins, and I can't wiggle my hips nearly like I used to, and in general I feel a bit ungainly and heavy. But it does make for some good cardio, and I get a lot of squatting practice, both of which I figure our good! My prenatal yoga class, on the other hand, is my favorite exercise every week.
Jodie - homemade cannolis sound amazing. Too bad such things can't also be shared over the internet!
Sounds like everyone's feeling a little more positive than we all were last week (early this week?). Yay! I had a bit of a rough day today, but it was just being tired and needing to nap and having a bit of a headache. I napped through a lot of the day. Sometimes this just seems to happen. Baby also seems to be doing gymnastics today, which is kind of fun, and kind of remarkable, and kind of, "uh oh, these movements are about to get a lot stronger, aren't they?!?" There was one series of 3-4 good kicks that I could actually see. Maybe this means my husband will finally be able to feel them soon!
ETA: I guess I should have said, feeling more positive aside from the CT shooting. I'd been avoiding the news since yesterday, since my husband warned me something bad happened, and sometimes I need to wait for the right time to learn things like that. So since I'd gotten tiny bits and pieces by tonight, he told me about it (it's also better when he tells me about it, rather than just reading it in the news). I just can't understand how someone could do this sort of thing...