I need to stay up to date better with the chat threads!
Originally Posted by FarmerCathy
... I might be able to talk MIL into going to the consignment shop where I had a couple things at and get some stuff I need. Some newborn to 9months clothes after we find out the sex. I have absolutely nothing after getting rid of everything last summer. Bummer...
So I have 3 girls and all the clothes they have ever worn. It's like a massive weight around my neck. I haven't found out the sex or even had an U/S since #1, but I am strongly considering it this time and I admit it's for a terrible reason. I think I just want to know the sex, so I can get rid of stuff if it's a boy! We're moving next year, either across the country or to the Netherlands (and then across the country) and I need to purge. Also I think this is it for me. I'd love to have more kids, but I think this will be my last biological baby. It's funny, I felt a little panic stricken when I thought dh would not want to have anymore after dd3, and I wondered if I would just keep wanting more no matter how many I had! I read some posters here talking about just "feeling done" when they reached that point, of course, it was different for all them as far as what number child that was. I think I get it now. I don't feel that bad physically or anything, I just feel like I'm ready for this part of my life to be over. I'm ready for my last baby :)
Originally Posted by mmselig
I am around 7 weeks. Today is my first meet and greet with a midwife. I've been a researching machine - and I hope I found the one! Its not an official checkup/visit but, I have a binder full of calendars, questions and random info. I don't want to seem unprepared or clueless. (which is how I feel)
I have only told 1 other person besides my husband. a close friend - and I cried?! (i never cry!) Good news is that she knows and LOVES the midwife I am seeing today. *phew. She also recommended a prenatal (raw organic)- which I purchased a couple days ago. I thought I was going to feel yucky and lethargic forever - but after 2 days I am feeling almost normal.
what are these magical vitamins?!
Originally Posted by Jillgayle
I am desperately trying to think of the positive of being pregnant (again!) in the summer time. My EDD is the exact same as it was with my first. I had a pretty healthy pregnancy, but towards the end my ankles and even my wrists were so swollen i would sit around with bags of ice on them. I worked full time until the week before my due date, but on the weekends and the full week before DS was born I went to the beach and the pool every day. I was just saying to DH last night, How I am going to roll myself down to the beach 9 mos preggo and a toddler? it seems impossible, but we'll figure that out I guess. Thankfully, there's always icecream, frozen pops and smoothies too to keep cool.
Oh and I don't have worry about slipping on ice and snow, guess that's a positive too ?!?
I busted my butt on some ice during the longest snowiest winter EVER last time I pregnant. It sucked! I have been pregnant in Florida in May and Okinawa (it's pretty much like living in a jungle) in summer. I kind of love the heat, so it wasn't too bad for me. I'm hoping this time will be the same.
Originally Posted by somegirl99
It was in the 90's-100 for us last time. We dressed in a t-shirt and diaper, just a diaper on the hottest days, and if we needed to swaddle we used an A&A muslin blanket. I know at least once I wore him with a prefold-wrapped ice pack tucked between us, which worked out perfectly.
pretty much the same for me. though i've never tried the ice pack thing! good call.
It sounds as though the yucky part of pregnancy is starting to catch up to many of us. I hope it passes for all soon. I'm only just over 5 wks, but I am beginning to feel queasy here and there. Mostly in the evenings. It would great (not as great as none, of course) if it stayed only in the evening. I've been popping B6 when it comes on, and it didn't help much at all last time, but this time it really does seem to make a difference so far.
I'm off to go do that very thing right now