This page has been so busy recently!
Emily and Porcelina, I can totally see both sides of the winter argument. Several years ago, I decided that I live in New England, we have seasons, and I can't just keep complaining about two of them (summer AND winter) :) So I decided to stick with winter complaining. But since I've started staying home with my kids, I'm trying to take a more zen-like approach: we've got it, might as well try to make the best of it. So I've been trying to stock up on warm clothes and gear up for sledding :) But right now, we just have some left over ice and it's not fun - can't go sledding and can't really play at the park. So... I'm torn :)
And Emily, I will be getting the NT scan. I did with both of my other pregnancies and now I'm technically "AMA" (35), so I'm sure by Ob will recommend it and, as importantly, my insurance will pay for it. I am someone who will be calmer knowing earlier rather than later about anything.
Tarynosaurus, I haven't seen my Ob yet (I'm seeing an Ob through the first trimester for insurance reasons, then am switching to a MW). But I go on Monday. I will be 9.5 weeks. I can't wait! It seems like it's been such a long wait!
Awesome news, askew and Heather! So exciting! I can't wait for the next few weeks to see more and more of these types of updates popping up!
Leigh, so lovely to have a wonderful husband!
Jillgayle, do I remember that you're looking at the BC at Beverly Hospital? I don't know about up there, but definitely at Cambridge, they will see you starting in the very beginning. I just went to an info session on Monday and was actually surprised at how "mainstream" everything was. It was basically just a hospital with queen sized beds, a relaxed attitude toward intervention, and loose rules about who you can bring with you to the birth. What I mean by that is that they definitely can do everything that the hospital can do, so if you're not high risk (and if you don't have any whacky insurance issues, like me!), going there now is almost certainly an option.
Banana, how are you holding up?
Fortunately, REALLY fortunately, the stomach bug was not as bad as it could have been. Phew. The day before it hit was really the low point, psychologically. I thought for sure that my m/s had taken a turn for the worse and I was feeling really glum, but then I got sick and it actually wasn't that bad. Yesterday, I was in recovery and today I feel basically back to normal. Thank goodness! (As an aside, the radio personality that I listen to every morning--and am listening to now--sounds like she has a wicked cold. It's making me sad for her and simultaneously glad that I'm not her...)
Has anyone else been waking up at ludicrous hours? I keep waking up to pee at like 4:45 and not being able to fall back asleep. So today I laid in bed for like an hour. Then started browsing real estate on my iPhone in bed (wow - that sounds like something I should be taking to confession!), and then got up like half an hour later. It's nice to have some time to myself, but it means I'll be WRECKED by the time DH gets home from work. On the upside, I got to read through the mothering.com website :)