Carmen and starling, we're looking at getting a king size "ZedBed" from Sears... Though I'm very interested in the natural latex one from Ikea too (but we don't want to just order it without touching it first, so now it's a question of getting both DP and I over to the mainland at the same time). How long have you had yours, Carmen?
Fx for you and yours, wishin'!
Thank you for the info re: hypnobabies, Splashing, and congrats on your new little one and a great birth! I think I'm going to do the home study program too; I'd previously looked into a local certified birth hypnotist who does 6 sessions and provides a CD for $300, but the study program sounds a bit more involved... Which I like, nerd that I am! Good luck with the breastfeeding!
I hope the GD test went well, Carmen... Will you know the results right away? I hope the selling-charm works for you; love that idea and have used a similar version many times to find the perfect rental housing.
Wow, escher, your posts always remind me how quickly my own pregnancy is progressing! Good luck with the screening. I'm not exactly sure what genetic testing it is that we had done (already a lackadaisical parents and the wee bairn isn't even here yet!), but I know I asked for them to check for neural tube defects as we've had a few family members with spina bifida; I'm not particularly anxious about it though, because as others have already said, I know I'll at least feel better knowing sooner rather than later.
Coco, it sounds like your birth centre is great! I'm curious, how come you need to get a doctor for the baby? Couldn't she just see the same doctor as the rest of your family?
Mrsandmrs, your description of the twins just melts my heart... Awwwwww! Makes me wish my own little one didn't hafta wait a few years for a sibling. I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to stop in and meet you and bigfoot while I was passing through Oly this past week, but I'm sure we'll make it happen soon!
soto, your story of what your dad makes me mad... And then I realized that all this past week, while DP and I were traveling with my dad and stepmom, my dad did pretty much the same thing: He kept remarking in a tone of wonder on the fact that I was soon to be a mother, while saying nothing about the fact that DP is also about to become a parent. I just asked her about it, if she noticed or if it bothered her, and her response was, "No, not really... And it's probably just that he doesn't doubt my ability to parent, whereas he's a bit more skeptical when it comes to you." Then I threw a teatowel at her head. In other news, I wish I'd had time to meet you for tea when I was in your neck of the woods this past week! Thank you for the invite. As it was, I had a very busy trip, and just loved it... Will definitely be back sometime!
Sphinxy, I'm not feeling movement yet either, and am almost 15 weeks. Sometime I think I feel something, but then it always turns out to be gas
AFM: I basically ate my way around Portland (OR) for the last 6 days, and it was fantastic. Even better was that fact that DP and I were never the queerest thing around, no matter where we went! And she had no bathroom hassles, anywhere, which made it a total dream vacation spot, by our family's criteria. My dad and stepmom, who'd never been there, loved it too. I'm sure life in PDX isn't without its problems, but we're pretty smitten.
QOTD: I just read this question to DP (well, yelled it really, cuz she's in the bath), and she replied, "I don't know." "That's it?" I asked her. Then she suggested that we do both days, for both of us, so that we get uber-celebrated for our parenting. LOL. Oh wait, now she's suggesting that we do one of the days for both of us, with the kid(s), and then take the other day, also to celebrate both of us, but without the kid(s). I think she's still being funny, but I actually really like this idea!
For the record, she identifies as genderqueer butch, and I identify as femme, and neither of us are planning on being "mom" (or mama or mommy or baba, etc). Not sure how that'll play out, really. Also, she's the dreamer-artist-designer, and I'm the cook-gardener-tradesperson around here...