slammerkin I know moderate alcohol during pregnancy can be a bit more of a hot button issue than lunch meat but I feel like its fine to have a glass of wine here and there. I think I've had a total of two small glasses total since finding out I was pregnant. So, I was drinking one of those glasses of wine at dinner with some extended family including my 11 year old niece who decided to reprimand me for "hurting the baby". I totally couldn't defend myself either because I was sitting across from her mother, who is also pregnant but has decided that all pregnancy taboos must be followed. All I could say was "everyone makes their own choices about what's right for their bodies and pregnancies). At least she waited until I was done with my glass so I could at least enjoy it.
and echo that dog is so freakin cute! I've also been thinking about getting a squatty potty. I think the next pair of earrings I sell is going to that. I feel like I could make one but then when I'm honest with myself I realize that neither DH or I have the time.
rainydaycraft your "pooping bricks" comment made me laugh but also feel your pain. You've probably tried this but I eat 2-4 prunes everyday, plus and few tablespoons of hemp seeds and as many greens as I can get in and I swear it keeps everything moving smoothly. I have to be pretty diligent about it too because I have a prolapse that makes my life miserable if I don't. Also, on the squatty potty note, what I'm doing in the meantime is just having a little stool in front of the toilet to put my feet up on. It really makes a huge difference.
It's funny, with my first pregnancy DH was into the body changes but seemed so stressed out about the becoming a father part and providing for us... that his libido took a hit. This time I think he just knows that we'll be fine and figure out how to parent two kids together so he seems to be way more excited about my pregnancy body and happy in general.