Crazykitty congratulations on your little girl.
I bought several shirts at a consignment store today that actually make me look pregnant. $10 to $15 is so much better than $65.
Oh, I'm so reassured to hear about the general lack of kicking! Thanks ya'll.
The GD test...my midwife said that was an artificial test because nobody would be eating that kind of sugar normally. She did her own test- she'd test you first thing in the morning after not eating since dinner, then I'd eat a big breakfast including some sugar like maple syrup and orange juice, and protein too, and she'd test an hour after and three hours after. She felt like it gave a realistic picture of how my body was using the sugar/food. I was always hypoglycemic on that test!
Congrats kittymomma! I must admit, I'm a wee bit jealous when I hear about someone having a girl!
Oh, and I'll add that my house is so crazy because husband is reflooring the laundry room (we had rotting floors due to a gutter leaking problem, ugh) and doing a bunch of other work in there (taking out a 30 year old heat pump/furnace/giant amount of sharp metal), and is scheduled to then move onto the kitchen...where he'll be ripping out the old cupboards, redoing the floor and then putting it all together nicely with new cupboards. We went to Ikea and now our new kitchen cupboards, sink, etc are riding around with me in my giant van; we figure it's a safe place to store everything but it's kind of silly.
Today was hard, kids in work area and no electricity (he even cut through the phone line without realizing it because it was plugged into the furnace closet!?) hence no cooking and no movies!! I was yelling at husband in that irrational and pregnant sort of way...there's just no way around this feeling stressful I guess. PLUS there are a bazillion fires around here and the smoke is so thick we can't go out!!! Really big bummer there, and not slated to get better any time soon. So much for our "we'll just go to the pool or lake every day while dad works" plan! I just hope when it's over it will all be worth it and the ikea cabinets won't be crappy and we won't regret all this time and money (I mean, credit debt).
In a moment of overwhelmingness the other night, my husband says, "Let's sell this house and just rent a nice concrete box somewhere, something with no wood...it will be cool in the summer. And we'll have no yard so nothing to water." This coming from the man who LOVES our old farm house and is an avid gardener, poor thing.
There are serious pros to renting, that's clear to us now!!
More bedrooms are definitely good. During our ultrasound, my 9 year old son (who already shares a room with two younger brothers) stomped off to pout in the car upon hearing this baby was a boy, since he knew it would end up in his room too! He has four more years of sharing before moving into the cupboard under the stairs when his older brother moves out (if he does in fact move out after high school, who knows?!). Four boys in a room does sound like a bit much when they span a 10 year range, but luckily it's a big enough room for their beds, dressers and still a fair amount of play space. Meanwhile my daughter has a room of the same size all to herself...at going on 13 I won't ask her to share with a little brother.
mataji, poor big brother. I can so understand the "I don't want to keep sharing my room with more people" as it happened in my family too where we had 3 girls after me, then 3 boys after that. When I was 10 and my first brother was born, I was so happy since it meant I didn't have to share with him too!
wow, ladies, lots of stuff going on! Happy for the good ultrasounds, boo on moving and pregnancy stress! I was just thinking yesterday, though- maybe its this time of pregnancy? Last time I was dealing with a ton of stressors (comprehensive exams, wedding, moving) in the second trimester, so I expected to be a little short on zen (and I was). This time, I have been really surprised by how anxious and mood-swingy I have been. Now I'm thinking it must be the hormones, right?! Every single day I try so hard to get up early and work during the afternoons to get this project done, and every day my focus is so pathetic that I end up with a mere few sentences...when I needed the whole thing to editors over a week ago! Ahhhh!
Big u/s is Thursday, can hardly take the wait! I'm thinking boy all the time now, so its probably a girl, haha
LoveBaby - Congratulations on your little boy!
I have to chime in, moving sucks during pregnancy. We moved during my first trimester and I found it completely exhausting. Now I'm always stressed because the place always feels "unfinished". So many little things to do, so much crap lying around. I want to reign it all in before my maternity leave starts. Here's to hoping!
Congrats owl! Hope you have fun nesting in your new apartment!
Smoke is worse today here, moved us to "hazardous" rating. Husband is worried about the baby and my mom offered to pay for us leaving town for a couple of nights. Looking at going to Bend or the coast and letting husband demo the kitchen and prep for flooring. Would be good all around for us to be out of here! Hopefully some accommodations will surface as everything is so booked from everyone fleeing the fire and smoke.
I just can't believe I'll be 19 weeks tomorrow! I feel so good and normal. I think I feel better and better with these last few pregnancies, like my body's finally figured it out. It just doesn't feel like a big deal to be pregnant. I feel great! And I'm so happy about that! Starting to call baby by his name and starting to share it with some friends in real life...whenever I go somewhere I say, "Okay, little Robin, let's go..." Trying to remember not to get too stressed about all the construction, not feeling guilty about letting the kids watch a movie every day.
Halfway points for us have just happened or soon will! Isn't that amazing?!