Free from midwife to cesarean.
Anyone else stuffed up?
Okay, I just found out some really sad news about a family member. I wanted to talk to someone about it but I can't call DH because he will be beyond angry and sad and have to sit with that all day at work. DH's niece is due next week and her husband just left her for another woman. I am so disappointed and incredibly angry with him. They have one beautiful daughter and another coming in a matter of days. We saw her a couple weeks ago when we were traveling through but there was no indication and I just wish we could give her a big hug and be there to support her. DH is going to flip his lid. He is so protective of her. I also can't imagine how their daughter is feeling right now because she must know something seriously bad is happening. Sorry to unload sadness here but I just can't believe it and I can't imagine what I would do if my husband jumped ship like that. Fortunately she is a very strong woman and she has a lot of family and support where she lives...but still.
Oh my gosh those are SO fun Wildgreen! It was me who asked for a pic. Those came out really well!! Your little one will look so sweet in them!
And Ugh Ciga that literally makes me sick!! What a horrible thing... Actually I cant even imagine it.... even if you do plan on leaving your wife (which is bad to start with!) you DON'T do it days before your child is born....
Has anyone had morning sickness return? I think the last time I was physically sick was around 22 weeks... I'm 28 weeks now. So I've had over a month where I've felt great. I was just starting to see why people like being pregnant! Now the passed 3 days I've started feeling sick again. I haven't actually thrown up this time, but have felt close numerous times. Foods are starting to bother me again and I don't feel like eating most things because I think they are going to make me sick. Anyone else dealing with this? Does it now last through the third trimester? Tell me there's some hope it will go away again!!
Aw, Ciga, that's awful :( Sending good vibes her way..
Superbeans, yes, ugh! I was sick up to about 19 weeks, had a solid ten weeks feeling good, and it came back at 28 weeks. I'm no where near as sick as I was in the beginning though, hopefully you aren't too bad off. It just comes and goes for me, take it a day at a time! I hope you feel better!!
I feel like I should do an official check-in here, since I stalk the thread religiously and rarely post.
I have been having the HARDEST time with depression and anxiety this summer. It's something I've dealt with on and off since I was a teenager, but it feels so driven by my pregnancy this time around. I start to type things here the DDC and then just poop out, feel in a funk, and never end up posting.
So...the birth plan...
We went back and forth this time and ultimately decided to do a home birth again, even though it will take all our measly savings. We did tour a different hospital, to see if a change of scenery/nursing staff would change my mind, and I've been seeing my family doctor (our back up), but I just can't wrap my head and heart around being at the hospital this time.
Because of the speed of our first two births, we've decided to skip renting and filling a tub this time and just to labor "on land". I used my shower a couple of times last time, and that noise and hot water seemed like just enough to take the edge off. Early on, anyway
ATM, we're in the middle of a complete renovation of our one and only regular bathroom (we do have a toilet and sink upstairs), so things at the house feel a little out of sorts, and the pressure of finding money/financing to complete the reno is taking the place of any birth/baby thinking. I'll be glad when we're on the other side of it!
On a softer note, I'm really enjoying following along with all of your pregnancies. When I scroll through the groups now and see ours moving closer and closer to when we'll be welcoming our first babies, I feel such excitement. It's often hard to get out of my own head right now to think about how awesome this all is, but it is just that, and hopefully I can be much more present in the group from here on out.
I'm glad you're feeling better Happileigh!
Ok, this is super off topic, and I'm sorry but I need to vent/get opinions. I'll try to make this short and sweet. I'm the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding next week, and the other girl in the bridal party just sent me a really snarky text telling me that I've been ignoring her calls basically (she called me once in june while I was on vacation), and how much she's spent on the bridal party stuff and that I "can pay her x amount at the rehersal dinner". Trust me, she said it in a much more abrasive way. Now, I'm totally fine with helping pay for expenses for the bridal shower and bachelorette party supplies. But this girl booked the hotel for the bachelorette party for the only weekend I specifically told her that there was no way I could come (the party is in New Hampshire where my friend lives, I'm in Maryland), and told me that I owe her for my share of the hotel room..... I don't feel responsible for the hotel cost because she knew that I wouldn't be attending when she booked it. Am I nuts?? Or is this girl being a teensy bit on the irrational side? Sorry it's so off topic!! But I need opinions!
okay sorry I meant to do this before dahlia I'm going to copy and paste your post into the new thread