Originally Posted by justamama
Oh, the hormones! If you're on the FB group (I post here from work, and on FB from home since I don't have a PC there), you know the city is making us get rid of our pet chickens. I have been a blubbering mess since I found out on Wednesday night. I have gone into full-blown activist mode; my change.org petition has gotten over 90 signatures in just over 24 hours! ( http://www.change.org/petitions/carter-lake-iowa-city-council-allow-backyard-hens-within-city-limits
...shameless plug) But this morning, the 3 year old finally grasped the concept that her chickens were going away. Oh my goodness. Just thinking about her sadness is making me tear up at work. I am so glad I have Monday off of work to be able to print out things for the city council. I am going to be going door to door locally to have citizens in our city sign a petition in addition to the online one. But every time I try to talk about anything to do with the chickens I start crying. It's too much, and I feel foolish for letting myself get so worked up over them.
Justamama - so sorry about the chickens! We went through a similar silliness with our city council last year. Chickens were finally allowed, with a bunch of onerous requirements for licences and stupid additional requirements. If only barking dogs were so carefully controlled! We had chickens until this year, when our last few chickens were eaten by a fox. We've decided to take a break for a year, but I hear ya about how great they are!
Everyone else - so neat to hear how everyone is doing. This is my third pregnancy, and the first time I am not hungry or craving creamy delicious dairy products from the get-go. food is actually hard to eat right now, which is new, and I also have a lot of vertigo and lightheadedness, which I haven't had before. My last two were girls, so maybe this is a sign of a change in gender? who knows!
I never want to know the gender before my babies are born. I think I'm a bit of a kid that way - I love the surprise and knowing the gender would be like knowing already what you're unwrapping in a gift! My partner and I also have a rule that we never discuss names. So far that's worked really well and it's only taken a few minutes once the birth excitement wears off to work out a name. Everyone does it differently though - I have lots of girlfriends who want to know gender and talk names right away!
I also like the bead necklace idea - how do we get all the beads together? I don't think I quite understand how it works. this is my first time in a DDC