How's everyone hanging in??? We have been extra chatty lately. I love reading about all of your pregnancy and this wild ride we're on! (Pregnancy AND motherhood!).
Anyone feeing UTTERLY EXHAUSTED lately? Seriously, I feel like I could sleep at any time. Like I've been hit with a truck. This kinda exhaustion has just hit me within the past few days. I can barely keep my eyes open.
Jilly-No baby shower here. In fact, it's funny you ask tonight b/c I just asked DH to be honest with me and tell me if his folks were planning anything. At this point, he knows I don't like big surprises, so he swears NO. For DS#1 the ILs had this big blow-out shower. A little TOO much attention for me, actually. I would love to have a little party AFTER #2 arrives instead.
Magemom-As we contemplate how to rearrange our bedroom to accomodate #2, we've thought about moving DS's twin into our bedroom. He never sleeps in it (did here and there for a few hours when we first got it). We're thinking this might encourage him a bit. At the least, it may just be a close spot that I can escape to with the new baby.
Lena-I, too, was very touched when I had my first shower. It was everyone I really cared about. And it seemes a shame that they had to come bearing gifts! Don't get me wrong, it was great to get everything we needed. But just seeing everyone together was lovely. Too much attention, but lovely.
Katje-I am hoping DH knows more about this trip within the next week so we can make a joint decision about this. I wasn't early with DS, but that means NOTHING, I know. And this pregnancy has been so different from start to finish that I would not be surprised. The trip itself could be cancelled or rescheduled, so we'll see... Oh, and I go in waves with the 'roids. I had them when I was on vacation a few weeks ago, but nothing now. Thank the starts. They are annoying and painful and I'm hoping that they're gone for the duration. Sorry you're dealing with them now.
foxy-I hear you about the paranoia. And I think it sometimes comes from somewhere, like it's not all nutty, ya know? For someone who is on these boards everyday checking in, I still do not feel comfortable doing certain things-like posting pics of me or DS. Just a personal thing. If you would have asked me over 2 years ago if I thought I'd find this nice little community of friends on line I would have told you you were crazy! And to think I talk about my hemmoroids, too! My, how things have changed!
Hi AP! No belly cast here or professional photos. You're reminding me to have DH take some good pics of the 'ol belly for the baby's book. You're also reminding me that it's never too early to start washing the baby car seat, etc. I actually washed a bunch of DS's old things a few months ago in some kind of rare moment of inspiration.
Hey-Are you ladies washing the baby things in anything special???? Last time I washed everything in a fragrance-free kind of detergent (Dreft-I know, I know, full of bad stuff, probably).
Liza-Sorry your levels were high. Did you mention the cookies and coke? I know for me with #1 when the hb was slow or especially fast the RN always asked me what I had for breakfast. So, if I ate waffles or pancakes that morning it would change things. The mornings I ate my high fiber cereal or oatmeal and fruit I never had an appointment, of course!
Still craving carbs, very cold water and lemonade. Definitely different from last time.