Well the monthly chat thread idea didn't last... Missed this one yesterday. oops.
Feeling steadily better here. Gag reflex is in full swing however thanks to my cold - all this phlegm is awful. Totally exhausted so still not doing much, though the house is a little cleaner (sort of) and I did get through a bunch of laundry yesterday. Of course, I'm not really getting dressed at all, so I look like a complete slob. Really getting a lot of work done on Christmas, which is nice. I guess keeping myself cooped up in the house aids in that.
I think my belly is growing now. Aleks keeps kneeing me in the abdomen everytime he climbs on me.
It's all full feeling and sensative. My boobs are really sensative too, which is something that I didn't get the last time at all. I'm completely convinced that this is a girl because of the excess of symptoms that didn't occur last time. Won't know that for another - oh, 29 weeks or so.
First prenatal is Friday. Did I say that already? Won't learn anything new then of course since doppler and ultrasound and all that can disrupt cell growth early on, so we won't be hearing the heartbeat until around 20 weeks with a fetascope. She will feel for my fundus though. My mom felt for it for me a couple of weeks ago and said she couldn't feel anything, but I definitely feel swollen in that area. I know it's not clearly defined though like the fundus normally is. I can tell the difference, but early on like this, it's harder.
I swear the fun part of pregnancy is on it's way any moment!
Tish - I wouldn't worry too much about the position your husband pushed you in. It's not going to hurt anything. But you do want to be careful in how you operate your body since all your muscles and ligaments have softened, it's easier to cause actual harm. I too would be mad. I found it sort of surprising that he got all mad at you though when you yelled at him to stop. Sounds kind of (and forgive me for saying so) but, well, childish.
Wende, I'm so sorry you're feeling all that guilt. You don't need that. I keep reminding my husband that all that time that I look like I'm not doing anything, I really am quite busy growing a baby and that he can carry the baby if he likes. He declines to carry the baby. He doesn't even remotely want to do that, even if he could. It usually shuts him up. I'm sorry you're having a hard time. It will get better. I promise.
robug - I 2nd the idea of a chiropractor. Sciatica is quite common. I limped for an entire day during my last pregnancy for absolutely no reason at all (I hadn't done anything to damage anything). My mom said she limped for an entire month when pregnant with me.
Yowza! Sorry you're hurting. It does suck.
aslmere - Good luck with your bedrest! How scary to have to have that. I'm sure it must be hard with the little ones running around. Good luck to you.
Congrats on your babe's first steps!!! (sorry they weren't to you)