Well hellooooo there! What a friendly, chatty group of ladies we are these days... how nice! Didn't get online last night because I SLEPT the whole night (12 - 6:30). What a huge relief, and I feel GREAT this morning (although baby is quite low and sort of wriggly). I got home at 11:30pm from vol. work and poor dh was sitting up at the laptop working on his presentation that he gives today. I stumbled upstairs and read for about 1/2 hour and then he stumbled in. He said dd was terrible going to bed (unusual, actually) and she complained a lot about a sore hip/knee. She's been limping around for a week now, so I called the doc. to make an appt., but it's a new doc., and they can't see us till friday. Humph.
: We are not big doctor people at all but more than a week of complaining and I take it seriously - fever, infection, swelling...give it a week and then deal. That's pretty much my motto. I also made an appt. with a peds rheumatologist, because my brother has RA and I guess it's possible she has it too...it would be such a bummer, but best get it checked out, right???
P&A - I think the meditation was a great idea. I am having to do it too...although I am ready to have this baby in my arms, I sometimes think I'm NOT ready to end pregnancy (pretty much forever). I have SO enjoyed being pregnant this time, except for the late night heartburn, that it's hard to let it go... so I think a little ceremony this weekend is in order. Dd is having a sleepover on Sat., so we might actually get around to GIO (thanks Karen - I'm not too comp. lang. savvy), and see what happens next...
Karen - I am defrosting bananas right this minute and am going to make choc. chip and almond banana bread (no walnuts right now). mmmmmmm..... If I gain another 5lbs in banana bread I'll chock it up to YOU! HA!
Maybe - if I can, I'll hold off gorging until tonight and then bring it to birth class. Then I can share it out, instead of eating the whole darned thing! :LOL
Nicole - how scary is it to take Will to the ER!??!?! I'm so sorry. You sound totally completely ok about it, I mean that it happened and all... I hope his eye is improving! I had a heart murmur for a really long time (birth to like 14 yo). It didn't stop me from doing ANYthing - skiing, soccer, baseball, school dances etc... I had it checked every year at my check up and then eventually it went away. It's not that uncommon that they don't disapear (like 20 - 30%), so don't sweat it. If the cardio thinks it's bad enough to fix, get a 2nd opinion (I'm not suggesting that it shouldn't be fixed, but just be careful...). He seems like a pretty strong little dude, going through all this poking and infections...poor little Will. And poor YOU!!! You really sound good for going through so much! Lotsa Hugs Mama!!!
Breastmilk is an excellent thing to put on the eye, as are eyebright patches (just brew some up, let it cool, dip in some gauze (papertowels work in a pinch!) and slap it on there for a minute or two...also have some around that are 'clean' that you can wipe the eye with as it oozes. I did this w/ dd who had an eye infection about 2 mos. ago and it worked instantly. Good luck!
Chiro - I would seriously PROTEST this crazy behaviour from dh. What kind of attitude is it to leave home in crappy weather with a preggo mama and 2 babies with NO FOOD in the house!? I don't care where he's working or how hard, he can help get the food TO the table! Wow. Tell him NY is NOT impressed with his behaviour. At all!
My vote is for mamas to stay on with us and we can swap over toward the end of the month, or when about half of us have given birth. Plse feel free to talk baby before then right here! If we can't relate, we won't respond, but there will be others who can and will, and eventually everyone will be in the same boat. That's my .02 on the new board thing! Also I think we could maybe come up with a more ... interesting? ... name than Jan 05 mama board... like the TowandamamaBabyHour or something nutty like that...
I got my diaper wraps in the mail yday and they are SO cute - mother ease enviro-wraps (with pics of savanna, wetland, rainforest and ocean life all over). They are light and breathable and sidesnap. I love them! Other than the fact that they sent the wrong size (2 sm. and 2 md., and I wanted 2 md. and 2 lg.). I called and they are sending out the 2 lrg. with a bag to resend the smalls in - GOTTA LOVE IT!
My co-op food list is 2x normal (nesting anyone!?) and it doesn't even have everything I wanted...sigh. Gotta stick to budget this month as we pay prop. tax and OUCH! they hurt.
LBD - I think the witch hazel is good, as is keeping the blood higher up in your body (lie down, raise feet and hips if you can). No straining on toilet. Obvious stuff, but you need to be good about it, that's where I fall off!
Malama - I hope dh is feeling better soon. I hate back pain as much as I hate tooth pain! Ugh. Dontcha hate it when... THEY DON'T LISTEN!!! My dh is the same way - won't listen until he's actually hurting and then he expects me to be able to make it STOP hurting with some miracle cure. Sheesh!
Lisa - I am quite jealous of you having such a great daddy to come and baby you and the baby! What a wonderful thing, really! I have a great dad, but just not that way... he's interesting and smart and writes books and invests wisely... but he hasn't lifted a vacuum in... well, maybe never! He won't cook (except tuna fish which he eats out of the bowl!), wouldn't think of cleaning a bathroom (although he does close the seat), and he does his own laundry but takes almost all of it (shirts, ties, pants) to the dry cleaners. So all he does is socks and underwear; not exactly a challenge! Anyway, sorry to ramble there... I think it's AWESOME he's wanting to use up some vacation time to help you out. Daddy gets gold stars from NY!!! I hope right now you are all warm and snuggly with lotsa pillows and the WHOLE bed to spread out on... I'm thinking that it sounds pretty good... banana bread... big bed... banana bread ... big bed... tough choice! Too bad the bed isn't a little closer to the kitcher here!
Ok, well, I have some serious vacuuming to do here, and I thought I might get motivated to clean out our stinkmobile... dd is so bad at keeping food out of the backseat. Ugh. It's stinky! Wish we lived where we could ignore it and open the windows, but we'd FREEZE!!!
Have a great day all! Lotsa love, andy