*grins* Well, I had every intention of responding in kind to each post a little note but by the time I clicked reply I'd forgotten half of what I was going to say! (I only recently started taking the flax seed oil -- here's hoping it kicks in with my mush brain soon).
So forgive me for not including everyone in text but you're all in my thoughts
Hooray for the weight lost, the weight gained, and the happy ultrasounds.
And comfort hugs to all having a hard time right now.
(This part I remembered) Carley -- I understand totally about being sensitive about the weight gain thing. I'm 5'2" and have always been one of those petite people. I had just gotten my weight up to 109 when I finally got pg (being underweight [~100lbs] for years was contributing to our infertility issues, I think). I went in for my monthly appt today and weigh 123.
(I'd weigh even more only I lost some weight when I had food poisoning a few weeks ago. Up to 14lbs now but would have been closer to 20 I know.)
And it's ALL in my tummy -- and because of my size, I look huge -- plus I am very shortwaisted so it sticks out a lot and when people ask how far along I am (I start week 22 tomorrow), I get that
look and they say something about twins or due earlier, etc. My boss keeps pointing out how I waddle now when I walk. Anyday now I'm going to snap back, "Well at least when I give birth that'll change. You'll be a tacky bitch forever."
Anyway you're not alone. But sorry about your mom being a pooper. Yay for the nice MIL though
Hopefully your mom's attitude will change once her granddaughter arrives. It's amazing how a baby's smile can melt the coolest moods, I hear.
Speaking of moodiness -- the BPD has been horrid lately but today's m/w visit gave me great news of a medicine I can take that's safe and I only need take it on occasion instead of daily -- I'm so relieved!!!
I think that'll help with insomnia too -- since I sleep much better when my brain stops clamouring nonstop.
And for the immune-boosters out there, she also told me that the anti-bac gels and lotions won't hurt the baby but they're bad to use in general, as they remove the good bacteria that actually protect us from other people's germs. So I'm ditching it all and sticking with handwashing. She said Zicam and Vit C are great to take pre-travel, and at this stage it's pretty difficult to go overboard on the Vit C. So we're good. And I'm feeling much better about our plane trip and stay at the IL's house over Christmas.
And in the holiday spirit, we're planning on putting up the Christmas decorations this weekend. The people across the street just moved in (haven't met them yet though they have a lot of cars always there, so there's lots to meet I think) and lo and behold! The other night I come home and they have every surface of their porch covered in mismatched, brightly colored bulbs that all flash at different rates.
Some are multi-color, some blue, some red, and even an orange set. It's quite...enthusiastic to say the least!
(Did I mention they all flash at different rates too?)
When I pulled up to the house the first night, I had to shield my eyes. And there was this moment of insanity where I thought about just ringing their doorbell and asking them to please please please just pick a color and I'd go BUY them all matching bulbs (and "accidentally" toss the flashers) but I realize that's crazy. And they're new and I'm being pregnant and obsessive, but oh dear Lord, it's awful to see. I feel like I'm living in a National Lampoon
movie and someone's septic tank is gonna suffer.
Anyway my DH laughs and says there's nothing we can do about it and really it's okay. Maybe they're college kids living in their uncle's house for the semester or something -- I think I'll care less once I get that medication in me haha.
*laughs* But enough rambling. The baby's poking me like mad (she's lying sideways I think since I get pokes on both my right and left at the same time). The m/w said my uterus was wider than longer but didn't seem concerned and I don't mind it a bit. Baby still has room to dance so I'm good. We're due for the 4-D u/s at 28 weeks. Hopefully seeing her face will help us with a name (we're still at a loss).
Really enough rambling now.
Hugs to all
And thanks for putting up with me.
PS. Pheob, my mom told me something about if your placenta becomes a teensy bit dislodged in one spot it can cause you to have severe abdominal pains -- it happened to her, and she even had bleeding at one point but the baby (my brother) was 100% FINE and everything was fine but she was in serious pain at times -- and coudn't stand even leaning against the counter. There's not always bleeding though as blood from it can pool or be reabsorbed -- and it is often not harmful at all, just painful. I could be remembering it wrong but that's what she told me anyway. Ask your ob/mw about it? Mom made it sound like it was no big deal -- but the pain part sucked.