Congrats on the good sleep. We are having the opposite and I'm not quite sure what to do about it. Last night I gave him some Tylenol because he felt so warm and then nursed him to sleep. He ate like a hungry demon so maybe it's a growth spurt at the same time as the tail end of the cold he got from me???
I did read your blog and thought you did a great job of stating your opinion. For that matter so did Cutzi. I just don't want to start up a MySpace account so that I can tell you so over there. SA
I feel the same way. I loved being pregnant. But I'm betting the 2nd time will be different what with a little one to take care of during. No leisurely, uninterrupted naps while DH makes dinner. And I didn't have the probs that Grace spoke of. In fact, once I realized I should be in maternity pants my incessant nausea stopped. I'll know better next time.Mamita
You are lucky to have your folks willing to watch Luis while you work. We had a variation on that planned, but what with the heart stuff going on I didn't go back to work. It means that money is non-existent, but since my mom is our landlord we aren't getting evicted! (Poor mom.)Emmy
I never got to that point with DS. He was 3 days late but I think I could have gone another month, size-wise and comfort-wise.Fey and Mamita
As someone who got married for the 1st time at 38, found out I was pg 1 week before I turned 39 and is now 40, I seriously wish I had started earlier. The only thing that makes me not kick myself is that if I had gotten pg in another month it would have been another egg and I wouldn't have gotten DS but some other babe
(see previous post about Cupid).Meli
That is very sad. I'm glad no one tried to say that DS' delivery was routine. I'm always a bit jealous of the mamas who are young and healthy and have their babies at home with no complications. What people still
say to me is that once they hook you up to a monitor they will continue to intervene and next thing you know you are having a c-section. As if hindsight hasn't proven that it was completely valid and necessary in his case!
: If I had tried to have him at home odds are that he would have been stillborn and I might not have made it either! I had no indications that anything was wrong during my pregnancy, but if we hadn't been hooked up to monitors when contractions started we wouldn't have known about his heart rate dropping. Since it turned out to be a major heart defect that they didn't discover for 3 days, how could I have expected at midwife to know what was going on? One of the possibilities was that it was something as simple as him holding onto the cord very tightly. Sometimes c-sections and hospitals are the right choice; that's why less mamas and babies die during childbirth than in the good old days. I recently realized that my feeling that I needed to have DS in a hospital (which at the time I justified as "just in case" and because of my age) was my mom instincts already looking out for him. I had to see that I knew what was best for him even before he was out in the world. It feels like it's taken me a long time to be able to see that myself. I still haven't been able to say it to someone's face. I guess I feel as strongly as Grace does about circ-ing!
We had our first tub bath the other night. He seemed to be fascinated with the tub and the rubber ducky, but got tired of it pretty fast. I'm going to keep doing them, especially since the weather is supposed to be warm for the next few days, to help soak his steri-strips off. The surgeon said that is the best way to cure his itchies. Imagine! A doctor suggesting something like baths instead of writing a Rx for benadryl!