Get Well Soon vibes to all of you who are sick (and sick partners and hurt kids)!
I've been bitchy the whole pregnancy. That's my emotional. I already cry too easily at tv shows and the like. Okay, okay, I admit it - bitchy is kinda normal for me, too. But, it's worse now. Aren't you glad you don't have to deal with me every day? Don't'cha feel real bad for my DH right about now?
Physically, this pregnancy has been a breeze. Very few pains. My pelvic bone hurts, and my feet and legs are sore after walking for a bit (like around Costco). I can't take stairs anymore without getting really out of breath and sometimes needing my inhaler. But, that's pretty normal for me when I'm pregnant. My black Docs are starting to hurt, so I'm wearing my larger purple Docs more often, and keeping my legs up as much as possible. I hope I don't swell too much this time! Before my baby shower in 2002, my DH had to lotion my feet in order to get my shoes on!
I'm trying to keep my kid active in things as I become less active. So, we're spending too much $ on indoor, mostly free-play programs for him to participate in! I convinced my mom to get us a family pass to children's museums for Xmas, so that will help!
We do celebrate Xmas (secular Christmas) around here. We actually host the Xmas Day celebrations (all day meals and gift opening) at our house, so DH and I have been busy figuring out the menu as well as trying to get Xmas shopping in where we can. I'm so not looking forward to cleaning! At least it's family, so they can't complain too loudly if I don't dust the ceiling fans or whatever.
I'm already thinking of myself as being in the 3rd trimester! I'm going by the baby book that I'm supposed to be journaling in, and where I write about my prenatal appts. It says I'm in the 3rd trimester, so that's good enough for me! I really need to do that journaling thing, though. I'm getting so behind in that! But, with such an uneventful pregnancy, I really don't have much to say!
I bought two Gypsymama wraps (used) - one fleece and one stretchy. I'm going to NINO meetings to learn how to use them! And I have my Mei Tai all picked out. I'll likely buy that next month! We're getting rid of our old Ergo and the Baby Bjorn that I used once or twice with my son. DH wants to keep the Maya Wrap, though. I think that'll be enough carriers for us! I'm putting off buying baby clothes until after we decide for sure about whether or not we're getting an ultrasound. Though, I saw today that Target is selling some Under The Nile baby clothes! I really want to put a lot of thought into Baby's First Outfit.
That's about it here. We've had some stresses, but we're getting by and figuring out coping methods!