Boy have I missed a lot! Guess I need to check in more often if I'm going to keep up!
Dee - I had some morning sickness/food aversions appear about two weeks ago, they lasted for about a week or so and promptly disappeared. I'm really glad to hear you are falling for your little girl! Those socks were sooo cute! Besides, girls can do anything boys can do right? Being a girl never stopped me from playing ice hockey:-).
CJ - thanks for the updates! I hope you are still doing well. Glad to hear you've been able to get out and walk.
Emily - I like the info you shared about your DH. Very sweet.
Piepie - congrats on finishing your birthing class! One less thing to do! Thanks for sharing the story of your username.
Minnow - Sounds like you're going to be busy this summer with two classes. Glad the new one you took on is fairly easy to organize! I'm working on becoming a high school science teacher (physics) and currently can't imagine dealing with teenagers all summer!
Julia - I also had some nasty hip pain. It's no fun, and now some of my favorite pants don't fit. Lucky for me, my Pregnany in Motion instructor is a physical therapist and she showed me lots of stretches to help out. It's no fun, and the best thing when the pain gets real bad is rest. I had lots of trouble finding bras too until I went to Lady Grace
. They have a decent website, but I live local to one of their stores and they were so nice! I basically sat in the dressing room and tried on bras. I was even able to get a comfortable, supportive, lightweight sports bra! I'm a 44E/F and they had plenty of no-underwire bras in my size. They can be a bit expensive, but I was there during a 25% off sale.
Elizabeth - congrats on the stroller purchase! I'm due around the same time as you (Oct. 5-9, depending on the method you use). I've been having BH surges for a few weeks. Usually it's because I'm dehydrated.
SarahJen - glad you got to hear the heartbeat! I found that cheese or peanut butter and crackers were very good. Also, a few handfuls of almonds worked well for me. I seemed to need at least a little protein every few hours to keep the m/s at bay!
Hi to everyone else! Welcome to all the newbies! I noticed there were a ton of BFP's on the TTC board, so I'm looking forward to seeing even more people soon!
Things have been pretty crazy for me. My mother is going in for surgery in two weeks and is scared out of her mind. She's looking forward to the surgery, but it's pretty major and the recover won't be easy. She has either breast cancer or a soft tissue sarcoma (they'll find out after surgery - original hospital screwed up the diagnosis). The cancer got into her pectoral muscle, so they need to remove the muscle and create a new one with a piece from her lower back, which means lots of recovery time. My sister and I have been doing our best to keep her occupied so she doesn't have time to think about her cancer.
I had my 24 week appt last night. My midwife showed me how to feel the baby's head and feet, which was very cool! I also discovered that the weird twitching I have been feeling is the baby getting hiccups!
On one of my trips with my mom over the weekend we went to a cloth diaper store. I got a pack of 24 prefolds, 2 newborn covers and a couple of snappi's (they look like 'toys' that my DH will play with and break). I also got an Ergo baby carrier, which I'm very excited about. We brought my 11 month old cousin with us and DH tried it on with my cousin in both the front and back carry positions and it was pretty comfortable for him. I tried the front carry with a stuffed animal.