Emily, you guys BETTER visit us! It's nice hearing from all of you. The pics of Benjamin are sooooo adorable. I'm getting impatient to meet my little boy! Sorry about the vaxing. I have a real issue with the Hep B too, I think I'm gonna fight it. I'm so lucky I don't have to worry about daycare, but I may be forced to revisit the issue when he's school age. It makes no sense to me, some of those shots.
Wow, your doc is really not concerned about her patients! Switch, switch, switch that primary care. Do what's best for baby AND your sanity. If you have to see her occasionally (like a weekend visit) you can still hold your head high knowing you switched because your daughter wasn't getting the medical help she needed, not for any other reason. And I'm appalled by your LLL leader's comment about not exercising for three years! That does not sound like it makes for a balanced mama. One of the reasons we're getting an au pair is because I know that even though my work hours are "part time" I still need to exercise, go to my AA meetings, see my therapist, basically keeping sane for me is my other part-time job. And I will NOT feel guilty about it! I'll be a better mom! I'm glad you guys had a post-meeting vent session with other members. Sounds helpful.
Dee, I know what you mean about being hesitant to try to start labor. She's dropped though, right? Head down, ready to go? I feel weird about doing anything to induce too, even though it's still only 37 weeks so I shouldn't anyhow. Maybe, in a week if there are no signs of labor starting you'll be more willing to try something. If you're not feeling like it's time, then she's not ready, is how I feel. You seem to be listening to your body and your baby... it's a good thing!
Hi Xenon nice to see you! I don't know what to look for in an au pair application... they all try to come off sounding really great, emphasizing how much they love their families, blah blah blah... how can you possibly tell if you're going to click with someone on paper? Ack. We're just narrowing it down to those with experience with infants and stuff like that. We'll see. Once we find some we like, we can interview by phone, so maybe that will get us a better idea. If it's a disaster, it's only for a year. (A really really long year...)
Had a massage.... aaaaahhhhh... I highly recommend it to all my pregnant friends... I'm baffled, though... I thought with all this relaxin hormone running through my system, I'm supposed to be looser, not tight all over! I'm a mess! I think I must be getting nervous for labor. I was feeling totally confident in my ability to do this naturally, now all of the sudden I seem to be starting to doubt myself. ?? Well it's too late... I'm gearing up for a homebirth, I've allowed myself no out, although it does turn out that my midwife carries narcotics if someone really starts to lose it. I hope I don't. Did any of you grads have pre-labor jitters? I don't want to psych myself out here...