Leigh - you USED to post. And whether you do or not, I just want you to know that I think about you and have told the story of Anna and "heeeeeey! buy dis? got dimes?" at least 100 times by now. And I want to know whether she's penned her first sonata yet.
Anna Banana - I continue to be
every time I hear you say that you're experiencing disapproval of breastfeeding in a chiropractor's office! I remember once nursing T in the middle of him getting an adjustment and my chiro didn't bat an eyelash. She's also a doula, so hm, that might have something to do with it
While I am sure that the money was helpful to the family coffers, I am also happy that you're leaving such a negative workplace!
Oh, and no, no frozen waffle cravings yet. Now and then in the evenings I have been experiencing some nausea and heartburn, but I can quell those fairly easily with some milk. I am trying SO hard to avoid sugar and refined grains and am eating differently in general this time. I've gotten into Traditional Foods more, so I'm drinking whole raw milk all the time, which is rich with enzymes that help with digestion; I've been pushing the proteins (handy to get preggo right before Easter, lots of boiled eggs hanging around!) and the fats. I am sure last time that I wasn't as into butter as I am now! Of course this may mean that I won't lose the weight in the first trimester that I lost last time, something that I was actually looking forward to - but I guess, at the same time, it is nicer to not feel SO sick. Plus I can look forward to it being spring sometime (eventually) and getting out more. I aspire to take T to preschool by bike since it's not so far away, only about 3 miles. That would be an excellent way to get moving! (And it probably won't put my back out again, either!)
We've decided to wait to tell T after I'm on the other side of the first trimester and not afraid of miscarriage. It's pretty handy, I guess, that he doesn't know the meaning of the word 'pregnant', because I'm sure he's heard it thrown around a few times recently. A friend of mine suggested, though, that he might unconsciously sense that something has changed or will happen, given that he has been up at 4 AM every night for the last 4-5 nights and has to come sleep wedged in between us in our bed. This morning he got up at some icky early dark hour and thrashed back and forth, needed a nappy change, needed a nose blow... and then when he dozed back off, Jo's alarm went off. Luckily, he stayed asleep. I slept on until 8, he slept until 9 (and went down for a nap at 2, so he's obviously tired). I feel for Jo, I am sure she is dragging herself through her day today AND she had her review at 8:30 this morning so I am sure she was looking and feeling her best.
Thanks for letting me babble. The Dec 08 DDC is boring as he** and I miss the Sept 04 DDC which was full of fun, chatty and lovable mamas. (And still is!)