Very chatty this week Mommas!
So I'll just say
to those having to deal with unsupportive family and partners; I think we're all a little more emotional and pg seems to unhinge people's sense of what's ok and not ok to say to someone.
Luckily my family has been totally onboard with all our choices and have been really reassuring that it's no big deal to parent that way (and actually easier!) and I've had no real contact with Dh's side to know what they think. Dh's sister did make a comment that I needed to breastfeed and cloth diaper
(except the way she said it was rather condescending, like if I made the decision to do it it'd be b/c of her advice
) but then went off on how you just really shouldn't breastfeed for longer than 2 years at the max and anyone who breastfeeds for longer than that is just asking for trouble. I just said something along the lines of that different things work for different families and changed the subject.
I'm having the opposite weight gain issue from you ladies!! I'm worried I'm not gaining enough!!! I was measuring right at my navel at my 21 wk appt, which I know is still within normal range, but now I'm feeling like my belly is really small. And I've lost a lot of tone and have been feeling ungainly, but I don't feel like I'm gaining enough weight. Everyone is always telling me how great I look for halfway there too, but they have no idea it's just adding to my insecurity. I've no access to a scale to actually see how much weight I've gained either. Oh well, it's always something about weight for us pg women!
About Me: I'm enjoying my 3 weeks off before summer school starts!!! My days off from work are actually "off" time instead of "should be studying" time!
I've been reading for pleasure a lot! My mom & dad came up last weekend and we spent some good quality time hanging out and my mom brought up some maternity clothes that she's kept all these years. They are the most awesome hippy clothes!!!
Also, one of my midwives let me borrow her fetescope with the long tubing so I can listen to the babe's heartbeat. I've been able to find it every time I've looked, always in the same spot nestled up against the placenta.
Dh and my Mom got to hear it too, which was super exciting for them.
Happy Hump Day for everyone who's working!!!