Sorry I've been so out of touch. I just got back from 9 days on Cape Cod, which was really, really, really wonderful. I was a bit nervous about being two hours from home during week 37, but it was all just fine, and I feel refreshed and relaxed in the way that only the ocean can make me. I went swimming every single day, most of them at Herring Cove in Provincetown, and it was so nice to be in the water, and also so nice to be on a beach surrounded by queers. Not only did we not get funny looks, but everyone kept looking at my belly and then at my tranny boyfriend holding my hand and *smiling* at us. I know that I shouldn't be so excited about this, it should just be par for the course, but it really felt good just to be "normal" for a week.
Now I'm at 38 weeks and am feeling pretty ready to be done. Though my actual due date is August 4th, I've been visualizing August 1st. Yes, I know, first babies come late, blah blah blah. I'm still holding out hope.Solejean
- Congratulations! I am so thrilled to have another graduate here!Jen
- Congrats on your boy! I too had a lot of weird premonition dreams with this pregnancy (starting with one at 2dpo that I left my baby at the coat check...). I know that your DS will get really excited soon about having a brother.Giggleblue
- I'm sorry to hear both that you're having family stress and stress over having gotten pregnant already when your partner hasn't. I want to echo what Jen said- two cycles is soooo totally normal, especially if your timing might have been off. I think it's really easy to start pathologizing our bodies in the ttc process, imagining all of these things wrong that actually aren't. I wish you both peace and clarity (and, of course, shared morning sickness, very soon
- I echo all the others here- put the thermometer down. It's just going to make you crazy. One thing I finally had to come to terms with was that it didn't really matter how many times I took my temperature or looked at the lines on an HPT. If my pregnancy was going to stick, it would stick. If it wasn't, it wouldn't. It's really hard to let go of the idea that you can know, can control the whole thing somehow. You're in the hardest part right now, but you're going to get through it, and soon enough, you'll hear the baby's heartbeat and feel soooo reassured.
And that's my news. I'm sorry if I've missed people- I feel like I'm still catching up on the real world after a week's vacation. And, it occurs to me that I COULD BE NEXT! Oh my. Oh my...