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9/23/08 at 3:08pm
Hey Pigirl, thanks for thinking of me And Angela, I don't know if you're still checking in here, but thanks so much for your message a while back. It was very helpful.
I'm trying to focus now on the fact that I get a baby that I don't have to share or compromise my parenting style with anyone. I'm 15.5 weeks today. I almost passed out in line at the store on sunday, and this morning I lost another pound. That makes 10 total and I don't really have another to lose. I'm almost back to my 23 year old smoking weight. I'm trying to eat calorie dense foods, but it doesn't seem to be enough and I don't want to feed the baby on nothing but fat, white flour, and sugar. I haven't been eating well enough to take my pre-natals. I haven't had one since 10 weeks preggo. Anybody know what kind of damage that might cause. I took them for a year while TTC. Does that make up for anything?
I put the smack down on X-DP this past weekend. Told her to get the truck and boat out of my name by Oct. 1. She got pissed like a big child and retaliated by stealing my bike. Real mature. Anyway, she's bringing the bike back tomorrow and we had a decent conversation today, so I'm feeling pretty strong. I've been going out to the bar with friends once a week just to make an appearance. X-DP is the DJ there. Her new girlfriend (17 years her junior might I remind you) is a major hoochie slut and not even very attractive. I can't imagine this will be a lasting relationship.
I've told X-DP that I'm going to the Dr. alone tomorrow and she has 4 weeks till the ultrasound to give me and her child a good reason why I should let her be in the child's life, and a good reason why she wants the child in her life. She is thinking about it for a bit and will call me with an answer. She said she does not want to be like her dad - distant and cold. We'll see what happens.
Fed-ex delivered the crib today, so I'm going to spend the evening putting that together. Anyone have a good suggestion for keeping my cats out of the crib and bassinet? They love the bassinet already :
Pranava - Glad you are taking some control of the situation and asserting yourself. Good for you!
Well, we got to see our little kumquat on the ultrasound today! The reason for the ultrasound was not so good. We had a slight problem that the doc doesn't seem too worried about but wants to keep an eye on till it resolves. But it was so cool to see that there really is a baby in there!!
We're trying to figure out now what to do. We had originally gone to a homebirth midwife and were excited about having the baby at home. But when this problem came up the midwife recommended we see an OB about it. Good thing is I totally liked the OB (which was soooo surprising because the OB is a man)! We can't afford to go to both the OB and the homebirth midwife. So since we need to keep an eye on things, we might just switch to this OB's practice. He has two midwives and his practice is well known in the area for being the best for natural childbirth. But it still means delivering at a hospital... I don't know, we're still trying to decide...
Can I ask what the problem was/is that the OB doesn't seem worried about?