Originally Posted by galincognito
i also learned how to knit off the internet... although i haven't been able to follow it up with someone IRL yet so i haven't figured out the whole purl thing. the knitting part is really easy though, you can do it!!!
my question is: what is the most surprising thing that you've learned about yourself with pregnancy/during labour?
Hmmm, I'd have to say that I learned how much of a baby I can be one minute (in between contractions - "oh my god, I can't do another one, I can't do another...") and how I can turn right into a focused work mode, breathing steadily, as soon as another contraction started. I am totally a baby during the first trimester, though. I don't know what I'd do without dh...so after two pregnancies of that being the same feeling I have, I guess I've learned how dependent I can be on him when I am so independent otherwise!
Originally Posted by ClumsySugarPlum
What do you feel was the most successful part of your last birth?
What books are you excited to read with your child?
The part where I saved my vagina. Tatum was having late decels for over 7 minutes and my MW was giving me a few chances to push before calling in the OB. I had pushed twice when a nurse ran to get the OB anyway. The crazy OB came into the room and pushed my MW out of the way and said to her, "what are you doing having her push up on her side like that? What she needs is an episiotomy and that baby will have a chance!" Then, my eyes almost bugged out of my head and I made eye contact with my doula right next to me and she said, "You gotta push this baby out right now, Lori!" I pushed with everything I had and he came flying out while the OB was turned around prepping her tools, my MW had to reach around her to catch him!!! I was so proud of myself! Three pushes total!!!
I love You As Much, Goodnight Moon, Big Red Barn - I like those when they're little ones...
Originally Posted by G&B'sMama
I started knitting with a ball of yarn that I thought was nice and size 8 knitting needles. I learned the basic stitches and practiced making little squares with that. Size 8's are nice because they are large enough to get a feel of the needles in your hands and make a decent sized stitch so you can feel like you are making progress, but they aren't so big that they are hard to handle.
If you get into knitting you will have to buy different sized needles (and different kinds) for different projects, but just to explore and practice size 8s will do.
Thanks! I am going to get some this week!
Originally Posted by Xiaguan
I have been hungry lately so I have to ask
Favorite family vacation?
Beautiful Family! Love the pictures
I like so much right now, too. Mostly my comfort foods like Italian meals - gnoccis, baked ziti, spaghetti and meatballs & brizole (sp?)
OH, and I love my dh's grandma's Jamaican homemade meals - anything really, but especially oxtail & rice and beans
St. Thomas. Absolutely beautiful. We really thought about moving there. So relaxed, such nice weather, so us. The no family and no job thing sort of complicated things, but otherwise, it would've been great! We went there last summer when Tatum was just 13 mos. to visit my cousin who, yes, actually gets to live there (she scuba dives almost every day, doing research on the coral reefs -