Cheryl, Big congrats to you and your family!!!
The girls are just adorable. I hope the headache gets better soon. That is my biggest fear with an epidural. Perhaps why I choose natural childbirth. Of course, a c/section without one might be a bit tough.:LOL
I've been absent as of late.
Sitting in front of the computer for any period of time is exceptionally painful, especially where the ligaments have torn in front and back. I live with the heating pad as my best friend.
: Sleep is pretty much a thing of the past. I just keep thinking "five more weeks, five more weeks." Then I start to think that it could actually be seven weeks and that really bums me out. Of course it could be three weeks, that would be nice. I'm not holding my breath.
I talked to my mom again last night. She is such a confused woman. They (she and stepdad) moved to Florida a couple years ago, and now when the come back up to Iowa, they don't have anyplace to stay. When I had the boys they were still living up here and could come and visit just for the day because they lived an hour and a half away. Unfortunately, that isn't the case anymore. She has it in her head that they can stay at our place. Ummm, not!!! They are not the type of people who will come and "help." She wants to come and hold the baby while I clean, cook, and wait on them. They are also very loud and get the boys really wound up. They aren't terribly respectful of other people and their lives, and after about two days of them being here, both my boys start asking when grandma and grandpa are leaving. Having them come stay really sounds like a joy, huh.
She also has it in her head that the doctor's have some magic power to be able to know when the baby is coming. I tried explaining last time I talked to her that the due date was just an estimate,and the average woman will deliver within two weeks before, or two weeks after the date. She just kept saying, well don't they have a test they can do to tell when the baby is coming? I think she is confused and is thinking of all the women who choose to be induced via pitocin and know ahead of time when they will deliver. I'm pretty sure that she would love it if I would do that so they could be here for the birth (Yikes!!!
) I thought I had explained everything to her, but last night she asked me again if the doctors thought that the 12th was still looking good. I just had to laugh and explain things all over again. I could go on and on about my mother, but by the time I finished giving you the full picture, we would all be reading this while nursing our babes.
I've told her that we will email them pictures of the baby as soon as it's born, but she is still so upset that she won't be here. It's not as if she's in the labor room anyway (that's a whole other story
: ). I keep telling her to wait to come up for a month or so, that newborns don't do anything anyway. I don't think it's going to work. It should be interesting when we tell them that they aren't staying at our place while they are here. That would send me into instant post partum depression. The annoying thing is that my mother thinks that it is "helping" when she comes and plops her rear on my couch to hold my baby for hours. I could do that. Then I'm left getting her and stepdad beverages, snacks, cooking dinner for them, vaccuming and cleaning after them. Just what any woman who has just given birth wants to do. It's just so much extra work having them here. Plus, then I feel like we (kids and I) can't go anywhere. We have to stay home and entertain the grandparents. Plus, they are cheap as cheap can be, so when I tell them we are meeting friends at the mall to play and have lunch, they hem and haw about how expensive it is for them to buy lunch there. Please, these people opted for early retierement and moved to a condo in florida. I don't have much sympathy.
Anyway, not that you wanted to hear me rant, but it makes me feel better to gripe for a while.
On a different note, I had my appt on Thursday and gained 5 pounds in two weeks!!! I was freaked out until I looked back at ds2's pg diary and saw that I gained five pounds in that same two week period with him. Then I leveled off and would gain and lose a pound here and there until delivery. I could tell I had gained weight, thought, when I couldn't see to pee in the cup.:LOL That's really not something you want to have to guess about. Now, I'm on weekly visits until delivery. I have my gbs test next Thursday. I tried the garlic regime mentioned in Mothering mag, but the kids couldn't handle my breath, and I couldn't handle the horrid heartburn that it caused, so I quit and I'll just see what happens.