I agree that there should be a law against maternity jeans that don't stretch.
It's beyond depressing. I also think that the maternity department should *not* be next to the Women's (fat people) department in stores. It seems to me that it sends an unhealthy message to women that gaining weight during pregnancy is the same as getting fat. I know that a lot of my sister's friends when she was in high school and pregnant would diet during their pregnancies, and I just think that's so sad, that girls and women feel a need for that, you know? I mean, I am a fat person and I was before I got pregnant, but as a normal-sized person before I got pregnant with Eli, I found it really depressing to be right next to the fat-people clothes (I was overweight but just shy of the fat-people clothing sizes.. big, but not huge like I am now. :LOL) I can't imagine what it's like for someone who's had weight/eating issues in the past... Maybe this makes no sense. :LOL
The best maternity find I've encountered was at Khol's after X-mas sale: I found three pairs of XL maternity shortalls for $6 each!
They won't be huge, but they'll be better than nothing! I'm still looking for a pair of jeans, and trying to save up for a pair from Gap but I don't think that's going to happen any time soon.
On the sleep front, things are going pretty well. Eli doesn't usually ask to nurse in the middle of the night, he asks for milk.
Being lazy and totally against bottles and bottle rot, I find it depressing every time I get him a bottle of soymilk and go back to bed with him. Mike is very reassuring and he keeps reminding me that it's temporary and that once my milk comes back Eli will be so happy and we won't have to worry about it anymore
. It's still rough for me.
I am hypermotivated
about everything except cleaning. Well, I'm motivated to make my husband do that.. :LOL
: :LOL I've been working on this baby's sampler and hope to be able to finish all but the important bits before the baby comes. With Eli's, I still had a little bit of backstitching to do when he was born. I finished it in the NICU, sitting in the breastfeeding room while he slept in his little plastic box. *sigh* I guess it's a memory now... I've also been working on a project that I started as a wedding present for my brother and his wife. They've been married for nearly three years now, but I'm almost finished with it.. They may get it as a 4th anniversary present. :LOL
About handing things down: I don't know if this baby is the same gender or not, but I also worry about not honoring my second child's uniqueness as much as my first. I will have a bit of an easy time with clothing either way, because my kids will be off-season. When Eli was wearing a 0-3 month size (and it was a really long time!) it was really fricking cold! Since this one is due in June, there's very little chance that they'll be wearing Eli's tiny baby clothes. :LOL On one hand, it'll avoid the whole issue of separate clothing. On the other, it's very depressing and expensive. :LOL I suppose we'll deal. They've also got two different birth samplers, though they are the same size. It's important to me to have one for each of my children, I always wanted things like that. You know, some evidence that someone somewhere was looking forward to my birth.
I have completely lost the ability to bend over (19.5 weeks) and every time I sneeze I have horrible round ligament pain. I also have contractions when my bladder is full. Totally irritating!
It drives me crazy.