Everyone seems to be doing so well
. Queenie, if you were about 80 pounds heavier, evenly spread all over, and a little bit shorter that's what my belly looks like.
: It's cute and perfectly round like that, but everything's got an extra layer of padding. :LOL At my last appointment, I had only lost one pound bringing my wieght to -37. No need for envy here, either, as I was a fat person to begin with and still am. I would love to only gain 15 pounds, but I'm pretty sure that won't happen. If I follow the pattern I did with Eli, I'll gain about 45 pounds (net gain of 10). It would be nice to end up lower than where I started, though. :LOL
This week lots of people have felt a need to point out to me that Eli is tiny. Gee, I hadn't noticed, I thought it was normal to wear a 12 month size when you were 16 months old.
: My sister's friend's nephew is 3.5 months old and apparently couldn't fit into Eli's clothing to save his life; he's about an inch and a half shorter than Eli's 30" and at least 3 or 4 pounds heavier than Eli. (20#). It's getting to the point where people really flip out when he talks, because even though he looks and carries himself like an older baby, he's so tiny that they just don't expect to hear words coming out of him. :LOL I find it amusing at this point, but Ifeel vaguely offended when people assume he was a preemie for some reason... I think it's because of the stigma deal.
At any rate, all of the people who would be asking me for hand-me-downs can't have them, because their babies are the same size as Eli, if not bigger. :LOL So in a few weeks, hopefully I'll get a box of summer clothes from my brother & nephew and I won't have to worry too much about that stuff.
I am not feeling a resurgence of the doldrums at this point, but I have felt a renewed urge to nest. I've spent every free moment of the past few days trying to clean, and failing miserably most of the time. (I'm a really poor housekeeper
) After I get depressed at my failure, or my sciatica starts to get really bad, I sit down with Eli to nurse and I do some needlework. NewBean's sampler is coming along nicely. Now if only I knew whether I'm having a boy or a girl... my mother thinks boy, and I lean that way sometimes, but whenever I try to picture NewBean I see a girl of 3 or 4.
Oh! about under bra itchiness: I had this for a long time starting late in pregnancy with Eli. I thought it was because my bras didn't fit because of my ribcage expanding, but that wasn't it. Then I thought it was my belly rubbing but that was only part of the problem. It turned out to be a yeast infection.
It went away entirely with very simple treatment: After I got out of the shower, I'd dry very throroughly under my breasts and then I'd spray them with antifungal powder spray. The itching and burning cleared up in no time! I had to keep using it while I was dripping milk, but I stopped when Eli was about 6 months old. I'm not saying that's what's up for sure, but it's something to think about!