Em, do you have the same patterns in Australia that we have here? If so, Simplicity has a really AWESOME and hip maternity pattern out full of fun peasant tops and cool flared pants. I'm going to make a couple of the tops at the very least. Funny, I posted a thread about this at another board I frequent just tonight. I didn't realize that with this pregnancy, I'll be due in the summer and I can make some really fun sundresses to wear
. With Samuel, I was due in spring, but "big pregnant" in the winter months so all of my stuff is long sleeves and jeans. There weren't ANY winter patterns I liked two years ago. It's nice to see how far the maternity patterns have come. OH! Did you know you can buy a maternity panel for a couple of bucks and convert regular pants into maternity with just a few cuts and one seam? I'm not too hot at sewing pants, but converting...that I can do!
I'm feeling more and more sick as the days go on. I'm just about out of peppermint tea. I've been drinking a ton of it b/c I found with Samuel it was the only thing that helped my nausea.
Samuel has weaned. Actually, I've just stopped nursing him. He used to nurse in the morning every morning, but now I get up and get dressed before he wakes and we eat breakfast as soon as he wakes up b/c I can't manage to wait for him to nurse, I'm too sick. I don't remember the last time he nursed
. I'm thinking of offering again just so I can say "I remember that last time and it was so perfect..." I know that the time has come b/c tandem nursing isn't for me, but I feel so torn about weaning him. I feel torn a lot lately. I'm an only child and I really don't know what it'll be like for him to have a sibling.
DH doesn't have a great relationship with his brother and was very pro-only child for quite some time. I was really the one who wanted this baby and now I feel bad a lot of the time that Samuel won't get to be an only like I was.
And I'm super sensitive to caffiene lately. Hence the 12:30am post. No more hot tea for me at 10pm, unless it's decaf!! It's so bad I have the shakes. Normally I don't react this way *ever* but when I'm pregnant I just can't handle the stuff. Guess that's good since I'm supposed to avoid it anyway, right
I'm 9w3d today and decided to break out the maternity stuff for good. I've been in them off and on, but now it's just time to admit that my pre-preg. jeans just don't fit! On Tuesday I have a MW appointment to hear the heartbeat. I need to go get my pregnancy bloodwork and my recent pap results copied from my on-base medical records (they'll do the blood workup for free, so why not?!) tomorrow. If I don't get to hear the HB on Tuesday, I'm hoping my MW will do a "quick scan" on her sono machine so that I'll know all is well. Fortunately her office has a sonographer on staff and they do all of the sonos for the homebirth community at her office every Tuesday evening. My appt. is at 4:30, so maybe he'll be there. If he's not, I'm contemplating calling the military OB clinic and saying that I'm spotting or cramping so I can have a quick sono just to see the HB. I'm totally stressed that something has gone wrong and my body just doesn't know it yet and it's hindering my ability to bond with this baby and be excited about being pregnant
Anyway, I'm off to try to sleep and hopefully not have baby nightmares like the one last night where she came a month early and weighed 6lb 13oz!! I don't want a preemie!!