thanks for the book suggestions - I made a list of the books you mentioned.
I've been thinking about support hose too. Are they just to your calves? I don't think I could stand sleeping in full hose.Julia
congrats on finding a doula! It's on my list of things to do. I've read a few biographies of local doulas & found one that teaches hypnobirthing too, so it seems like she might be a good fit. I definitely want one & I've heard they're worth it at 3X the cost.Jenn
I'm so glad to hear your mom did well over the weekend. How did the surgery today go? That's a lot to put a body through all at once! My mom's cancer wasn't nearly as invasive (no borrowing muscle from her arms) but she had the mastectomy and reconstruction done in one long surgery. She was definitely glad to get it over with. Ugh for stand-up meetings and needing a doc's excuse to be able to sit down. Mind-blowingly inconsiderate. Glad you decided not to go back after mat leave is over. I'm thinking about teaching too b/c it seems like it might work well with family demands.Becky
quick condo closing vibes coming your way! Woo hoo! Could you live there while the kitchen is remodeled or would you prefer to move in after it's done? Hooray for having a head-down baby too.
I'm thinking about doing a birthing class at a local church (it's just the venue, there's no religious affiliation) but I don't know what birth philosophy they use and don't wanna get mixed up. It doesn't start til early October so I might miss half of the 5 classes anyway, but I feel like I should
take a childbirth class b/c that's what pregnant women do. Emily
poor thing with your swollen feet! Mine have been swollen for months. Even before the m/s went away I noticed that stepping out of bed in the morning hurt pretty bad. If that happens to you, it helps to rotate your ankles a few times in each direction before getting out of bed, just to stir up the blood. You might also need new shoes - mine are all too small now.
Other suggestions I've seen: cold water, cold wet socks with dry socks on top, drinking more water, eating more salt or less salt, keeping your feet elevated as much as possible. I honestly don't know what works b/c mine are still swollen & hurting, but let me know if you find something that works!Elizabeth
that's crazy that your old friend guessed your baby's name! I hope your reconnection with her lasts a long time too.
|DH and I both have very common names (Jennifer and Andrew) and decided to pick a name we like instead of one we don't hate just because it's different.
Thanks for putting a different spin on the popular name thing. I found myself so desperately trying to avoid popular names that I was ignoring some of my favorites. All these names that I secretly liked even though they were
weird (Abigail, Olivia, Sophia) are suddenly in the top 10! But if I choose a less popular name just because it's less popular, I'm still letting others dictate what I choose, yk?
Has anyone found anything that helps keep you focused at work? This is a desperate plea! I know I only have a little bit of research left to do but I'm having such a hard time. I had been putting one experiment off for at least a month, then finally did it last week but screwed it up. Then I did it the next day and screwed it up again, in a different way.
I haven't even attempted it this week because I'm scared of messing up again & I can't afford to waste my supplies like that. Are homeopathic things safe during pregnancy? Is anyone doing acupuncture? I'm sure yoga would help if I was good enough at it but even slow preggy yoga is a chore for me now & I'm huffing so much through it that it's not relaxing at all. Waaaah I want my adderall!