lexbeach, I can't believe you're THAT pregnant already!
Fantastic! Sorry to hear about the bedrest - enjoy all that lounging around, lol! Here's to hoping the babies turn perfectly for a nice vaginal birth!
Kathy, congrats on YOUR twins, also!
Here's hoping your pregnancy is calm & uneventful!
Seraf, and I can't believe you're 30 weeks, either! Wow, time flies. I've also had that same reaction - mostly positive reactions, a few "what are you thinking, that's weird" reactions, and a few people here at work who never said congratulations etc. and who don't appear to see me anymore, like I'm invisible. Whatever!
I'm now 15 weeks tomorrow, and starting to feel better. The morning sickness is going away, except for when my stomach gets too empty. I've only gained 3 lbs, but I can't tolerate ANY sweets or anything fried - so it's all good weight gain, lol! I had about 4 whole BITES of sugary crud over the holidays, my mother was sooo impressed, LOL. I haven't felt the baby move yet, but keep trying to find still, quiet times to calmly hold my hands on my belly and see if I can feel anything, and talk to him/her. I have my second prenatal appointment tomorrow night and can't wait to hear the heartbeat again! I am loving taking naps, and sleeping more than usual - is it possible to "bank" hours spent sleeping, LOL? I'm training myself to go back to sleep quickly with my pee-3-times-a-night trips in preparation. I'll be choosing birth classes soon, and haven't decided if I'll just take the ones at my birth center or seek out an independent facilitator. Both my parents bought me baby chothes and maternity clothing for Christmas, LOL. They are being goofy, but I'm so happy they are excited. I'm hoping that now that I'm officially in the "2nd Trimester" that I'll get that almost normal burst of energy and get organized at work and at home, make new resumes and all that jazz (preparing for Life With Baby). We'll see!
I have no idea what to tell my grandmother, who is in her mid-80's and very conservative. My mom (it's her mother) is freaking out. I keep trying to send my mom to PFLAG, but she won't go, silly woman! Heck, *I* may go to PFLAG and see if anyone has any brilliant ideas. I'm my grandmothers favorite granddaughter (and first), and my mom thinks "you're being lesbian & pregnant will KILL HER." Meanwhile, I keep talking to my grandmother weekly, and treasuring those moments, and each time I wonder if it'll be the last time we'll speak
I'm out to the whole freaking world - except family (beyond immediate family). Why is it so much harder to tell those people who are family than it is complete strangers? (I know ~ it's because I actually CARE about what my family feels, says and does; but that makes it harder).
Anyway ~ if it's a boy he'll be named "Ian Andrew" and if it's a girl, she'll be named "Aerin Elizabeth". 2nd choice names are Sean Daniel and Tara Christine!