30 w, 1 day
Good morning, ladies!
3boyz: sounds like you are just going to have to inform your DH that *we* have decided the baby's name will be Seylah! :LOL (now watch it be another boy, lol).
trueblue: glad the contractions weren't anything more serious than a UTI, not that those are fun, but at least it isn't preterm labour! Keep chugging that cranberry, or you can buy capsules of powdered cranberry in health food stores. Also, always pee right after having sex. And drink lots of water so that you pee alot and keep that bladder flushing through.
gottaknit: I realized that I, too, have been having BH. I had a LOT of them yesterday. I agree, if that was labour it's a cinch, lol. Somehow I think labour is alot worse!!
I wonder how our TWIN mamas are doing: gmvh and guinessinu...?
momto l&a: my mother is also moving out of her house of 23 years and downsizing to a small condo. We are also getting lots of stuff from her, and sorting through stuff. We did alot when we were last in town, but I'll probably be doing more of it when we get there. Well, for the first time in ages we WANT some stuff (as opposed to always getting rid of stuff), so it will help to fill up our new space a bit.
Lucysmama: I'm so happy that you guys are going twice a week...it's really important and I'm sure you will benefit hugely. I guess it is harsh that she basically said you guys are messed up, but maybe she thought it would help motivate your DH a bit, or prepare you for the work ahead. DH and I did some couples therapy when we got engaged, on the advice of my stepmum who is a social worker/Imago therapist. She always says couples should work on their communication skills *before* things go awry. Our counsellor gave us exercises to do together and it helped us feel like partners on the same team, kwim? I hope you and your DH get that feeling, too. Like you are working together to solve a problem, not on opposite sides.
Oh, and I had to smile at your bathtub story. I'm afraid I don't get our tub clean as often as I would like to, it's a tough job when you are this PG! And DH, bless his heart, tries to help but the man has no concept of "clean" so I end up re-doing it anyways. When we have company coming over, the first thing I do is clean the tub b/c I'm embarrassed about the ring! (and the water here is so hard, I find it rings up really fast!). I also know what you mean about eating: when I'm going through a very stressful time I tend to not eat much. Just take a supplement or multivitamin to keep your mind at ease, and don't stress too much about it.
Happy camping to all you heading to the great outdoors! I'm jealous! DH bought a tent yesterday (only $17 at WalMart, lol) and set it up in the living room. Needless to say, DD is having a ball with it, and it's been a great plaything for her.
Okay, so on to my latest stupid PG hormones drama...
Yesterday the rental agent emailed us some photos of our new apartment. There is a gorgeous view from our balcony...but the apt faces North and there is no direct sunlight. Perhaps it was just the photos, but it looked dark. The decor is not the most aesthetically-pleasing either. I suppose we've been spoiled living in modern apartments, but I'm already decorating-challenged as it is, and the colours are stumping me. Last night I began to panic and thinking I should call the guy and cancel. I had visions of being cooped up with two kids in a dark apartment, suffereing from Seasonal Affective Disorder (I really need brightness in my life!), and being surrounded by ugly colours, mixed up furniture, etc. This morning I was tempted to call the whole thing off, but also knew in my heart I was being irrational. I told DH how I felt, and said "tell me if you think I'm being crazy". Well, he gently said "yes, you are being crazy", lol. So I thought about it some more and realized that there's no reason I can't make this place a nice home...I just need some decorating help! So I posted a thread in TAO asking for tips, and when we move in I'll spend some time at Home Depot looking for some colour schemes I can work with. Hopefully I can pick up some cheap lighting and stuff at Ikea and brighten the place up a bit.
My other drama is physical: I actually went home early from work yesterday for the first time in months. Being at home with DD is not a rest, but I just couldn't stay here yesterday. I was exhausted and felt drained of all energy/motivation. I hurt/ache all over it seems, and I was feeling very hot/flushed. My stamina is down to a bare minimum, thank goodness I only have two more weeks of work! The way I feel these days, there is no way I could have another baby in two more years. Which is fine b/c I always envisioned two. But DH and I had talked about "maybe 3". Well, there's no more "maybe" for me, lol.