Hey all, thanks for input on the intact boy thing. Hopefully the ped. we're going to switch to will respect the intactness of the baby. I appreciate hearing your hard earned experiences.
I got the house somewhat more organized, got some laundry done, got dinner made, and promptly collapsed and watched bad football with dh. dh is now out ploughing the snow (and doing tinkery kinds of things to the snow blower), so I'm on my own (with ddog, of course!). Speaking of which, Lisa, I hear that you love this new puppy a TON, but my recommendation would be to keep pup out of your bed - mostly because you are going to want to have some puppy free space for the baby and that is pretty much the last square inch (this from one who made the mistake with dd!). If the puppy believes they're entitled to that space, too, then you will not have any space that is dog free (or you will start to create some ugly feelings... better to do it now when you can take the blame). I'm a TOTAL doggie person, and love my pup to bits, but we do limit him to downstairs (upstairs is only bedrooms, he's got his own bed in the kitchen). It's hard to know whether there will be allergies, etc., and also babies shouldn't be exposed to too many germies in the first month or so...they really can't fight off too much (that's b-fed babies, too). Since you can't stop puppy from licking all over (including places we humans can't reach on ourselves!), it may be best to have some space that is just off limits to the pup. You can still love your puppy to the MAX!
My indgestion (though not so bad as chiro's!) is pretty awful, too. It seems to run in phases, a couple of good days / nights and then whammo - it's back with a vengence. I haven't thrown up at all, but it's given me such bad feelings (and the runs), I get up and walk around, sit on the pot, burp myself (and that ain't easy!) and generally feel miserable and uncomfortable for a few hours. Starts around 9pm ends around 4am. lovely
I tried the Star Anise tea, it was pretty awful and didn't 'cure' anything, although maybe it helped somewhat... hard to know.
: maybe it'll wane with the moon???
Am I the only one who seems to be sleeping away my time!? Karen is busy quilting and being productive (read: green with jealousy!), Chiro is STILL working, Lisa only just stopped, and then there's me...I seem to sleep late, wake and cook/clean/wash for a few hours then nap, then cook/clean/wash for a few more hours and then collapse! There's usually a little time in between for reading the occasional story, walking the dog, or chatting with you all, but mostly I just want to go to sleep! Or pee... I guess this is the hardest time (as I recall)...it seems to last forever, it's really uncomfortable, and although everyone is sympathetic (everyone except my mother, that is) noone really remembers how uncomfortable it was for them when they were there (even recently delivered moms!!) Selective group amnesia... interesting!
well, last load of laundry for tonight, dishes, then maybe a few chapters to read before trying to crash a little. Chiro - I hope you get some sleep! Enjoy home - as Dorothy said, there's no place like it! Karen, have you thought about mobiles for above the pool? They can be a great way of adding something personal to your space (and it sounds like your wonderful boys might enjoy helping build them), and also functional - something to focus on while in late first stage... there's my .02!
I hope to finish baby's room this week ... then the clean up and I'll post some pics for you. Hey - I'm allowed to hope, right!?! hee hee