Susan--the pg book from your grandma sounds hilarious! my wife got me one from the 60s that's pretty amusing too...
Stream--how cool to hear your little one's
and great to make it to 11w! I am 11w today (or so) and am starting to feel better, which is great. Sorry about the
uke though! Your reading all the books I want to read...I better get to the library soon!
for the blood pressure problems. It's true that it often goes up in doc's offices, but that sucks all the same. Glad you were able to measure it elsewhere. Here's hoping it goes down & stays down!
crat19-- I agree, these boards are the best! I have learned so much from here and from reading birth stories etc. (at least I think I have... I guess I'll see when the time comes!)
on feeling tired & crappy...we can all relate! So great that you think you've found a good mw though. Our mw is also very calm & reassuring even just in life in general, which seems like a good thing!
Gracesmom--glad you've found such a cool business to work on...the stuff looks great! And your book suggestions are good too.. I may take you up on that.
Philomom-- welcome!! and congrats!! how cool that you run a new mom's support group...I'll look forward to your advice & support when I'm a new mom!
FreeRangeMama--I`'m right there with you on the nausea getting better and the belly getting bigger--both lots of fun, eh? Glad you have such supportive family (and good UC experience to back you up!) My family is excited, and pretty much lets us lead our own lives (though my mom is thrilled I'm planning a homebirth) but this is the first grandchild for everyone so I think there may be strong views that are being kept quiet. Which is fine with me!
We had our 2nd and last u/s today, and everything was perfect! We saw a little arm waving at us and a little head moving around and a nice strong heartbeat. It was wonderfully reassuring to see this after 2 m/c (the 2nd one at 11 weeks). It really feels like we are out of the woods now, which is great. And I am looking forward to being able to share the good news! It also feels GREAT to be done with our fertility specialist, our care is now being transferred to our great homebirth midwife. A good transiton to make after such a highly managed conception process!
As you may have read in the other thread, my work has asked me to go to Haiti for up to two months... not sure what I will do, I'm still thinking over the health implications etc. Plus emotionally, this does feel like the kind of time when I'd like to be close to home...but I know it would be an incredible experience too....I'm going to talk to my other boss today (not the one that guessed) and break the news & get his views on the opportunity..wish me luck!
to all of us as we emerge from the 1st trimester!