Thanks for starting this thread Pamela, between Cdn. Thanksgiving and being on strike for 3 days this week things have been a bit CRAZY!
Happily I'm not out spending 4 hours/day on the picket line anymore. And I am very happy to say that I am now officially 14w1d and very pleased to be out of the first trimester!! What a relief. I celebrated last night by going to my first prenatal yoga class-a very intense Kundalini class, during which the instructor kinda freaked me out by saying only 1 minute left of a difficult exercise! The length of a contraction! whoa! I realized I haven't really started to think about that thing called labour that comes at the end of all this
! Well, okay, I had thought about it, but not really in a 'I'm going to have to do this, really!' way, kwim?
I'm so happy for all of you who are feeling the baby move...I've been feeling some possible flutters and would really love to feel something more definite as I'm a bit nervous..we didn't hear the hb at the midwife's 2wks ago and I think it's bothering me more than I thought. But I do think I might be feeling some flutters, and then I think, but they're in the wrong place! They're probably digestive. Sigh!
Oh, and I told my entire office last week, and lots more colleagues on the picket line this week, so that takes care of everyone...close family and friends have known for a while, and I've been telling more & more folks after our 2nd good u/s at 11wks. Today I wore a maternity shirt for the first time! Fun, but I've been kinda chickening out and wearing a shawl over it all day.
In other news, my wonderful stepmom came to visit for tksgiving this weekend and brought me about 6-7 beautiful maternity outfits. A combo of new and from consignment stores, including a very nice tailored suit which will be fabulous for work and a very funky jean jacket, and lots of other cool stuff. I'm so pleased! I can spend the money I was planning on spending on that on underwear & bras, which are becoming an urgent need!
ctdoula--yay that you feel better and think you felt movement! Isn't it great to be feeling more energetic?
sunbaby--I hear you on being excited about 2nd tri (and sad for those who didn't make it this time). so sorry you've been sick!! How awful! I hope you gain weight soon!
crat19--how fun about your bro's reaction
I've gotten some surprised reactions, but they're usually people thinking, how could YOU possibly be pg, so not so fun!
so sorry you're having such a rough go, sweetie!
on the walking water fountain... I do find that lots of things that wouldn't normally make me tear up do, like the newspaper, but so far I'm ok
Jessmcg--how cool on the movement!! that's awesome!! I can't wait...
speedknitter--good luck with the move & with telling folks at work. I know what you mean about not wanting to be treated differently (I've got a long story about that!) hope everyone is supportive but doesn't walk on eggshells.
aprildawn-- sorry about the accident!
no fun at all. I have had minor leaks, but nothing major, but I'm sure it's coming! and I have to say I find kegels kind of a pain, but I'll keep trying!
jessikate--glad you are feeling better generally, but sorry about the crappy cold! I hope you can get more chiro in!!
kicking sounds wonderful...
lia-glad your family knows, hope they are excited!
Pamela-thanks again for starting this thread and how fun that your sis is pg too! Great that your dh is so easygoing!
Well I'd better get back to work, lots to do after the strike, and I need to leave on time today to celebrate Beth's 30th birthday (the big day was Tuesday, but tonight is the party).
hope you all have a wonderful weekend!