Join Date: Jul 2003
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Originally Posted by ex-stasis
Congrats Jamie! can't wait to hear the story.
Hehe.. I've been checking in like crazy today waiting for NB and o'banana to share some news! One down; one to go!
Originally Posted by Pepper
nope. i've been an eating machine. i'm loving food and am eating a lot. and the best part?
....NO FREAKING HEARTBURN!!!!
you sucked in a big way. you woke me up at night and totally interfered with my eating preferences. You were my worst pregnancy symptom by far. So, as Scandal said, "GOODBYE TO YOU!" Don't let the stomach hit you on the way out.
(hey, at least it's an improvement from the letter I wrote to my hemmorhoids, right?! )
Originally Posted by mamgirl
...love yourselves and love your babies! If they are using a bouncy seat or are in disposable diapers, are formula fed...just try to laugh about how unpredictable birth, breasts, and babies are! How wonderful that we all are wanting to do the harder and better thing, whether that is birthing our babies without drugs or hanging those cloth diapers out on the line or carrying our sweeties around in a sling and preparing nutritious food one-handed or playing Candyland (again) with our preschoolers instead of parking them in front of the tv. But, sweet sweet mamas...please be gentle and loving to yourselves as you face the crazy unpredictability of life with a newborn.
I've been having marital difficulties, so have been on my own this week with the three kids. Today, I felt like I was going to dissolve into unmanagable tears (usually only do this in the night when kids are all asleep) when I only had four hours of very interrupted sleep, baby was screaming even though she had a full belly and a clean diaper and had been burped, I was still in my PJs (which is unbearable, since I am still waking up in hormonal sweats and still having lochia issues that make me LONG for a shower first thing in the morning), and big kids were begging for a video. At times like these, I put those high and falutin' standards on a big ole' shelf and simply do the following:
LOVE MYSELF AND LOVE MY BABY (AND BIG KIDS).
Hope all you wonderful mamas are finding ways to do the same, regardless of what kind of diaper is covering baby's bum and how baby is getting milk.
ps. kids very much enjoyed the Popeye video and baby finally settled down, and yes, I did get that postpartum 3 1/2- minute shower!