Seems like I haven't been here in forever. I'm still suffering through m/s and BENSMOM, everytime I think it's getting better, it comes right back. Not really having very high hopes about really feeling better anytime soon. Oh well. I was sick clear up to my SIXTH month last time. I think it has something to do with my uterus being big enough to lift out of my pelvis to relieve some of the pressure on my organs which seems to exacerbate the nausea. who knows! Maybe this time around since it seems like my uterus is getting bigger sooner I feel better sooner.
Only thing I am slightly concerned about is that I have only gained like 3 pounds so far.... this entire pregnancy. Last time at this point I had gained something like 15
We had our yard sale today. Got up at 5am with DH telling me (after he had promised to help all week) that it wasn't worth it and that it wasn't going to work because we hadn't put the signs out two days ago. Whatever. I think he was talking through his grogginess. He's definitely not a morning person. Gotta luv 'im!
Anyway, we made a little extra cash, which was nice. And then hauled the rest of the unsold junk to Goodwill. So we lightened our load for moving, which was also nice. And I got to razz him about how the sale "wasn't gonna work" all day! :LOL and he was okay with it.
We finally set the date for when we move... June 3rd. It is approaching faster than the pile of boxes is growing.
Yes, I'm also in the I'm too exhausted (and sick) to really see it ever happening stage. And not just the packing/unpacking/getting used to the new place.... I'm not seeing the 650+ mile trip with our 15 1/2 month old. Yikes. I know we'll have to drive at night for his sake and my morning sickness is that much worse when I don't sleep well at night. I just don't know if I'll make it.
And it costs more to rent the truck an extra day and dh won't leave me to drive the rest of the way by myself (he's driving the truck, I'm driving the pickup and the car will be on a hitch).
So I attended my first hospital birth last Saturday. Supposed 27 hour labor that ended in a section. The mom was happy and satisfied with the way the birth turned out even though she *really* wanted a drug-free VBAC. Her water broke and then she was in very early labor for a very long time (she shouldn't have even been in the hospital yet). She made it through the night just fine. And when the doctor came in in the am it was amazing how she completely just lost all her resolve when he suggested pitocin... she asked for the section instead (which was probably a better choice in the end). Not coming from a judgemental standpoint at all, I guess I just realized how vulnerable a laboring woman is when a doctor comes in and tells her that she's just not progressing. Baby and mom are fine by the way... 9 lbs, 8oz!!!
And last but not least of my very long post... as far as parental issues... Still not talking to my parents. I choose to have a peaceful pregnancy and post partum period this time around so I'm taking a complete sabattical from them and their intrusion. It's really too bad how some people just don't have any sort of relationship with their parents (no matter how badly they wish they had). Oh well> I'm over it. I just wish they would stop calling. Because I'm not answering the phone when I see their number, and I'm not returning their messeges. Maybe I need to be a little more clear about what I mean by having a sabattical from them till when I'm ready (and the baby is born). Can you detect the sarcasm?