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So a UPS guy knocked on my door at 7 this morning (grr), but it turned out to be a care package from my Mom. She knows I'm very holisticly minded so it was full of crystalized ginger, mint tea, organic vitamin E oil, and ever so many tiny, organic cotton baby clothes.<br><br>
I didn't even know that my Mom knew who Hanna Andersson was until this avalanche of white came pouring out of the box! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I swear, she must have been working at double speed since Sunday.<br><br>
This whole pregnancy thing is off to a great start.<br><br>
Does anyone else here having anything that's making them particularly happy at this point? I figure with all the inevitable horrible, inane comments we'll all be getting along the way it would be a good idea to remember things that make us feel good and supported as well.
 

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Awww, that's so awesome! We don't have any midwives in our area, but I've been seeing a chiro regularly for the last year, and when I told him I'm pregnant, he was so excited! He told me he's going to do everything he can to make sure this pregnancy and delivery are the way I want them (the last 2 were far from it) and he's going to help every step of the way with resources, encouragement, and just anything I need. I feel so much better about this one knowing I have his help!
 

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I want your mom to be my mom, that's so awesome.<br><br>
I just got back from my 2nd acupuncture appointment after being grounded from sickness to the couch since Monday and I actually have an appetite. I'm still going to bed in like 15 minutes but I have some hope that I might get a couple of good days.
 

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Great thread!<br><br>
How sweet of your mom!! My mom is very excited as well! And I called and told my Papa today and he said, "so will you have this one at home too?" but said it in a truly sweet and supportive way. I said I hoped too and he said, "that's great, it seems like it's a good thing for you and it worked out last time.". I was so shocked. I'm his first grandchild and he's sort of protective. He seemed concerned before my homebirth last time but obviously changed his mind. It surprised me he even said anything!
 

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The thing making me the happiest is how excited people around me are. I am the school nurse at my kids school. A lot of the teachers are so excited! The Middle School Office Manager tried the gold ring gender predictor with me today...we all had a blast! (The test said girl by the way...we will see).<br>
Also, my DD is so excited she doesn;t know what to do with herself! She kisses and touches the belly everytime she passes me. And so protective! LOL!
 

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Good things that are/have happening/happened to me lately:<br><br>
My DF is through the roof. He calls me every few hours during the day, goes out and gets my desired bagel and cup of tea every morning without complaint, takes off work to go with me to all of my appointments so far. He's the best.<br><br>
Both of my brothers have called and made the same joke ("You're really bucking to be the favorite, aren't you?") but I can tell how excited they are for me.<br><br>
Also, I heard from my Mom that my Dad has been digging through his garage looking for my tricycle from when I was two or three, or so. He's fixing and cleaning it up to give to me. The tricycle has a small back story: my Grandfather, who died when I was two of cancer caused by the Agent Orange in Vietnam, got it for me as a Christmas present when I was 1-year-old. It's one of the few remaining items that we have that hold a memory of him. (His then-wife took off with everything in their house just a day after he died - right down to the doorknobs.) So, I'm a little emotional over this, but I can't call him and thank him because he wants it to be a surprise.<br><br>
So I'm telling you ladies! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I know this may seem small...but after my loss in March, it's a big deal for me. I am happy at how relaxed I am...and that I haven't had any spotting or anything. I pray that the way I am feeling continues, and know that with each passing week I will feel more and more confident! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
paintedfire~ I LOVE your tricycle story. That is just precious. I bet your dad can't wait to give it to you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s
 

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i love hearing all these nice stories!<br><br>
we're just starting to tell people little by little ('cause it still hardly seems real yet!) Today is my MIL's birthday and DH called to give her the b-day surprise that she's going to be a grandma for the first time. She just called me and congratulated me, sounding all teary & excited. After I got off the phone, I burst into tears. We're not the closest, and she's been nagging us to have kids for ages before we were ever ready. So now that we are ready (i hope), it just feels good to have helped brighten her life some. and now I'm crying again. What is UP with these mood swings?? Does it last the whole time? LOL I can barely concentrate on things that need to get done.<br><br>
hope we get more positive vibes in here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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My mom and little brother coming up tomorrow morning to clean, cook, and start getting the house ready for DD's birthday party. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> It's been so hard keeping up with the housework. Laundry is everywhere and DD's play space is covered in a strange sticky substance....I feel loads better today just knowing that it will be taken care of and I can relax this weekend.<br><br>
Aleka333 - My mood swings lasted well into the postpartum period last time...
 

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It's a big deal to me this time that my sister has a baby of her own. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Last time she was still longing for a baby, having had so many painful losses along the way, and I just couldn't enjoy my last pregnancy knowing that she was suffering so much. Now I can really share my excitement with her, and it makes all the difference in the world.<br><br>
Also, my mom is the most amazing thrift store Grandma in the world. She LOVES searching for secondhand baby clothes in good condition, and while she hasn't by any means stopped shopping for dd, I just know she'd love us to have a boy so she can shop for newborn clothes again. She's already assured me that she has a good collection of gender-neutral newborn clothes in the spare bedroom where she stores all the baby clothes. (Ah, my mom.... she must have more baby clothes in that spare bedroom than my sister and I have in our houses combined! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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What an awesome care package to get!<br><br>
My mom was really excited when I told her I was pregnant. Last time, we went through infertility so she was anticipating the news. This time she was totally caught off guard because I hadn't shared that we were trying.<br><br>
My hubby is still a bit thrown for a loop but he's being so much more helpful with our son. It's nice to have him more involved and insisting that I take a bit more time to relax. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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