Gecko- wow. you are recieving a lot of attention. Think of it as a royal treatment and you are the QUEEN
I'm sure they are just being extra cautious because you are AMA. Don't you just hate it when the docs throw that term out? Like we're a bunch of white hairs with canes. Just keep taking care of yourself and enjoy the pregnancy.
Suga- glad you are off bed rest!! whoohoo. And it sounds like things are really moving along for you.
Corney- I'm very sorry this has been such a difficult pregnancy for you. You are proving to yourself and your girls that you are one tough mama. I will keep you in my prayers. My parents just came back from a religious vacation and she brought me back a St. Gerard medal. I am posting the prayer that accompanies it and hope it brings you peace.
This great saint is invoked as a patron of expectant mothers as a result of a miracle effected through his prayers for a woman in labor.
Prayer: O Great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted Child of the Mother of God: enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the Patron and Protector of expectant mothers. Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the lustral waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jomea- ha! so glad you found out the sex.
Katie- sorry about your FIL and his Aunt. Please be strong. I hope things are now on the upswing for you and you can begin to enjoy your pregnancy.
Kildean- glad to see you back. And congratulations on the girls!
Tammy= glad all is well. Don't feel bad. You are just being a cautious mom.
Loopie- sounds like your are really breezing through this. Good for you!
Hopin- all the names are beautiful.
Rio- how are you feelin'?
Mellie- what's the latest?
As for me, the skid and ex-wife drama continues. She is making outrageous threats and demands. And SS7 is now becoming a lying terror! Supposedly we won't get SD11 but I've learned nothing is ever certain with that crazy woman. All this crap is the only thing stopping me from enjoying my pregnancy. And I expressed this to Dh the other day. It will be my only pregnancy and I deserve to relish in it. Not be depressed and crying all the time because of his baggage. He agreed and it looks like DH and his ex will be going to battle it out in court. All of this started when she found out I was pregnant. I knew it would start a war.
But anyway. Went to see the peri yesterday for my 2nd level II and all it well. Heart, brain, kidneys, lungs...all good and growing. My mom and DH came with me and Gavin (we decided on Gavin Richard) was camera shy so we didn't get any face shots. But to my husbands delight we got 3 pics of "pete", a butt crack, and a cute pic of his legs with his ankles crossed. The peri made a comment that he doesn't ever recall ever taking so many crotch shots. He even told me that in 2 months if I wanted to come back while he was on call, he would give me a free scan to see if we could get a picture of his face.
My SS starts camp next week and I will be a free woman once again. I have signed up for a pre-natal yoga class at the gym and I plan on swimming my HUGE ass off. Oh yeah, my heart rate is super high too. But when I first found out I was pregnant my RE told me to expect that. I even bought a watch that monitors your pulse. It rarely drops below 80 and sometimes when I'm relaxed with my feet up it can be 100. Sitting at the pool it gets to 150. I was just told not to let it stay over 120 for an extened amount of time.
Well, I better run and get some work done. I promise to try and post a picture of how gigantic I am. I swear I got all of you beat!