Corny- best of luck for a safe surgery today. my thoughts are with you and the girls
Cinci- hi!!! I have a cousin named Aubrey that graduated from HS last week- folks say the shittiest things sometimes to pregnant women!
it's as if they feel the need to engage no matter how inappropriate! I am certain it is not our heightened emotional state, either!!!!!
I was walking my dog the other day, and as I said hello to a neighbor who was sitting on his stoop, he says, "you're gaining some weight" I was like, um, excuse me????
and he said it again.... I turned and said, well, that is because I'm pregnant!!!!, and that is a completely inappropriate thing to say to anyone, especially someone whose name you don't even know, and for that matter, don't ever say such a thing to any woman - even if you think so, it is just plain rude!! and I walked away - now I know that he probably didn't mean it as an insult, and perhaps he was even suggesting I might be pregnant in his own way, but, sheesh!!! and this is not the 1st time I've had a neighbor tell me they noticed i was gaining weight - last year it happened twice - argh I was sooo mad- I was trying to get preggers, and was gaining about a pound each month I didn't. I wanted to say to her ( yeah, and you're looking pretty disheveled these days, and your daughter, the crack addict, still has that wacky lump-thingy on her forehead, how's that going????"
but I held my tongue each time, and said simply, yeah, thanks for noticing.
so now, I feel fat, am on the cusp of looking pregnant, but not quite there.
melllie congrats on the little lady!
gecko- woo hoo vacation!! lots of nice happy travel for you- have fun!!! and good on you for jumping right in for #2!!!
jomae- did you have a CSect with DS? was it scheduled? was there a problem? I have heard that you can go nat after CSect - also, don't underestimate the power of drugs!!! I think there is about a 50/50 chance for me to go nat- what with back fused together, and a weirdly angled pubic bone, but I'll give it a go
any of you doing birthing classes?? I guess I should start looking around to see what is offered a friend did the Bradley classes- don't know what that means....- Dh is a bit freaked out about the birth - he hates to see me in pain, and doesn't like blood, so things could get a bit freaky, but when the time comes, I hope he'll be ok
I snuck over to the blue stillettoes and saw that Sassy is bucking the trend and having 1 girl and 2 boys!!!!!CONGRATS!!!!!!!
rio- to be honest, if i was expecting a girl, i don't think i'd even be thinking about another, I don't know what we'll do- I'll be turning 40 and still in grad school when jr bean arrives, and since it is my insurance through the school that's footing the bill, i may try to sneak in 1 last go right at the tail end of school, but i'll be 41+ at that point and no idea how things will go. I am still really into adoption, and may go that route - I may also really be digging just 1 ? Dh is pretty sure 1 is good for us, but adoption or fostering might be a way for us to grow in a different way - so chalk me up to a great big Question Mark!
Tammy- how's it going? I worry about my pg twin!!!
Suga -yes, big dark areolas are the norm- seems the babies go for the big /dark spots, and it helps them find the boob to nurse-though i am pretty sure beanie could find these watermelons blindfolded! colostrum -the nutritious and antibody rich pre-breastmilk stuff starts coming in this month, and it is yellowy. It is good stuff to help the baby fight diseases, illness, etc- It's around for the 1st few days then it is on to lighter, whiter milk production.
not much to report, have my monthly tomorrow- been having tugging/pulling down the sides, and a bit of pulsing in the girl region, sure that's all normal. my hips are in a lot of pain, but they pretty much have been since back surgery, just a bit more sensitive.
anyone starting to walk funny????
ps- how do i get to the photobucket??? i set up an acct, but cannot find octmommies2b.....