Hello my ladies!
ALREADYBLESSED--thanks again for starting this thread, good to know there are other ladies on board
How's the nesting going? You, my friend, as always make me laugh! I've been thinking about breast pumps too because I'm sure I'll need one due to school and work and I'm planning on breastfeeding for as long as I can. I'm going to take my class really soon, I wrote down the dates of the next ones my midwife office is offering and I just need to coordinate with dh so the two of us can go. Thank you for the advice.
From what my midwives have told me (it's a practice of 3 and they rotate, I've met them all at this point and I like them all--of course I have a "favorite" one, but I'll be happy to be assisted by any of the 3 when birth comes), I'll get started at home "on my own" and then I'll just go to the hospital and meet who ever is on call there. They said that if I am in the position to call their office first, then I should do so, BUT that if I just can't do it for whatever reason, to go straight to the hospital and then they'll give them a call. Thankfully we live less than 5 minutes away from the hospital, so that should be just fine.
Our ballerina is doing well, she was dancing this morning
I think DH is getting nervous
I think he's been kind of avoiding thinking too much about it until this past week, it's becoming more real with my belly showing much more and the date quickly approaching (and people making comments!). The other day I overheard him asking for advice to a young dad we met at a party...it was cute and relieving. All this time I thought he was on denial. Every time I tried to talk about certain things he'd respond "we have time for that, let's just enjoy our moment right now"
what a luxury...we mommies don't have that privilege, with all the changes in our bodies there's no way we can't think about the fact that a baby is on her/his way. Ya know what I mean?
KERPUPPLES!!! welcome, welcome!!! My birthday is on May 10th, so your baby and I will have that in common. My due date is April 8th. I don't have a date for my shower yet, but I spoke with a friend of mine who's organizing it for us and we tentatively thought that Feb 28th would be good timing. I have to look at a couple of things first before making a final decision in the next few days...I'm looking forward to that, although it's out of my cultural traditions so it's kind of a funny feeling at the same time (I've never registered in my life, so I need to do that too!), but more excitement than anything else.
MICHELLE!!! you're such a loyal friend! thank you for joining our thread. It's good to hear from you. Best, best, best wishes with the new cycle, how exciting
I had never heard of those monitors, so thank you for providing so much valuable information. I'll look into it, although I know she'll be sleeping with us for the first few months until she's bigger and we move to a new place. Although I'm with ALREADYBLESSED--I'd need CPR with a false alarm
I don't have time right now, but I'm going to check Ella's pictures later on today. Thanks for sharing my dear, it always gives me hope to see IVF babies
JENNY--good to see you here! yeah, 2 weeks visit! how's it going with your toddler? about the breast pump, I'm kind of hoping I can borrow one from somebody and just buy the replaceable parts (tubes, etc) OR if not, I'm just going to rent one.
I don't mean to rub it in your faces ladies, BUT I'm so happy to have moved to Southern New Mexico...ahhhh...what a relieve I feel every time I hear there's a snow or ice storm in Massachusetts. I feel for all you sister friends in the north east.
AMFOSSUM--welcome dear!!! My due date is April 8th, and I'm having a girl I like to call "my little ballerina." I tried joining the April thread at first but there was so much going on at the time that I don't think the ladies there had much space/time for me so I joined the March one. I'm glad we can continue giving each other support on this new one. About soreness, I actually took a long walk the other day with dh (I've tried to keep somehow active) and I had soreness just like you describe as I was on the last part of the walk, I got scared but I got home and went straight to bed to lay down, I took it easy the next day and the following one I had an appointment with my midwife, she said it was normal. It's the baby getting bigger and heavier, she did advise me to take shorter walks next time. I was taking the same length/route even less than a month ago and it was fine, but I guess my body is slowing down even more. Like ALREADYBLESSED said, check with your doc just in case.
Ok, this is a loooooong response, but I'm just happy to see action here.
LUV TO ALL...!!!!