Hello my dears!
Well, I'm hanging in there. I don't think I'm at the level of Silverangel, babyloves or alreadyblessed, but I'm getting there. Today I've been experiencing hot flashes
not fun. For the most part I don't feel like doing much apart from getting ready for baby...seriously, it's pretty much all I can think about. If I'm in the middle of a reading for class, I stop to look for something on-line OR re-write my list of things to do before baby comes, etc.
maybe my papers will have the word "baby" at some random places this semester.
My feet and hand are also getting swollen. My midwife asked me to keep the liquid intake high and to put my feet up at the end of the day. I try to do it, but it's uncomfortable to lay on my back with my feet up for long.
ALRADYBLESSED: I also went up 4 pounds in one week
I've been pretty good throughout the pregnancy, gaining weight, but always the average or within range. My midwife told me the exact same thing: water retention. I can relate to your story going up and down the steps at the stadium. DH and I went to see a pretty important speaker the other day and I was holding to that railing like nobody's business, going back up was a trip and I felt like my ballerina's head was about to come out of my vagina
I really thought you were having your sweet boy this week. As you can tell he is already behaving differently from your girls...get ready for a brand new experience!
MICHELLE-- my friend sent out the invitation for my "virtual" baby shower. It's next Saturday, the 28th. This is what she wrote:
"Millennial Baby Shower for R and P:
Virtual baby shower for R & P, to welcome new baby due early April!!! Get on Facebook on Saturday, March 28 around 3 p.m. and write all over their walls and see how well they multitask with facebook IM! They are registered at Target, should you like to send adorable cute tiny baby gifts.
Share this message far and wide.
Anyway, I'll let you know how it goes. I can tell you that my mom got really excited because she was sad not to be near by to be part of (or better yet, organize) a shower for me. Other loved ones thought the idea was great and are all HAPPY about it (they all wrote back with great feedback and sweet words), so I have to REALLY thank my friend because my family feels included and that's priceless.
SONU-- thinking about y ou and beautiful Anay. I hope you are all doing great and enjoying getting to know each other. Blessings.
LITERATRIZ--sending you, dh, and your girls lots of love as well. Are they all home now?
JENNY-- you got a date!!!! exciting! it's funny, I was telling a friend the other day that we were hoping the baby would come early, and I said something about April 1st, and my friend jumped to say "no, no, April 1st no..it' April fool's day!"...I wasn't even thinking about it, baby brain?
I'm sending lots of healing thoughts your way for a speedy recovery. Yeah, DHs can be like that. Mine thinks I'm mean now because I just say things to him straightforward, he's not used to that. He would say "baby, can you do this? I'm tired" and I'm like "well, good thing you don't know what it's like to carry a child inside of you 24/7" or "well, this cooking thing is becoming a burden for me, so you'd better find a way to feed us both!" (when he looks at me and says "I'm hungry")...oops!
SILVERANGEL--any signs of labor yet? I can only imagine how you feel with two in there. Lord! you asked about how we feel after sex? well, I have NO idea...no sex in this house
but to be honest I'm not horny anymore, at least I haven't been for the past few days, my pelvis bone is too painful to think about getting naughty right now.
I still don't feel 100% ready, and ready ya'll posts makes me feel even further behind. Thankfully, our spring break started today, so our plan is to use this week to finish up everything (well, at least make sure we have all the essentials covered. We are getting the car seat and stroller tomorrow. I know, I know, I should have it by now, but we were waiting for our baby shower and this past week we had no time.
Today I freaked out a little bit. My breast have been itchy and just feeling uncomfortable so I was touching them and checking them out and a bit of colustrum came out
even though I know what it is because I've been reading about it, it kind of freaked me out for a good minute. It hit me, Oh lord, I'm going to be breastfeeding pretty soon!!!!!!!!