Ok, so here I am at 4 AM...woke up and was not able to go back to sleep, come to check on my girls and write some personals and OMG LITERATRIZ!!!! CONGRATULATIONS my dear Brazilian friend
Wonderful news, and beautiful names
Like SilverAngel, I want to know more details...are they in the NICU? pictures, pictures, pictures! of course, I understand you are exhausted, so whenever you have a chance dear. Sending lots of love to you, dh, and your 3 little girls.
SILVERANGEL--I don't think I ever gave you the official WELCOME! let's continue hanging in there dear, as Jenny said, let's have "baby in our arms thoughts." I asked my midwife about the pain in my hands and the swollen yesterday and she said "drink lots of fluid, slow down, rest, and hang in there"...so I guess that's it. Oh, don't forget about the pain in my pelvis bone!
KERPUPPLES-- how are you doing my dear? yeah, round ligament pain is not fun. I get it too, specially when I get up. Sometimes I scare dh, because I make a face and put my hand on my lower belly, of course I don't panic because I know what it is, but he immidiately asks "what's the matter? are you ok?" I've also gained more than I thought I would: I'm at about 38 pounds now, and I did start with about 10 extra pounds from IVF. Oh well, it's going to be breastfeeding and lots of exercising after baby
BABYLOVES--yes, this is similar to IVF waiting, although not as with the same anxiety or intensity (at least for me). My concerns now (instead of, did the embryos implant? are they growing?) are "is my baby healthy?" "will she have a rare disease?"
Girl, you cracked me up with your story about the motor wheel chair...hilarious!
I was actually tempted to use one of those the other day when I went to shopping with dh. That was the first time I went by one of those chairs by the entrance and the thought of it
And yes, I'm with you in the whole belly size comparison. My belly is big enough now (heck! I'm big, round and heavy) , but even a few weeks ago I had people scare me with their comments about how my belly was not big enough for the number of weeks, as if there was something wrong with the development of my baby. My midwife told me to ask them to back off.
Are they still doing all the monitoring? sounds like a lot of trouble.
ALREADYBLESSED-- how are you my dear friend? anymore funny stories to share? you always make me laugh!!!! I'm SO SO SO happy to hear that your placenta moved...yay! beautiful
I'm also happy to hear you had a nice baby shower. I'm looking forward to mine, it's on the 14th.
MICHELLE-- how are you friend? sorry I haven't responded to your PM. We moved last weekend (which we're SO happy about!!!) and that has kept me busy, distracted and tired (on top of school and work). I registered at Target. I must confess that I felt embarrassed when my friend sent out the invitation for the shower...for some reason I felt exposed and if I were asking people to buy me this, this, and that. I'm starting to get over it, but it's all about the way I was raised, I'm not used to the idea of registry. One thing that makes me feel better is that people are excited about attending the shower, so that makes me feel better. As you know we've only been living in New Mexico for about 7 months, so most of my family and friends are elsewhere; well, one of my dear friends from Mass has come up with the idea of organizing a "virtual/facebook" babyshower...can you imagine? At first I thought she was joking, but then I realized she was serious. I was so touched. I guess people do get really excited about the birth of a child (which, of course, I can relate to because before all my infertility issues I was always excited about the birth other people's children).
You ladies have given me some ideas about pampering myself. I think I'm going to get myself an appointment for a facial and maybe mani and pedi. I really never go to those places because I feel bad about spending the money, but I think this time I deserve it. What do you all think?
Ok, this is a long post, but what hey, it's 5AM now, I have the time and the energy
SONU--sending you lots of luv to you and your precious one honey.