When I was pregnant with my daughter, all the mommies-to-be used to post weekly updates (responding to whoever posted the first one, so it was one thread). We let each other know how we were doing, how our babies were and how we were handling pregnancy. I don't see any here anymore. I know the activity on this Board has declined significantly since they changed the format, but I'm hoping to get this started again. It was a nice way to get to know and support one another. A bunch of us became very close friends by providing that constant support. I hope you'll join me!
PROS: Feeling SO much better. The first tri was really challenging for me. I was never sick with my daughter and this time I felt like I had the flu for 3 months -- blech! Everyone keeps telling me this must mean we're having a boy, but I'm not convinced. I think it could be a little girl with a BIG attitude! Told my DSSs (10 and 11) a few weeks ago and they're excited. Of course they want a baby brother.
CONS: Feel like I'm gaining more weight this time and more quickly, so I've got keep that in check. Hoping once the weather gets warmer and I'm outside more walking, that will help. In the meantime, just trying to eat healthfully and exercise when I can. [PRO:> Started prenatal yoga again, and chasing around my toddler is keeping me on my toes, that's for sure!
OTHER: DH and I seem to be at odds more this pregnancy. In truth, we have a lot going on, always running around with my DSSs and of course our 13-month-old daughter requires a lot of attention. I know he's stressed about having his fourth kid (financially), but we do just fine financially and will manage. He is such a help sometimes, but much of the time I have to do EVERYTHING and it drives me crazy! Next appointment is on 3/30. Looking forward to it!
I'm baaaaaaack! I've lurked a bit here and there, checking in on the Board, but not posted for some time, so I doubt there is anyone here who remembers me (except you, Deb and Jeannie). I had my little girl, Carys, in February of 2010.
And what to my wondering eyes did appear, but a BFP, veryveryverylate last year! I am due on 8/30/11. Given my history of losses, I wanted to wait until we got through the first tri and NT scan before going "public" (though I'm still not public on FB -- a few close friends and DH's family have yet to be told).
Please add me to the list! )
Best of luck to you with your second! I have been meaning to send you a quick note on FB -- I'm a teeny bit freaked out about having two babies under 2 at age 41. Yikes!
Best to all -- look forward to getting to know everyone.
Awwww.... I'm all choked up here, Jeannie! SO HAPPY for you and your family! I *love* her name -- so sweet that she's Denny's Mom's namesake. I'm sorry to hear about the tearing, but glad you're all doing well (heh. except for the poor ickle doctorkins finger! heeheehee)
I read through your story and wish I'd managed to write Carys' birth story -- I have notes but still haven't ever put it on paper. Ah, well. One day.
Many, many congrats -- keep those pics coming (AFTER you get a nap in.View Thread
OMG -- 'cause "having relations" is just want you probably want to do right now! Did he take a few steps back at the expression on your face? LOL -- I can only imagine!
You can always call him and ask why he thinks you "need" to go into labor this week. Was your blood pressure OK? A friend of mine was induced at about the same time as you b/c of her swelling, and it all went just fine. I think it's amazing that you're already dilated some -- that's a good, positive thing. Your body is preparing. It knows what to do. We used to end my prenatal yoga classes by chanting "I trust in the wisdom of my body. I trust in the wisdom of my baby. I trust in the wisdom of my divine light." Oddly enough, it was calming.
My doc made it clear she wouldn't let me go more than one week past my due date, and had my induction scheduled for months in advance so as to have a hospital bed reserved -- I did not want to be induced, though. I took C to 40 weeks and 4 days, then she decided to make her apearance on the day she was scheduled to be induced.
Try not to worry about the size of the baby. They can be so off on their estimates and worry women unnecessarily. I met a women this past weekend who (years ago) gave birth to an 11 lb, 3 oz baby. Vaginally. I told her I wanted her autograph.
Some of the gals are good with keeping up on there, but I agree with Jeannie -- we see so much from one another's status posts, that I don't go to the FB group that much. I intend to be on there more, though, as LO gets older and I have more questions... especially b/c those are the women I really connected with on here when this Board was super active. Maybe we need to do a shout-out to the ladies on FB and encourage them to visit the FB group more as they can. Like you, though, I hope the others will slowly return here and/or we'll rebuild a good group here (numbers-wise, I mean! Everyone here is good! I have no brain for turning a phrase anymore...)