I feel the same way. My daughter LOVES grape juice, but when I read the article on Yahoo the other day I got scared and decided I wasn't going to buy it anymore. I would rather us drink filtered water with fresh lemon or orange sqweezed into it. The more recent studies show there is around 15 ppm in apple and grape juice where water has around 5 ppm. So that does concern me.View Thread
I have been getting so depressed here lately. I already have depression problems which I am being treated for, but my OB doesn't want to give me stronger antidepressants because of the effect they can have on the baby. I have no motivation to get up out of bed most days and if I do I end up just wondering around my house. I have been feeling so alone even though I am surrounded by supportive people. I know my biggest problem is that my boyfriend isn't around right now due to certain circumstances and it is making this feel so much worse than it is. I'm really not sure how to handle these feelings and deal with the stress. What would you ladies suggest?View Thread
Being I live in Texas and my family in Colorado I don't get to see them often at all. My dad is excited, but my mom is acting just like yours. I already have a 6 year old daughter (she'll be 7 on Christmas) whom my mom never gets to see because she and I have a strained relationship anyway. I figure that she should be happy because when we do get to visit they have a great time together and they have those great momories to hold onto. With this one things will be no different and I persoanlly feel that if she can't be happy that I am happy to be having another one then she needs to stop being selfish and jealous of the happiness I have. I don't understand at all why someone (especially family) can't be happy for us when we are excited to be having something to precious happen to us. It just seems selfish to me.View Thread
I'm sorry to hear about your mom acting this way. I understand completely because my mom is the same way.
I don't see any problem with you having everyone together at the same time, if it will help keep the drama down and keep your mom distracted. It's supposed to be about the baby and everyone rejoicing about the new baby. If your mom makes comments you can do what I have done in the past, ask that she keep her opinions to herself because it's not about her or you will ask her to leave so everyone else can enjoy the moment. Also, offering to help is a great way to help you feel involved and not like the burden is being put on someone else who has offered. Also, if people really want to celebrate but aren't able to come to the party or having too many people at the party is an issue there is certainly no problem with a little one on one visit. It can be less stressful for you and for the party host. Also, if it helps avoid drama and stress for you all the better. I personally see no problem going out with a friend or two for lunch and have them chat and give you gifts at a time like that.View Thread
So far this past week has been all over the place. I had a level 2 ultrasound last Thursday and I'm glad to report everything is ok. It was cool see the 4 heart chambers pumping and seeing the blood flowing to the rest of the body. I experianced Braxton Hicks for the first time ever, bronchitis and heart burn like crazy. I did have a bout of depression yesterday but got through it ok. My boyfriend still can't agree on a name. He did tell me today though that he wants another one, even though this one isn't yet born. I have been having a major problem with scitica. To the point I can walk. I have so many questions for my OB on my next visit.
We are currently having the same problem. Sort of. We know we want the initials K.E.H. but can't find a decent boy name starting with K that we can agree on. I find that boy names are a bot more difficult. Some names I like that don't start with K are: Jacob, Evan, William and Connor.View Thread
I felt this way as soon as I realised my prepreg pants wouldn't button. It's always great to have a supporting spouse and friends. What should matter is how healthy you are and not how you look. You health will radiate on the outside as well as with your baby.View Thread
I've always had bad back, but being pregnant it's only exagerated. I was told seeing a chiropractor is very helpful. For the hips doing stretching that isn't too much for you and is okay with your doctor will help. Also, like KBratt said a heating pad is very very nice. It could become your best friend.View Thread