Hi Rose! I am so glad to hear about the NST's! I keep checking the BD/Sn board, but I am so glad you are doing fine & I love the name you have chosen! So pretty!
Hi Rose! No worries.
Hooray for the good appointment again!
Hi Rose, I am so glad that I finally know your name I am glad to hear that you are now able to relax a little and prepare for Julia's birth.
Julia Rose is a sweet name... my little one is Ella Kimberley Rose.
I'm happy to hear you're no longer embarrassed about what you do, taking care of a home is a lot of work and nothing to be ashamed of. When I was in your position (stayed home even though I had a degree and no children) I said I was a Stay-at-home-wife and I enjoyed the time I had though it didn't suit me and after about a year I got a full time job. I miss the time I had to quilt, crochet and cook so please be sure to do what makes you happy and what you enjoy because things change fast. Remember you can't please everyone so you've got to please yourself.
Thanks Cindy! We all have to do what's right for us.
Jamie, where are you?!!!
You pick pretty names!
I have a Julian and a little Rosa!
Right here! No new news. Go to doc on Thursday.
It's good to have you back Tea, I've been wondering about you.
TEA IS BACK!! :woohoo: TEA IS BACK!!
Clarkwuf - Congrats on the job! I think your concerns about motherhood are normal. I didn't react to my being pregnant in the "traditional" sense and looking back at my pregnancy I feel like I didn't really fully acknowledge or grasp what was coming (I probably should have done a few things differently). Everyone is different and reacts differently. I have a friend that never changed a diaper in her life and never planned to have kids and she's a great mother. Motherhood changes you and whether you start with an infant, toddler, or child you will fit the bill perfectly.
Clarkwuf-- if life went as we planned it, we'd not be where we are. i was going to stay a virgin till I got married-- after I got a Ph.D. in Christian counseling and not have my first child until I was 34 or so. (Blew all that out of the water!) I was not mother material. Now I go out and people ask me how I keep so many children in line who seem happy but disciplined.
It's not what you do in life that matters but often how you react to what you do!
Jamie, are you seeing the same peri as with Keiran? Will you be able to stick with just one peri for the PG?
Yes ma'am. It's the same guy. I'm so relieved about that.
Jamie, You deserve a healthy and easy pregnancy and most importantly a healthy baby more then anyone I know. Your strength and poise amaze me.
Rose, good to see an update in your journal. I've been following it for a couple of months after stumbling across it, I have a son with Down syndrome who is turning 4 next week!
Best wishes to you - you're in the countdown now!
Thanks Lisa - I would love to hear more about your son. Do you post on any Down Syndrome sites or keep any kind of journal on him?
"Emma MC Mommy" wrote:
:bighug: Thanks, that's so sweet.
Oh Jamie I am so glad you heard the heart beat on your doppler. I have been missing you around here!
Tea, I loved the family update.
I'm thinking about you today. It's one of my fears too. My theory is that one family just can't be that unlucky. :goodluck: We'll be waiting for an update later.
Jamie I'm saying prayers for all 3 of you today. :bigarmhug:
Jamie, You've got my prayers. Everything is going to turn out beautiful. (((hugs))) to you.
Jamie! So glad to hear the good news!
Janel, I wish you all the best! I will be stalking your journal!!!!!
Janel, ditto what Cathy said
Good to see you back Janel. :bighug:
Janel, welcome back. I am looking forward to reading your journals again.
Jamie, Congrates on a fantastic u/s!!!
r44444, goodluck with setting the nursery, with the feeling of nesting you are having, I am very sure it won't be too much longer and you will be meeting your princess!
Jaime-- it doesn't get any better than this!
Tea i am very glad you are finally on our way to having your tooth fixed!! I can not beleive you held out so long.
Oh Jamie, I'm so happy for you guys!!!!! Thanks for updating us so quickly, I know there were lots of people waiting to hear how it went!!
What a great appt. I bet you have the biggest smile on your face, as you should!
I am glad to see your posting again!
Tea, I hope things get better, I think of you often!
Jamie - That is such Great News!!!
You must be so relieved. Congratulations and I wish you nothing but healthy baby/pregnancy vibes!!
Janel, it is still hard for me too. People keep assuming that this is my first pregnancy and I mostly just let them. It is hard to tell them because it hurts so much. :bighug:
Jamie I just read your latest post! What wonderful fantastic news!!! I'm soooo happy for you!~!
It will take some time but it will get easier, promise.
Now that the infections are clearing up and the dentist got me some better pain killers, I can't believe it, either. Years ago when I was 20, I'd had my wisdom teeth pulled, observation of an issue courtesy of my mother who said I was snapping at her. (I said, "It's not my teeth! You are just annoying me!") She noticed some things going wrong with my teeth in front and said that I had a headache but didn't know it. A trip to the dentist with me rolling my eyes at her as she told the dentist what was wrong, he x-rayed my mouth and found three of them sitting on major nerves, the other coming in sideways. :? A couple days after having them extracted and the medicine wearing off, I felt like I'd woken from a nightmare. It's hard to imagine how pain can creep up on us and seem normal. What is happening now is almost as dramatic.
Tea, you crack me up! Now I know why I love reading your journal! You really help to make me feel better! It sucks you are hurting, but the meds are nice, huh? As for Mr Coffee, kick him!! :bighug:
Diane is back!
:cry: My heart is with you today on the sad anniversary of your miscarriage. :cry:
TY Tea! I wanted to say that if Mr Coffee is feeling like that, then we should hook up! jay is the same way, only we don't even go anywhere together! my outings are limited to being with the boys!!!
Diane-- my vibes are so string for Sir Mikey that if you get an earthquake tomorrow. . . it's me.
Edited to say: strong!
Diane I hope all goes well tomorrow :bigarmhug:
It's great to see you back Diane. I'm praying for Mikey's surgery and for you to be at peace today.
Just letting you know I am thinking of Mikey and you also today!
Feel the love, Diane! You are on our minds!
Thinking of you, Janel. I'm sorry to hear about your step sister.
Hoping for the best for your family in your 2ww.
Janel....I just wanted to give you :bighug: because I remember my parents not showing up for Brendan's funeral either....:bighug:
Keeping it al crossed for you in the 2WW!
I'm sad for you about your sister dying. On your other sister not going-- people handle death so strangely. If it's any consolation, if someone doesn't show up at a funeral because they don't want to go and make lame excuses, assume that they'd say something callous and that you'd not want them there, anyway. I had a Hospice client's husband tell me that as he contemplated the funeral and a close family member who lived near by probably not showing up and then my client said, "She speaks without thinking. You probably don't want her there anyway!" Her husband's eyes lit up and he joked, "Does that mean I can carry a grudge for what I think she'd have said?" He'd carry a gruge because he didn't like her anyway!
With babies it's hard because some people don't feel the loss and have no connection to supporting the people who did feel it.
Have fun in the 2WW-- I'd get into that and if AF reared her ugly head, I'd realize that I really did want to be pregnant and be like, "I had a name picked out! This one would be the Nobel Peace Prize winner for science in forty years!" If she didn't arrive and I was seeing double on the test stick, I'd be running around the house, "I'm so excited! Oh sh--. This is so exciting! Now look what I've done. This is so exciting! Oh my gosh what did I get myself into?" Good vibes to you!
Janel, I am so sorry the hear of your step sister.
Diane I hope Mikey's surgery went well.
Rose, I hope all goes smoothly in the coming weeks for the birth of Baby Julia. I am looking forward to hearing the birth announcement of a very special princess!