Mary - you're describing what my PP time was like! Lots of tingling in my legs and feet and I was constantly freeeeezing cold and shaking. I'm prone to anxiety, too, so then it would just escalate because I'd be convinced something horrible was happening and I'd panic about it. Turns out the tingling was from delivery/pushing and all that and went away after 2-3 weeks. Plus PP hormones do craaazy stuff to us!
I'll post more later, just don't have time at the moment......
Katie: ick, sorry Evan is sick. Hope Rory doesn't get it too :(
I definitely picked up my kids cold after thinking I was in the clear :thumbsdown: They both had fevers which I don't so I won't complain too much, but my head feels disconnected from my body. I hate being sick. The weather is supposed to be perfect here today so hopefully some time outside will be good for all of us. Dane is mostly over it aside from an occasional cough but Brekke just can't kick it. Annoying.
On another note, did you all see the 2012 SSA Baby Name list came out last night? :yahoo: Maybe I'm the only one who's been not-so-patiently waiting for it - lol! The list I *really* want though is the state-by-state popularity since where I live tends to have names from way out on the list be top 100 or 75 locally, but I have to wait another week before that one will be out. Not that it really matters, if we can just settle and both be happy on a name I'll be thrilled but I enjoy the lists all the same ;)
Mary - It really does sound like your bodies stress response, glad you are getting it checked out.
Virginia - Glad you were able to find baby and that he/she is fine.
Ashley - Hope the everyone get better quickly. Good luck with the name, DH and I always found ours early.
Not sure if I mentioned our boy name choices never got to use them.
I know Liam was really popular 4 years ago, we picked it right before it boomed in 2009, made me glad I had a girl.
And DD1's name is unisex, Dana. I've been asked if her name would have been the same if she were a boy but the answer is NO. Her middle name is a girls name, though there is a male equivalent.
Katie - Hope Evan gets well soon and hope the cold stays away from Rory.
I'm excited about the list! yay.
Mary - I hope your appointment went well this morning and you're feeling better today.
AFM: I'm feeling pretty crummy. my stomach feels off and even though it's only in the low 70s today I feel like I'm melting if I go outside. Ugh. I'm guessing the heat exacerbates my low BP. I hope it gets better soon. Otherwise this is going to be a tough summer. I don't recall having much trouble with heat when pregnant with Alex, even though he was born mid-August.
Well I got a call at 8:30ish this morning to tell me my OB was out sick. Ugh. I panicked a bit, thinking they would make me wait until next week. Something about just getting started on a treatment makes you feel a little better, you know? So anyway, they got me in with a different doctor that I had never met. I talked to him, broke down crying, etc. He gave me zoloft. I took my first dose already. I hate knowing that it takes a few weeks to kick in. I hope I get at least some benefit from it sooner. I desperately want to be able to enjoy my babies and my last ever maternity leave. This experience has convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am done having babies. I was sorta on the fence, thinking maybe one day I'd try to talk DH into a 4th... Hell NO!! I can't endure this again. Sad, but true. I'm happy with my 3 little men.
I'm glad you got started on something! I hope it helps quickly.
ETA: I don't want to find out the gender next week. The kids are counting down the days, but for the first time ever I'm not really excited about an u/s and I just realized it's the gender thing. I really don't care if it's a boy or a girl. Or, to put it better, I want both. I'm worried I'll be a little disappointed either way (although, maybe I should look at it like I'll be excited either way). I'd rather just leave it a surprise, but there's no way DH will ever go for that. Maybe baby just won't cooperate.
Virginia: GL with the baby not cooperating. Didn't pan out for me ;) unless HE decides to come out as a SHE but the tech was pretty convinced she saw a penis so I'm not planning on that happening.
Mary: glad the other doc at least got you started on something. I hope it kicks in sooner than later and life looks up again *hugs*
Amanda: Liam jumped into the top 10 this year for the US, right next to William ironically. I have a friend who is considering this name for her little guy but that might be enough to change her mind...
Managed to drag the kids to IKEA to quickly grab some Mother's Day flowers (they have really pretty orchids for $10!). Then the other Mother's Day things I'd ordered were delivered today. Woohoo, I'm done! My mom took DD out yesterday for a while to run errands with her and she let her pick out a present for me and then wrapped it...don't worry though, my very excited 3 1/2 year old has told me at least 20 times that she got me a necklace HAHA! So funny.
I love the list too. Evan is fairly popular but not Rory and our generation Associates it mostly with girls from Gilmore girls. I actually almost backed off and went with Ryland bc of that but I am so glad we decided we didn't care....names are definitely personal you have to do what feels best
Mary I hope you feel better soon you too Virginia
Omg baby fever has hit but timing is all wrong we need to wait but ahhhhh lol
Katie - That's funny, I've never thought of Rory as a girl name. But I've never watched that show, either. I think of the kids' show "Roary the racing car" haha... Same name, different spelling.
Virginia - The gender u/s is a tricky beast. You can be perfectly happy about what you got, but also mourn what you didn't get. I know I've done that all three times, even though I sincerely was happy with all my boys. Good luck with baby not cooperating. ;)
I'm still hanging in there. Still highly anxious, and now I have a UTI also. When it rains, it pours. Speaking of which, I'm reading "Down Came the Rain" by Brooke Shields about her PPD. Mine is more of a post-partum anxiety, which doesn't get as much attention, but apparently still affects about 1 in 10 postpartum women. I'm enjoying the book so far. Makes me feel a bit less alone, even though I'm not actually to the part about her PPD yet. Still reading about her struggles to TTC and difficult delivery. It sucks to feel so out of control, like I'm dying, etc. I want to be able to enjoy little man and I feel like I can't. I'm shaking constantly, have had heart palpitations, chest pain, headache... I've had two ER visits (blood pressure out of control... fine one minute, scary high an hour later), a visit with the primary care doc, and an OB visit in the last week. It's all SO unlike me. I sincerely hope this is all just an insane hormonal thing, but it's strange to me that I never had anything like this with my other two. Unreal.
Mary - I've been thinking of you a lot and checking for your updates. I'm sure like everything else every pregnancy, delivery, and PP are different. I'm so sorry this one has been so hard on you but you are getting help so I'm really hoping meds kick in for you sooner than anticipated and hormones calm down and you can just relax and enjoy your time home with all your boys (dh included lol). I'll know you're feeling better when I start to see all the FB pics come back (I have baby fever and you have a baby I keep looking for new pics...I can admit it ;))
AFM - had a nice day. I opt'd out of my family's mother's day dinner. I felt a little guilty but the place is kind of a hike and the dinner is rather long. Not particularly formal but lengthy. None of their offerings would have appealed to the boys and they weren't starting until 6. It just sounded like a night of us trying tirelessly to keep them from being disruptive. My mom was good about it but was disappointed so we stopped over there and brought her some pretty flowers. Then we made pizza and now the boys are playing elephant-fun whatever with the butterflies. A wild Mother's Day :) Hope you have all had a nice weekend!