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    From: 3/1/05

    {When asked who was showing yet.}

    I don't think I'm showing yet. Some discomfort when wearing a some pairs of jeans but I'm thinking that's just bloating.

    My mil thinks I'm showing though and she's the queen of pregnancy, so I guess I must be...NOT...LOL.

    Sorry, I'm a little aggravated with her right now!
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    From: 3/1/05

    {When asked about work status.}

    I'm another, "other - please specify"....

    I am not an official mom yet, but I don't work out of the home or technically in the home.

    When hubby and I got engaged I quit my office job as a marketing director and became the stay at home wife. After a while boredom started to set in and though I knew I never wanted to work in an office again, I knew I had to do something.

    I watch my cousins 3 children (ages 4, 2, & 10 mos.), on Thursdays and Fridays. The rest of the week I occassionally watch a friends 2 1/2 year daughter if she goes out to meetings, etc.

    I always wanted to be the SAHM and this gives me a chance to make a little bit of money on the side and keep me home once I have my babies. I can still watch the other children because they come to my home and I will have everything my new baby will need.
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    From: 3/3/05:

    I am very excited and this is a wonderful time in my life but I can't help feeling a little sad right now. When we found out last Tuesday and couldn't hold out and told everyone it was great!

    We basically told our immediate family members and they passed the word onto our grams, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Anyway, that day and the following day the phone was ringing off the hook! Almost EVERYONE in hubbys fam called to congratulate us. I was so happy. However, almost no one on my side has called or even sent an email. It's a bit depressing. I have 7 aunts, 8 uncles, 2 grams, 16 cousins and other various family members that we see often and spend holidays and other celebrations with. Out of all these people the only one's who have even acknowledged the news was my cousin Biz whom i'm very close with, and her mom (my aunt and godmother) who sent an email after Biz had mentioned that no one else had called me! My sister calls me every other day to see how I am doing as well.

    Now, maybe I'm wrong to feel like this. Should I be calling them? I've never been in this situation before so not sure if I'm in the etiquette wrong or right.

    Maybe it's just the hormones, but I'm really upset about this and it kind of stinks that even my grandmothers haven't called me, yet I know they both know as does everyone else and also that my mom who lives 1 1/2 miles away hasn't stopped by to see me or even called to see how I'm doing. Everyone's been asking us for the past 2 1/2 years since we got married when we were finally going to have a baby and now we are and it seems (by their actions...or non-actions that no one gives a crap.)

    Okay, maybe I'm feeling sorry for myself. I apologize to you all I just needed to vent and get it all out. Despite being exhausted last night thinking of this kept me lying awake for over an hour in bed last night. If I'm in the wrong, PLEASE tell me! Maybe they all feel I should be calling them.

    Thanks Everyone for listening!

    My reply to responses:

    Thanks Andrea & Tea,

    I am thinking about calling them, but at the same time, this is the way it's always been in my family. Since there's so many people, one person never makes all the phone calls, it's always been in chain of command. When I heard about everyone else being pregnant or getting married, or whatever it was from my mom who heard from my gram who was told by whoever. I've always called and sent a congrats card in the mail for whatever the occasion. (While I realize not everyone does this, it's just upsetting that almost no one has.)

    When I told Biz she was the only one to call, she even said that that was strange and basically called the whole fam lame. I will call my grams today and see how they are doing and ask them if they heard the news, but for me to sit down and call 40+ people is just impossible.

    Oh well, I guess I'm really the most upset that in over a week I've heard nothing from my mom at all. I thought she would want to be more involved and want to see how I'm feeling. Even if she couldn't stop by a phone call might be nice.

    I know, I know, I'm having a "woe is me" day, again I apologize. I promise I'll be better tomorrow!
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    From: 3/3/05

    Have you thought about who you would choose and the reasons why? If you are not having godparents, why? (If you feel comfortable telling!)

    I know it's still early but I've had mine picked out for at least the first 3 kids for a couple years now. Just wondering if anyone else has.

    We've decided on my sister Amy for gm. Not just because she's my sis but because we are very close and talk all the time. I couldn't imagine anyone else being my first childs gm.

    For gf we've chosen hubbys brother Matt. He's one of 5 kids, (4 boys), and Matt's the youngest and always seems to get passed over by the other brothers. He was my hubby's best man at our wedding and would be thrilled to be gf! He's only 19 but we know he will take it so seriously.

    We haven't asked either yet, and are waiting for at least a couple more months before we do, but we're 99% positive they'll say yes!
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    From: 3/2/05

    {When asked about morning sickness.}

    Have you thought about who you would choose and the reasons why? If you are not having godparents, why? (If you feel comfortable telling!)

    I know it's still early but I've had mine picked out for at least the first 3 kids for a couple years now. Just wondering if anyone else has.

    We've decided on my sister Amy for gm. Not just because she's my sis but because we are very close and talk all the time. I couldn't imagine anyone else being my first childs gm.

    For gf we've chosen hubbys brother Matt. He's one of 5 kids, (4 boys), and Matt's the youngest and always seems to get passed over by the other brothers. He was my hubby's best man at our wedding and would be thrilled to be gf! He's only 19 but we know he will take it so seriously.

    We haven't asked either yet, and are waiting for at least a couple more months before we do, but we're 99% positive they'll say yes!

    I know what you mean about brushing your teeth! I was fine until last night when I was brushing! Didn't throw up but my gag reflex was on full throttle. Ugggg!
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    From: 3/2/05

    I was raised Protestant, hubby Catholic but we're both non-practicing. We want to have a baptism for the baby and are discussing what religion we should raise the baby.

    We live in a HUGE Catholic area and I'm leaning more towards raising the baby this way but I know I'm going to hear it from my family.

    Before I make my final decision though I'm going to attend some churches of different denominations around here to see how their Sunday Schools are and church community is. Whichever one we find to be the best for us we will join.
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    From: 3/1/05

    Just wondering if anyone has experienced any comments or such since you've announced your pregnancy.

    I've had 2 comments made to me that kind of irked me so far....

    #1....(from my mil)...."You sure you only have one baby in there Em? Seems like you look a little heavier than you should at this stage for only one baby!"

    #2....(from my best friends husband, who is my husbands best friend.)...."Oh you're gonna be a lot of fun at the Kentucky Derby, but at least we'll have a designated driver." {We've planned this trip months ago together with them openly knowing we were trying to get pregnant.}

    Just curious...I guess I really just wanted to vent about it. Oh well, Life Goes On!

    My reply to responses:

    My MIL can be great but she also has a way of trying to make people feel like dirt sometimes. Was talking to my sil about this yesterday. She's had 3 so far and basically told me to expect this for the next 8 months. She said that with pregnancy #1...MIL repeatedly commented on the size of her boobs. #2....made all sorts of comments about how her skin was so bad. & #3....about how she should stop eating so much because baby was gonna be too fat. (Among other comments along the way.) Arggg...I wonder if her mom or mil was so critical with her 5 pregnancies and now she feels it's payback time...lol!

    As for bf's hubby....I think it may be jealousy because they found out she may have trouble having children. Of course I feel badly and I didn't say anything to him about it but I just think some comments should be kept to themselves.

    Erin...

    I may have punched her.

    I agree that the "finally got around to it" statements have gotten to me & didn't even think of that when I started this thread.

    We started trying August 2003 and didn't get pregnant until this January. For the longest time we kept hearing, "So are you pregnant YET?" or "When are you two finally gonna decide to get serious about having a baby?"

    Most of these comments were from family members who knew we were trying, but it just wasn't happening. Even my mother who when I told her the first thing she said to me was, "Well, I thought you would have been telling me this alot sooner than now."

    Kind of took away the moment for me, but what are you gonna do?
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    From: 3/6/05

    {When asked if this would be the last pregnancy.}

    This is our first and we god willing not be our last!

    Hubby wants 8, (he comes from 5). I'm thinking more of 3 or 4, but who knows what the future will hold!
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    From: 3/7/05

    It's so early but the other night we sat down and started discussing names...

    For a girl we both love Isabella (but we're having a hard time picking middle name.) I like Abigail but not sure yet.

    For a boy my hubby has had the name Sutter Michael forever. I actually kind of like the name but I'm worried about the future when kids start to be kids and make fun of it. God forbid he has a stuttering problem is all I keep thinking. Middle name for a boy will definately be Michael though no matter what because that's the name of hubbys deceased father.

    Well we have plenty of time and I'm sure we won't know for definate sure until after baby is born!
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    From: 3/7/05

    I know just what you mean about evening sickness! I have no advice other than try not to cook dinner!

    I went to a wedding on Saturday night and was mad we missed the cocktail hour so when we got to reception I ate my salad, hubbys salad, and then started eating off my cousins plate. Then came pasta and sorbet. Ate 2 servings of each of those. All of a sudden I start smelling seafood, (they were bringing out the main course) and I needed to leave. Went outside for about 5 minutes to get some air, thought I was better and came back to my table. My dish is sitting there for me with one of those metal warmer covers on it and when I went to lift it off I almost lost it! The waitress comes over, says, "What's the matter hon you're not hungry?" and starts to remove the lid. This poor lady, I slammed my hand down on top of the lid and in a not very nice way told her to leave it!

    We actually had to leave the wedding about 1 1/2 early because not only was I so tired (which I could have dealt with) but the smell of all the foods was just turning me green!

    Sorry for the long story but the night sickness thing made me think of it. Also, I really haven't been able to cook dinner for the two of us. I don't eat it and I can barely stomach through it. I feel bad but what are ya gonna do? I succeeded in making a big dinner last week but was not able to eat a bite, so I think he's gonna be eating a lot of take out for the next couple weeks!
    Em & Keith 9/21/02
    Sutter Michael 10/6/05
    Baby #2 EDD: 5/13/07
    Cute pup Hailey 12/23/03





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