Dee - EDD June 6 2010 - TEAM BLUE!
Jennifer - EDD June 23 2010-TEAM PINK!
Hey ladies! Sorry I have been MIA - See below
Alyssa - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the kitchen. It's amazing!! How great! Awesome about all the baby stuff, isn't it fun!
Devin - Ick about the insurance, I hope it gets worked out soon. I have been struggling with mine for the past year and DH get's new insurance as of January, and it will actually be nice not to have to worry about it as much anymore.
Adrienne - I know you are on your vacation, so I hope you are having fun. Woo Hoo on being in the 5th box!!
Liz - I can't believe you are over 1/2 way!! Crazy!
Kate - I don't know if I knew if you were pregnant, so I am sorry if I didn't congratulate you! But Congrats!!!
Erin - DH was the same way when we went to our breastfeeding class. Luckily there were two other husbands in our class, so he wasn't the only one.
Leona - Glad you reached 24 weeks! Thats awesome and I am glad you will be able to not be on so much pelvic rest.
AFM - DH and I got back from our vacation last night. I am totally exhausted. The weather was okay, but not great. We golfed a bunch of days, spent time at the pool and on the boat. Grilled and went out. My SIL & I went had a great day at the salon one night and got Manicures and Pedicures, it was an awesome time.
The IL's drove me crazy. my FIL apparently made a comment to DH the last day we were there when I was working and they were out, about how many "carbs" I was eating the past few days. Okay so I didn't do the greatest at the end of vacation, but I was on vacation. and my numbers are still sort of in range, only a few were above. I am going to talk to my Dietitian about testing after my evening snack (as I usually have ice cream, or something like that) just to keep track of it. I was irritated with my FIL because this is a man who has been diabetic for 15 years and still doesn't eat right. He has a 1/2 to a whole HUGE muffin for breakfast - chocolate chocolate chip no less - so not nutritious. He has M & M's, cookies all the time. The ONLY time I usually have cheetos or something like that is with them at the lake. GRRR makes me so mad. His mother yelled at me twice (raised her voice more than yelled) because I dealt cards wrong when we were playing a game - really??
DH and I were supposed to have some alone time this week, but that didn't work. I went up to him and asked him if we could go for a walk just the two of us, and he mentioned it in front of everyone and before I knew it, all 6 of us were going.
The adventurous part of the trip was when we went out to dinner Thursday night and had to go into the basement of this Italian restaurant we were at because there was a tornado spotted a few blocks away. We were lucky we went there when we did, otherwise we might have gotten in the middle of it.
and I haven't gotten the discharge thing figured out yet. I know I should have called my midwife, but I have an appointment with her this week and I have no other symptoms, so hopefully it's nothing. We will see though....and I am starting to freak out because I have about 50 days until the due date! Crazy!!!
Wow Jess - I'm so sorry your IL's were driving you nuts! That's so annoying that your FIL was saying bad things about your eating even though he is super worse and has had to deal with it for 15 years :S And your MIL yelling at you over how you dealt cards? Wow.
I'm sorry that you didn't get any alone time with DH either. Is this the kind of situation where DH is oblivious to his family's behavior, or does he get annoyed with them too?
It does sound like you had a great time overall though, so that's great!
Alyssa - It used to be that DH didn't understand where I was coming from. But since he has been in recovery and we have been in counseling his eyes have really opened up. He said he stuck up for me with his father and said that I have been eating really well. Which I have been, I have lost about 6 pounds or so since I started eating better, baby is still moving and I had so much extra weight to start with I figure it's okay. I will talk to my MW just to make sure, but I am sure it's because I am not eating chips and bread and pasta so much anymore.
As for my MIL she is always like that! He knows how much she has annoyed me over the past 10 years. They are who they are. She is actually getting better. She is very passive aggressive. Things she has done to me in the past have been: Told me I cut up onions and eggs wrong, told me I was making mac & cheese wrong. Added more bbq sauce to beans I was making even though I already added enough, changed the toilet paper roll on me at the cabin because I didn't put it on like she does. I helped them paint their deck when we first started dating and she painted over everything I did.
Its' actually been a big struggle because DH has a lot of the same characteristics as his mother, so we have had to work through a lot of that. With him being like her and me having feelings of inadequacy and taking criticism hard it's been a struggle but we are getting through it. Sorry that was a really long response ;)
Jess - I'm glad DH is beginning to see how his family can grate on you. I remember when DH and I went to visit his parents for the first time after we got engaged and I was so upset by some of the stuff they said/did (MIL is very passive-aggressive as well). It took me a *long* time to even say anything to him because I was so worried he would think I'd be trying to separate him from his family or something. But, after talking about it, he totally understands where I'm coming from, and actually feels the same way most of the time.
That's one thing that's been very hard about marriage that I didn't really plan for: all of a sudden having a whole other family to deal with that you barely even know (at least in my case - since they live on the other side of the country I've really only spent time with them a few times).
Anyway - that was a random tangent to say that it's good that you and DH can talk about it and that he sticks up for you.
AFM - I'm starting to get overwhelmed with all the house stuff again. We just want to do so much, but of course we have limited funds :) I guess we just need to step back, prioritize, and realize we don't have to do everything RIGHT NOW.
One priority is to get me a new (for me) car, since mine is a 2-door and won't work once Baby G comes. We were just going to do a trade in, but we will get more money if we sell it privately. So, we'll try that route first.
How is everyone else doing? We've been pretty quiet lately!
Erin: Your Calm birth class sounds like it was really interesting. I hope it proves to be something you can use in the delivery room.
Jessica: Sorry about your ILs. I can totally relate. I hope things get easier with them once the baby arrives, but I am sure that's unlikely.
Alyssa: Houses are great but a lot of work. We had a huge list of projects we wanted to do before we moved in last summer, and we ran out of time and money. This summer we were going to do the kitchen, but now w/ DH only working PT and the baby coming that is being pushed off again. Happy car shopping. What are you looking to get into?
AFM: I had my first US this morning. They have set my EDD at 02/16. That is so close to Ray's EDD (02/14)... fingers crossed the new baby doesn't also come 2 weeks early. We really need a few weeks in between the two birthdays. Heart beat was 101, which is OK for 5 weeks and 6 days. I've looked a a few charts and lower heart rates during the first few weeks usually point to a girl. We would LOVE to have a girl.
I love being pregnant.
I don't love peeing when I sneeze and throw up.
That is all. :)