Jo--I'm sorry to hear about the GD! I'm glad you have such a positive attitude about it, though, and are taking measures to take care of you and baby! If you all keep having c sections, I'll be all on my own waiting for baby after February 1st or so!
helena---I find it so hard when there is digestive pain! It scares you because it feels like something is happening, so you're paying attention to every pain there is. lol Glad you're okay though!!
Dragon--that is SUPER about the weight loss! I can't wait---I hope I have luck like that! Three cup sizes is INSANE! Oh my goodness--I don't know if I'll be able to hold myself up with that dramatic of a size difference! lol
So here's a question for the ones who already have babies----does your breast size shrink after you feed each time? If so, then how does a bra EVER fit?
Helena! We might actually have them the same day then! How exciting knowing the time she will arrive!
Thanks hun. No it's not been straight forward at all! But I still wouldn't swap it for the world. It will be worth it
I'd rather a planned section than an emergency one as at least hubby can arrange to take some time off to help me out and we can plan stuff in.
Oh Sierra! You have to make it to Valentines Day! One of us has to give birth on 14th!!
Jo - I am sorry to hear about your GD, but I am glad that you are taking it in stride. Your positive and sunny outlook are a real blessing. I'm not sure I would be so calm or happy if I found out about all the different complications.
Helena - It is way cool that you and Jo will be having your babies on the same day. I hope that your stomach settles down and behaves its self.
Sierra - I'm in the same boat as you. We'll be waiting around here looking at adorable babies and wondering when ours are finally going to come. I am hoping she comes a week or so early, but I'm sort of counting on her being late. I guess we'll see...
Dragon - I'm glad that you seem to be having a decent time with pumping and getting your two adorable babies fed. That is awesome that you are actually 4lbs below pregnancy weight. I'm hoping that I'll be able to get back down once my little one arrives. I know breastfeeding helps, but it is nice to have the poster-child for it on here with us!
My pains last night were so period like...I feel like a first time mum, since I have never had a proper contraction.
Boob wise they do shrink gradually over time. Pretty much back to pre pregnancy size. They do shrink slightly after each feed but only a bit. More a change in texture..like before the feed they are like rocks, then baby feeds and they deflate and go softer. Floppier. We do go through a range of bra sizes over the breastfeeding experience though it is true!..
Jo, BOO for more complications!! Luckily your LO has you for a Mommy, and you're doing everything right for the both of you. It will be kind of nice to know which day she's coming to prepare, though! And as Helena said, she'll be beautifully fluffy and cuddly when she's born
Dragonfly, good job on the weight loss! Wow! I will definitely be trying to breastfeed again this round, and you've given me yet ANOTHER reason to do it! Wowzers.
Helena, I'm glad the period pains have gone away. I hope it's just digestive! I'm back to the first-trimester #2 blues, where I'm lucky to go every 2 or 3 days. It's very uncomfortable
Kellen, how did your interview go?
Sierra, I may be around here on February 14th, who knows?? I secretly hope not! I already feel like my tummy is going to rip open! We should all guess which day babies will come and see who can get closest, lol.
Ultimately, no matter how or when they all get here, I'm so thankful for each of our babies that enters the world, wet and squirming, full of innocence and promise. We're all almost there!!!
Unfortunately the interview was not all that I had hoped for. The first issue was that it was a group interview, which I had not been informed about. Also I was the only one calling in so I did not have the benefit of knowing when people were either A) pausing or B) finished speaking. Secondly apparently I was supposed to have been sent a list of questions that we would be asked so that I could prepare... Never saw these questions so I had to answer off the top of my head.
I did email the person who had arranged the interview and explained my position (this was after I clung to DH and sobbed about how awful I had done). She apologized since she was supposed to have attached the questions for me in an email. She said that she would let the hiring board know that I had been placed at a disadvantage. I will hear back on Monday whether or not I advanced to round 2.
Argh! I'm so sorry, Kellen! How frustrating Hopefully the board will take it all into consideration and realize that you WERE at a significant disadvantage! I've done only one phone interview in my life, but I remember it being really stressful. Not being able to read someone's body language makes it really tough. I'm sure you did better than you thought, though. Fingers crossed for good news! The Pacific Northwest is an amazing place to live, and it sounds like a great move for your whole family.
Wamommy - I had exactly the same thought today - that my tummy may actually rip open soon! I think I used the same word about 20 minutes ago. I have no idea how I can grow for 28 more days..and that is cutting 13 days off the genuine target of due date..it's amazing. I can no longer cross my legs sitting at a table, I waddle like an overweight penguin in pain. Or groan like a 90 year old when I get up. Good lord, this s the most pregnant I have ever felt in any of my pregnancies!
My kids and husband have been off school / crèche / work for the last 2 weeks but go back next Monday. How I will cope with school runs etc again I have no idea..I must find a way to get mobile again, feel I have slowed down over the holidays! I need maternity leave now, such a pity it isn't heading my way!...
Sorry the interview wasn't all you hoped for kellen...fingers crossed all will work out x
Sorry about the interview Kellen. It might be better than you think though x fx'd!
I hear you on the waddling Helena! It's getting tough now that's for sure. I was thinking the same thing about Christmas. I think it was such a busy time before Christmas that I wore myself out, then slowed down when hubby was off work and then found it hard to start again.
I can't even get comfy on the sofa now. I have to perch on the end or just lay down on the bed. I feel like a beached whale!
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