anniemarie - thanks! Nah he didn't take it so well but who would? we both still love each other, but we can't be together right now. we both need to get our life together first, and learn to focus on whats important: our daughter. so I'm now living with my parents, and during the last year and a half i've only seen them a couple of times. Feels weird to be back to the one place I swore never to return to, lol. you do what you gotta do though :)
@hoot- I really hope you're birthday turns out ok. I had mine on Friday. Nothing super special. DH got me one present but nothing to unwrap. My kids gave me great homemade gifts and I spent the day thrift shopping with my mom. We went out to dinner but it turned out to be a less than spectacular meal. We came home and made dessert as a family and it turned out to be a disaster. All in all, it was a little disappointing but my husband has never been really big into birthdays so I was pretty happy with what I got.
Turned out that on Monday, DH woke me up with a surprise that I would need to drop the kids off at my mom's house and that we were going to get away for a couple days. We just got back today and it was so wonderful. He planned the whole thing without me knowing. He has never done anything like this before. He said he wanted to go on a weekday so that he wouldn't miss spending time with the kids on Saturday and they could still be part of my birthday. We also have our Anniversary coming up this week so it was kind of a big hoo-ha for both. I am feeling very spoiled.
@Mikayla- welcome to the thread!
@misstoon - I'd be mad too! We decided to wait for our second baby and our technician didn't even look. She kept mentioning different parts as his/her but she mentioned from the beginning that it didn't matter what pronoun she used because she didn't really know. Luckily, you will get to find out for sure on Sunday.
I keep thinking that we need to come up with a new name for "baby." Its quite confusing because Gideon is also "baby". Poor little guy is already going to have to deal with being replaced when "new baby" comes.
@stellam- New house, new truck, new baby! Lucky you. Moving is hard, do you have help?
skarassoona - I dont know how old your kids are but maybe you could get them to come up with a nickname for the new baby? to get them more involved i mean. it might make Gideon feel less replaced. at least thats how my parents did it when they were expecting me. :) sound like you had a great birthday/anniversary!
I'm a little nervous about when the baby will be born. I know i can't decide the date, but I'm due December 11th and it's my mother's birthday five days after. I really, really don't want the baby to be born on that date, hopefully not the day before or after either. At least I'm due fairly early in december, so I won't have a baby on Christmas Eve. I'll do anything to make sure of that :p
when are everybody due? is there a list somewhere? I haven't had the time to look through the thread yet. :)
@mikayla: there's a list of members and their due dates in the very first post on this thread! I'm due 12/8 so just a few days before you :)
cvdutch31 - Ahh, thanks! I should have known..pregnancy brain :D
To a point, I call all of my children "baby/babies" so its not quite like its his personal nickname. My Daughter does stubbornly insist that we call our newest arrival "new baby" and Henry wants to call it "Olive." I mentioned that Oliver might suit a baby brother better but he told me that Oliver is a girls' name and that Olive is a boys' name. He mostly calls it "new baby" though.
@mikayla: OMG PREGNANCY BRAIN! So funny you bring that up, over the last few days I have done the most ridiculous things! Besides the little stuff like not being able to come up with a simple word I need, I drove TWICE with the parking break on, I set the dinner table WITHOUT plates (place mats and silverware, no plates, WTH??), totally forgot to walk the dogs, and lost my engagement ring (which thankfully turned back up). And that's just the stuff coming off the top of my mind, I have been such a ditz lately I'm sure I'm forgetting some good ones. Anyone else running with the Pregnancy Brain in full effect??
Wow it's been ages since I posted on this thread! I've been feeling too sorry for myself. I have not had an easy pregnancy at all so I've been feeling all "I hate pregnancy" and "hurry up November". This week I've been trying to be more positive but I have some health issues (non-pregnancy related) that have been exacibated by pregnancy plus I've been getting migraines, atleast 1 a week, that last for 2-3days at a time and I also have SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction) and as of yesterday I am stuck on strick bedrest until baby arrives. Not easy when I have 2 young children already. I will be 25 weeks tomorrow and the end feels forever away.
I do enjoy feeling lots of kicks from my little bundle though. Baby is way more active than my girls were! :) The girls call baby "Baby tummy" but I'm not sure Annabelle really understands there's actually a real baby in there, lol.
Ladies I hope you are feeling better than I am! Are you feeling organised? I'm compleatly dissorganised and canmt do anything now I'm stuck on bedrest, I guess my husband and Mum will have to do all the baby shopping!
@cvdutch haha I have been doing some crazy stuff lately. I tried to put the trash in the fridge and pizza in a sippy cup. Ive spent 20 minutes looking for shoes that were right in front of me. Forgot the kids drinks next to the door left the takeout in the car after going to get it. Im always forgetting my train of thought and how to form words. It gets better eventually.
SOOO we went and had a 3D/4D ultrasound done and baby is a GIRL woohoo! I am so excited and so is DH. I've been catching him smiling all day. He isn't a very smiley person so its fun to see. She has the cutest little button nose! Of course im sure I could find something to gush over no matter what.
@Jazz ugh im sorry! I have had chronic migraines since I was 9 and this pregnancy has been a pain. I wish I could offer help but I know how you feel mine always last 2-3 days and have severe neurological symptoms. And nope im completely disorganized right now and it's driving me batty.