Abby - did you get your results from your test? Hope you're in the clear!
How's everyone doing? It's been so quiet in here!
Sorry to be a whiner...my update..I spent last week at home with a sinus infection and now have some really sexy nasal drip going on. It's so attractive. Really. To make things more fun, I'm limping because my sciatica is acting up so both my lower back and left knee are wrapped AND I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder which is making my right arm basically useless. I'm ridiculous right now. I'm looking at my gym clothes, including the maternity running gear I was so optimistically hoping to use, and just shedding a tear. If you read this while wondering if I need some cheese to go with my w(h)ine - I'd like it with a cracker too!
Hey Autumn! I'm sorry to hear about your sinus infection and sciatica, how awful. As for exercise...the best laid plans, huh? I'm in the same boat. I know that I for one did not anticipate how much pregnancy was going to mess with my body! I'm having some retroactive sympathy for all the pregnant women I used to secretly resent so much. I will gladly share the crackers with you, though. I'm making a mental list of all the things I want to eat once heartburn/pregnancy no longer prevent it... a nice ham sandwich, a rare steak and sushi are currently at the top of my list!
AFM: I finally admitted I need some help this week and we hired house cleaners (they are coming today!) Although physio has helped my shoulder, I just can't keep up with cleaning the house and it's been dragging me down. I guess I'm a bit of a clean freak, I just like things to be nice and clean, it helps my mental state. My husband has helped but he's working full-time too and then he twisted his ankle so now he's also doing physio, haha. It's just too much. I feel kind of ashamed about how dirty things have gotten, I don't know why, but I think it'll be a big help even if we have to stretch the budget to make it work.
Has everyone been buying the stuff you need? We've got all the biggest items now I think - car seat, stroller, bassinet/crib. The bub is still a real kicky boots and growing well. It's weird for me to see all the new "due dates" threads here - people are due into October now! We aren't the new kids anymore. These babies are coming soon!
p.s. I was wondering whether anyone might be interested in joining a (private) Facebook group so we can keep in touch and share photos and things? I'm not comfortable posting a lot of stuff publicly here but it might be nice as we start having our babies and may not check the forums as much. Just gauging whether there's interest!