Monday, April 14, 2008

Random Monday

First off, thank you to everyone that read my (rather long) rant about my mother's reaction to our Baby Boy. I was feeling really down about it and wondering if I was expecting too much from her, but your comments helped to reinforce that I am not the one who is out of line. Even just writing all of that was really cathartic to me, so thanks again.

I am exhausted today. We had a busy weekend, with a friend and her two boys, 5 and 3, at our house. She is traveling from another state and was really tired by the time she got here on Friday. The end result? I ended up watching the boys for pretty much the entire time. I love these kids like they are my own and she has always been very supportive during our fertility struggles, so it's not a big deal that I ended up doing a lot of work this weekend. But boy, am I paying for it now with exhaustion that hearkens back to the days of first trimesters past.

To further add to the fatigue, I also am leaving early tomorrow morning for a three day work meeting. These meetings are always long, nerve-wracking, and not good for getting any rest. I will have a roommate. Hope she doesn't mind my multiple trip to the bathrooms and restlessness at night!

Baby Boy is moving a lot more this past week. I feel him at least once during the day, and usually a lot more than that. It is comforting to feel him moving about in there. My next OB apppointment is this coming Monday. I can't believe that I will have made it three weeks without any (major) freakouts! Here's hoping, anyway!


Jen said...

I feel like saying it again. Your mother WAS out of line.

I hope you are less tired soon. I feel your pain.

Fertilized said...

3 weeks w/o a freak out is superb! Have a good trip

Joy said...

If I were your roomie... I wouldn't mind! It'd be exciting to room with a pregnant woman. Pregnancy is so fascinating and beautiful and amazing. I can't imagine anyone being bothered by your midnight bathroom trips!

Tracy said...

Be careful on your trip, and try to get rest whenever you can!

I keep praying I'll make it just one week without a freak out. So far, no good. I'm so happy for you!

Kristen said...

The fatigue is still wearing me down too. I fall asleep around 930pm every night.

YAY for no freak-outs! I'm still working on that but I have used the doppler much less with feeling him moving. The nuttiness is slowly fading :)

Mel said...

Praise God for your peace in this time... I hope it stays strong.
*hugs* (and prayers, as always)

Nicole said...

Hi there, I have been reading your blog for a couple of months now and every time I have been glad to see how well you are doing with your pregnancy. I also wanted to thank you for your blog, which has given me some unexpected support today. Last week I found out I was pregnant for the first time, but last night I had a miscarriage at 6w2d. It was 10 PM when it started and I insisted (hysterically) on going to the ER, and my beta was a lousy 17. This morning when I woke up the first thing I did was go to the very start of your blog and read the whole thing, and I admire your strength and courage so much. We're going to try again, because this little one made us realize how much we do want a family, and I am scared to death of everything associated with that, but I hope that I will be able to take a page from your book and approach it with bravery, and humor. Good luck to you and best wishes for a continued healthy pregnancy.

Jen said...

It is exciting that you're feeling your little boy more and more. I'm anxiously awaiting Spot's first flutterings.

I've never had to have a roommate on a business trip, and I don't think I'd like it. Hopefully you're rooming with somebody you like!

Maria said...

So wonderful that you can feel baby boy move!!

I'm so sorry about what your mother has been putting you through, but like others have said, her behavior is unacceptable and out of line. I hope you can distance yourself from her negativity and that in time she will come to realize how badly she's treating you.

Antigone said...

Have a great trip if you can.

You know, sometimes, I wonder if my friends and family read what I wrote online if they would finally get it.