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April 8th, 2014

Andy finally felt the baby last night. I would yell, Andy! And he shows up and the baby stops kicking or Andy can't feel it. And I called him cos the baby kicked. But then, Andy felt it even though I didn't feel anything. So that was cool! 22 weeks and 5 days.

In the meantime, there's a wriggling being inside my belly. Strange! And awesome.

Woohoo! I got to sleep. It may be related to me eating salmon yesterday, I found myself napping (which is a rare occurrence.) I was wondering if the baby was eating up my DHA and omega-3s to make her brain and it was getting me insomniac.

I remembered one other time I was having bad insomnia I had thought: I should eat sushi tomorrow. I think I did and then I don't remember thinking about my insomnia as much.

Then I googled and found a study from this year that said that children who eat fish sleep 1 hour more each day!

I still tossed and turned and had to wake up and pee but the bright side: I went back to sleep. And had my usual crazy science fiction/fantasy dreams which involved assassinations, flying, other worlds and genetic manipulation.

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It takes a village

One of my best friends just had a baby 4 months ago and it's been so educational watching her. She's giving me tips, and I've also babysat and helped her out.

But she's struggling. I read somewhere that 10% of moms get postpartum depression. I think honestly, most moms get depressed and the 10% are depressed enough to need medical help.

I called her up and she was crying since she had such a rough morning, the baby won't stop crying. And her husband is coming back from work to help her.

I really think it takes a village to raise a child. This doing it by yourself at home while your husband is away from 8 to 5 pm, just doesn't seem right. For anyone. Especially for the mom who feels at home and trapped.

We're not going to be hesitant about people offering to babysit. You want to help, sure! Today or tomorrow?

Even if it's just to have other people around you to be with you, so you're not home alone with a crying baby.

I really wish the co-housing project in Mueller had succeeded. I want to live in an Austin village!

Anyways, I want to add that we're super excited about having a baby.

I am excited that Andy has agreed to be primary care giver, and also take care of night feeds.

Let me bold that so he remembers what he agreed to :-D

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