gosh it sounds like we're all having a bit of a full on time at the moment! Is this mid-pregnancy crisis, do you think? hopefully it will all get a bit more manageable before we start to get too big!
@ttc1981, i've been experiencing pelvic pain too for the last month or so, or symphysis pubic dysfuntion. I've been seeing a specialist physio, which has helped to some extent, but currently my job is quite physical so the pain has worsened, and so today she put me in a pelvic support belt, gave me an ice pack for my pubic bone area, which is currently down my undies, and crutches to walk around with when it's particularly bad. and here's the crazy part - my DH is currently also on crutches due to a massive knee reconstruction op he had last week. you should see the pair of us! thank god it's funny, otherwise i might cry!
had my check in with the ob/midwife ten days ago. I'd put on 2kg in the last month, and the midwife was like 'why do you think you've put on so much weight? are you eating too much sugar?' and I was like 'erm, you try keeping the weight down when you can barely walk!' I can't wait to see her face when I go in there on Thursday with crutches!
as regards gender, i wanted a surprise, but DH wanted to know, he felt it would help him bond with the bump if he could start to personify it a little bit, and I was all for that - after all the ivf stuff, i felt like I was so much further down the line psychologically than he was, so anything to help him along would be good. i'm glad I know now, too. i think i secretly wanted a girl but had mentally prepped myself for a boy. i don't think we'll have another one after this (too old, ivf too hard), so either way, this is our baby, this is our family!