It’s Not Fair, It’s Not Fair, IT’S NOT FAIR!

May 16, 2007

Imagine me stamping my foot and shaking my head as I say that.  I’m in need of a little juvenile tantrum for a minute before I grow up again and get over it.

My mom called me this morning to tell me my older brother and SIL (the good ones) found out yesterday that they’re having a girl.  If you’re keeping track, that means every single other pregnant woman I know is having a little girl. Say it with me: it’s not fair!  That is the final straw to prove to me that I’m bound to be the different one gestating a little boy.  How come they all get what I want?  At least I won’t be the least bit surprised when the ultrasound tech tells me in another week and a half that our baby does indeed have a penis.

I know once I get used to being the only one with little boys, I’ll come to actually like being special.  I’ll find all the great things about having little nieces but no nephews.  I’ll see my little baby boy and forget that I ever wanted a little girl; I’ll actually pity my brothers for having to put up with little girls.  But I think I’m owed a short-lived tantrum until then, right?

In other news, I finally called the doctor again yesterday about feeling bad.  Things had just continued to get worse since I talked to her about it at the appointment on Thursday.  Apparently the lab results had come back, and I don’t have a UTI.  There was, however, enough random bacteria in the sample for her to suggest putting me on a short course of antibiotics to make sure I didn’t have anything in my system that was making me, and possibly the baby, sick.  That’s exactly what I was hoping she would do.  Hopefully in the next two to three days I’ll be back to feeling normal again.  If not, I get to go get blood work done on Monday.  Fun.  Better than being sick anyway.

Thank you for all the comments and advice on yesterday’s post.  Boy, am I glad I waited until a Monday to post it, since you all came back with the work week like I hoped.  Could I get some more of that great helpful advice?  Here are the specific products I was looking at.  If you’ve had any experience with these products, I’d love to hear about it.  Even if it was just a friend of a friend who raved about it or hated it or whatever, I’m anxious to hear that.  I don’t want to replace a perfectly good baby swing, for example, if I’m not positive I’m getting something way better.

  • breast pump–This is the one I was looking at before all the advice yesterday, so thanks for convincing me I was looking at the right one.  It helps that the kit that works with a hospital-grade pump that I used the whole time I breast-fed PJ is the same brand and would be an extra kit to use with this (I think).
  • baby swing–I saw a newborn using this a few weeks back and thought it was the coolest thing.  Not only does it swing both directions (back and forth, and side to side), but it’s more comfy than the bigger-baby swing we have.  Oh, the best part?  It plugs in!  That’s right; we won’t have to replace its batteries every day or two.
  • diaper bag–This is my current favorite, based on online reviews.  I refuse to buy a diaper bag without seeing it in person, though.  I’m so picky about stuff like that.  It has to be big enough for all the toddler and baby paraphernalia that I take everywhere with me, but not too huge or bulky.  We’ll see what I think about this after I’ve seen it in person.
  • baby sling–I’m excited about this if it works like I’m imagining.  I’m not sure how it compares to the equally popular Maya wrap, though.

Thoughts?  Opinions?