I'm actually thinking of nixing the midwife anyway. Not because I want to give birth in the base hospital (ew!), but because I think I want to give birth at home -- alone. Tim is so not comfortable with this
We did a little more digging around, and unearthed this birthing center that is covered by our insurance, because it operates under an OB but employs certified nurse midwives. It sounds really, really nice...
On a fun note, I got in the baby's dust ruffle and valance yesterday! I am so excited! The lady did a REALLY good job! It looks and smells so fresh and clean! Tim and I are going to put it up this weekend.
I spoke with my Bradley instructor afterwards and told her about our maybe-change in plans and she said a great idea would be to take a doula with us. The midwife in the birthing center setting obviously couldn't be with us all of the time, and she said a doula would be valuable
I am just amazed by this little boy already! He is this whole little person with his own idiosyncrasies. He did some funny things (legs by his head, thumbs up, punching at the transducer) and we were all laughing.
And I just got this huge ache for my own baby boy. I wanted to hold him so bad! I am just so done with being pregnant, I want October to be here! I am ready for that next step! I know I'll miss certain aspects of being pregnant and my pre-child life, but we are so ready to be parents already.
I got the chance to speak with one of the agencies we're considering for adoption next spring, and they said we could pretty much get started anytime after the baby arrives.
Unbeknownst (love that word) to me, there was lots of red chili pepper flakes on the slices. I ate them thinking they were spicy, but not really caring. After I let them settle in my tummy for a bit, I lay down to try to sleep. And then I burst out laughing because I gave my poor baby son a bad case of the hiccups!
Baby Boy kicks a lot when I recline myself back on the couch! It's so funny to feel him, and almost a little alien. Somehow I imagine worms or snakes in my belly - ewww! But thankfully it's just my tiny little son's feet or hands
Yesterday Tim and I went shopping for a pair of capris for me and ended up getting Baby Boy a bunch of stuff instead! It was so much fun though! Old Navy was having an awesome sale and we couldn't resist. Here's what we got him: