Hope you kick that cold asap.
Great job on your own henna, it looks great!
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
I love the henna, great job!
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
Well, i'm FINALLY mostly over the cold! yay!
And today is DD's 2nd birthday, my baby is getting so big!
Had my 36 week OB appt yesterday, the more i work with certain OB's the more i think that my birth is going to go exactly as i want it to (within reason i mean- nothing is perfect but i dont think i'll be fought on most of my birth preferences, and i know i will be encouraged to go drug free etc)
Even though i don't really believe that the 36 week routine u/s i had was really needed, i did go with it because its a relatively harmless procedure IMO and it ensures that the OBs have nothing to worry about and nothing to intervene with. Baby was measuring 6 lb 13 oz, which was a full 3 oz behind what i was sure that this baby would be, gauging by DD, but either the u/s was off of this baby is just a little smaller than DD i'm looking forward to several things now- 1. not having any OB's try to scare me into a c-section or induction based on the baby's size since projected 40 week weight is uner 9 lbs instead of closer to 10 like DD might have been. 2. not thinking i'll go before 38 weeks and miss my last few chances to work and make money (my last work day is at 38 weeks 2 days, hoping to make it all the way through, but oh well if i don't, i finally started training the girl who is taking over my shifts!)
so this estimated weight (i know it can be wrong) is pretty comforting at least! had a GBS swab, short conversation with the OB who told me at this point we're just waiting for me to go into labor, and i was given permission to go any time, but i'm planning on waiting until friday at least to be 37 weeks.
i also made my next appt for wednesday and got in with the most on -demand OB inthe office who i never even saw with DD until i was being discharged from the hospital! so i'm taking my birth preferences in for her to add to my file. i think the only one they can even argue with is the "please allow me to eat and drink if i am able" and i plan on staying home as long as possible anyway so i won't need to be hungry at the hospital!
I have a pre-birth appt and pre-registration at the hospital on monday, and they do the carseat check at that time to keep things nice and simple at discharge, but i've hit a snag. the cold weather has frozen the mechanism in the back passenger door of our mazada MPV, so i can't reach across from the driver's side with a baby, and i'm not sure where to move the carseat to. its like a minivan with 2nd row bucket seats and 3rd row bench seat, but kinda cramped, and with 2 regular doors instead of a sliding one.
I think our best bet is to put the infant seat in the middle of the back seat, beside DD's convertible seat which is FF in the back seat on the driver's side. I think thats the only way to reach both carseats from the one working door. the 2nd row bucket seat on the driver's side is like permanently tipped forward so we can get DD in and out eaisly anyway. That will be a fun adventure for morning not my favorite thing to do to climb in and out of the car at this stage, sitting in the carseat to snug it up etc.
Pre-brith appointment for pre-registration and paperwork at the hospital today! I'm starting to get excited Then i THINK DH and i are taking DD to the waterpark, and that will feel SOOOO nice
And for more exciting news : i had a pretty long day yesterday, ran around doing chores all morning, went to work, got home and packed DD up for a birthday party with a friend, so after sitting at her house for a couple hours i started getting uncomfortable. and i just happened to be trying to relax and started watching her clock. i was getting uncomfortable for like 30 seconds every 5 minutes. but i'm not quite ready to have this baby, and it was a LONG day, so i asked for a big glass of water. and felt nothing for 15 minutes, then it faded completely. Stress induced pre-labor! at least i kno my body is getting set up! suddenly glad i have this appt today to register because if DH is correct then sunday is D-day!
Guess dates can be pretty accurate. When I was due with DS2 I had a feeling about, or around, the 22nd and I went into labor that night. With DS1 I was way off though. Like 10 days off. lol. I was right about the 8 in it though. DH was right with him.