This is a bit of a poor-me post.... haha
With my other pregnancies, it seemed like everyone around me was in a bigger hurry than I was to have the baby out. I was content in the end and didn't want to rush things.
This time is totally different. I'm feeling a little "done". I'm thinking it could be the time of the year? I'm sick of wading through snow and being paranoid about falling on ice, bundling up the kids in winter gear, my winter coat doesn't close and I can no longer reach the centre of the windshield on the van to scrape off ice. I guess it's the winter blahs combined with being huge and pregnant. I just hate feeling cranky, and I've been pretty cranky for the last week or so.
And then I worry that I won't feel better when the baby does decide to come. What if I feel more tired and add housebound on top of things?
If we have another baby I'm totally planning on another fall birth.
DD - Nov/06, DS - Sept/08, DS - Mar/11
Awww hugs to you. I know it is hard. This weather does NOT help either.
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
I totally get you with planning a baby around the seasons!!! People used to say this to me and I never really got it until I had been pregnant a couple of times. It really can make all the difference with energy levels and general wellbeing. I have the opposite problem here, mild winters and (this year especially) hot summers....so I would go for (although this is NOT happening) another spring baby
Hope your day gets better (((HUGS)))
DD3 & DD4 03/11
I had an appointment with my GP today. Everything is looking good (blood pressure, fetal heart rate, etc.). And little guy is still head-down. He offered to do a cervical check if I wanted but I declined. The baby is still floating up so high, I find it really hard to imagine that my cervix is anything by high, posterior and closed.
I hope the weather is kind when I do go into labour. The hospital that my doctor catches babies at is an hour away. If there's a snow storm then I'll be forced to go to the local hospital. One obstetrician there is definitely not natural birth friendly. He still does routine episiotomies for crying out loud, and I'm not sure how much better the others are (I think there are 3 in total?).
DD - Nov/06, DS - Sept/08, DS - Mar/11
Sounds like a good, boring appointment. Those are always good. I hope the weather holds out and you can deliver where you'd prefer.
Btw, I think there is no better place for a poor me post or vent than your own lodge. I say you can write whatever makes you feel better.
Owen Michael 4/05 Grey Neil 5/07 Alice Katherine 4/6/11
boring appointments are good ones. I know how you feel about wondering if you'll feel better after the birth, I felt the same way, throwing up, major discomfort due to me being bigger with Williams pregnancy, I never thought I'd feel better. I do though and i'm sure you will too, other than the having a newborn baby and I"m tired I feel really good otherwise, all the symptoms of the last 9 months are gone lol, crazy me misses the pregnancy already though
I questioned my MW about the episiotomy and she said docs rarely do routine ones anymroe, but I distinctly remember when I was in labour with Aidan that the nurse yelled at the OB on call and told him "don't you dare cut her" . just make it clear you dont want it.
Married to Mark 05.25.07
DD Stella Gabrielle - 12.31.07
DS Sebastien David - 01.06.09
DD Selene 'Lilu' Katherine Alice 03.16.11
Homebirthing, breastfeeding, attachment parenting momma
So I'm a little late to the party, but congrats on your lodge! I love reading all the entries so far... I loved reading about your first vbac and really hope #3 here makes his entrance just as awsome as his older sibling...
Being in FL, I'm sure you could kill me for our beautiful weather right now... mid-70s, nice breezes... but don't worry, I'll get what's coming to me with awful muggy, hot summers right as I'm due in June! LOL!