I was in the same boat with DS sleeping when DD was born. I took the opportunity of being up at night to take the time to put him back to bed when he woke, for the most part anyway. He STILL trys to sneek into our bed at night! DD did really well transitioning out of our bed and isn't usually a problem. I don't know that I really have any advice, but I wish you the best of luck How are you feeling overall?
It's great to get to know you. We are in Wa also, more towards Seattle. We are also of the same religion. I look forward to following your journey as you welcome your little boy.
I'm still feeling good overall. At one of my appointments, Dr. I. said that LO's head was off-center in my pelvis, and I figure he must be on the right side, because my right hip feels kind of like the nerves in it are pinched. It kind of comes and goes. Other than that discomfort, I'm feeling good and like I won't mind being pregnant a few more weeks.
My brother called yesterday and said he and his wife are going to drive up here from Utah for their spring break, the 3rd week of March. They'll be gong to Seattle first, to see the city and visit my aunt and uncle and then they'll be coming here for a couple of days. Hopefully I will have had the baby by then and they'll get to see him.
Have I explained what is going on with my parents? My mom wants to come help out after the baby is born, like she did when DD was born. Well, they're in Japan right now. Yeah. My dad's company got bought up by another company and his job was lost in the merger, so he got another job, but they have to move from TN, where they've lived for almost 12 years, to FL. My dad is taking a few weeks off between the end of the first job (who gave him a great severance package), and the start of the new one and they're traveling. They went to Belize first to stay at a really fancy island resort and now they're in Japan (where my dad served as a missionary when he was young). They put their house on the market before they left and they already have an offer, but the closing date is supposed to be March 12. So, I don't know how they're going to work all of that out. It'll be okay, though. My aunt says she can come help out if my mom doesn't make it.
Well that's great that you don't mind being pregnant for a few more weeks!
Yeek, I hope things work out w/ your parents. Sounds a bit complicated! Especially since wherever they are, they would have to fly out to you.
For us, it's sort of similarish b/c we would like my parents to be here to watch Micaiah and even though they live only two hours away, with all of this snow, they could easily be snowed in when the baby comes. Where they live is a remote part of the county and their road is sort of last priority when it comes to being plowed/salted. Plus, they have to go over the mountains to get to us. So we definitely have to have a back up plan! Right now it's our neighbor across the street, but if I end up going into labor in the middle of the night or something, I don't know how it will work!
We have a couple people from church who have said they'd be willing to watch DD when we go to the hospital. One has teenage daughters at home who love DD and the other is our friends who have a daughter the same age. So, we have a plan and a back-up plan for her. And I'm sure one of our neighbors would watch her in the unlikely event that both of the other two are not available. If we have to go after she's asleep, we might just have to wake her up.
Nothing really to update. I'm not having an appointment this week because my doctor is out of town. Nothing really going on as far as pressure waves goes. I'm just working on trying to get some cleaning and organizing done before the baby gets here. I also need to go to the grocery store today because we're running out of food.
That is good you have so many back up plans. We only have one plan and i hope that she does better than what she has shown us so far, it's DH's mom. We never know if she is going to be home when we call her and she doesn't always answer her cell phone. I know i have some lady's in our ward that would be more than willing to watch him in case we can't get a hold if DH's mom.
I hope the little boy stays put until your doctor gets back. Good luck with everything!
Yesterday, we went to the library for storytime, though we didn't actually get there until the storytime was over and they were just doing the craft. I saw a few of the ladies from church there. People were asking me how I'm doing and I honestly said I feel good. One of them told me that she always knew she was ready to have the baby when she felt miserable, and I said I didn't have that happen last time and I don't think it will this time either. I guess part of why I feel good is that I don't get very big.
Last night, we had DD's gymnastics class at a different time than usual because of Monday being a holiday. I saw my friend who had 2 of her babies at home because her DS is in the class at that time.
This morning, we went to the MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) group, which is held at my neighbor's church. MOPs is an international Christian organization for moms of young children, if you haven't heard of it. DD actually went to her class for quite a while, and didn't cry the whole time. The topic was on talking to your kids about sex, and I thought it was really good. We watched a video of a presentation by Mary Flo Ridley, and one thing she mentioned was that children tend to ask about birth before they ask about conception "How is the baby coming out?" is more of a wonder than "How did the baby get in there?" Interestingly, before the presentation started, we were talking at our table about how my neighbor wasn't sure how to answer that question, and one of the other ladies said she just told her kids that "some" babies come out through a cut in the mommy's tummy and she left it at that. I personally had a big problem with that, but I kept my mouth shut. The speaker on the program made it clear that we should tell our kids about both vaginal and c-section birth, and gave an example of an age appropriate way to explain vaginal birth to young children, which I thought was excellent.
Well, I'd really love to update my lodge, but there really isn't anything going on. Yesterday, I tried out a receipe for barbacoa pork and it turned out pretty good. Not quite as good as Cafe Rio's (which we don't have here, and I miss it!), but it was good!
I think my doctor is back in town now, so I shouldn't have to worry about her missing the birth. No signs yet that this baby is going to make his appearance any time soon. I get occasional pressure waves, but they haven't been very intense lately--today they were mostly like Braxton-Hicks. I haven't seen any mucus plug yet, so I'm thinking it will probably still be a while, but I don't mind.
Hi Brittany! Just checking on you. Sounds like you are staying busy and enjoying your last weeks of this pregnancy. About telling children how babies come out - I have a funny story. When our 5th was born, my oldest DD was soon to be 7. So I told her about the "special hole" between the legs where the baby comes out. Well, soon after that she was taking a bath and my DH peeked in on her and she said to him "I found the hole!" LOL He about died. He was quite surprised or embarrassed.
Now she is nearly 9 and I have started to think about how and when to have more of a puberty talk. fun fun!
Oh my! "I found the hole!"
My neighbor told this story about how children are curious about the anatomy of the opposite sex: When her DD was a little younger than my DD, her DH was home alone with her. He was changing her diaper and she kept saying "no tail!" And he was like "no, silly, you don't have a tail." Then she pointed to his crotch and said "Daddy tail!" When she came home, her DH was very distraught that their daughter thought he had a tail.