Welcome to your lodge! Personally, from everything I've read on this board, I think the whole "fear" aspect tends to decrease exponentially with the more education a mama gives herself. Even though I ended up with a birth chock-full of interventions, I had absolutely no fear about L&D because of all the things I'd read and educated myself about.
I hope that things continue to progress positively for you and I look forward to reading your updates!
Congrats on your lodge!
I also gave birth in a place very much like the one you are going to. I would do it again in a heartbeat. They were great, I felt my decisions were respected, and I also felt safe.
We were also kind of hoping for a little boy, but I'm so thrilled with my little girl now. I totally understand!
I had my weekly appt today and found out my GBS came back negative!
I don't really feel the test means much (or that a negative now is any indication of what I would be when I deliver), but I am so glad not to have to deal with antibiotics (or refusing them) if I tested negative. One less thing to worry about.
Other than that, all the prenatals continue to be uneventful and boring...just the way we like 'em. I am measuring right on, my weight went down from last week (probably because it was a morning appt as opposed to after lunch ), my BP and her HB were great. Part of me wishes I was starting to feel a little worse...maybe that would indicate that my body is at least starting to gear up for the big event. Oh well, there is still quite a bit of time left.
I still have one more week left of work, but my coworkers surpised my and my other pregnant coworker with a little shower today...ice cream cake, yum! And they created a diaper cake for each of us with lots of cute towels, rattles and socks. It was a really nice surprise and it was actually really nice to get the diapers because we are cloth diapering, but will use disposables for a few weeks and hadn't bought any yet.
Otherwise, things are pretty status quo here...I still find it hard to believe we will meet our daughter soon. Anytime after my last day of work on the 9th would be great. And my DH is feeling better, so hopefully everything falls into place in the next week or so.
I'm glad things are going well with you! Yay for baby showers, those are so much fun!
Today was a hard one...luckily I feel better tonight, but it is amazing how exhausting simple tasks can become. I didn't sleep last night, as my BH ctx force the baby into my bladder...I was up every two hours. And since we are trying to make sure my DH's neck problem resolves, I want him to rest as much as possible...meaning no help with routine things. We had no groceries in the house, so luckily my mom met me at the store to help me...but it was still amazingly hard. Oh well, I know the end is in sight and I did come home and take a short nap, which did wonders. We installed the car seat and got some stuff around for the birth center. All you guys birthing at home, have the right idea, just from a packing standpoint, LOL!
I remember how tired the day makes you at this point. I have to say that you may never feel "bad", I was 7 days late with my second and I never even felt uncompfortable. Some babies just don't do that to ya', my first was not that way!
It is amazing how tired you get! But I really admire you for helping your dh as much as you can now. A good idea, you help him while you can before so that he can be there for you after the baby comes!
Enjoy the weekend and rest as much as you can so that you can have a great last week of work!
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
I am right there with you.. I don't think I made it out of bed for more than 2 hours total yesterday and that was to take some laundry to the basement and make lunch & dinner.
Glad to hear you are almost done with work. That does seem to take a lot out of you. I am planning on working until the end and I am already beginning to question the sanity of that.
I am so glad this is my last week of work! Only 4 more days to go. I feel that if I were able to take a nap in the middle of the afternoon, I would be all set, but without one, it's hard to concentrate and get everything done (since our company's year end is 3/31 and the timing isn't great for them to have me gone).
I have been drinking RRL tea and taking EPO...during the day there seems to be not much noticeable effect, but the few times I have taken EPO in the evening, I have woken up with intense (sort of like a menstral cramp) pain in my pelvic floor...or maybe my cervix...not sure if this is a coincidence, but I hope things are progressing. And I hope the weather cooperates next week and I am able to get out and do some walking.
I also had a moment of panic last night...I think I was just overly tired and on the brink of sleeping, but I told my DH I was worried about extreme tearing... Feel ok about it today, but I guess that means it may be at the back of my mind...