I think they understand more than we think as well. Although Hunter just lifted up my shirt the other day and patted my very loose skinned post partum belly and gave it a kiss lol. He hasn't done that since before Adelle was born so I thought he understood that the baby wasn't there anymore - who knows what he thinks! Toby being older than where Hunter was, will probably clue in better - especially once the baby gets here.
I had a great MW appointment today. I've only gained a pound. My blood pressure was 106/60. Urine negative. Baby still head down, but in a posterior position. I've been working on trying to turn it. I guess I need to be on my birth ball a little bit more than I have been
My concerns are that if my waters break early like they did last time that I'll be "on the clock" and headed for c-section land. But my MW assured me that this was NOT the case with her and no one could make me do something that I didn't want to do. She also said that she has delivered babies where the waters have been broken for over a week (not that she recommended it), but it has happened. She just said they would monitor me closely with temps, etc. She also said that she doesn't do internals so that severely limits the likelihood of infection anyways. She is such a caring wonderful woman. I am so grateful that I have found her. She is exactly what I need this time.
I am pretty excited. I just met my doula. I know that I am a little late in doing this, but I actually was never planning on having one. After talking with my MW, she really encouraged me to have one.
I definitely think that she will be awesome. She had 2 c-sections and then a VBAC, so I think she really understands where I am coming from and how important having not only a VBAC, but also a natural childbirth is to me. I stressed to her that I really need a cheerleader in the 11th hour to remind me what has become so important to me over the past couple of years. I think she will be great and I felt really comfortable with her.
Also, for some reason today, I am HOT!!!!!!!! It actually isn't even that hot of a day out, but I cannot seem to get comfortable. Anyone else experience this down the stretch?
Cool Lisa- your doula sounds perfect for you and your situation! I remember feeling like a little furnace was inside me at the end of my pregnancy. ((Hugs)) It's especially bad in the summer! I remember when I was pregnant with Hunter it being so uncomfortable! I think I filled up a kiddy pool and lounged in the back yard in ice cold hose water - very refreshing! Feel better!