Congrats on making it to full term huni!
After reading about the adjustments and other remedies you've gone through, even I feel relaxed. Yay for last days of work!
Wow. I was also moved by your story of how you met Matt. He's cute I totally see why you fell in love. I can't wait to see pictures of that dress you both make!!!
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Ryan and Rachael
Parents to Chase, Abby, Hunter, Rachel, Caleb, Hannah & Nate
~Remembering sweet baby Oliver, born to Heaven October 20, 2009, & keeping Carole in our prayers~
Maria, I loved reading your back story and especially how you and Matt met! I'm so glad you held out and didn't marry that other one. I know how frustrating it is to keep waiting for someone better to come along as the birthdays roll by, but when they finally do come along it makes the wait worthwhile!
He looks like such a kind man, and Jayden is proof that he makes cute kids!
I love the wedding dress material--I can't wait to see pics of the real thing down the line!
Glad you are doing so well and congrats on making it to full term and being done with work. It's good that you were able to come up with some good retorts when SIL was trying to scare you. I totally agree with you about healthy pain vs sick pain. When I think back to my labor w/DD I don't even remember it as pain in the way I can recall injuries and post-surgical pain. Instead, the word that comes to mind is "intense." Sure it hurt but the intensity of the feeling and not the "painfulness" is what sticks with me.
Hope you enjoyed your yoga class!
I'm just catching up & really enjoyed your story, it's wonderful that you are so close to Jayden and that he's so excited for his baby sister! Way to keep a positive mindset too, something everyone can benefit from.
Thanks ladies. I'll have to tell Matt about the compliments. He's sweetheart and a good gene-pool... I'm a very lucky girl!
It's my first day as a "housewife" and I'm so happy. I've been looking forward to this for many many years. I do enjoy working (well I did like most of my jobs), but I have really been longing to focus totally on creating a happy family and a warm, welcoming home. I know there will be tough times when I'm going to be sleep deprived and frazzled and the house will be a huge mess - but I'm ready for the challenge!
My last day at work was great. I'm going back on Friday afternoon for a get-together which is a combination farewell for me and celebration of the old phone network closure. I've swapped numbers with a few of the friends I've made there and look forward to keeping in touch. The big boss confirmed yesterday that there will definately be some work for me to do from home in a few month's time.
As for pregnancy news... I had an ante-natal clinic visit on Monday. I had a u/s, saw the diabetes doctor and then an OB. The GD doc was fairly happy with my condition. There is some room for improvement with my glucose levels. If I'm a bit stricter with my diet I can avoid insulin and probably won't need an IV when I arrive at the hospital to give birth. I'm happy about that. Whenever I think of putting a cookie in my mouth I'll just picture a nasty old IV! That should work.
So... the OB... he seemed ok (another one I've never met before). We went over my u/s results which again show no signs of macrosomia. Bub looks great! She's starting to move down. The level of amniotic fluid has gone down in the last 2 weeks so that I'm just inside the top of the normal range. Great! So why then did the OB say that if I still have some excess fluid it might be a good idea to induce labour at 40 weeks? Hmmm. All I said was that I'd only consider a induction if bub's health is at risk. Matt wasn't with me and I wanted to do some research before I discuss the issue any further with hospital staff. After talking with our doula and doing some homework - I don't believe an induction for the sole reason of a bit of extra fluid is at all neccessary. I think (and our doula agrees) that the hospital just like to try it on incase I was to say "yes please!" Then I would have a "nice" medically-controlled birth at a time that would suit them, with less chance (in their eyes) of something going wrong. Unless they can prove to me that an induction is absolutely neccessary because my baby is at risk - I will not be having one. I've discovered that keeping my blood glucose down will help to decrease the level of fluid. It seems that is the reason it's already decreased. If I be really disciplined with my diet and manage to reduce the fluid level to the middle of the normal range... the "too much fluid" issue goes out the window doesn't it? Just watch me...
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Today was a good day. I went to see my doula for a reflexology treatment, then went to a 2 hour breastfeeding class at the antenatal clinic. The class was run by a midwife and was very interesting and informative. It's all new to me so it was great to get some advice.
After finding out more about the hospital's policies I can leave a few points out of my birth plan, as they already do things the way I would like. As long as all is well, my baby will be placed directly onto my chest and all procedures will be delayed until she has breastfed successfully. They really emphasise the importance of skin to skin contact and prefer that bub stays on mum for at least the first hour before anyone else holds her. Matt thinks that sounds like a long time though and I'm sure he'll be really keen to have a cuddle asap. What do you ladies think about that?
Because I have GD I need to start expressing now so we have reserves incase bub is hypoglycaemic after the birth. The midwife gave me a lesson in what to do. Wow it really seems to take a lot of work just to get a little bit, but she assured me a little bit can go a long way.
It's past my bedtime now so I'll say nitey-nite!
Awe, he sounds like a great daddy wanting to hold the baby as soon as possible!! My guess is, the hospital wants the baby on you to keep the baby warm ..skin to skin contact. However, after breastfeeding and all, I'm sure Matt can hold the baby. If the baby is cold, have him take off his shirt and do skin to skin. The boy temperature warms up the baby.After finding out more about the hospital's policies I can leave a few points out of my birth plan, as they already do things the way I would like. As long as all is well, my baby will be placed directly onto my chest and all procedures will be delayed until she has breastfed successfully. They really emphasise the importance of skin to skin contact and prefer that bub stays on mum for at least the first hour before anyone else holds her. Matt thinks that sounds like a long time though and I'm sure he'll be really keen to have a cuddle asap. What do you ladies think about that?
Your hosptial sounds really good!
I'm finding expressing a bit tricky. I can get a few drops from the right side but there's not much coming from the left. It's hard to believe that miniscule amount will be able to do any good. I had a dream that it suddenly got easier and I was filling up jars with no trouble! I'll have a hot shower soon and try again. Any advice at all would be much appreciated.