So I had my breastfeeding class last night, which was very informative. The lactation consultants at the birth center are so knowledgable. I think DH learned a lot too. He seems very interested in breastfeeding. This morning he asked if it was colostrum on the bed where I was laying when I got up! I said, "No I don't think so." (since I haven't been leaking at all yet, but looked down and sure enough it was!) My BB have been sore the last few days maybe that is why.
Now, if I could just get DH to read a little bit about birth. I got him the book "The Birth Partner" and he left one copy on the plane a month or two ago and so he ordered a new one, but really hasn't touched it! He says he has plenty of time. I don't want to be a nag, but I also want him to know what to expect during birth and have a few ideas as to what he can do to support me during birth. What would you do?
Yeah, I MADE Kevin sit at the computer and read some stuff online one night. That's as far as I've been able to get him. But I've heard good things about that book and may go off looking for it today. Glad the class went well!
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I bought pads at BJs, so I got quite a few I hate pads and know I will change them constantly.
On your DH, I know it is a little late, but is there a class you can drag him to? Or even put together your own little class and present the info to him. I made DH promise to read a thinking woman's guide but let him out of it when I found a non hospital birth class for us to attend. I'm not a nagger either but this is pretty important for him to understand. I would put a bit of pressure on him.
So my girlfriend gave us a cosleeper we are going to borrow. I have it all set up and ordered more sheets for it today. They won't arrive until July. I don't know if it is stress about the baby coming, but DH and I have been not doing so well these last few days. This is very unusual for us. We usually don't fight and get along really well. He doesn't want to go to the pediatrician interview today because we have another appointment next week with another pediatrician. He thinks it's pointless. He isn't even coming to the second appt. with the other pediatrician since he is working (which is fine he has to work), but it's not like its a BIG waste of his time. It is important for us to talk to more than one pediatrician. I'm tempted to tell him to just stay home if he doesn't want to take a part in it. Ugh. I'm just frustrated.
Hope your pediatrician appt goes well today and you are able to find someone you click with.
Last edited by kris_w; 09-20-2010 at 11:44 PM.
I think sometimes men just get overwhelmed by all this baby stuff and don't really feel like they're cut out to be part of it, even though we really want them to be involved.
Hope you find a pediatrician you like!
So DH and I talked. I really think it is the stress of this LO coming so soon that has got us both at each other. We're going to work hard not to fight anymore...jeesh! It's just not like us to disagree.
So we just got back from the first pediatrician visit and it went alright. I didn't get a "great" vibe from her. She seemed fine in that she supports breastfeeding and is open to an out of hospital birth. I really just didn't feel like I connected with her at all, but on a positive note DH does like her a lot and says she has lots of experience which is true. Drawback is she does not have extended or weekend hours.
I go to see the other pediatrician on Wednesday evening. I've heard many good things about this second pediatrician. The receptionist on the phone asked where I was birthing and said they just had a new baby from my birth center there the other night. I've heard she is very AP friendly, pro BF even extended, she herself cosleeps and has breastfed her adopted children, she does not believe in CIO, and doesn't push vaccinations. This second place has a nurses line which you can call if you have questions and they have extended/weekend hours.
My midwives really want me to have a pediatrician picked by my appointment on Monday, since I will be 37 weeks and have the paperwork filled out. If I go into labor between now and Wednesday when I make my decision on this pediatrician I'll have to birth in the hospital . Once I have one of these pediatricians fill out a form saying they will see the baby within 72 hrs. of birth I'll be good to go. I think I'm fine. I'll be seeing this second pediatrician soon and I am strongly thinking I will be picking her. I definately have more references for her.
I can't see myself going into labor between now and Wednesday. I'm hoping not anyways!!! Here's to crossing my legs for a few days! I'd really like him to bake as long as possible anyway! Bake baby bake!
I'm glad you and dh are doing well. It's hard this close to the end. Everyone gets on edge.
As for the pedi's, it sounds like the second one really fits into your views which is awesome. I hope you get a good vibe from her and it all works out. Good pedi's are like gold when you find them!