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Getting excited!!!

Today I am at the half way point in pregnancy. The closer it gets to Birth time the more and more excited I get. Even with all the stress about getting the insurance to pay for it I'm still so danged excited!!! Usually the last half of the pregnancy flies by for me and even more so with the rest of the pregnancy being at a super busy time of year. We have holidays and parties galore for the next few months. Smile This weekend we have a church party and then It's family birthday parties, and Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then work Christmas party an family Christmas party, then Christmas, then we end the year with family new years eve party. Oh there are a few b-day party's in December as well. So really busy from here on out. The slowest month will be November.

I'm so excited for this labor and birth and for the birth choice I've made. I seriously couldn't be happier at this moment. Smile Unless our insurance decided that they weren't going to be pains in the butt about paying for the midwife.

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i'm exactly a week behind you and very excited too! i am so glad i'm due after the holidays so it will make the time fly. ds2 was due in nov. and between late sept and his edd i was so antsy pantsy. looking forward to having things to keep my mind occupied and busy busy!

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Yay for being 1/2 way! I was so excited during my last pregnancy and got really pumped about my homebirth. I was just thrilled about doing things 'my way'. I'll be excited to follow the rest of your journey to this birth.

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To make things even better, I just talked to my neighbor, an older lady in her 50's or 60's, lol, and she offered to watch the boys even if it's in the middle of the night! I've been worrying about this since we got pregnant. We first planned to have DH's mom watch the boys but right from the beginning she told me that if SHE feels something is going wrong she will get stressed. I really REALLY don't want that in the house while I am trying to labor. I just wasn't comfortable with the decision to have her watch them at night at that point. Heck I might just use my neighbor period. lol. Best part is she is ecstatic we are doing a home birth. She had one at home with a midwife and loved it! She is an all natural sort of lady and the boys adore her. I feel so happy and comfortable with this decision. Now to decide how to break the news to DH's mom. Tempted to just wait to have the baby and then tell her she actually wasn't needed. IDK. I know she is going to be un-happy but, especially after, her lack of enthusiasm about us having ANOTHER boy i'm really upset at her and don't even want her here just for that.

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Yay to having an all natural sort of neighbor lady wanting to help out with the boys! I'm so sorry MIL isn't a good fit for having watch them at the birth. If its seems like it will cause issues I'd just wait to not invite her over on the day of. My rule was that no one was allowed in my house during my labor if I didn't feel 100% comfortable laboring around them. I had some hurt family and friends but they eventually understood and I was so much more at peace the days/nights of.

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See that's how I feel. I have my mom and a friend that are invited but I know they will just be supportive. The friend, who is actually in her 50's lol, had all her baby's at home including a set of twins. My mom is very medical but she is still supportive and is really starting to come around. My MIL on the other hand still views pregnancy and child birth as a horrible experience so she is very negative towards all of it in general. My neighbor lady is so excited. She is gone all of December but that's not a big deal anyway because if I ended up having baby in December it would be a hospital birth with out a doubt. I've seriously been worrying about this since MIL made her little comment to me when I asked if she would be okay watching the boys here at home. There is no way in He** she is taking them to her horded house.

But yeah. If it comes to the birth and I decide I don't want anyone there I wont call anyone other than my midwife and whoever will watch the boys.

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Wow, it sounds like our MILs might be the same person. Does she happen to be a 6' 300 lb Jamaican woman?

In all seriousness, I completely understand and sympathize. I sort of wish I'd told her my due date was 15th November instead of 1st November so I don't have to hear any suggestions about induction when the time gets close.

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Your neighbor sounds fantastic! I pi$$ed my own mom off when I was pg with Clara. I told her upfront we weren't telling anyone when labor started, except whomever was going to watch DS. And depending on the day and time it might or might not have been my mom. She was super mad about it but I told her she'd have to get over it. I didn't want anyone "waiting" on me to give birth. It ended up being her that I called when my water broke because her long weekend was just about to start, like within a half hour, and I knew DS would be better with her so she got to find out. I don't know what she'll do if we have another and I don't tell her till after Smile She'll be happy and get over it just like an adult should do! I'm sure your MIL will get over it when she sees her newest grandson too!

(so, are you doing hypnobabies this go round?)

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I've actually been trying to use hypnobirthing again, but not very religiously as I deep down want to try hypnobabies. I just couldn't get enough money scraped together to get hypnobabies. I really need to get into gear though because DH hasn't been using his hypnosis on me either.

I can hope DH's mom forgives us. She holds on to things pretty bad though. But honestly the more I think about it the more I DO NOT want her taking the boys out of my house, especially to hers. That show the hoarders? Yeah she would be a perfect candidate for that show.

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Congrats on your half way mark!!