Baking is a great idea...also gift cards, if you're not much of a baker. Even just a really nice, heartfelt card would go a long way, really. It's the appreciation factor that's much more important than monetary recognition in a case like this, I think.
Oh, and WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
Yay for a head down baby!!! I agree bake her something or a gift card and definitely a heartfelt card.
Chase-13, Trey-11, Layton-9, Zander-5, McKay-3, Declan-1, Keely born 9/6/2012
Man, am I tired. Today was one of those get up late, eat breakfast, have a nap, eat lunch kind of days... and now it's time for DD's nap, so, in all likelihood, I'll end up doing the same. This morning I was feeling really weak too... like before I could even get breakfast in, I was all leaning up against the counter and stuff. I'm still taking my prenatal pretty regularly, which has so far this pregnancy kept my iron levels really healthy. I don't know if it's just this "last month" kind of stuff, or if I should be worried. I'm not having anything else... no seeing spots or swelling or anything like that. I took my blood pressure this morning and it was like 125/75, which is higher than it often is (especially the top number) but still not horrible, right?
Mara & Joel, 2009
Just listen to your body. Take the opportunity to nap when you can and don't feel bad about it for one minute! I wouldn't worry too much unless it doesn't pass...
Sorry I'm late to the party! I had to wait until I had enough time to dedicate to reading your intro.
So stinking cute how your DH proposed! I'm totally jealous of your international lifestyle. I'm sure it has its difficulties but its such an amazing way to raise your children. I totally understand your conundrum around deciding where to live. DH and I both want to move abroad (maybe Europe, maybe AUS) but I'm really torn because I know my family won't visit and most of his certainly doesn't have the means. I'm hoping to at least do postdocs abroad.
I didn't realize you were planning a HB! Last I remember you were planning a BC birth. I'm so excited for you! Halfway through Beni's birth story I was thinking "why not just stay home?!". I really felt for you as you described hating being touched and the inability to move. I was the exact same way. Once I got in the tub there was NO moving me and I hated even the light touch of a doppler. I'm fairly sure I would have killed someone if they'd asked me to move. Flipping over in the tub to get into a better position for pushing was hard enough! Your HB will be so perfect! No one turning lights on and enforcing stupid monitoring rules on you.
Lastly, YAY KONG YAY. Stay put little lady/man!!
Don't forget to keep drinking plenty of water.....
I've been lurking all along. The months sure seem to have passed quickly!
Ivy (4) visits Nana
Loved reading your intro! I am so excited to follow this birth. And such great news that baby boy/girl is head down. Take it easy and rest. Can't wait for your DH to arrive and then hopefully you two can have your sweet baby birth at home with no problems.
Yeah, Erin, I was planning a BC birth for a long time... but, after meeting my midwife, SHE was actually the one asking ME why I didn't just want to have a home birth. There were a few reasons we were leaning toward the BC, but, it didn't take much to sway me back to he home birth... and of course, I'm over the moon about it now.
Hi Jennifer and Nana Marie!
I am SOOOO ready for my husband to be here!. So is my DD. We were looking through a photo album I put together for her for the plane ride back here. It has lots of pictures of her with DH and all three of us. Tonight looking through it she was just really excited to see DH in all the pics.
I'm doing my best to get water in... but this whole head down baby is messing with me! I have to pee so much! I never had this with DD, I swear- the breech position just kept her mostly off my bladder. Anyway... I'll deal with the peeing (happily) to have a head down baby!
Mara & Joel, 2009