Oh! Holy Sciatic Pain!!
Good heavens, it's horrible this time! I can't get on my back at any time in any position without being stuck in pain. Then there are times when I can't stand or sit either. I've tried pelvic rocking, but I don't notice much relief. I think it's just part of me. I used to get it occassionally when not pregnant, and definitely had it with Macy, I just don't remember having it the whole time, nor this bad.
30 Weeks today! The end is getting near. Or is it the beginning? :)
The appointment this morning was just the usual weight, blood pressure, fundal height check. Macy was excited to hear the heart beat, and lifted her shirt saying, "Heart!" when the midwife came in. Can't get much cuter than that!
We talked a little about my "birth plan". I told her I expected to labor at home as long as possible, but it depended on Macy and whether it was day or night on how long I would be able to do that. I asked for her support in veering away from the epidural or holding off as long as possible. She said that's her job, to support me in what I ask for. I love that about her. It will be nice to have support in the delivery room this time, assuming she will be on-call when I go in to labor. Who knows...I could have a baby-catching doctor again even after doing all this prenatal care with her. She explained to me today that she likes to take things in 15 minute increments when a laboring mom is nearly complete and just beginning to ask for meds. That sounded AWESOME to me, eventhough I am scared ****less about labor and the pain and all the unknowns. Having done it once only mildly prepares you for the second time around.
Still gaining weight like a champ! Can't seem to slow down on that, so I'm just trying to tell myself I'll need it for nursing, and nursing will help it come off.
I've gone to a few prenatal aquatics classes and that was GREAT for my back pain. Taking the pressure off my hips and back felt amazing. The light workout felt great, too. I'd like to keep that up, and maybe even just hit the pool for open swimming now and then, but it's hard to do with Macy. I just need to nut up and see how she does in the childcare facility there, but I can't seem to get the balls to try it. She's my BABY!!
All the family is getting sooo excited about having a new baby. It's hard being further away this time, but luckily everyone seems to have found lodging arrangements OUTSIDE of our home. There's just no way I can have people here while adjusting to a newborn and toddler. I want them NEAR just not in.my.house. I was a giant wreck after bringing Macy home, and I suspect I'll be the same this time. That will be enough to deal with. Period.
And with 10 weeks (or less?) to go we have yet to settle or even narrow down on names for this sweet baby who kicks and keeps me up at night. Choosing two names is certainly a challenge. I have names I like, but Scott's a little harder to convince. Which is funny because he's the one wanting to name the baby so badly, he just doesn't like any names. Go figure.
Just reading back over previous entries I'm excited to note that over the past 7 weeks Macy has become much more accustomed to Sienna. She really loves her and talks about her all the time. She's also getting very good with her baby doll. I hope I hope I hope this is an inclination to her adjusting well to our new baby.