Congratulations, Lula's Mom!!! Wishing you a wonderful pregnancy!!
nannymom, let us know how the job thing goes....we really hope you guys can all be together again.
I'm either 35 or 36 wks now. I wish I knew one way or the other. We originally figured DD at Feb. 23 or, more recently, Mar. 2. The former is by my LMP, but is definitely calculated from at least two days off, so it should be Feb. 25. The latter is by looking at DH's flight logs and knowing when he was home during potential O days to um, do his manly job.
Obviously, the latter is probably more accurate, which means I have a week more to go than we had originally thought. After the last pregnancy, the never ending miscarriage and this one being pretty rough.....well.......I'm DONE being pregnant and wish this babe was cooked. Any amount of newborn crazies sounds good right now.
I about melted down this morning. Nah, I did. I called DH in tears, put Jett in his room and just lay in bed crying. He's on an 11 day trip and I just feel so incredibly overwhelmed, emotional and pathetic.
I have so much that should get done here but have zero motivation and a lot of it involves spending money, so I don't know which stuff to prioritize to the top. And, to boot, my midwife is suddenly acting a lot more interventive. I feel like we are going to have to 'put her in her place.' Err, I mean, gently remind her that we want someone VERY hands-off and that she had agreed to that, including details about what we meant by that, when we interviewed her.
I wrote this over in FYT:"And, as I get closer to birth (I'm 35/36 wks), she's talking more about things that upset me. I want a midwife who will sit in the kitchen drinking tea unless I want her. She wants to do lots of doppler checks during labor, said she liked my bathtub better than a blow-up pool b/c she wouldn't get as wet (WHAT?!? it's MY friggin' birth!!!) and she was talking about internal checks, which are explicitly on my no list. That's just a few of the issues that have cropped up lately.
I still feel she was my best possible choice, but I am terribly disappointed that I will have to advocate for myself against her wishes, when I had been PERFECTLY clear about these things during our interview and throughout this pregnancy."
I had something like 4 or 5 doppler checks during my labor with Jett. This midwife is talking about every 15 minutes MAX during later labor and "no longer than five minutes between checks during pushing." WTF? I pushed for four hours with Jett. No way in HELL I'm going to allow that. Yay for a DH who is on the same page as me and willing to stand up for me.
Ugh....thanks for listening to me whine.