Wow, there's so much activity here I hardly know where to start!
I am truly sorry for those with illness in their families and am sending echinacea laced wellness wishes to you all. The last thing we need now besides a sick family to take care of is a sick self to take care of. And laboring while ill...NO THANK YOU!
Also happy birthday to all of you wonderful aquarius' out there! The best people in my life are all Aquarians and I am tickled that so many of you all are too
No bueno to so many dh's dropping the ball now, of all times! I think we should give them a little room for error though. I've always felt lucky in regards to the fact that women can more easily track our cycles and emotions whereas men seem to always be floating in hormonal limbo with no landmarks to guide their moodiness. Let's face it, they are probably freaking out a bit at this point over one thing or another too. We'll just say it's out of concern for their family's wellbeing
And Artemesia, You are very strong to exclude dh without even letting him know. Is there going to be a doula or support person there with you though?
Indigolilybear- I commiserate with your feelings about my mother. I feel the same about her being in the birthing room with me. I love her, and she's supportive, but she doesn't have the same spiritual feelings and opinions on natural health as I do. I don't think it's wrong to exclude her from the ceremony, especially if it might make HER uncomfortable. If she doesnt' "mesh" with the mood of the room, she'll feel it to, YKWIM? Maybe think about making her a short, special book with photos and excerpts from the ceremony, or maybe asking her for her own type of blessing at a different time.
Fiacre- Isn't it frusturating when it seems that managed health care, government programs, etc prefer to put bandaids over all of our problems as opposed to preventing the cut?
Thank you everyone for your happy baby turning wishes! I have put belly to the screen and read your posts. Update: Doc tried a version on Mon to no luck. He actually said it was the strangest version he's attempted because my baby was so active he thought it would be a snap, but my little one kicked and resisted very adamantly! I'm trying harder to accept a section birth, but I still really want to attempt a vaginal breech if that turns out to be the case. There might be ONE doc in town who will do it, but my dp is strongly against it and I dont' feel I could do it without his support
Rachel and Pam- I spoke with a very kind, helpful woman from the Family Life Center on the phone today, and she said that the breech could be from my or dp's emotional readiness for babe. She said a "topsy turvy baby" could reflect a "topsy turvy life." I don't know about you two, but I definitely fall in there! What with an unplanned preg, moving across the country away from my family, and being with a dp who's not the father (don't even talk to him anymore) certainly seems to fit the bill!
Also gender issues could influence babe's positon. Genitals first is baby's way of confronting you with their sex right off. "Look at me, this is what I am, love me for it," kinda thing.
On that note, I'm going tomorrow morning for an u/s to try and see my little one's sex. I really want a girl, but feel boy. So finding out could help me resolve all that.
Thanks for listening all
it's such a help.
Smiles to all