Hello, all! I havent posted in at least two months, having lost the thread somewhere
I'm 33wks with my second child, who has very nicely turned vertex. We plan to birth at home (again) with a lay midwife. Unfortunately, my early screen for beta strep came back positive, so I am cramming vit C and probiotics to kick it before the 37 wk screen. I really not too worried, because my water didn't break until the very end with my son, and that helps keep the odds in my favor. Staying home and skipping all internal exams does too. I sort of would like a couple cervical checks, but oh well.
I am having a really fun pregnancy this time around. By 28wks with my son, we realized we couldn't birth at the hospital here (40% csec rate), so I secretly started dual care with the midwife. Didn't tell the OB or even friends or family, so it was pretty stressful and showed in my blood pressure, etc. This time everything looks great, and we have a supportive backup doctor, so I'm really relaxed about the whole thing. I've been doing some of the hypBirthing program, but sometimes she gets so off the wall about the power of the whole universe being in my uterus that I totally lose my concentration and have to laugh
We have rented a tub from aquadoula, because I spent way too much time curled up in a tiny bathtub last time, and it *stunk*
My son and I spent a couple hours in the garden this morning planting out starts of broccoli, cauliflower, and lettuce. Lots more under lights upstairs. Gardening keeps me sane.
Now you know more than you ever wanted to! Good birth vibes to everyone!