I'm 5w3d going by LMP with the correct avg cycle length (25 days). As far as my "official" EDD I'll let them think I have a normal cycle length to gain a few extra days at the end before hounding for induction etc
I'm feeling better than I remember feeling with my other pregnancies. Some afternoon nausea, picky eating, sensitive breasts, twinges and fullness in the belly.
I need to get back out and run again, or at least break out the exercise DVDs. My body is starting to feel stiff and sore from lack of movement. Thanks for the reminder about the heartrate restrictions!
DS1 started 1st grade today. The house is so quiet with just my 3.5yo. It's unnatural LOL!
Originally Posted by ILoveMyBabyBird
5w4days and really starting to get stressed about having another hospital birth. There is this really nice birthing center nearby, but they don't take health insurance and it will be something like 50$ a month + 3000 or 3500 for the birth. My insurance offers a one time 20$ copay for all my visits and i think something like a 1500$ for the birth, I am really bummed right now, I have put off making an appt. b/c i can't decide what to do and all my options and such...
I hear you. I'm in a similar boat. We pay a $20 copay for the entire pregnancy and birth (though there might be extra fees for birth not sure), vs $3000 for a homebirth. I promised DH I wouldn't even consider a HB this time because of finances, but I'm struggling. I thought I didn't care but I am finding out I really do.
I'm going ahead with my hospital-based CNM, who is really quite awesome and I've been with her for births as a labor doula and loved her, but am planning on contacting some HB MWs to see if I can find one who is cheaper.
Originally Posted by Morwenna
I am also SUPER thirsty! I can't gulp water because that makes me feel sick, but I am sipping ALL day and still my lips are dry and my mouth feels sticky or something.
ME TOO! So thirsty! I remember reading somewhere that adding a tiny pinch of salt to water can help when you feel thirsty like this. I think it helps your body use the water better... or something. I forget
(Ideally natural salt like himalayan pink, rather than table salt.)