So sorry to hear about your grandfather. annaconda,
Didnt you think you werent quite as far along before your u/s? I just wanted to throw out that you should keep how your MS started a bit later in the back of your mind of the end of your pregnancy just incase you go later and need to hold off induction pressures.almahmiel,
Have you thought about having him nix the fish sauce and sub soy sauce? Fish sauce is what effects me most from Thai food right now but if we make it at home and i omit it, it hits the spot.
, hopefully it's okay that Ive been praying for you.
I hope you are doing well.
Im doing much better these last couple weeks. I do still have sudden severe outta nowhere nausea sometimes, but it is so much better then the all the time stuff. This is week 14 so hopefully I should be done with that this week.
I know this is going to sound silly, since I help other women with MS using hypnosis, but Im horrible about doing my own scripts. I finally did one last week and it's been so different since then. I could kick myself in the butt
Changed midwives and had my first appt last week. I love love love my mentor midwife so it's hard to wrap my mind around not seeing her for my care, but she'll still attend my birth if she is available, so that feels good. My new midwife is a Naturopathic Doctor too, which Im excited about. She is also passionate about VBACs and it is so wonderful. She had a book of letters from previous clients in her office and there were so many from VBAC moms.. Even VBA3C moms! It was amazing to me that she is so open with that information because the midwifery community around here isnt really supportive of HBAC even though it isnt technically illegal. I love that she has stopped having her VBAC clients do shadowcare because she feels like it creates an attitude of sneaking around. If we had a transfer she would go in with me.. and in 10 years of births and many VBACs (there were atleast 30 letters alone) she has only had to transfer once. It just felt like such a weight off my shoulders. She even likes and encourages having a doula.. Ive worked with certified midwives in 3 states now and very few of them really liked having a doula around. Most of the midwives I know feel like they provide doulacare too. They dont object, but they arent super encouraging either. My new Midwife is excited about having more care for the Mom to feel supported.
So, anyway, Im so excited to have the logistics of this birth figured out. Im so excited to be able to be excited about having a homebirth.. it's been a really good week for settling into my pregnancy.
I also managed to have energy to get stuff done this weekend! I had this horrible cabinet we were using as a pantry that has bugged me everytime I looked at it for the last two years. The spot that it fit in is 38 inches and it's been impossible to find something I liked that fit there. I have really wanted a Kitchen Queen for awhile but they are almost always 40+" or they are not really substancial enough to use as a pantry. Anyway, we finally found one after looking for 2 years! I dont know what Ill do with all my free time now that I dont have to stalk craigslist.
Feeling baby moving even when Im not concentrating on it. I cant wait for the big movements and for my DD to be able to feel baby. She wakes up every morning and tells me "You have a baby in your chunky".
Randomly during the day she talks about it, or she will come over and say she wants to cuddle with the baby.. or earlier she told me she is going to teach it to color and do headstands. She is going to make such a wonderful big sister, but Im really struggling with how my time alone with DD is coming to a close. I really love this age (2.5) and feel like I just started getting into my "groove" as a Mom. Im actually a bit terrified of how having another one will effect everything.