I just wanted to gush about how much I'm loving my pregnancy. I know it's really hard for a lot of mom's so I don't want to spill on another thread where people might now appreciate it.
I really, really didn't want to be pregnant when I took the test. In fact I was sure I'd sob if it was positive, but to my surprise, I got a big smile, and it's just gotten better from there (not that there weren't crashed along the way).
My hormones are fantastic, which is a big surprise. I'm more easy going than usual, laugh really easily, feel less stressed. Even though I'm 30 weeks pregnant and have gained 40 pounds, I barely feel pregnant, my belly doesn't really interfere with me doing anything. My digestive system is operating at full capacity quite happily, with no complaints. (I've not been backed up at all, but I did have some nasty nausea in the beginning, so I didn't get of scott free). I'm not hot, but it's been a sweltering 68 degree, cloudy summer here in Seattle, so it's that makes it easier.
The baby moves regularly, but is gentle and causes no discomfort at all (well, occasionaly it feels like I get a toe in my cervix)
My husband has been incredible. He completely reengaged in our relationship, and is really excited about the baby and very affectionate with me. (We were both coping with separate issues and had no energy left to focus on our relationship this last year). I think he is as excited to help me through the labor and birth as I am to experience it. We switched midwife practices because I didn't like one of the midwives in the practice. After going to a second appt with our new midwife, he was really thrilled that we switched. He is so impressed with her. On the way home he was talking about the important role midwives play, and how it's one of the most important things you can do in the world. He gets teary eyed talking about the importance of birth. (Lots of browny points for that). He's really encouraging me to pursue midwifery (I'm a doula now).
And our midwife is fantastic. She is incredibly informative, no pressure, and has incredible faith in birthing and women. Her approach is empowering and really encourages self-responsibility. It requires me to be very pro-active in my own care, which is really empowering. And perhaps most importantly she provides options for women. In Seattle, as progressive as people like to think it is backs a lot of women between a rock and a hard place. For example, if a baby is breech, midwives won't do a home birth and transfer you to OB care, and once in the hospital it's an automatic cesarean for a breech baby. There is the only midwife I've talked with that will do breech and twins at hom. That's not enough, but that's all it takes for women to suddenly have an option. Of course it's still up to them to seek out that resource. I feel so strongly about providing options for women. And I'm really grateful to have a midwife that offers the kind of care she does.
So that was a lot of rambling. Basically I feel great.
My only real concern is money, that's a big one, and wishing I had pregnant/mom friends, but otherwise...
Anyone else having a great pregnancy and want to share?