Sorry I've been MIA for a bit... Saturday I was up and on my feet all day, wearing DS most of the day when late in the afternoon I felt warmth between my legs and when I went to check in the bathroom there was blood. Ugh. So, I drank some water, laid down for a bit and then it just stopped 20 minutes later. Cold turkey and there has not been a single drop of blood since. I was sure that I was going to miscarry, but my midwife said it was probably an implantation gush (never heard of that before?). My other symptoms have started big time - sensitive to smells, I dry-heaved in the bathroom of our local grocery store after walking through the "friend chicken" deli area (disgusting), tired... DS is sure starting to love napping with me!
Cold. YES. I'll ask my husband if he's cold and if I should turn the heat up and he'll say, "It's not cold. You're just pregnant."
Naming - We just knew with DS what his name would be. We never even really committed to a girls name because I had a feeling that it was going to be a boy. A big part of me is hoping that this is another boy, because (and you may think this is weird), I want DS to have another penis around the house that looks like his. He is the only uncircumcised boy that we know... and I don't ever want him to feel weird or different because of the decision we made (or didn't make for that matter) to leave him whole and intact. I have absolutely no regrets regarding our decision. We have an awesome boys name that we thought of right after DS was born and we'll stick to it. HOWEVER, the day we found out we were pregnant, we went and visited an older family friend. He got out the family tree and the name of DH's great-great-grandmother jumped off the page at us. I had never heard of the name before, but we love it - and we both think it may be a sign that a little girl is gestating away in there. Who knows?! We'll find out in 33+/- weeks!
Reagan - What about leggings and sweater dress? I'm rockin those big time lately because not many people know we're prego and I can still manage to look slim(ish) and feel kinda stylish. Just a thought... good luck!
Insurance stuff... Honestly, my midwife is available 24/7 every day of the week at any time. For everyone choosing a homebirth - I feel like this is the relationship that you have with your care provider - I feel pretty lucky to have that! I guess it's part of the deal. :) We ended up getting our insurance to pay for 90% of our homebirth, but I had to work for it! I have the form letter that got approved that I'll share if anyone else wants/needs it!
I'm ready to tell my family. Every time I talk to them I feel like I'm fibbing because I haven't shared and I can't tell them that I'm feeling tired or not that great. Only one more week to wait!
sense of smell - Reagan and Stephenie - my sense of smell has always been in overdrive. I can't even walk by those potpourri stores without feeling nausea... but when pregnant it's ridiculous! I constantly ask my husband about this kind of stuff, to get a gauge on 'normal' because I'm realizing how far from it this pregnancy is taking me!