I've not kept up do date on this thread, so I skimmed through and am just going to jump on in.
Who was it that asked about sex positions??? I said it in another thread, but when I'm pregnant I would just about rather have sex than anything else. TMI? Sorry! Anyway, we've tried a few. Missionary doesn't work, obviously, because baby is squished, and anything that I have to spread my legs too far doesn't work either, because my hips cramp up. So... rear entry, missionary where my knees are up on his chest, and (I have no idea what it's called, so bare with me while I describe) DH is on his side and I'm on my back and we kind of come at each other at a 90 degree angle. One of my legs is between his and the other is over his side. Sorry, I don't have any books to know names or anything, we just do what works. I asked DH if things feel different being pregnant, and he doesn't think so. After my last birth I was so torn open that things are significantly different, so maybe that has made a difference. I had to go through physio just to get enough tone for him to be stimulated enough for anything. It sucked!
As far as sex goes, I'm open to any and all suggestions to keep my sex drive up after baby is born. As much as I love it now, I usually hate it then. Both my other births have been disappointing (and damaging) so I think that has something to do with it, but I would love to actually WANT to have sex, and, heaven forbid, enjoy it! Maybe having a natural birth where hopefully I'm not torn to pieces will make me less cautious when it comes to sex? Anyone have any suggestions?
I went to my MW on Wednesday. The appointment before me went over 20 minutes and I was still in and out before mine was supposed to end. I love my midwife, know her very well in real life through family friends, so there is no question of if I know what I'm doing. I walked in and she said,
"So, have you done your blood work?" (You know, the bloodwork she gave me at 10 weeks)
"You're due for the GD test."
"I won't be taking it."
"Do you need me to go through the schpeel?"
"Are you going to do the GBS test?"
"We won't worry about that then. Do you want to hear the baby?"
"Not with the doppler, but you're welcome to try with the stethoscope." (She couldn't hear it because baby was moving too much!)
"Well, why don't I measure you and send you on your way?"
"Sounds good to me!"
In and out! She's wonderful, and if I needed more time she certainly would have given it to me, but I had a LLL meeting to run at my house in an hour, and a million other things to do that day, so I was grateful for the quick appointment.
Other than that, I'm in the boat of wishing I were nesting. I just haven't felt it yet. I'd like to go through baby clothes and diapers and such, but I've got no desire. I think I need to up my iron and potassium too, because I'm just generally too tired to do much of anything. I need to get some more fish oil capsules too, because that helps, and I can't swallow it liquid.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!