Hi everyone! Just catching up after the unplugged weekend. :)
Lily - Congrats on finding a doula! So exciting to have that piece in place. I only say no squats if baby isn't head down after a certain point (34ish wks, earlier for twins) because they encourage the LO to settle into the pelvis, which you don't want to do if baby is breech. If baby is head down, squat away! :) I have heard a lot of comments like yours about Bradley classes - good info but not terribly inline w natural birth philosophies. Sorry about the uncomfy conditions. You should suggest she stock up on birth balls and floor pillows to keep her mama's happy. ;)
Lakeruby - Love Spinning Babies! Gail Tully has a crazy amount of knowlwdge. I need to start doing some inversions, etc. This LO is still pretty all over the place but it can't hurt to start early and its definitely feeling tighter in there these days. I'm sorry you had such a scare but your MW sounds amazing. :) Maybe sub some friut and greek yogurt to help cut back onthe ice cream. Yum! Hope you had a great weekend!
Boots - I'm glad you're feeling better. They want me to monitor my blood sugar for a few weeks, which I'm completely fine with. It makes so much more sense to me.
Sarah - Congrats on passing! That must be a huge relief. I'm sorry you had to deal w all that negativity. My Grandma had some similar nuggets of wisdom to share when I was visiting her a couple weeks ago. "I hope your baby doesn't cry ALL the time...MW? Its really smarter to have an OB on hand", etc. My mom pointed out that she had some very traumatic birth experiences and to take it all w a grain of salt. But it was still disapointing, I was hoping for some nice tips and stories about when my Mom and aunt were small. Oh well. I hope you're feeling the positive vibes. :)
VV - I agree that your weight gain sounds fine. Super lean bodies seem to gain a bit more since you don't start out w much in the way of fat stores. I was a bit concerned w being up just 9 lbs at 28wks but my MW seems ok w it. I guess we'll see what I'm at when I go back at 32wks. I have a feeling we're due for a growth spurt any day now!
Intime - I'm glad you and LO are doing well. 100 grams of protein?! Great job! I feel full just thinking about it...
Ithappened - I'm sorry to hear your friend is so skittish about the dog. Its always interesting to see how friends respond to being new parents. I've had a similar experience and its a bummer. Maybe you could meet for dinner picnic-style if she's nervous about the dog and baby sharing space inside.