Wow, this thread has been busy! I've been dealing with snotty, feverish kids and a snotty, feverish husband (which is worse!!??)
Also, my own m/s, which has thankfully not become actual vomit, and I started Quantum Midwifery School this week, HOORAY!
ANyway, I don't think I can respond to each post that I skimmed over, especially directing it to the right person. Sorry, ladies.
It sounds like many of us have had a hard time this last few days, I guess this is one of the hard parts of pregnancy.
Was it Heather who went to a birth? I feel your pain. I did some looooooong births pregnant while I was apprenticing at a homebirth practice, and it really took a toll on me during certain stages of pregnancy. Those 24+ hr births are hard, all the meals you've got to piece together, the lost sleep, the squatting! The beginning was hard, got easy around 15 weeks, then the end. I had to quit at 34 weeks after doing two births back to back, and my boss had to make me a sandwich while I was staring at the oxygen tank trying to figure out how to get it apart (which I did 50+ times before this). Anyway, to make my rambling short, hang in there!
I have seen my midwife, I had to find a new one (sniff, sniff) since I moved to a new state. I wanted to make sure I hired someone early, so I could get someone I meshed with. We had a 2 hour consultation visit and I hired her. I'm 8 weeks, and will see her again in 2 weeks to use the doppler and hear that little drumbeat. :)
I have a question for y'all: Have you done a nuchal transparency scan combined with afp bloodwork? I've never done it with my other pregnancies, but for some reason I feel compelled to look into it this time. If you've done it (or decided against it) can you please share your experience with me, to help me decide what I'll do?
Thanks in advance.
Hope the week gets easier for us all. I really do despise the winter. Am I the only one looking forward to being hot and waddling to the pool this summer?