Adventure Girl, Have you been to see a chiro? I don't typically have mid-back pain unless something is out. My hips are my issue in pregnancy but yoga and chiro seem to keep them pretty well in check.
Farmer's Mama, I'm sorry you don't have more support. I still have days where figuring out where to start with cleaning makes a feel completely overwhelmed too. Sometimes I try to blame the kids but truth is that it's usually my crap that all over.
Does your boyfriend want you to have the baby at his house? It seems like it would make more sense to have the baby where you are living.
Eepeepee, Wow! Seven doulas is a lot to meet with, go you! I've never actually hired a doula so I'm no help. I wish I'd had one for my first, DH wasn't sure what I needed and a doula would have been great.
Well, DH is doing better today although his stomach is still a bit off. The kids seem to be fine. I think part of it is all of our eating has been not quite up to par these last few months. Between morning sickness and then the holidays things were just not normal. I've been making lots of broth and trying to get good probiotic pickles and kraut into us. Getting sweets out of the house too and started having produce delivered so I feel like I have to eat more to use it up before the next box is delivered. I'm hoping I can get better about exercise now that things have calmed down a bit too. It feels good to get back to better food instead of being so willy-nilly.
My boyfriend wants me to have baby where I'd be most comfortable, but he'd love it if it was at his house. We live 1.5 hrs apart. However he's not making much effort to make his house more home to me, by let's say giving me a key. I go out of my way to have midwife apts there cause he has a 9-5 and can come on lunch break. I got there before him and was locked out. Usually I can send my son through dog door in back of house, which doesn't feel homey either. This time that was locked and of course I have to pee after the drive. He texts me to pee on a tree which I'm not against when it's not freezing. Do I have to ask him or can't he figure this out? A key would be welcoming. I know I don't always do a good job of expressing my needs but sometimes when I express the common ones I feel too needy. And he doesn't have that opportunity to say look here's a key I've been thinking about ya. I guess where birth would be would be symbolic of where we would spend most of our time. And transition there. Moving is a scary word.
When we spend time together in nature we really connect. But I didn't see him at all this weekend when I didn't have my son. We really need some deep talks but there was a wonderful opportunity blown. I'm just not seeing the effort. Sigh. What do you think?