I'm due with my first on December 16th. I love reading the posts from all of you and it's amazing how many of you have multiple kiddos already! Just wondering if there's anyone else in this due date club expecting their first?
Yay! I'm glad that I'm not the only one going through this all for the first time! Though, I've heard that for some moms, every pregnancy is so different that it can feel like the first time, every time!
I had my ultrasound/anatomy scan last week and it was truly amazing. It took about an hour, but I felt like I could have watched that screen all day. Just started feeling kicks and movements this week, too. Those 2 events made this whole thing just seem so much more real!
Yup, my girl is very active, constantly dancing around. I'm not quite sure what I expected it to feel like, but it definitely is a weird feeling, but totally cool!
I went and toured the birth place where I am planning to give birth last night. The triage part reminded me of an emergency room. I told DH that supported my wishes of staying home until I was in active labor because otherwise the tour guide said we could spend 2 to 4 hours in this little room with no windows. All the labor and delivery rooms have outdoor windows which is much better in my opinion. The tour guide told me and 2 other moms pregnant with twins that it wasn't the practice to have all twin births in the operating room. But I am definitely going to talk to my doctor about that too. There were nice deep bath tubs and showers and each room so I can stand in the water if I want to labor there which was good. She even said they recommend that a laboring woman sit on a toilet and rock to help get the baby in the right direction to exit the body vaginally. The hospital supports skin to skin contact with the baby after birth which was good to know, but if I am still actively laboring for the second baby that may be interesting. Nurse said that colostrum tastes like amniotic fluid which I had never heard before. Makes sense though so it is familiar to the baby.
The mother/baby unit was nice with enough space in their large rooms for both babies to stay with us and they are never taken away from the parents unless the little boys are going to be circumcised. I am not sure how my DH feels about circumcision. I guess I need to have a conversation about that. There is a "watching" nursery if parents ask to have some time to sleep without watching the baby. DH even gets a couch to sleep on. Doesn't look that comfy but at least it is something.
This whole "getting ready to birth" thing is getting more and more real.