Congratulations gr8ful mom!! Welcome to Lucas
I'm wishing all of you close to the end, very peaceful birthing vibes and patience. The end is so hard. And I encourage you all to change the msg on your machine. Our last pregnancy, we (stupidly
) told people our due date, and before I was even due the calls started. I changed the msg to: "If you are calling to see if we had the baby yet, and you HAVEN'T received a call from us yet, that would mean, we haven't had the baby yet. Everyone else, feel free to leave a msg." It was very snarky, but it STOPPED the calls. In fact, I received quite a few sympathetic msgs from bill collectors, paper delivery people and so on :LOL I also told my family that my due date for this pregnancy is New Year's while I am due on 12/7. Hopefully that will buy me enough time. We are seeing my uncle next weekend, and as a father of 4, he was the worst one w/the calls. I am telling them I am not due until beginning of January.
: Next pregnancy, we are seriously not telling anyone about the pregnancy until the baby is born, so we'll see how that goes.
Update on me, I spoke last week about bleeding after sex, and my mw wanted me to get an u/s, which I really wanted to avoid. But, I am RH- and this is my 2nd child and I want to have more, so I could not aford to risk possible sensitization. Anyway, I do have a low lying placenta (not covering the os), and at 20 weeks, it will very likely move up--so no real concerns. But, I am going for some rhogam tomorrow, which I also wanted to avoid if at all possible. What can you do.
ALSO, and this is potentially pissing me off. I told the tech that under no circumstance did I want to know the sex of this baby. When talking about it, he called it a "he" and while talking to the OB, she also said "he". I'm hoping that is what they call all babies, and while I will be thrilled w/a healthy boy, I will be seriously pissed if they slipped.
Oh, also, my mw came down for the u/s and such and afterwards the 4 of us (me, hubby, 2 yr old, and mw) went out for breakfast. We were talking about birth and such and we were talking again about how much I want an unassisted birth and how I plan to rent her some movies and get her some snack food so she can leave me alone :LOL I told her that all I want her there for is to make sure baby is okay after the birth. (My son was transferred to the NICU shortly after birth, and honestly, I'm scared to death and do not want that responsibility---I just want to birth and have her do well baby stuff). As always, she was very receptive to this. Oh, she is also going to make me a placenta smoothie
:LOL , as hubby will not do this. In fact, he wants to buy a new blender after the fact
I think that is it, some nice productive hugs to those who want them!