Hi Everyone. Well I'm on day three of the cold from h*ll.
I still can't believe I managed to get a cold in the summer. It's bizarre - I never get sick!
So I took Monday and Tuesday off and am sitting here in my PJs debating whether to go in to work or call in sick again....
Amy - there's another
hurricane down there?! I don't know how you Floridians do it. The most exciting weather we ever get here is, um, rain. And if we evacuated every time it rained, we'd all be Californians. :LOL Oh wait, I guess we did have a big ice storm in January.... Which explains why there are pregnant women due in October everywhere I look.
BTW, Courtney, thanks for the weather update. Didn't know it was gonna rain today - better get out there and pick my veggies.
Amie - This baby has been head-down for five weeks and I feel jabs down low all the time. Just last night I was almost asleep and it gave me a little punch that made me gasp and woke up DH. Poor guy, every little sound I make he pops up in bed thinking I'm in labor. :LOL
This baby also has the hardest little bottom I've ever felt. Sometimes it sticks right out on my left side and wiggles back and forth.
Just like that! I don't know where he's got his feet to get that kind of leverage...
Back to the QOTW again: Last night in Birthing from Within class we talked about interventions. We're the only ones in our class planning a homebirth, so I usually just kinda sit through these discussions and think, "Ha. I don't have to worry about any of this!"
But last night the instructor had us draw pictures of 1)Ourselves being powerful in our ideal birth (piece of cake), 2)Being powerful with a small intervention (ARM or IV etc), 3)Being powerful with an epidural, and 4)Being powerful through a C-section. Yikes! My last three pictures were of me lying flat on my back looking grumpy and not at all powerful! So I guess I realized that I am really just not OK
with any interventions, and if I end up in the hospital I'm going to be super disappointed and depressed.
So I guess that's my little project to deal with. How to be at peace if things don't go as planned, without it (intervention) becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy... any suggestions?
Hey is anyone doing a belly cast? It sounds like so much fun, but DH doesn't want to do one. His reasoning is that it will be so meaningful and we'll be so attached to it that we'll never be able to get rid of it.
ie he doesn't want any more junk in the basement. I think it could come in handy. At parties we could put it face down on the table and use it to serve chips and dip! :LOL Or the kids could use it to sort Legos or something... hmm.. So has anyone done one before? Do you display it, or is it on a shelf in the basement?
Good luck to everyone moving this week! Yikes. I can barely move from sofa to fridge these days.