23w + 4d
I had my first appointment with my midwife group yesterday. Due to timing it was back-to-back with an appointment with my OB group. What a shocking contrast! The OB I saw spent MAYBE 2 minutes with me. I had a whole list of questions (nothing particularly pressing but still) and he was so obviously rushed that I was just like, forget it, I'll just ask the midwife next.
The midwife I met with was awesome. I spent 1 hr 15 min in her office and had a full exam (well, part of that was b/c it was my first appt with them). We talked a lot about my concern re: BH vs. preterm labor, and she said as long as they diminish or go away when I rest or drink more water etc., then not to worry (unless there are other signs that it's labor of course, like fluid leaking, etc.). She also concurred (off the record) with Ina May Gaskin that a little drinky drink or two would do a very nice job of stopping early contractions.
Anyway, the whole experience made me feel a lot better and I am almost certain I am officially changing care providers to the midwives.
Dh and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary yesterday!
It was pretty low key, but he did get me a really lovely pair of earrings (that I actually love and will wear, no less!) and we had a nice romantic dinner after the kids went to bed. I had half a glass of red wine and felt QUITE decadent. mmmmm....
Today kids are kind of driving me batty. Not over-the-edge batty, just irritated more than usual. I think it's the hormones. I've noticed my tolerance for whining or normal toddler behaviour "nuances"
to be noticably less as the pregnancy progresses. It doesn't help that it's been chilly and rainy all week and we all feel rather cooped up. The downside (other than feeling guilty for not being super patient) is that I am contracting more today than before. Too much up-and-down but how do I say No to "Mama please pick me up" even if it's the 80th time that morning? For those of you with little ones, are you all still picking them up? I know I shouldn't as much as I do but it's really hard for obvious reasons and I'm not even sure I WANT to stop picking them up... they've been in my arms so much these past 2.5 years it just feels nice and natural.
Ella-makes-3 - I hope your dd feels better soon. UTIs are the worst. On a lighter topic, I'm a Red Sox widow too! I told dh I couldn't stand watching baseball again tonight and he said, "Oh okay honey, we can watch what you want to watch tonight" all nice. THEN he tells me later, laughing, that there is no baseball on tonight!!!!
Heve - those were some cute photos! I wasn't thrilled that they seemed to be advocating something other than breastmilk for babies, but I have been a Sally Fallon fan for a little while and can definitely get behind that diet for adults!
Shannon - I hope you feel better soon
Tug - Hope your little one is on the mend soon.
Shyly - Cheesecake Factory!
Just the mention of that place has me drooling right now! Lucky girl. Don't feel bad about Babies R Us - you'll get a lot of great stuff you'd need anyway; I also despise the mega stores but they're so convenient for baby shower shoppers and me alike.
KateSt - I take Nordic Naturals. The problem as others have said with Vit A is when it's synthetic.
Coopsmama - Welcome back!
I also burst out the past month. It's funny actually, and also a relief though... FINALLY looking *really* pregnant! (and feeling *really* uncomfortable!!)
Mama2Chloe - You sound like superwife! German chocolate cake from scratch. WOW!
weesej - Hurray on feeling lots of baby kicks the past few weeks!
Sorry about the stress this pay period.