ok, i'm going to try and catch up on all the posts since i finally made it back to a computer...dh wants to get home satellite internet, since we're off the grid and don't have access to other types of service. mdc is the only reason i'd want a computer in our home. i love you women!!
brandi~ glad to hear that the nausea takes some breaks atleast
kate~sounds like a beautiful birth blessing you and dh had. that's really cool to hear about! i hadn't thought about doing one with just dh. i'd thought i wouldn't have one since all my friends are now spread so far. what a great idea. he should get back today, so i'll throw the idea at him. i bet he'll be into it. he's going to be amazed at how the babe has grown in the past 2 weeks since he left! by the way, when you requested the home birth certificate package, did you tell them that you weren't having an attendant and that's why you needed it? great link to the empowered birth site. i've never seen that. can't wait to look through it! i may actually print out the info on obtaining a bc in my state b/c it makes it sound so matter of fact and simple. that way, i can show it to the clerk if they try to hassle me about the law or something. maybe i get brazen enough to even do it before the birth, so it's off my mind! we'll see. may be i'll send dh in again to do it! i'm so 1/2 chicken 1/2 punkass. oh, kate, i just got to the post about the irs. i'm so sorry this is happening! keep us posted. i 2nd what brandi said, couldn't have said it better myself! wow, you're at 39 weeks!! yea! (and where's the belly pics?! no pressure
mama2lennon~glad to hear you're hanging in there, staying centered and strong with your babe. i assume you're familiar with the 44 week babes? if you want some distant support, there were a number of women in the early days of the uc support thread who went 43, 44 weeks and you could go back and read their posts.
cluckyinAZ~this is my 1st pg too! glad to see another 1st timer. i'm doing up, which for me means paying attention to my health and getting bodywork/energywork, taking homeopathic or flower remedies, using herbs, etc. nothing different from when i'm not pregnant. i don't tend to write stuff off as "oh, well, i'm pregnant, so that symptom is ok". i figure if i'm nauseous or in pain or uncomfortable, it can be addressed and i can feel good/healthy...if that makes sense. i guess i mean that i don't consider pregnancy to be unhealthy with symptoms that are inevitable. so i treat myself the same as i do when i'm not preg. i'm about 33 weeks & i've recently been dealing with looking into what it'll take to get a birth certificate. apparently in my state (NM), it has to be applied for through a care provider. (kate, you're lucky you could just pick up a form!!). so since i haven't seen a mw or sOB, i have to go to the health dept after the birth with my dh as a 'witness' to the birth and say there wasn't an attendant and then they fill our the application and send it to santa fe. i'm not looking forward to it, but it sure is helping me face my fear of authority head-on! i have this fear that they'll start asking me why i uc'd and who's my doctor now and has the baby been vaccinated, etc, and just impose themselves on my babymoon. you could call the health dept, or ask a mw now about what it takes in az. that way you have plenty of time to deal with it or prepare. i put if off out of fear, and i'm glad that i'm now facing it. oh, and thus far, we're not planning on having a newborn exam done. a friend will be coming into town after the birth and she'll do energy work on the babe if i'm too tired to do it. but that's about it.
welcome sunflower mama! i'm living in a camper too, but we don't plan to build our home for a few years yet...we are going to build our workshop first, so we have access to all our tools. sounds like you have a nice set-up.
well, i'm off to the co-op to get some special food to make a "welcome home, you're going to be such a great papa" meal for dh when he gets home tonight. i wonder if the babe is going to be kicking around when he gets back. "she's" been so mellow (mostly) since he's been gone. she's acted more like a gentle bellydancer than the breakdancer she is when he's around. this will be an interesting experiment.
oceans of love to all you special mamas and mamas to be.