Jen, I have a feeling that a lot of us would just keep on having babies all our lives if we could!
Your brith story is just delightful, Jen! Thank you for linking it in your sig!
Cathi -- so cool to have you here! You know www.freebirth.com
has message boards now, too, right? Pretty cool!
Cresor -- 6 weeks to go! Oh! That's so neat! Oooh, I can hardly wait... I bet you REALLY can hardly wait! Now, why the feeling you want to go early? Did you in the past?
Brandi- What's shakin'?
So, I'm feeling a little more human these days. I'm ready to stop seeing the OB who's prescribing me meds, but I still need the meds, so I'm going through the motions. He knows that I'm homebirthing and no matter how many times I've told him that I'll stop seeing him when I stop losing weight and am done with HG, he keeps saying that he'll be my Back Up doctor. I've never had one of those in my prior homebirths, I'm not about to start now. Ug. OBs. I REALLY have no clue why anyone would ever choose an OB if they felt they needed care!!! Here's an example why... this is word for word:
Me: I don't want any ultrasound.
Dr.: It's safe. (getting wand and machine fired up.)
Me: It's fine if you feel that it's safe, but I do not want an U/S. I trust my baby is fine.
Dr.: Well, the sound ultrasound to hear the heart beats are a lot more intense.
Me: I've never had that done, because I'm aware that doppler (ooh, do I really know a technical name!?!?) is stronger. I just do not want any ultrasound.
Dr.: You'll have this strapped on you continously during labor. (actually pushing me onto the table ever so gently!!!)
Me: No I won't. And, I won't have an Ultrasound now.
Question -- the thread on checking the cervix. When I get big and close to the end I can NOT keep my hands out of me!
I just can't! It's like I'm obsessed with touching my baby's head (I'm usually rather dialated before I go into labor... how do I know that BECAUSE I CAN'T KEEP MY HANDS OUT OF ME!!!
) But, here's the thing, even when I go into labor, I still just want to be alone and touch my baby's head. It's like I can't NOT. But, there seems to be such a "don't touch yourself" sort of feeling on that thread. I can't imagine something that feels so cool could really be that bad. Thoughts?