I am looking forward to a much less medicalized pregnancy. I will be using homebirth midwives and planning a HBAC (as opposed to scheduled c-section last time). I will be getting acupuncture throughout my pregnancy, which I hope will help with baby positioning and getting labor started before there's talk of medical induction. Last time I drank a TON of cow's milk because it was the only way I could get my protein levels up into the twins range, but I definitely won't be doing that this time. I ended up with horrible thrush for six months after my babies were born, and I think the intense dairy consumption while pregnant could have played into that.
In general, I am going to try to be less anxious this time. I spent so much time worrying last time I was pregnant. I think a lot of it came from having care providers who were so fear-based.
I can't stand the idea of eating anything sweet (same as last pregnancy), so I don't think that will be a problem, but I am going to try to eat more vegetables (really hard for me in the first trimester), and whole grains, and cut out white flour.
I'm NOT going to wear any of the hideous maternity clothes I wore last time I was pregnant (I was teaching kindergarten, and they were all very "kindergarten teacherish"). . . shouldn't be much of an issue since for the most part I stretched them all out beyond wear with my enormous twin belly.
I am going to try to take a prenatal yoga class, though it might be tricky with having the boys home with me. Last time, I could only find classes that met while I was at work, or in the evening when I was too exhausted to even think about going out. Maybe it will be worth hiring a sitter once a week so that I can prepare my body through yoga.
And we'll be skipping the prefolds this time around and using fuzzi bunz right from the start!