I love it when new #1 in 30s ladies join us (funny how many New Yorkers we have just in August...must have been something in the water last Nov/Dec
! So happy you dropped by to hang with us
I have only done one u/s (I absolutely couldn't resist the "big" 20 week u/s) and I don't expect to have anymore. My midwife can feel the babe and says he is head down, ready to go. She doesn't think he will be moving anywhere but down and out
Since my midwife HAS to work under the supervision of OBs, I am not sure what her policy is with "overdue" mommas...maybe you HAVE to have a u/s once you go past 40 weeks? I haven't really asked because I am so sure (yes, I am completely setting myself up here).
So some good news for me - I was GBS negative! I am very excited about that.
Oh! We got our changing pad thingie in the mail yesterday and is IS much bigger than I thought. It still fits on top of our dresser and everything, but it's big. I guess that makes sense if people are still going to be changing diapers on it when the kid is 2 or 3 or so (when DO kids stop using diapers?!).
Now that I am at 36 weeks I have TOTALLY given up on people get us the stuff we need. I ordered all of the things I felt like I needed off my amazon wishlist. DH and I are making a trip to BRU and Target tomorrow to get the rest of the stuff (Pack N Play, diapers, wipes, thermometer, waterproof pads, nursing pilllow, breast pads, diaper cream, etc.). I also order two baby carriers - a hotsling and a Gypsy Mama Bali baby Stretch. I am going to a babywearing meeting tomorrow to figure out how to use them both. I tried them out today with a sack of flour, the results were secure, but not very pretty and I want to be a cool looking babywearer, not a sloppy babywearer.
Finally, DH and I are still not getting anywhere with our circumcision decision. I had just been ignoring the whole thing, hoping DH would "forget" or something (foolish, I know), but he brought it up last night. I think I have decided that we can go ahead with it if DH does the following things...
1). He HAS to get in touch with our birthing class instructor and watch the circumcision video
2). He has to find a doctor who will use a local anesthetic (not just a paci dipped in sugar water)
3). The doctor has to agree to let DH stay with the baby at all times during the procedure (and DH has to agree to stay).
I haven't presented this yet to DH, because I just thought about it today and because I want to let it roll around in my mind and see how it feels before committing.
Other baby boy mommas (or those of you who don't know the gender), how are you dealing with the circ issue?