THANKS NOS!!! I'm hoping you get your girl too! (but I'm a firm believer in getting handed JUST the lessons you need, JUST when you need them... even if it's not what we thought
we wanted) And to have a VARIETY of them (my two are so far polar opposites-can't wait to see what combo I get this time) is a treasure. They have been like facets of my own being. I firmly believe they have really expanded the roles, beliefs and ideas about my own journey through womanhood. It has, IMO, made me a more "complete" or "diverse" or "well-rounded"? woman. And a little side benefit? IMO too, dh could use some experience learning more about the female species. This baby girl is a natural teacher already... as we are seeing.
There's a really nice down to earth, Indonesian RN that has been attending me this am. She informs me that when she sees PROM here in the hospital, what she also sees is about a 20% infection rate... I'd love to see that same tally from PROM women who decide to forgo the hospital and stay home without abx... That's a number I'd like to compare. I "say" that 20% isn't "too bad"
but I have a feeling it's not quite that high at home... just a guess.
One of the resident/students came in this am and tried to talk me into the translabial u/s again, stating this time, "we can't clear your placenta without one" Meaning: they want to make me nervous about a previa so that I will submit to one.
Me: "well, since I have had no bleeding during the entire pregnancy, and i am not in labor and we SAW the location of the placenta on the u/s yesterday as pretty high... I'm going to have to go with a....
SO not likely to be true that I'm not willing to accept the risk to introducing any germs near my openings for you students' class on placenta location & u/s 101. Hey, I'm all for education, but nope, not ME, not this time.
Student: "well, how about in a week?"
"I'll re-visit that in a week. This is a moment by moment period for us."
And after the greasy, sausagy, reconstituted eggy breakfast without a sign of a fruit, breakfast I had this morning... I've ordered a high protein, to include dairy & fish vegetarian menu ONLY.
Although this hospital has a nutrition department, complete with 24/7 order off the menu choices, if you want something decent brought with "regular mealtime" you have to specify that you don't want the hardly palatable status quo mush.
I think the cheese and fruit plate is my new best friend.
I've been able to deny the prenatal with the iron in it in exchange for childrens chewables/no iron.
They are good about bringing me the pro-biotics. The massive amounts of abx ARE starting to make my stomach feel a little... "off".
Hopefully with my acidopholis tabs from home and the kefir dh is bringing me, I'll be able to stave off much more of that.
So far so good!
THANKS TO YOU ALL!