Hi! I'm doing well, for the most part.
For those who are working outside of the home and find it hard to work, don't feel too bad. I don't know how you lasted this long. I'm a housewife and I'm finding it hard to find the motivation to set up the baby's room. As it is now, I should be up calling the insurance company for the number for the new billing company for the list of doctors that will be on the list effective Sept. 1. The doctor I have isn't on the "current" list (the one that will be outdated on Friday) and that's the list that the office was going by yesterday. Being freaked out about that did not make for a good visit. (Although, I wanted to look at my husband while the doctor was examining me. I needed the laugh. I also wanted to laugh when the doctor said that his two fingers were nothing like a head coming through. I've yet to find anything more creepy or amusing than having a strange man look at me there while my husband is present. We're both creeped out and amused by it. Now, I'm laughing thinking about it.) He told me yesterday that I'm dilated two centimeters, working on three. Eh. However, just last Thursday when we saw him, I was already dialed one. Oy.
Thanks for the breastfeeding info. There is an LLL meeting near me in Columbus the second Tuesday of September, which will be very timely, whehter or not she is here or not. I'm dragging my husband with me (if he doesn't have class or working, at least if he's working since he's willing to miss class for pre-natal appointments and his profs are very family friendly). I don't think he'll want me to go very far by myself once we start Baby Watch. I don't blame him.Elizabeth
, your shower reminds me of the one our church did for me/us. From them alone, our daughter has enough clothes for two babyhoods. I've decided to donate the stuff that I have gotten second hand when she outgrows them, unless it's gender-neutral stuff. Yesterday, my sister lent me her old Pack and Play, travel bassinet, car seats (we weren't going to go with used for this one, but since we know the source, we agreed), diaper pail and a couple of other things, I think. Yay. Our relationship has improved since my pregnancy and for that I'm grateful.
If you haven't seen my thread yet, I'm having childbirth class issues. Ugh. I guess I've read stuff regarding Hypnobirthing techniques or something similar. Something to the effect of the mindset. Okay. I don't like pain, but at the same time, I put off taking ibuprofen (now Tylenol) when I so much have a headache. I've gotten accustomed to my heartburn to where I hardly notice it. Mind over matter? Besides, childbirth is natural. While I want to read up on stuff, I do know that if God hadn't intended it, it wouldn't be happening, eh? (Sure, there's the whole Eve punishment story, but eh. Women have survived, including Mary. If Mary could do it and give birth to Jesus, then I can definitely do it giving birth to a mere mortal.
I should pack my hospital bag soon. I already know what jammies I'm taking, as I only have one button jammie shirt, though I cuold go to Goodwill and find something, too.
Okay. I'm going to get up now. My coffee has gone through me and I think my daughter (wow, my daughter, that sounds odd and cool...) is deliberately pressing on my bladder just to mess with me. Smart and silly baby already trying to mess with Mommy. Wait. That means I'm mommy. Woah. I can't be a mommy. I'm not grown up enough.
Anyway, I'll probably be back later. While I'm upstairs I might as well put the clean baby clothes away.