The chocolate thing was just that the babies are happier of moms who eat chocolate, I think. I really can't remember.
Nothing hugely beneficial, just a funny study. Go ahead and eat chocolate if you want it. Though keep in mind that sometimes sugar cravings are a need for protein (which I read somewhere around here). I've been eating apple slices with peanut butter every night.
So DH and I have to decide what we want to do for a backup plan. My step-mother got all freaked out when I said that oen version of a backup plan would be to not get co-care and just go to the emergency room. She's not a HB advocate, needless to say. She was all worried. I think she thinks the HB midwives are kooks. I'm sure she thinks I'm a kook. Oh well. I almost wanted to tell her about my secret plans of going unassisted just to piss her off. But that's not nice.
So my secret plans of going unassisted - I was visualizing my birth the other morning (yay! finally!) and just imagined the house empty except for me in the aquadoula and jon standing outside of it watching me. Then I imagined pushing my baby out and reaching down to get her, then telling jon to go get blankets & towels out of the dryer and climbing out to cuddle and nurse and deliver the placenta into a bowl (which I've decided to get a special bowl for). SO I figure I just want to do it mostly by myself. I know that when I visualized my first birth that I didn't see anyone but Jon and I and that there were 7 other people there when it came down to it, so I'm not convinced that I'll actually be totally alone. But even with people there, I want to do it alone. So unassisted, but not unattended? Does that count?
Also - had a glob of goo in my undies last night which got me a little freaked thinking it was some early part of the mucous plug. Anyone have this at all? I tried to feel my cervix, but wasn't sure how to interpret what I felt. It was quite high and sort of soft and of course a little open, though I'm not sure that it was any more open or soft than it is normally since I've already given birth once. I've had goop before, but only while not pregnant, that I can remember. It was rather tiny for a mucous plug, but I wouldn't expect that my mucous plug would be totally formed? My fluid was also quite creamy, so maybe it just gathered up? I apologize if this is all TMI, but over in TTC we do this all the time! :LOL Anyhow, no spotting or anything, just had me worried.
I've also lost some weight, but I'm quite tiny as it is and not eating well probably had a fair impact on me. My tummy is starting to swell however, even though I lost a pound or two.
My husband pointed out that fat weighs less than muscle, but I hadn't thought that I'd been so sedentary as to lose muscle yet gain weight. On the other hand, I have been pretty much been doing nothing for quite a while now.
So that felt fairly incoherent. Hope everyone has a good week!
Also - got belly pics in my blog which is the link "anna kiss busy gestating" in my sig.