I just saw this thread. Wow am I behind. Haven't had a chance to read all of it, so just basically subscribing. And a bit of an update I copy/pasted from somewhere else.
I saw the evil midwife yesterday. I lost a half a pound and she was nicer. Said my fasting sugars are still a bit high, though. I told her I thought Madalyn had dropped a bit and she agrees. I'm starting perineal massage and then on Saturday starting EPO. It's a bit earlier than usual, but because of the baby being big, due to the gd, they are going to start everything a bit early. I think she said I will be starting cohosh at 37 weeks. All this is fine with me. If I get to 38 weeks they are going to do another u/s to check her size. I asked the other midwife if she would let me go past my due date and she said no. I think she worries about me going to my due date. She rarely induces, but if the baby is as big as they think she might be, I think they are worried about me needing a c-section. I always swore after dd that I would never be induced again. But I feel really peaceful about this. I don't know, maybe it's because I don't think I'll make it that far. I hope not. Induction means a hospital birth.
After my appointment yesterday I went to get my kids from mil. She had taken them upstairs at some point (it's a loft room), I think for a nap. She had left ds's shoes up there and sent dd after them. Ds tried to follow. Her stairs are pretty scary, they are steep, although carpeted, but the scare part is there is no railing and on one side there is no wall, just empty space where a child could fall into the living room. So I told ds no and was trying to get up off the couch tog et him. Mil picked him up and said *No, remember grandma will spank* Before I could tell her no, don't, she did. I was shocked and just sat there like a stupid idiot. I am so mad at myself. And really mad at her. DH is going to call her today and tell her we don't want her spanking our children. SHe knows that we don't spank, I have told her, but I think he's just going to act as if she doesn't and ask her not to. I'm ok with that, as long as something is said. I wish I would have said something, but I cna't change it. I was sitting there cuddling my baby trying really hard not to cry myself. Grr....why did she have to do that?
SInce then dh has called his mom and just told her that we don't spank and to please not spank our children. He didn't say what I wanted him to (he never does, silly guy. Why can't he just listen to me? :LOL ) But he did call her and get the point across, so I'm ok with it.
Serenity LDS mommy to 4 rambunctious kidlets