DreamsInDigital - I say see your midwife if you want to. Besides, wouldn't it be better to deliver a child with a friend to encourage you? Even if she doesn't act as a midwife, a shoulder to lean on is always a good thing!
I never got nauseous with this pg
: like I did with DD. Things are going really well. I'm 11wks3d now, and my boobs are getting ridiculously sore and swollen just like they did with DD. I never got to nurse DD, but now every time she is upset or hungry and is anywhere near my chest, she dive bombs for my boob.
Who knows, I may end up tandem nursing after all if she keeps this up for another 6 months!
I have a question...if you're nursing through pg, and your milk production slows and then starts back at colostrum, and your older child is still nursing, will there be colostrum left for the newborn? Or will your older child induce milk production?
The heat is breaking here as well (I HOPE!). We actually turned our AC off last night and put a fan in the window. I LOVE having a fan in the window at night. Something about it is so much more comforting than AC air.
Ugh. I got a prenatal yoga DVD from netflix (Rocky's prenatal yoga) and they sent Volume 2 before Volume 1 (only a day before, not a problem) so I watched the beginning of it. They were talking about preparing for labor, and were going to be practicing breathing techniques and all that. The part that irked me is that the first thing they did was have the pg lady and her DH hold cubes of ice in their hands for one full minute to simulate what contractions feel like. After 15 seconds, the yogi said, "If this is too intense for you, you are probably a very good candidate for an epidural."
The part of this that irks me is that there are going to be first time mamas out there who will see that and automatically think that they're not strong enough to go natural, or even attempt it. Holding an ice cube in your hand is NOTHING like labor! Totally different part of the body, different muscles, all of it. Besides, there's no positive end result to holding ice cubes like there is to being in labor. One you get clammy hands, and the other, you get a beautiful baby. Am I being ridiculous about this? Is it just my pg mind overreacting? Blech.