June 27, 2009Other kids:
none that I know of. Just kidding! This is our first.Location:
high school English teacher (listen, I do not judge internet grammar! I swear!) My baby is due the same month as their final exams, but at the end of the month, so I will be able to hopefully go into labor at home and just NOT come back the next school year. I'd like to stay out all next school year and hopefully quit and figure out how to make this SAHM thing work with a mortgage. I really do not enjoy my job at all and can't imagine at the very least returning to my current school and grade level. Regardless of my pregnancy, I will not be returning!Birth Plans:
We are so excited to be near a freestanding birthing center 2 towns away. We take a tour on Nov. 5. It's called the Women's Birth and Wellness Center. We'd like to get a doula. I am terrified of C-Sections and want to do everything to avoid it. I want to labor however I want and not be strapped down to a hospital monitor, because I have all these fears that I will need to work through in case I do end up transferred to a hospital or experience complications. I would like to learn to go with the flow. I'm not making any decisions about medication just yet.Thoughts About This Pregnancy:
My husband is beyond thrilled and has been totally involved even pre-conception--he was the one that suggested I not refill my bc pills this summer! He also found the entire concept of charting fascinating, and had a link to my chart on his phone so he could check it to see what was going on!! It means a lot to me to see him this involved so early.
I am journaling, trying to take it easy, and will get prenatal massages whenever I feel like it. I've given myself "permission" to do those things. This is my first, so I want to relish it. We want to educate ourselves as much as possible about everything. hah! We're ambitious. We are not sure we want to know what it is, so we're calling it Soda Seven after the Seinfeld episode. DH is a junior, so we will definitely name it III if Soda is a boy, but not call it his name, "Trip," or "Trey" to indicate the third. We'll probably call it Fred or Freddie, since he goes by Michael and his dad is already Mike. Too many Mikes/Michaels already; a third one would drive me bonkers. We've got a few girl names lined up as well.
I cannot wait to sew little outfits for Soda Seven. I want to make everything: baby carriers, cloth diapers, bags, quilts, toys, outfits, curtains, etc. I know I am delusional in thinking I will have the time. I have GOT to get one of those shirts that say, "I'm so crafty, I make people!" That tears me up every time!
I am very happy to get to see what my body can do. I struggled with body image issues in high school, and I have come to except my curves and large tatas. I am so happy those tatas will be functioning the way they're intended to do!