What do you all think? Did you have a birth plan? How well was it received by the doctors and hospital staff? I know some of you will tell me not to worry about what they think and to just do what I want - but that isn't in me. All of my major concerns have been addressed so there is no need for my mama bear claws to come out. ;) Though they can and will if need be...
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This week, baby is as big as: Swiss Chard.....hmmmmmm......
Next appointment: Next Friday. Feels like forever away. haha. Good news is that I absolutely LOVE the new doctor. I really like the other two doctors in the practice so at this point I think I'll be happy no matter who delivers. But the new doc just really made a great first impression. I not only felt like she heard my concerns and wishes but that she affirmed them and agreed with what I wanted. And she did an excellent job at making Hubby a part of the conversation and appointment. Honestly, I'm thinking I would prefer her to deliver. But I'd like to see her again. Since I already had a couple of appointments scheduled, the next time I could see her is 2 days before our due date. I'm thinking I'll make it but we shall see. ;)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained a little more than a pound between appointments.
Exercise: Ha! My walks at work are becoming progressively shorter. We used to go twice as far. I went our half(ish) distance the other day and thought I was going to die. But I'm keeping it up. Bradley exercises are hit and miss and they are probably more important than anything. Really need to be better about that. And I know I say that every week... :P
Maternity Clothes: Got those pants I ordered in the mail. The one pair are wonderfully long and comfy (dress pants) and the other pair, though they were actually labeled "long" were still not quite long enough. So my mom took out the hem. They work. But when I sit they are total flood pants. haha.
Sleep: Midnight bathroom breaks seem like they are every 5 minutes. I'm not sure how it is possible that she can be on my bladder and so far up in my rib cage at the same time. Guess she is just going to be long like her mom and dad. ;)
Food Cravings/Aversions: Nothing at all.
Movement: Pretty consistent. She is usually the most active first thing in the morning, around lunch time and between 3 and 4 if I'm sitting still. The other day I was a little panicky because we slept in and I had laid awake for quite awhile - she hadn't moved one bit. I kept poking at her and moving my belly around. I got a pretty solid kick or two and then felt better. I think she was just annoyed because Mommy wasn't letting her sleep in. ;) And then yesterday while we were in the waiting room at the doctor's office she was a little acrobat. Hubby was laughing as he felt my belly - she just wouldn't stop moving - forceful and all over. So fun!
What I Miss: Being able to breath or sit up right. haha.
What I'm Loving: Movement! Always. And getting things done. Every time I do something else it is just one more thing that is done pre-baby and it feels good.
What I'm Looking Forward To: My show this weekend and seeing some old friends. Looks like it should be a decent day for a pretty preggo woman. ;)
Best Moment This Week: Any time Hubby gets to feel her move. The doc's office was pretty good today. He is so amazed by it all. As am I. I just love seeing him light up at how much of a miracle this really is.
Milestones: The cord is sending extra antibodies to Baby Girl so that she is better able to fight off infections outside the womb. How neat is that?
Goals: I got my It Works! stuff organized and finished all of the "flea" laundry. But I did not get around to Thank You cards. *sigh* They will get done. I've only got 3 days of work left so I should be able to crank them out pretty quick! Other goals?? Focus on preparing a relaunch for It Works! so that after Baby comes I can start making some real money. We've just had so much going on. I'm ready to stay home AND make money! :) And I really want to get the curtains and pictures hung in the nursery. Oh! And get the car seats in the car. Definitely want that done by this time next week!