Thursday, May 15, 2008


So I meant to get a 7 month bump photo on Mother's Day, but everything has just completely whizzed by us. We have the 2nd half of our prenatal class tonight, and today is going kinda crummy for everyone.
I did, however, manage to get some more cleaning done.

You can see the floor now! Yay!
I can almost imagine the fresh paint on the walls. Just a few more weeks.

I got my hypnobabies workbook & I'm looking forward to practicing. I've read the first week's lesson, but I have a feeling the prenatal class will try to scare it out of me, so I'm holding off on getting too far with learning, as eager as I am to try it.
I am kind of reserved about telling people my birth plan. Two of my closest friends have both said "Heh, yeah, good luck with that." Which isn't exactly the kind of support I'm looking for. It makes me feel like I'm crazy for trying the natural route, and I get discouraged easily to begin with. At least Andy is supportive. His sisters have gone the hypno route & love it. Maybe I should talk to them more often.

I saw Clarene last week. My hA1c was 5.6. She was a little nervous about it, but more comfortable than when it was 5.4. She is still concerned about my lows & me passing out. And, as opposed to my mom, she is pro-breastfeeding and wants me to have all sorts of fluids & juices when I breastfeed to help keep my sugar up.
Also, why can't more people be supportive about breastfeeding? Good gravy! It's one of the most natural things in the world. Aside from entertainment purposes, it's the main reason God put boobies on women in the first place! When I mention that I'd like a breast pump, my mom shuts me down with how much I'll hate feeding. It bugs me. Just because she didn't like it (or even want to deal with it for that matter), doesn't mean I'll feel the same way. Luckily, many of my friends with kids have all gone the "Breast is Best" route and are supportive.

I also saw the OB on Monday. Everything checked out fine. With how well I've got my sugar under control, he said they're SO not worried about complications at this point (cuz I'm an awesome mama!)
The only thing is that they want to start doing weekly stress tests on the 27. As if the whole 9 months of waiting couldn't get any worse... now I have to sit in a dark room with a monitor strapped to my belly for 20 minutes to an hour & mindlessly push a button every time the baby kicks. Won't that be fun!

So, yeah, I guess everything's going okay. You can probably tell I'm just a little irritated today. Like I said, rough awkward moments with immediate family.

To end on a positive note, I was able to find the travel system (stroller/carrier combo) that I've been pining over for the last year. It has been discontinued for months, which bummed me out, but I found a brand new one on ebay for $70. It should be here in a week or two. I am looking forward to setting it up.
I also got some safety thingies for the cabinets, and corner bumpers for the cedar chest in our bedroom that we keep banging our knees into.

By the way... prenatal class is interesting. It's full of first timers, but I feel like I'm in a room full of complete virgins. They all seem so clueless. Example: When the nurse asked what it meant if your fluid was green when your water broke, and I knew the answer, everyone oohed and ahhed. Seriously, what the heck have you been doing the past 9 months? KNITTING?! How can you sit there and not educate yourself about this monumental change that's coming. I feel like they're thinking "A fluffy pink stork is bringing my baby from the cabbage patch. When it gets here, it will poop rainbows & spit up butterflies".
Am I the only one who has spent almost every day of gestation researching pregnancy & the first year of life?

Here I go ranting again... and you thought I was going to end on a positive note, HA!


Anonymous said...

Trish, you are great! I love your comments about the prenatal class. :) Apparently many people don't read/educate themselves! It befuddles me too, because I am always reading and learning something new.

Also, I wanted to comment on your birth plan. I think it's AWESOME that you want to go natural and also breastfeed. When I have children someday, this is what I want to do too. I have a feeling most people in my life will act the same as the people in your life. I'm sure you can do it though - look what you've already done with your sugar. You're going to do a great job momma. :)


Bryan said...

Wow, you really cleaned house!