Aside from Baby, as you all know, my sister's girls are visiting right now. I cannot believe how much they all grow from visit to visit, but the biggest change has been in Rylee. One thing that hasn't changed is her love for Zach. I don't know if you remember a post back around Christmas about how much Rylee just absolutely loved being with her Uncle Zach. But it hasn't changed. It is so sweet watching them play.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Today, I had my 24 week appointment...I changed it from Wed. I had the diabetes test....boy did that sugar liquid hurt my stomach. I don't think I will be having a milkshake today. I got my blood drawn and Nurse Nancy said no news is good news...so we will see if they call in the next couple days. I had quite a few questions to ask Dr. Pohl about some changes happening in my body and he answered them as I got measured and he took the heart rate....of course due to this....I didn't ask him the heart rate. But it seems as though everything is looking great. Next appointment is August 24th and after that I see the doc every 2 weeks....I can't believe we are almost to that point....Seriously time really does fly!
Here are pics from Christmas
And since time seems to fly so quickly, I have really been thinking more and more about this whole LABOR thing that will be taking place in 3 months. I have been doing more research on the steps that take place during labor and trying to mentally prepare myself for the changes my body will go through...just trying to wrap my brain around the fact the a baby will be coming out of my body! I don't think anyone can truly prepare themselves for the pain that comes from child birth but I am definitely not naive to it. But there are certain things that I feel very strongly about...just knowing myself.
1. I do not want to be induced to fulfill a "plan" I have in my head...to meet a certain deadline or because it will be easier for my doctor's schedule. I feel that childbirth is a very Natural thing that woman have been doing for thousands of years! I want the baby to come when he/she is ready. The only reason I would ever agree to be induced is if the doctor strongly recommends it for the baby's health.
2. I hate drugs, medicine, needles....especially HUGE ONES. I know this about myself and I have always been this way. A bottle of Tylenol lasts for years in my cabinet. I don't like the feeling of not having control of my body. I am just not all about it. So...you can probably imagine my hesitancy with an epidural. I am not against an epidural....because once again...how can you really mentally prepare yourself for that amount of pain....I am just not one who is 100% for it and looking forward to it.
3. I am a very mentally strong, positive person. And on the day of labor and actually from here on out...I want to surround myself with people who are also positive. In talking with people about certain ways I feel about labor or choices I have made to do my best to have a natural labor, I get so many mixed reactions....You are crazy....We will see how long that lasts....You have never been through it before....Have fun with that....and the lists goes on and on of negative things I have heard about something I feel strongly about. But ultimately....It is ME who will be going through this whole thing and is it too much to ask for a little POSITIVITY? All I ask for is encouragement and people saying "I can do it" to help reinforce in me what I already know.
Here is a 24 week belly pic...
I also picked up this cd for the baby---I think Jewel has a beautiful and calming voice. The cd is full of absolutely gorgeous lullabies. I will be playing this as often as I can remember before we go to sleep so the baby will already know it once it is born.
Posted by Rebecca Phillips at 10:51 AM