Wednesday, March 12, 2008

30 Weeks...

I'm really beginning to wonder where the time is going? It feels like I only did my 29 week post yesterday! Specially as there's still quite a few things to do in preparation for the bub.

Physically I'm well. Still eating the iron tablets. Interestingly enough, no matter how many and often I take them, the most obvious physical sign you've been on iron supplements still hasn't happened. Odd. (It's all a bit TMI to post really... but yeah nada on the symptoms of high iron intake)

Sleeping = tricky at times though. Some nights I just cannot get settled. Too hot/cold/thirsty/hungry/achy/busy thinking to sleep well. And then there are the nights I'm just overtired, and that makes it harder to sleep! Why is it being exhausted and overtired automatically makes it harder to go to sleep? I'll never understand that!

Bubby is ginormous, and so strong. Sometimes when I get kicks/rolls/whatever my whole body moves now! I will totally miss having this bump!

On the home front, I am still trying to pretend dishes will do themselves, and focusing on getting things nice for the baby. I have washed all of the clothes and dried them in the sun so they smell beautiful. I can't believe how many teeny tiny gorgeous little things I have already!

Oh, and my sling came today too! It's a front carry one that I can use from square one, a reclining style so that I don't have to wait till bubby gets neck control before using it. Which is great, I want to have that little bub snuggled against me as soon as possible!

I do however still have a looooong shopping list of things to get, nothing on that list is too big, just a million little things, soap, nappy wipes, plastic crates for storage, that sort of stuff.

As I mentioned last week I went looking at a different hospital to have the baby in, which was GREAT! I'm switching, and hiring a doula. I have my first session with her in a coupla weeks, helping me prepare physically and mentally for labour. I can't begin to explain how calm and relieved I feel now. Knowing that my options for birth will be paid attention to (Old place's response to birth plans was basically 'well that's nice but don't really expect anyone to pay much attention to it') and that there will be an experienced person to support me and Fungus the whole time is great. Plus the birth centre where I am switching to is in the same hospital where I was born and there is something just so 'right' about delivering the baby in the same place. It just makes sense and feels like a complete circle to me.

However I think it's bedtime (or very close to anyway) I'll catch up next week!

Miranda xxo

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

29 Weeks...

Well the aches and pain seem to have eased, I think my ribs are starting to get used to being more stretched. Plus buying a maternity pillow really helps my sleeping position, not to mention how much sleep I am getting!

I'm convinced this baby is going to be some kind of sports fanatic or an athlete or something, s/he is SUCH a kicker, and so busy all the time, it feels like there's more than one down there at moments.

I had my last day of work on Friday. It was typically hectic, and I realise that I'm going to miss the people, but don't miss work yet. I've only had 3 days to myself, I don't know if I will miss work for some time, especially with all the stuff I need to do here, dishes, laundry etc and most of all preparing for the baby! I have to finish cleaning the room out before Saturday because our change table arrives then, have been nagging Fungus like no other to get his shit outta there, but he really isn't making much effort... hmmm.

I also had my first antenatal class last week, which I meant to post about but ended up having a bit of a freak-out about everything so never got around to it. The MW only succeeded in making me feel extremely uncomfortable and on edge about everything. I can only hope it's because she has no public speaking ability and will be better tomorrow night during 'normal labour' when she has a topic she is comfortable with instead of getting eight uptight looking couples to relax and chat with each other.

As a result of having a freak-out I've started to research doulas and we are having a meeting with one tonight to see if I like her. The bad thing about this is that if I DO like her, it's going to cost money. The good thing about liking her is it means Ryan and I are going to have a supportive and informative person along with us when I have the baby.

At the same time, I really feel like I'm letting myself down by meeting with a doula, I really want Ryan and I to be the first and only two (except for the midwife/obstetrician) to be meeting our baby. And after all I am planning on kicking out my mum when it comes to the pushing/transition stage of labour, so I'd feel kind of guilty having some one else that I invited (even if I am paying her) present when bub finally arrives if I won't have any of the family members.

Decisions decisions! At least I've gotten all the shopping for big things done now. (Except the cot mattress and I need to confirm the size of the cot with my aunt before I can buy it.)

Well off to pretend to tidy up or something...