Peace of Mind is All I Want...: October 2007

Peace of Mind is All I Want...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I must be blind.

How on earth did I just notice today that my OB is pregnant? Maybe scrubs are more forgiving then regular clothes? I feel like an idiot.

My OB is due a week before I am. I'm not at all concerned about her not being there to deliver my baby because:

A. I will hopefully go into labor spontaniously when Audrey is ready to be born therefore making it impossible to know who the "on call" OB is at the hospital

B. Unless my doula is lying to me the L&D nurses are far more important to the process then the OB.

With that said, I AM a smidge concerned about my prenatal care. My OB gave me 2 options - stick it out with her until she isn't working any longer or start rotating through the rest of the docs in the practice. I really, really like my OB. She has a rep for being more open minded with regards to "natural" childbirth then some of the other docs. I feel comfortable with her and think that I prefer to stick it out with her until the end. Everyone else thinks I'm crazy.

I suppose I'm afraid to share my birth dreams/wishes with another doctor who is going to put down my thoughts. Additionally, there are more doctors in the practice then I have appointments so what's the point in meeting SOME of them if I'm not going to be able to meet ALL of them? Do I want to run the risk of completing my birth plan only to have my next appointment being with Dr. Let's Schedule Your C Section Now?

I don't know. I've never done this before. Any readers have any been there, done that experiences that will help me get my head on straight? Please?


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

It's been ages since I've last posted. Generally, things are status quo but I do have a few updates:
  • We have officially decided to name the small one Audrey Rae. Both names are family names and goodness knows we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for their support.
  • I can't freaking believe I'm in the third trimester. 29 weeks, baby! Who'd have thunk it?
    My mother in law finished Audrey's bedding and it is GORGEOUS. It's right out of a girly-girl fantasy.

  • I do not have gestational diabetes. But I am anemic. Must swing by the drug store and pick up some iron pills on my way home. And some colace and metamucil. Blah.

  • Todd and I just got back from a long weekend in New York City. We had a great time but I'm glad to be back. I'm not sure when I morphed into a sissypants but holy cow all that walking was brutal.

  • I'm pretty sure I'm having Braxton Hicks contractions on a fairly regular basis. Some of them hurt, some of them don't.

  • I'm really, really looking forward to childbirth. I LOVE our Bradley class, our instructor (whom we've asked to be our doula!) and how empowered I feel.

  • I'm proud of my husband for really opening his mind and questioning things like vaccinations, certain child raising techniques, etc. He wasn't really raised to question authority but I love that he's already looking out for what's best for our baby.

  • Even if that means spending more on a diaper bag for him to carry then I did :-)

I hope everyone is doing well!