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WEEK 28 | MONTH SEVEN | BABY EGGPLANT
My stomach feels kinda off today. Full even when I'm hungry, a little upset but no aversions. Just off. Happens once in a while and I just keep trucking along as if there was no issue. Because really there's no issue. There are much worse things and I'm loving being pregnant! Baby Eggplant and I have officially entered the 3rd trimester!! Hm...maybe that's why I'm starting to feel tired again. Either that, or my lack of sleep last night. Got home late, went to bed late, woke up early. Could be a snackier (yes a word in my world) day than normal.
I didn't start to feel hungry until about 10:30 at night when it was too late to eat anything. I'm not sure why i felt so odd, but it could be just the pressure Baby is putting on my stomach. I decided to wait until morning to eat, I kinda liked the feeling of less pressure in there for a little bit.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24
It was a nice wet day for soccer this morning. But Landon played awesome!! Kiley was having fun cheering for him. I can't wait for this little one to join the mix. It's gonna be crazy sometimes, with all three running here and there and Mike and I trying to keep up, but it's gonna be awesome.
Mike did tons of yard work today and I did tons of photo work. It can be hard to sit at the computer for a long time, even when I'm not pregnant. I have to make sure I sit in a symmetrical way, keeping things open and in good alignment. I knew I had a lot to work on so I tried to get up here and there to move, get the blood flowing. I still can feel baby in an upright position so good alignment is what's going to help him/her turn downward when the time comes.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25
I felt kinda full again today, even a little sickly. Its not like I'm actually sick, i think the fullness just keeps me from feeling like i want foods. I ate plenty this weekend. We splurged on some ice cream and frozen pizzas and a little chow mein. Plus today we went to a friend's house to watch the Viking's game, had some pulled pork sandwiches. Super yummy. Baby is getting plenty!
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26
Holy moly I'm tired today. Combine little sleep with the Mondays and its like a smack in the face. I was up a few times last night and had to wake up at 5am for work. I planned to wake up at 4:25 to listen to a Hypnobabies track, then get up at 5 when my real alarm went off, but after not getting a lot of sleep i decided against it. When I was pregnant with Kiley I did a lot of my sessions in the morning after getting a night's sleep. Seemed to work much better than trying at night. I always fell asleep. Trained my subconscious at least! I figured I can listen to something without hypnosis, like the daily positive affirmations. Falling asleep while listening to those is supposed to not only help me sleep but help me wake up with positive messages floating around my mind. That might be a great way to start my day, along with a Hypnobabies session before even leaving the bed. Hopefully I'll get better sleep tonight.
Last night I listened to my positive pregnancy affirmations while taking a shower. Since there is no hypnotic induction I can listen to that one anywhere. I used my phone. Mike was having fun with it, nonchalantly responding back to her while he got ready for bed. Her voice was so melodic and calming whereas Mike's was commanding and quick. Made me laugh.
Voice: "Pregnancy is natural, normal, health and safe..."
Mike: "For most."
Voice: "I feel confident in my ability to birth my baby..."
Mike: "I do."
Voice: "Birth is an easy, natural and enjoyable experience..."
Mike: "As long as it's not at home."
Voice: "All decisions about my pregnancy and baby's birth are mine to make..."
Voice: "My pelvis is soft, flexible..."
Mike: "Yea baby!"
Voice: "With every pressure wave I relax more and more deeply..."
Mike: "And fart more."
I couldn't help but laugh because he wasn't making fun, he was just having fun. He cracks me up. I told him it's got to sound weird to him to hear all those statements, especially the way they're said, all slow and hypno-like. But for me, each statement is important and i connect to them because of the pregnancy...plus I've heard them all many MANY times now. Its amazing how happy all those affirmations make me, how wonderful and confident and positive I feel afterwards. I love it!
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27
I've decided, I need more sleep. Ugh. Mike and I were up super late in bed talking about the birth of this baby. We discussed our expectations, our assumptions, and hopes. We compared all experiences and how they differed. He said as soon as anything changes we're going in, that 5 weeks before the guess date we're living at the hospital. Haha, I'd hope not. I assured him we will be ready.
He reminded me that changes could happen at work and that I need to be prepared for that. I realize anything could happen at any time, so that was a wake-up call to recheck all the hospitals in the area and know where I would go should something need to be done quickly and driving all the way back home or to my midwifery would prove too far. I'm not going to worry about it but I will be proactive, because I believe and have faith that everything will be ok. I will be prepared, we will be ready.
Ok, I chose a back-up hospital close to work, just in case. I can't pre-register until 30 weeks but at least I know where I can go. I chose a location with one of the lowest cesarean rates, offers waterbirths, and has midwives that can assist all the way through birth. The latter is important to me because I don't want any doctors in the room while I'm giving birth. I will be much more comfortable having them wait outside unless there's a serious medical condition that requires them to be present. If that happens I will be extremely grateful for their presence!! But since birth is not a medical condition, I don't want my environment making me feel like it is. I'm not sick, I'm growing a baby and its awesome! I need the room calm and free of any stresses. Also midwives are more familiar with Hypnobabies and that will help me relax as well. Midwives see birth as a natural experience and that's the only energy I want in the room with me...that and love energy from my family...and maybe the never-ending energy from my kids.
Landon was amazing during Kiley's birth and I know he would be again. He may even say he wants to be there. I actually think Kiley would be good during this one. This is a family thing and I really think I'd like them there with me. Their positive energy might keep mine up and they bring me such warm feelings because I adore and love them so much. Mike, that's a given. He's my rock. He needs to be in the room. I'll want his love floating around me. Plus, he's half the reason we're having this baby! Hehe. If my parents can make it down, they'll be in there too...but I know I have to be ready to do the birth without them again since they live so far. Landon gave them enough time, Kiley did not! This one, hard to say. I'll try my darndest to give them a good heads up and get them here. I know they will want to be here.
Whatever happens, it will be beautiful and wonderful and amazing. And if I feel like something starts happening at work, i won't have to panic that my hospital is too far away. My ultimate goal and my vision for this birth is to make it to my original hospital because my midwives are there, but at least I have a really good alternative to keep me calm. Must stay calm. I feel pretty darn calm, so even more importantly, having a back-up location close to work will keep Mike calm. I want him to not worry about anything, to trust that this birth will be perfect so he can enjoy the experience along with me. Also...I'm betting it will keep my coworkers more calm. They shouldn't have to worry about me and I need those around me giving off positive vibes. Its all connected!
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29
My stomach has been weird again today. Not sure why. Just seems to happen here and there. My theory is still just the pressure on my stomach makes it feel consistently full and not completely normal. I'm not complaining though, I'm happy to feel whatever I'm feeling!