Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I am 21 weeks tomorrow. I had a great appt. with my midwife today. I learned that I can be up to a week past my due date and still have a VBAC. I also learned that I can move around while in labor - stand, walk, go on a ball, sit up, etc. That's so awesome to hear! She encouraged me to labor at home as long as possible, which is very encouraging. I know Lydia can be in the room, too, but it just depends on how she is behaving. I have gained 7 lbs, so I am doing great with my weight. I think I had probably gained 10+ by this point last time. My appetite is definitely starting to increase, so I need to make sure I'm doing everything in moderation. I'm really feeling great - awesome pregnancy so far, and it's already more than half over!!
Friday, May 6, 2011
I knew yesterday would change my life forever in many ways. Obviously, whether or not I knew baby was a boy, it is a boy, but having that knowledge is pretty amazing. I'm going to be the mother of one girl and one boy. I get to experience raising a woman and raising a man. That's pretty incredible. There are so many things to think about, from circumcisions to a boy's bedroom...fostering a positive relationship between my son and daughter to playing sports...being "fair" to both children to embarking on a new breastfeeding relationship with a boy. In a way, it will be kinda like becoming a mom for the first time all over. This is definitely an exciting challenge...but a challenge for sure. I hope I can raise a man who can one day be independent, be a father, be respectful of women, etc. Just so many things to think about!! Perhaps I'll start by planning out his bedroom and buying some baby clothes. Those are the easy things :-)