Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Well, it has been three weeks since that first appointment and I have been asking around. No one I have talked to about having a baby here has been a teenager. And EVERYONE has had a c-section! I realize that I have not taken an official pole by any means. BUT what are the chances that EVERYONE I asked has had a c-section if the c-section rates are not inexplicably high. C-sections can be life saving and I am thankful for that. But EVERYBODY needs a life saving surgery to have a baby in La Romana? I have to question why?
I just want a healthy baby, born the way babies were intended to enter this world. I'm concerned that I am in the minority because of that!
Here's a link to ICAN for anyone else that may be looking for a little support and information.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
3D ultrasound of baby at 11 weeksI feel awful and when I don't feel awful, I am emotional! All thanks to raging hormones! I am thankful, really I am! This past June I lost a baby during my 11th week of pregnancy. And now I understand more than ever that hormones are a sign of a healthy, VITAL baby. I have to remind myself each time I find myself trying to suppress the unsolicited gang reflect that randomly invades my days that my little baby is thriving off these hormones. Each time I cry over some news story, I can thank God that my tears are a sign of a growing baby! When I awake in the night because my breasts are so tender it hurts to roll over, I can pat my no so flat tummy and hope for the day I will meet my growing baby. And since that isn't until October, I better find something to do in the meanwhile. I have played around with eating every few hours, avoiding fats and sugars, but none of that seems to quiet my ridiculous gag reflex or overwhelming sense of nausea. So I am going to try motion sickness bracelets. I will keep you posted on if they seem to help. But until then cheers to hormones and a healthy baby!
Monday, March 8, 2010
However. . .this time I WANT CUCUMBERS! And usually I want them with balsamic vinegar, I am more than half way to a pickle! I also have been craving fruit smoothies. Crazy I know. How similar are my cucumbers to pickles and smoothies to icecream! I thought pickles and ice cream were just something people joke about with pregnant women. But for me, it is a reality. Fortunately at this point I have not craved them together, though with my raging hormones, I wouldn't put anything past them!
So it is almost 9:30am. I've dropped my son off at school, my husband off to work,I have already eaten an entire large cucumber and I am headed to the grocery store. And guess what? YogenFruz is calling my name. A little yogurt stand at the front of the store that sells. . . you guessed it, SMOOTHIES! This looks like it is going to be a great day! :) Cheers to pickles and ice cream!
Friday, March 5, 2010
So I decided to blog, again. But this time, it is about me. It is not about my work as a missionary or my jobs as wife and mother, though those will definately be a part of what I write because that is a HUGE part of who I am. Instead it will be about me. I am celebrating week 10 of my pregnancy and was inspired by other pregnant bloggers to do the same. I will continue my EDCM blog, but this blog will be about what occupies my mind most of each day, my new baby and how we are changing from a family of three to a family of four. This will be my story.