Tuesday, April 9, 2013

10 weeks and counting

As of Monday T is 10 weeks pregnant. We have huge mouths and have now told the whole world including fb. It has been going by fast but very S L O W at the same time. I wanted to update the blog with the happenings at my house.
-We have picked a fabulous group of midwives here in our town. Unfortunately our original midwife is not licensed to perform a home birth in our state so we had to go with a new group but so far it has been fantastic! We are very lucky to live in an area that is rather progressive and we have access to what some may see as " alternative" care. I have always dreaded going to the doctor. I've felt like I didn't have a choice in my care. I also have felt that my questions or concerns are an inconvenience to them. I have not felt that way even once in visiting the midwives or in emailing. Our appointments have been an hour plus and they have given us much needed info and then allowed us to make the decision for ourselves. Our next appt is the 27th and we will get to hear the heartbeat!
- T has been tired, nauseous, and cranky. She had spring break last week and I think she left the house maybe three times out of nine days. She and I are so overjoyed about this baby so the crankiness and etc are welcomed with open arms.
- my mom and T's mom are both very excited to be grandmas! The baby is the first grandchild on both sides and has plenty of people excited for its arrival.
- We went to the first lactation appointment for me as I am going to try and breastfeed our baby. We are hoping I will get a good supply as after three months T will go back to work and I will take the baby to work with me. I would love to be able to bf at least until a year but we will see where this path takes us. I will be following the  Newman Goldfarb  protocols with some adjustments.
Induced Lactation
The first step was buying some medicine from overseas. I felt like I was committing a crime ( I might have been) but anything for baby P!
I am really looking forward to this journey. The lactation consultant asked us to talk about how that would make us feel and T remarked that she might feel jealous of me. Melissa (the consultant) said this is very  normal and will be something that we will have to continue to discuss.   There may be some protectiveness in T when she sees her biological baby being fed by someone else. We will not have me breastfeed the baby until it is a month old to give T and the baby time to build their nursing relationship. This has not been easy for me because I of course feel sad that T can carry a child and I cannot.  I want to step in as soon as possible but I understand where she is coming from. We will continue to explore these feelings and I think it will be beneficial to us.
-We have a changing table, dresser, crib, high chair and tons of cloth diapers. We both have thrifty parents and so we are similar. If its used, in good condition, and a good price... Then we snatch it up! We also have great group of friends who have given us their hand me downs. We also have cleared out the spare room and moved the bed downstairs to prepare the nursery. T's mom has agreed to make the baby quilt so we know it will be great!
Well that's all for now.


Risa said...

That's awesome you found such a great group of midwives. So excited for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just found your blog. Congrats on the pregnancy! I have friends who did induced lactation and it seemed to work out really well for them--I hope you have similar luck!

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