…especially when you have tons of people to give it to and receive it from. Ive been thinking about why I want a large family lately. And to be completely honest with you all, while pregnant with SEVERE morning sickness its a challenge to EVER desire to feel this bad again. LOL However, I know that this too shall pass. Also, knowing that I will hold this bundle of joy in my arms and nourish him or her into a speedy toddler, is motivation enough.
As most of you have already decided Im not the normal american wife lol. I am a stay at home mom by choice, I want to homeschool, I have covered my head, I dont like to spank my children, I co-sleep, I do NOT let my children cry it out, nor do I sleep train them…And I know someone choose these paths and Im not going to give an opinion on them right now lol but along with my not normal life Im adding another not normal action.
Im choosing to have a homebirth unassisted for this baby. Let me rephrase that, my husband and I after a lot of research, prayer, and consideration WE together have decided that an unasssisted homebirth is our goal for this pregnancy and birth. This of course is our plan as long as the pregnancy is a healthy one . I will be purchasing a birth kit and some literature for things I am not completely educated on. I want to be completely prepared. Although I know that the Lord has given us women the power to birth AND intuition to know when to seek help from others wiser than us. Which is the important part of having a homebirth. No matter how bad you want your birth to go a certain way, you ALWAYS have to know when to step back and let someone help you IF you truly need that help. So far I have had GREAT labors and births Now if I could just have my pregnancies that way lol. Although besides for the morning sickness I would have to say I have more energy and happiness with this pregnancy. I also feel healthier, when im not throwing up of course .
As far as an update on the pregnancy, I wasnt going to check my stats this week since I checked them last week but I want to get them on even weeks SO since this week is week ten I went ahead and checked them tonight.
Fundal Height: 12 cm
Im going to order the urine tests soon to start testing the protein and glucose and such. Not in too much of a rush. I am feeling good so Will post another update at 12 weeks If you have any questions about unassisted birth or pregnancy please contact me
As usual Im up late…Ugh how I hate being up late. The boys decided they didnt want to go to sleep easily yet again tonight Usually they are so good at going to bed on time. Such pleasures and no hassel. Well at bedtime lol. So here I am trying to get my alone time and trying to pry my eyes open at the same time. I finished my Finals today. Did ok. Wish I could have done better, but I did pretty good considering I didnt read hardly anything from any of my classes. SO. Thats done. I start my new semester Feb. 1st. Im ready. So ready to start fresh! Tonight I got to thinking. I wanted to challenge myself this year. I have not yet found anything of GREAT interest to blog about or challenge myself with. Or so I thought…Then I realize…I am a stay at home mom to 2 boys and pregnant with number 3, going to school full time(online), working on my doula certification, and will manage to move ALL THE WAY to Germany! Wow! Now that sounds challenging doesnt it? Also, I need to do conduct a lot of prayer on whether or not I want to take up the challenge of homeschooling. Not to mention my challenge to challenge the OB’s and do as little appointments as possible during this pregnancy. So I have my hands plenty full. No need to challenge myself at all. Not to mention we REALLY need to get on a schedule!
As far as the pregnancy is going:
I feel pretty good. Very normal so far. Tired, nauseous, headaches, and cramps. Not to mention peeing ALL the time. I still cannot eat anything sweet. I crave meat. And MILK! Mmmm Milk! However, my babies dont seem to like milk Ive managed to down quite a few glasses so far though. I go for my initial appointment on Tuesday with Dr Rathe. I have decided to do the initial ultrasound just to be sure how many babies are in there to make sure I get proper care. If its multiple babies I will be getting normal routine prenatal care as I am not familiar with how to take care of myself with multiple babies. I have not done any home tests or anything like that. Just continuing to stay in tune with my body and baby. I am continuing to do yoga stretches which seems to be helping with the cramping. I did notice a new but very familiar symptom today. Its starting a little early this pregnancy, pressure and pain between my legs. It started sometime in the first trimester with Raymond too. Im figuring with this one it is probably just stress. Its not too bad just really sore. I didnt do anything strenuous or out of the ordinary today or yesterday.
Well as for tomorrows plan of the day, Im going to do laundry since I didnt get to it today. I also have to finish my last two homework assignments and turn those in. We had planned on going to church but Daven appears to still be sick so its probably not a good idea. We do need some groceries though Anyways just laundry and hanging out with my kiddos tomorrow. I think we’ll do our own little service at home since we cant get out to church.
Have a blessed day readers.
The Lord sure is amazing! He has answered another prayer for me…The one that I have been crying about for almost a year.
WE ARE PREGNANT!
I am about 5 weeks along according to LMP(Last Menstrual Period). I found out a few weeks ago but had to send hubby the news first. We are super excited to be expecting baby #3. As some of you know I have wanted to have an unassisted pregnancy. I have agreed to have certain appointments per hubby’s request.
More testing-30 wks
Group B strep testing-35wks
This is the plan as long as everything goes healthy and as planned. I bought a Prenatal/Postnatal yoga dvd at walmart today! Oh its fabulous! Im so excited! Im also making sure to drink plenty of fluids. I like to mix half water half juice Tastes better that way lol. I also plan to get some diabetes supplies to double check my sugar levels. I will most likely be doing this right before we move. Im hoping to wait til 14 weeks but I think we will be moving before that. Therefor I will be buying my supplies here to take over there with us. Im not really doing much more than that. Just trying to listen to my body. Obey the cravings, eat healthy, and NOT load up on sugary foods. So far I havent craved any sweets. Just mainly meat. AND CHIPOTLE! I have yet to indulge in chipotle since finding out Im pregnant.OH! I am taking some vitamins. Folic acid, B6, and Red Raspberry Leaf. Folic Acid is for the babys development I believe. This is why the docs stress prenatal vitamins so much, folic acid. Prenatal pills and multivitamins do NOT like me, lol, therefor my last obgyn, Dr Rathe, told me that I could take Folic Acid by itself Thank you doc! The B6 is for energy which is VERY needing during the first trimester especially when you have other children. Red Raspberry Leaf is very good for uterine health. I started taking it about 9 months ago to help ease my symptoms from the dreaded aunt flow who didnt realize her visit was LONG OVERSTAYED . Im pretty much just playing everything by ear. Trying to keep the pregnancy natural and peaceful.
I intend on posting at least a weekly update on how im doing. I might even do some pics in a few weeks. Depends. I took photos every week with Raymond. However, I dont see the growth being that much different so Im not really motivated to this time around. If you have any questions about unassisted prenatal care or limited prenatal care please feel free to leave a comment.