Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Baby, baby, baby.

My mind has been hijacked by this pregnancy; I am constantly thinking about the baby. Is it a boy or girl? Should I hang onto Phoebe's outgrown clothes or pass them along like everything else? Was that a kick or the bean soup I just ate? Will I really make it past 34 weeks? Should I start packing my hospital bag now?

The first trimester seemed to crawl by. Looking back on it doesn't change my perspective either: I still think that was the slowest period of time in human history. Waiting and waiting and waiting to see if that lump of cells would actually turn into a person.
Now that I have officially outgrown my standard pants and expanded into the funky paneled maternity bottoms, I am starting to think less about keeping baby in and more about getting baby out. I requested a stack of books and a few childbirth class DVDs from the library. I'm not willing to pay big bucks for childbirth classes because my chances of a normal birth are slim, but I'm consuming large amounts of info about VBACs and natural childbirth just in case my fantasy birth-day actually comes true.

Wouldn't it be awesome to have a baby without meds, then go for a run the next day?! Or at least not have to wait two weeks to drive, six weeks to jog horribly slow, and months before I can pick up my kids without pain? Even better, wouldn't it be nice to have a baby and bring it home from the hospital when I go home?

If you have some fabulous pain management tip or great VBAC story, send it my way. I can't seem to get enough of them.



Blogger Strong Clan said...

Google the blog "Birth without fear" They have the BEST stories of natural birth, VBCS, everything. My dream would be to birth in a pool in my living room. Dream Big!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie Barton said...

I have lots and lots of stories. Most VBAC's go great so stay away from horror stories. I think you can do it. I say plan for your dream birth and then be flexible. I hope you get it.

10:41 AM  
Blogger heather said...

What books did you check out and what info are you absorbing? I'd love to have a VBAC for our next child- whenever that is- and would love to prep as much as I can for it.
I hope you get your wish!

9:16 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I checked out HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method and the Bradley Method books. Each one has a tiny paragraph about VBACs and waaaay too much weird hippie stuff, but I gleaned some decent info from each.

9:40 PM  

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