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Monday, June 16, 2014

Motherhood Worries + Labor & Deliver Support


At the end of my last blog post I asked what you would like my next post to be about. The lovely CC asked: 

Can you talk about what you're most worried about in motherhood or who your support for during labor and after delivery will be? 

When it comes to what I'm most worried about in motherhood most of my anxiety stems from what is going to happen when my three months of maternity leave is up. By the time I was of an age where I could remember my grandfather was retired, so he was essentially my stay-at-home grandpa. I feel like this is a large part of why my childhood was so awesome. I'm worried about being away from my daughter (OMG I'm going to have a daughter!) for so much of the day when I go back to work. I do plan on having her with my at work from time to time, as my grandmother did with me, so I'm very blessed to have a job that is flexible in that way. For the rest of the time, we need to a good nanny, at a good price, so that search will begin once she's here. Because I was pretty much always with my grandparents I can't imagine being a child growing up and only seeing my parents in the morning and night. I know plenty of people do it, because it's pretty much a necessity to be able to be financially stable for both parents to work, but it still gives me worry. 

When it comes to support during labor my husband will be with me and I'm planning to have a doula. I have coffee shop date "interviews" with two potential doulas next week and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to choose between the two of them. 

After delivery my doula will provide some support, my husband is planning to take a week off from work and depending on scheduling my mom will come visit for a few days as well. 

I imagine labor, delivery and those first weeks with her home are going to be the wildest adventure ever...but I am so looking forward to it!

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pregnancy Update: Week 24


24 weeks woohoo!

How far along? 24 weeks + 1 day

How big is baby? According to my apps she's as big as a squash and as long as an ear of corn.

Maternity Clothes? I made a trip to Destination Maternity this week and picked up a pair of black skinny pants, two pairs of shorts, and a pair of casual linen pants (they were buy 3 get 1 free!). I feel like I'm definitely squared away in the bottoms department. I have dresses already, and lots of dressy tops. What I feel like I'm missing is just some plain maternity t-shirts for casual dreary weather like it's been ALL WEEK. 

Symptoms? Must pee all the time. 

Mood Swings? Yes. I can have a total meltdown over absolutely nothing. 

Buy anything for baby this week? Since my last update I think the only thing I've bought were some cloth diapers. This weekend we're planning on getting a changing table and dresser to start putting away all the diapers I've already bought, and the clothes people have given us already.  

Sleep? I'm usually ready for bed by 10, pee 2-3 times during the night, and then my brain is wide awake at 5am. 

Best Moment This Week: Being able to see her movement from the outside, and Hubs feeling her move. 

Cravings: Dunkin Donuts Arnold Palmer Coolattas were my thing last week. 

What I miss? Not having to use the bathroom ALL THE TIME. 

What I am looking forward to? Making headway on the nursery, washing and storing the diapers and clothes we have so far. 

In other news, I have less and less of a belly button every day. This innie is sure to turn into an outtie one day soon. My nails are starting to see the pregnancy benefits. They're longer and stronger than usual. 

What would you like my next blog post to be about?

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