Things in regards to the pregnancy are going really well. At the end of the month I have the 4D ultrasound, as well as my WinRo shot because of my negative blood type, or is it positive, I seriously forget. I just know when and where I have to go to get it. My next test after that will be for gestational diabestes. I hope that goes well! This is my last monthly appointment, and then I am going every 2 weeks to see my prenatal doctor...well, 1 of 11.
Today I am 26 weeks and 4 days! Getting very close to my 3rd trimester. The home stretch is coming so soon now! I never thought I would be at this point. I would look at people at my Yoga class (also known as the worst 90 minutes of my week) who were 25-30 weeks, and wondered what I would look like at that point, and how I would feel. I am having a lot of back pains and sciatic nerves problems, but am getting through it. Last week it was so bad that I told Alan I was done with this pregnancy and that I give up. I also said that this little boy would be an only child. We will see if those words prove to be wrong later on!
To help with the back pains, I have a hot water pack, new shoes and am trying to get a monthly massage. Oh, and I bought a new Lulu Lemon wrap...just because it makes me happy! I miss my hoodies so much!
I have gotton in contact with a Doula. My massage therapist has a client who does this, and passed me her number, as this is something I am very interested in for a number of reasons. I have a very close friend who is a Doula as well, and she has offered her services. However, I am leary about how I might treat her at that time, I always seem to think that having someone I know there will be rough as I might be mean to them, but I also know that those I love, and especially her will not take offense to it, and will probably even find it funny! I know what she will provide me with the comfort and insanity I will likely appreciate at the stressful time of removing a human baby from my body through my crotch!!!!! Because, word on the street has it that when going through childbirth, that is seriously what is going to happen! OMG!!!
I also know that it will be so hard for her to coordinate her being here for the birth as she lives in Ontario and a 4 hour plane ride at very short notice will be a challenge. I really don't know what to do. I am stuck as to what decisions to make. What if I got into labout early, and she isn't here, or she has taken a week off work to be with me, and I am late, and she ends up having to leave before the baby is born? This is why I feel someone local might be my best option. We will see. I am going to meet her tomorrow and see how we get along, and what she believes in and if we are on the same page when it comes to a birth plan. (Which, apparently, according to my book, I should be thinking about....) OMG AGIAN!!!!
And for photos!!!!
25w1d - Floating. I had this same picture at 17 weeks I think (When in England)
And the most recent where I am at 26w0d.
(Taken on Aug 13, 2010)