Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thoughts on this pregnancy

I must say that this go around I'm feeling a heck of a lot better than last time (maybe it's the breastfeeding?). No puking, way less nausea, and I'm still (mostly) functional. I do have moments where I feel like dying, but that's usually when I push my limits without taking a break, and I try to avoid doing that. Luckily I have some Zofran left over from Theodore in utero, and that has been helping. I just have to convince my midwives to write me a prescription for more ("I mean, I can't keep ANYTHING down, puking for hours..." etc).

I've been a lot more tired than usual, and like the nausea it comes in waves (thank God it's not 24/7 constant like last time). I'm still trucking along though with the summer plans. I didn't want to get pregnant in the summer because I didn't want our perfect few months to be ruined (but a spring baby! how lovely!), so I'm trying to forget I'm tired and nauseated and not able to ride water slides and sleep on the ground. And for the most part, when I'm out, I feel like I can do it. The worst moments are when I get home and remember that I'm pregnant and sick. But... morning sickness is the sign of a healthy pregnancy, right? At least all is well in utero, for now.

I'm thinking this might be the last time I do this.

But at the same time, it feels like a shame to be blessed with such awesome fertility (Tim looks at me, and boom, knocked up!) and not use it to its fullest potential. But I don't think even now that I can handle two (ok, let's be honest, I can barely handle the one), so we'll see what happens when he/she arrives.

More to come on the adventures of convincing your insurance company to cover home birth...


  1. Yay for feeling semi-okay! My sister in law is currently planning a home birth. Her midwife in WA is charging only 2,200 for all of her check-ups AND delivery. That sounded like a great deal to me! Too bad most insurance won't cover it. It would save them so much money!

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  3. Congrats, it took me forever to figure out you had announced it in the fridge post :) So excited for you! Hope you get a daughter!!!

  4. Cathy O'Bryant charges $2000 for everything and is a terribly kickass midwife. Congratulations!!!

  5. Just about every pregnant woman is convinced it's her last. Read the posts when I'm pregnant with Ben! :)

  6. Congrats! I'm glad you're feeling better this time. I noticed the change in your 'about us', but after reading Lindsey's comment I had to go back and look closer at the fridge post!