I don’t know about you guys, but when I was pregnant I had this “birth plan” in my mind that was totally naive.
I wanted a water birth, in a birth centre, no pain relief, you know… that kind of birth (Like seriously? Why did I think I could control that?). I imagined the entire thing would be relatively short -say 7 to 12 hours.
What I actually had was: induction at 42 weeks (so of course it was a hospital birth), gas after 18 hours of active labour, epidural after 26 hours, and at 30 hours I birthed a little boy who was whisked away from me after 1 minute of skin to skin so he could be put on oxygen.
When people asked about my birth, I felt so disappointed by the whole experience that I would burst into tears and get big hiccups.
There is a lovely lady at my work who is pregnant with her first baby and I really admire how rational her birth plan is. Which is, in her own words - “To have a baby”.
Good plan. Have a baby and to hell with the rest of it.
That’s gonna be my birth plan for next time…. Because I’m starting to think about the next one…
Normally it’s 4+ times, so I’m doing well!!
This week I got a new Pantone kit at work, and Teddy also got a Pantone colour book.
Big things are happening in our house this weekend! Teddy has finally mastered the shape sorter. Star and flower shapes are no problem, although the triangle still causes some confusion.
Just picked a basket of citrus from our garden
I shouldn’t be awake… I should be using this precious time sleeping, I’m on morning duty tomorrow (we take turns sleeping in on the weekends). If Teddy has multiple wake ups tonight I am going to be well and truly knackered
Funny how staying up late is my idea of “risk taking” these days.
Looking forward to sitting down and doing nothing for the next couple of hours.
Game of Thrones Theme (1986 Remix)
Got Teddy some new toys today. The bop & roll is a massive hit.
Tomorrow we are going to get him some more sleeping sacks and winter jumpers. He is growing so fast and all his stuff suddenly doesn’t fit!
We had a birthday party for Teddy today. A bunch of of friends came over with a special visit from Toffee Pop and Angel the ponies.
I’m sick. I have a tummy virus, it kicked in the night before last.
Yesterday was my birthday and I got to enjoy it hunched over a bucket - shivering and wondering if my head was aching from a possible mild concussion after fainting on the bathroom floor and wacking my head on the bathtub.
I decided if it was a concussion then that was just too bad because I felt waaaay to sick to move.
I’ve managed to hold down water today, so that’s a good sign. Hopefully I’ll be feeling better tomorrow so I can go into the office and catch up on work (yes, working on a Saturday - sigh).
I just hope Teddy doesn’t catch it :(