I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Midwife and Hospital Visit

Had a great night sleep last night. I blew up the air mattress and put it in the spare room. This way I can play with the firmness of the mattress and allow my hips to sink in. I should have done this weeks ago.
I felt like a fat Caterpillar in a cocoon between the mattress and ALL the pillows surrounding me.

Also had my midwife appointment today. I get to see her every week now until the end. I really like her. I've been able to tell her exactly how I am feeling, my fears and what I think I will need/want during the birth. I know from doing it three times before that I can't 'plan' too much as all 3 births were different. BUT... there are some things I know I want and will need and she seems to be able to accommodate me.

Adam and I also visited the maternity ward at the hospital. Unless this birth goes SUPER fast I'm pretty sure I want to deliver in the hospital with the midwife. The rooms look clean, each room has a jacuzzi tub, and I get to remain there on FORCED REST for two days. I know that being there alone with the baby will force me to just sit, rest, eat, and not worry at all about what needs to be done at home. In fact I CAN'T WAIT!! Besides...I can always come home early if I choose to.

Hard to believe the day will arrive so soon. I usually get dates in my head and this time I'm thinking the 11th-14th of September. We will have to see if I'm right.


Nancy said...

Hard to believe there is only one month to go!

momofthecrazies said...

They make you stay for 2 days? How unusual for a hospital! Stay for as long as you can and enjoy the rest!!

Ann said...

Enjoy your rest time...you certainly won't get much rest at home, with 4 little people to care for!! Sounds like you have a great plan...I'm praying it is a smooth labor and delivery.