As may now be apparent from my recent posts (all made today but backdated), Michael and I found out some brilliant news on the 11th March…
If you’re friends with me on Facebook, this information will be old news to you, but I completely forgot to update my blog, which bums me out a little bit because this blog is supposed to be about my life, but has sort of gone by the wayside.
Anyway, Baby ‘Peanut’ is currently due on the 15th November 2012, although they will shift that date back and forth.
I first started ‘feeling’ pregnant when the morning sickness struck at about 6 weeks. I was nauseous all day, every day, for about 4 weeks, till about 10 or 11 weeks. It started to ease off around week 12, but even now at 15 weeks (tomorrow) I’m still a little nauseous in the mornings.
Peanut is growing at a great rate, all on track.
My current intentions for this pregnancy, birth and for Peanut, although subject to change depending on how everything goes, of course, are:
- To avoid any unnecessary procedures (
I’ll post about something related to this after this post and link it see here).
- To find out what we’re having (boy or girl) and make this known to friends and family, but not release our name choices until birth.
- To birth completely naturally, drug-free. This isn’t a view that I’ve taken because I’m some hippy or living in the past or part of this new ‘movement’ to become a completely ‘all-natural’ mama. I just don’t like the idea of a syringe going into my spine, plus some of the health risks to my baby that this can cause.
- To avoid a Caesarean unless completely and absolutely necessary to my baby’s wellbeing. I think this is most mothers’ goal, generally speaking.
- To give birth in water. I have experienced lower back pain for some time and I feel that the water would take the stress off my spine and allow me to focus on the birthing process.
- To breastfeed. Obviously if the case is that my milk just doesn’t come in or I’m not producing enough to sustain my child, I will switch to formula, but right now my intention is to breastfeed as I feel this is the best food for my child.
- To use cloth nappies. This is completely an ecological decision – I feel this comes from my spirituality and wanting to be a steward of the earth. I don’t believe adding disposal nappies to landfill is a great idea. However, I will make the switch if I honestly cannot keep up with the washing!
Probably sounds like a lot of expectations, but I’ve been doing a lot of reading and have been forming my own opinion and thoughts about what I want to do.
I don’t really know what more to say except to keep you all updated on progress! No belly shots will be posted publically until I actually start showing (I have been taking some for my own records though)!