Week 34: I feel like the baby has dropped a bit. Addy and I used to hide stuff between my boobs and belly (my belly was up high so my boobs would sit on it when I sat down haha) and now nothing stays lodged up there. The baby is still very active despite reading that by now they usually sleep 95% of the day. I feel like I could sleep 95% of the day…

I am going next weekend to get my iron rechecked as it was really low at 28 weeks. I have been taking Floradix for about 7 weeks now so I am really hoping it has gone up. We need to get our birth pool still and make sure we have all the supplies off of the homebirth checklist. We also need to pack our hospital bag just in case. Some days I feel so confident that I can have a successful HBAC and then other days I feel so frightened and worry about anything and everything that can go wrong. I have to remember that anything can go wrong with ANY birth and having a VBAC is 100% safer than a c-section (which I would never EVER agree to have unless I was dying). I don’t fear a VBAC, I just fear labor and my ability to do it. I try telling myself that I made it over 20 hours without any pain relief (36 hours total and only gas and air and useless fentanyl after) which is an outrageously long labor for anyone so if my labor goes better this time I can surely do it.

We start our 4 week Bradley Refresher and VBAC course this Sunday so I hope it puts a lot of my fears to rest. It will be nice too to have some one on one time with Nathan as we both have been working so hard lately and sleeping on opposite schedules.
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Week 34: I feel like the baby has dropped a bit. Addy and I used to hide stuff between my boobs and belly (my belly was up high so my boobs would sit on it when I sat down haha) and now nothing stays lodged up there. The baby is still very active despite reading that by now they usually sleep 95% of the day. I feel like I could sleep 95% of the day…

I am going next weekend to get my iron rechecked as it was really low at 28 weeks. I have been taking Floradix for about 7 weeks now so I am really hoping it has gone up. We need to get our birth pool still and make sure we have all the supplies off of the homebirth checklist. We also need to pack our hospital bag just in case. Some days I feel so confident that I can have a successful HBAC and then other days I feel so frightened and worry about anything and everything that can go wrong. I have to remember that anything can go wrong with ANY birth and having a VBAC is 100% safer than a c-section (which I would never EVER agree to have unless I was dying). I don’t fear a VBAC, I just fear labor and my ability to do it. I try telling myself that I made it over 20 hours without any pain relief (36 hours total and only gas and air and useless fentanyl after) which is an outrageously long labor for anyone so if my labor goes better this time I can surely do it.

We start our 4 week Bradley Refresher and VBAC course this Sunday so I hope it puts a lot of my fears to rest. It will be nice too to have some one on one time with Nathan as we both have been working so hard lately and sleeping on opposite schedules.
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Week 34: I feel like the baby has dropped a bit. Addy and I used to hide stuff between my boobs and belly (my belly was up high so my boobs would sit on it when I sat down haha) and now nothing stays lodged up there. The baby is still very active despite reading that by now they usually sleep 95% of the day. I feel like I could sleep 95% of the day…

I am going next weekend to get my iron rechecked as it was really low at 28 weeks. I have been taking Floradix for about 7 weeks now so I am really hoping it has gone up. We need to get our birth pool still and make sure we have all the supplies off of the homebirth checklist. We also need to pack our hospital bag just in case. Some days I feel so confident that I can have a successful HBAC and then other days I feel so frightened and worry about anything and everything that can go wrong. I have to remember that anything can go wrong with ANY birth and having a VBAC is 100% safer than a c-section (which I would never EVER agree to have unless I was dying). I don’t fear a VBAC, I just fear labor and my ability to do it. I try telling myself that I made it over 20 hours without any pain relief (36 hours total and only gas and air and useless fentanyl after) which is an outrageously long labor for anyone so if my labor goes better this time I can surely do it.

We start our 4 week Bradley Refresher and VBAC course this Sunday so I hope it puts a lot of my fears to rest. It will be nice too to have some one on one time with Nathan as we both have been working so hard lately and sleeping on opposite schedules.

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  1. ohheyakandmj said: You’re going to have a totally awesome complication free HBAC I know it!!!! ♥
  2. babypeapod said: i am cheering for you guys. VBAC, you can do it!!!!!
  3. gentlemothering said: Allow gravity to do its job by staying up right. You can do it. My doula says with every level of labor we allow ourselves to adjust and refocus. Your body can and will labor and give birth, allow it to happen and go with it :) you’ll do great!
  4. barefootandthinking said: I’m going to message you later regarding labor. This is more a reminder for myself to do so.
  5. annasmommylife said: Yay!!!!!!! I can’t wait until Penis Anus get here!
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