Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year, New Trimester!

2nd pregnancy on the left,     1st pregnancy on the right.
Happy 2012!  Thought I would give everyone a quick update.  As we barrel into the new year, I'm barreling into the 3rd (and final) trimester.  I am feeling great!  Keeping active with walking, being the mother to a 1 1/2 year old, and occasionally, a yoga DVD.  Honestly, I haven't been doing yoga as much as I'd like, the holidays are exhausting!!!  Getting heartburn back, and some fatigue.  Thanks to my awesome chiropractor, my back/hips are feeling amazing.
I have gained some weight, nearly 20lbs now.  And it kind of pisses me off!  I mean, everyone can always eat healthier.  But I am eating REALLY healthy, and still gained 8lbs last month.  This is why I don't weigh myself.  (perhaps I should start)  I was able to tell my midwife, that whatever weight I gained, I must have needed, because I have been eating amazing!  I mean, I've only had french fries twice in the past 6 months.  Perhaps a little more chocolate than I should, but I think I NEED some chocolate.   Lets just hope everything comes back normal from my gestational diabetes test.
We have hired a doula!  And I have been to one birthing class, and will resume classes in 2 weeks.  I have also been attending local ICAN meetings.  I am not sure where I would be without their constant support.  A friend has also offered to throw me a Blessingway.  I can't wait!  (here is a link if you want to read up!)  I have also registered for about 4 things on Amazon.  We don't really need anything, but it would be nice to get a new stroller.
I have days where I feel a little scared/emotional about birth, and then I have days I feel that I could birth a 20lb 3 month old, with no complications.  I am hoping that the birthing classes will get me in the best mental state possible, and that I can stay there.  I plan on re-reading The Silent Knife, Birthing From Within, and Ina May's new book, A Midwives Manifesta, sometime here in the near future.  If you have any other tips, for getting in a peaceful state of mind, leave them here!

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