Saturday, September 13, 2008
september 13 2008
is it just me, or does that belly look WAAAY fuller than last weeks??
anyway, i had a good week of trying to induce labour but it did not happen. as far as yesterday's doctor's appointment, i found out there was no change from when i saw him at the hospital on tuesday night. i had 2 hours of some fairly decent contractions last night and some late in the day/evening today too. so i am probably progressing a bit now as i had no contractions all week until last night.
we went out baby shopping as a family last night. we let the kids pick a few little things to give baby. derek wanted to be in on buying a few new receiving blankets and diedre and i picked out some fabric to make larger sized blankies for swaddling.
i borrowed a serger from a friend to make the blankets and hope that diedre can help out a bit as a craft.
my mom decided to come by for a visit and surprised me with an offer to take the kids to her house for a sleepover and we'll meet up to return them to me tomorrow afternoon. it was such a blessing to hear that offer! i was actually going to ask her if she'd like to do that, but i hadnt had the chance yet! so i'm hoping to have a good nights sleep, sleep in and have the morning to myself (derek's going to work i think). ahhh so nice!
another change from today is that we decided to hire a doula. i was just feeling so anxious about going into labour without my doctor and i've just been feeling really low confidence about being assertive at the hospital and not giving into things like last time. so i would say that God orchestrated this situation as i just found out a woman i know is a doula about a week ago. i dont know her so much that it cant be a professional relationship. so i'm excited to have found this lovely Christian woman who will be there to support Derek and I in delivery regardless of when it happens. we just met today at noon and worked out the details. we'll just have to see how it goes from here.
Posted by derek salmon at 9/13/2008 08:11:00 PM