I'm almost 30 weeks. Wow. Time is flying by!!! With Reece (our 3rd son), I already had my birth plan all printed out and ready to go by now. But...the birth did not go according to plan!
I have hesitated to even allow myself expectations with this birth since I was disappointed with myself for giving in to the epidural for Reece's birth. You can read his birth story here and here. It was still a wonderful amazing birth.
This time I am hoping, and praying to have a natural birth, and there are things I am doing to try to insure that happens, BUT, I am not going to put so much pressure on myself this time. If my water breaks first again and I'm in a huge amount of pain with no progression like I was with Reece, well then I just may get the epidural.
I'm a bit nervous because in TN where we had Reece, it was super lax at the hospital. They left us alone, they didn't mind me sleeping with the baby, they didn't cut the cord until it stopped pulsing, and my husband caught the baby!
In California, I know they are much more strict. We are having Baby Boy 4 at the same hospital Boy 1 & 2 were born. They are stricter with their "rules" which is why I really wanted to birth at a birthing center, but it's not an option for us with the price. Our insurance covers everything for a hospital birth, but not a birth center.
I'm praying I will have the birth I desire to have, that I wanted with Reece. But again, a healthy baby and Mama is the #1 goal. :) I just had another ultrasound to check placenta location, and I'm assuming all is well, but won't know until the doctor calls me. I NEVER know what I'm looking at on those screens. "This is his ear.." really? It looks like a foot...Are you sure? "See the arm and fingers?" No........ LOL
I will write up a birth plan eventually. Been so busy! Going to our home town today five hours north for my Great Grandma's 100th bday party!!!! I'm so blessed! She is still healthy and lives at home! So awesome. I'll post pics.
Love ya all for reading, and commenting. They make my day :)