I am now on the edge of viability, but he has to stay tucked inside my belly for a much longer time.
Don't want to jinx anything - but everything seems to be going well so far. I had little red bumps on my belly for a week and was worried that it might be the beginning of this horrible rash that 1% of pregnant women get called PUPPS http://whatispupps.com/PUPPSpictures.php But thank god, it went away today.
Not too much to tell. I've been working a bunch at my husband's law office. Learning quickbooks, so I can keep up with the book-keeping. I never actually balance my checkbook, so this is a new thing for me!
We had painters paint the nursery today and it looks so great! Wickham Gray by Benjamin Moore - very light, warm soft gray. I'll post some pics once I get some furniture in it. My Land of Nod dresser should be arriving soon. It is on a truck between here and Austin, Texas. Apparantly, their driver does a big Southern loop and will call me when he gets close by and will deliver the dresser to the room of my choice and it will be fully assembled! I am so excited about the fully assembled part, because my husband and I tend to get in fights when we try to put stuff together.
My favorite part of the day is when I settle down at night to read and Baby W starts doing gymnastics. He is getting stronger and bigger. I have gained 6 lbs in the last 3 weeks. Food tastes so good to me now. I am craving everything!
I have been reading a memoir written by a California midwife called Babycatcher. I wish I could have a midwife and a waterbirth at a birthing center, but there is no such thing in Mississippi.
My friend from Colorado who is really into holistic medicine told me I should go to the Farm to my baby, a commune in Hohenwald, TN about 4 hours from here. I definitely don't want to drive that far! I have an appt with a doula next week. My husband might not be the ideal childbirth coach. He gets very anxious when I am sick or in pain. He will probably happy to have someone else support me during labor and delivery. I know I'm getting ahead of myself thinking about my birth plan, but it is all so interesting to me. This incredible physcial feat of childbirth.
I have been thinking about so many bloggers I follow that are either PUPO, newly pregnant or cycling right now and it is so exciting to read all the mostly positive updates that are coming in daily. I found this blog post today and I thought I'd post the link, because I don't want to forget my roots and what we're all going through or have been through to get to this point.