Wow it’s been a long time since I was able to update on this post… Hope you all are going well!
When are you due? September 16
Do you have a birth plan? If so, what’s in it? I’m having a planned c-section during the afternoon of Sept 16, unless baby girl decides she wants to come early. My son was born via emergency c-section so this time around I elected to have one instead of going through labor again since it was very traumatic.. My OB waited to hear my decision and then said that it my specific case, a c-section is what she would have recommended anyway.
Have you set up a nursery or part of a room for the baby? The baby’s room is ready although baby girl won’t sleep in it for the first few months… She’ll be in the pack and play in my bedroom – this is not setup yet.
Have you bought or received most of what you need? What’s left to get or set up?
We have everything we need, at least I think!
What are you most looking forward to? Is there anything you’re dreading or worried about?
Most looking forward to meeting my baby girl, and to be honest, to never being pregnant again! I’m most worried about being able to care for both my newborn and my toddler at the same time, especially while recovering from the c-section. Terrified.
Have you started anything to prepare for labour? ( raspberry tea, evening primrose oil etc)
Nope. I really don’t want labor to start before the schedule c-section… Although I would really love to not be pregnant anymore so I wouldn’t mind if she decided to show up early… But I won’t do anything to make things move faster.
Do you know the gender? Have you decided on a name?
It’s a girl. We had the name picked out since I was first pregnant with our son 2 years ago, since we discussed names before knowing the gender.
Hardest part of this stage?
Waking up so often to pee. Having no time, energy or desire to workout, it will be so hard to get back in shape..
weight gain? About 30 pounds now
No.. I had my belly button pierced when I was 18 but it never healed and it left a scar when I took it off a few months later. This scar is kinda stretching, but nothing to freak out about (at least it doesn’t seem to be that bad, it wasn’t after having my boy. I’ll know when the belly goes back to normal). I think I survived two pregnancies back to back with no stretch marks, thank God. I religiously used almond oil on my belly, breasts, hips and butt every day for each pregnancy – not because I really believe in it but because my mother swears by it and I know that if I didn’t use it and got stretch marks I’d never hear the end of it…. Well… maybe it helped and maybe it didn’t, but it definitely can’t hurt so I’m passing along the info for others to use as they see fit.
do you have a bump photo? not readily available on my computer. I barely took any photos during each pregnancy; I don’t like seeing myself this way.