Sunday, July 30, 2006

My brain is mush. Can't think of title.

Wow, I really can’t believe it’s been almost two weeks since I last posted. Where does the time go?? Everything here is chugging along, status quo. Phred seems to be getting bigger by the day, along with my belly! Still breech though. I’ve been doing some of the position exercises, just started seeing a chiro certified in the Webster technique, and have an acupuncture appointment next week. I’ll also have another u/s at my 36 week appointment to check exactly how Phred is positioned, for a possible ECV the following week, if nothing else has worked in the meantime.

The other things I’ve been occupying my time with include making myself a couple of skirts, since I really can’t stand any of my pants any more, my baby shower (last weekend), and doing lots of research about delivery, delivery interventions, c-sections and the like.

I wrote previously about how I read about the Bradley method for natural delivery, and how it seemed like a really good approach to me. I’m too late for the full series of 12 classes, but did find an instructor (thanks for the suggestion, Erin!) who is willing to meet with us privately to hopefully give us some tips and help with practice that we won’t necessarily get from reading the book and going through the exercises on our own. We have been doing some practicing, I’m learning how to RELAX! Also doing stretching and squatting and Kegels…

The above paragraphs were the first part of a post I started at the chiro on Thursday, that has now turned into two full, single spaced pages in Word, so I decided that rather than making you sit through all my ruminations at once (and wonder how I'm doing), I'd break it up into pieces so that I don't end up with a three or four page monstrosity!


S. said...

Good to see that everything is going well for you. Hopefully Phred will turn around for you soon.

soralis said...

Glad to hear that all is well... hopefully that little one will flip for you very soon.

Take care

VanillaDreams said...

I'm so glad to hear from you, and to hear that all is going well with you.

It is much better to hear your talk about childbirth methods than worrying about Phred coming too early!! ;)

Try and update a leeeeeetle bit more often then every two weeks though, okay!?!?!? ;P Otherwise we might start to worry that you have gone off to practice your childbirth methods, FOR REAL!!! ;) LOL

Take care!! Look forward to hearing more updates soon. :)

Leigh said...

I'm really eager to hear about how the Bradley method works for you. I've been reading up on Lamaze and have signed us up for a class in October.

I'd love to give Bradley a try, but I know G just wouldn't be on board with that. We've been going round and round about my decision to go for an unmedicated birth (he thinks I'm crazy but acknowledges that it's not his decision) and he just wouldn't fulfill the "husband-coached" part of the philosophy.

I've decided to hire a doula to support me through the birth. G will be there for emotional support and to be a part of the experience of welcoming his firstborn, but the doula will be my real support person.

Now that I've rambled on like this in your blog, I guess I probably should spend some time addressing this in my own, eh?

Anyhow, so glad to hear that all is well. I'll be thinking head-down thoughts for little Phred. Keep us posted!

Lori said...

I'm so glad to hear that all is well with Phred (even if Phred is in the wrong position). That's wonderful that a Bradley instructor is able to spend some time with you.