So this past week I've started really noticing when the baby is moving. I think he/she is finally big enough for me to notice. Which would also correspond to the fact that two weeks ago I didn't look NEARLY as pregnant as I do now.
Anyways, as excited as I am about welcoming this little person to the world in five months, don't expect a whole lot of pregnancy related posts on here, simply because pregnancy/childbirth is not one of my main interests. (It is a main interest of several of my friends, though. I have two doula friends and a hypnobabies instructor friend. And a few others who just really enjoy discussing it all.) But for the sake of satisfying any tiny bits of curiosity any of my faithful or occasional may be harboring, I'll tell you this:
I'm planning on having this baby at home with an awesome direct-entry midwife. She attended Spud's birth (he was born in our tiny 2 bedroom apartment) and it went so well I saw no reason to consider anyone else. Noodle was born in a hospital and I didn't have a very good experience with the nurses or my CNM (certified nurse midwife), so I was hoping for a better experience at home. And it was.
I had a dream about a month ago that this baby is a boy. Before that I was kind of hoping for a girl, so maybe the baby wanted to send me a message so I could be excited about him. Or it could have just been a random dream. It was pretty vivid, though, so it wouldn't surprise me if it was a message from the womb. ;o)
I've been feeling quite well since the first trimester ended. I no longer feel like I'll pass out if it's been an hour since I last ate, which is a plus. I also don't have to crash everyday at 3 p.m. for an hour or more. I started taking some better vitamins and added an iron supplement (a liquid one) and I think those have helped, too.
Hmm, I can't think of anything else related to this topic to share. See, it's a good thing I don't plan on blogging about it too much!