This is my first child, and conveniently my husband’s first also. It is a girl (yay pink!). We have a name, yes… we had a group of possibilities picked out, and settled on one right after the 20-week ultrasound.
I have gained 56 pounds as of this morning’s weigh-in. I attribute it to inactivity due to wimpiness on my part, greed, and a few weeks of unregulated thyroid function in the first trimester.
Yes, the baby has dropped. She did it somewhere between 35 and 36 weeks. Things get dire when the baby drops… that’s when the swelling starts.
I had very little morning sickness. Mostly, I just had strong opinions about what I did and didn’t want to eat in the first trimester. I quickly learned that nibbling constantly kept queasiness at bay (thus, weight gain!)
I am going to labor without medication as long as I can, but I understand that sometimes it is in everyone’s best interest to take an epidural, and if I do take one I won’t beat myself up for it.
Yes, I do intend to breastfeed, but I don’t intend to fight the baby when she decides she’s done. I don’t want to breastfeed much past her first birthday.
And yes NinetyWt, I totally do. You posted that somewhere else and I’ve been saying it to everybody ever since