Wishing you all the best!!!!
Wishing you all the best!!!!
No. I can't accept it.
I didn't like Shasta for years either.
I really like Scott but my husband didn't like someone with that name so it's a no!
Dana J.'s right - disposable diapers stockpiled for overnight trips where you know you won't have access to a washing machine for the cloth diapers. My grandparents gave my parents a year's worth of diaper service when I was born and they both said it was HEAVEN. They did have disposables for when they took trips, but those were far and few in between.
Get an OB lined up. Start interviewing them. You'll want to be comfortable with whomever is the Designated Deliverer. (Well, I should say intended deliverer, shouldn't I? Sometime the best-laid plans are shot to hell with an insistent newborn.) Figure out if you want to deliver at a birthing facility vs. a full-on hospital.
Folic acid. Neesy's right. Start taking it now. It's cheap and yes, you need the supplement. Multi's don't usually have enough of it for pregnant women. And guess what? Not all pre-natal vitamins are created equal. Ask your OB what he/she prefers you take.
Lady Pain's right on getting your body into the best physical shape possible. And you know what else? Mr. King even had it spot-on when his narrator in "The Breathing Method" likened a woman's body to an engine when it goes into labor. The better-running the engine, the easier the go during a long drive.
A few PMs to HipMamaJen might not hurt, either.
Hey, maybe you'll decide not to have a biological baby - maybe you'll decide to adopt. Groovy either way. Don't let nuthin' or no one tell you otherwise.
And forget trying to name the baby now.....you'll change your mind a dozen times between now and the time your bundle of love arrives.
Just please promise me you won't opt out of vaccinations. There's no reason an infant should die of whooping cough when there's a vaccine against it. The supposed links between vaccines and autism have been debunked multiple times by several well-respected entities. PM me if you want more info. :-)
Congrats on the decision! This is big! And wonderful!
Only one out of my 4 deliveries was attended by my OB. I'd been introduced to their on-call alternates at one of my prenatal visits so at least they weren't a total stranger but Lily's right about not expecting that the doc you've had all along will be at the delivery so important to know who would be on call.
Also make sure your whooping cough vaccination is up-to-date. If infected, the mom can pass it along to her newborn before they've had a chance to be vaccinated with dire consequences.
..weep, sniffle, snort...I really like Scott but my husband didn't like someone with that name so it's a no!
Not to be a bummer, but did you guys get yourself's checked out for some unseen fertility issues?
That's a whole nother story that I know too well.
Caroline and Marsha - Thanks. One of the reasons we are doing this now is that I want my doctors before I move to Portland. I didn't even think my doctor might not be there nor did I even consider where to give birth. And I just realized my doctor is quite far away from my house, especially in traffic. And if I have a problem while at work - oy. It could take me HOURS!!!
And I'm big on vaccines. I'm convinced kids are getting autism from hormones in meat so I'm not worried about vaccines. I didn't think that I should get them as well but I will definitely talk to my doctor about getting them. Thanks!
Caroline - I don't know that I could adopt. I'm not that selfless. That may sound terrible but at least I'm self aware.
GNTLGNT (aka Scott) - I know, right? He's nuts. All of the Scott's I know have been wonderful people. Unfortunately in the baby-naming department we get unlimited vetoes.
Nadine - I can't go there yet. I'd like to just go forward and hope everything happens as I'd like it to first!
Okay, so I'm going to hijack this thread but I feel like it's okay because it's mine. I got more good news today!
For a very long time my step-sister's husband has been very ill. And this is the only step-sibling I have that I'm close to. He's needed a kidney and a pancreas transplant for about two years now.
Well, we got the phone call today. Trey is in surgery and has already receieved a pancreas. They are waiting to make sure he doesn't reject it immediately and if he doesn't he'll get the kidney as well.
I can't think of better Christmas gift for our family.
It does make me very sad, though, that someone had to lose their life so my brother-in-law could continue his but I also think it's wonderful that that person's death is doing so much good.