Wednesday, September 15, 2010

32 Week Update

I'm down to my biweekly appointments. Monday I went to see my midwife and was informed that he'll be out of town for all of November. I was thinking to myself that it was fine with me because I wasn't feeling completely comfortable with him. I had been worrying about the fact that he stays with the mom the whole entire labor.
I tried to get in with midwife group at the hospital I'll be delivering at, but was told that I had missed their cutoff. Luckily, I have already seen the midwives' back-up doctor for a vbac consult and I got an appointment with him although they couldn't verify that he would take me on.
Assuming he does, I'll be happy because he gave me a 90% chance of a successful vba2c when most other women would have 70%-80%. He believes that repeat cesareans are much more risky. Unfortunately, he thinks the epidural helps the success of a vbac. I don't want to be tempted, but one of my best friends is going to be my doula so I'm feeling pretty confident in my abilities. Two weeks ago my midwife said the baby was breech and this week he wasn't 100% sure. I did the breech tilt from Spinning Babies, but I don't want to keep doing it if he's in the right place. I just really hope he's not going to be posterior like Violet was. I know I should be able to tell, but it's hard for me.

I've been having weekly chiropractic visits to make sure I stay in alignment. I chose one that primarily uses the Pro Adjuster. I would actually like a regular adjustment, but I don't feel like changing practices now. I still have a while to change my mind if necessary.

My Accident Prone Husband

I know this is isn't a pretty picture of Mike's foot, but I thought his family would get a kick out of it. It's the same foot he cut while helping his brother-in-law move a fridge. He tends to wear flip flops while doing things that should require boots. Yesterday he was holding the drill in between his knees and it dropped straight down leaving a perfect Phillips-head imprint.

He treats all of his wounds with Turmeric and Oil of Oregano. Last year he sliced his finger pretty bad with an electric saw. This remedy closed it so fast that he woke up in the middle of the night with a throbbing pain and had to cut it back open and drain it. Hopefully this one heals with no problems. Maybe some day he'll learn his lesson about shoes.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Labor Day in Baltimore

We drove to Silver Spring to stay with my parents for the weekend. This was our 3rd trip there, 2nd since we've lived here. The past 2 times we did all the D.C. tourist stuff like museums and monuments...riding the Metro everywhere. This time we chose to explore Baltimore. We visit Fort McHenry, The Birthplace of the National Anthem. The weather was perfect and the view of the harbor was beautiful. The kids loved the canons.

We ate dinner at an Irish Restaurant in the Harbor and went to an Oreoles game. We had excellent seats and I had a great time. It was our first night game and we made it to the 8th inning. Violet tends to fall apart after 7pm, but to be honest, she's too much of a busy body to enjoy a ball game so she would have been difficult even during a day game.

Sunday we just relaxed and on Monday we went to Six Flags/Hurricane Harbor. It was 85 degrees so we spent half the time at each. I've been wanting to go to a water park since our honeymoon. I don't really know why we haven't got around to it, but I'm making it a goal to go to one next summer so I can float the lazy river!


Thaddeus had been looking forward to going to school all summer. His first day was an half hour orientation. He met his teacher and got a bus safety talk from a police officer. Then they went on a 5 minute bus ride which was by far the highlight of the day. Violet snuck on and she still talks about it daily.

His first real day was Friday August 27th. He's in the afternoon class from 12:35-3:15. He was so excited to ride the bus home. He had a good day. His only complaint was that he had water while everyone else had brought juice boxes for "drink break" so I told him he could have one on Fridays.

There is one boy in his class who rides his bus.This past Friday I encouraged him to ask if he wanted to sit together. Hopefully soon they will be playing after school.

Violet takes a nap after we drop him off each day so I've found myself with 2-3 hours of alone time. I am really enjoying it. I haven't done anything productive yet, but it's nice to be lazy and not feel guilty about it. I have lucked out with this afternoon schedule. I still get to sleep in, I won't have to wake early to shovel the driveway and I'll get naps with the baby in the afternoon! This has been a nice small change in our lives.