My doctor has also given the okay for me to deliver on a birthing stool which I am grateful for. I don't want to be on my back in bed delivering this baby! Such an un-natural way for any women to give birth! I am really enjoying the OB I have this time, she is so laid back and open to my wishes. I really feel like I am in control of my birth this time instead of being told what I need to do. I hope it remains this way till the end.
On to other pregnancy related news....
I now feel the baby move all the time. He kicks a lot and now others can feel him from the outside. I feel pretty good and don't have much to complain about besides occasional heartburn, carpal tunnel pain, and being tired. These are small potatoes in the scheme of things though. I have gained 7 pounds so far which is about right for where I am at in my pregnancy. I do not usually gain more than 20 total.
My kids are getting very excited to meet their new brother. E and J love to pat my belly and give the baby hugs and kisses. Little E talks about holding the baby and how he will sleep in a cowboy bed (I am going to sew cowboy themed bedding for the baby's mini crib). My two older children are getting excited as well. Miss "I" has finally gotten over the fact that she won't be getting a sister and both kids are looking forward to my upcoming baby shower in April. So much to look forward to this spring!
I will keep giving updates as things progress. I will also be blogging about the many things that have helped and encouraged me through this VBA4C journey. I want what I have learned to help those of you going through this same process.