Spent an hour on Pinterest adding to my baby board and thinking about my scheduled c-section. I got it into my head that I should have a VBAC and then changed my mind after reading about uterine rupture. I'm already a high risk pregnancy because: a) I'm at least 15 pounds overweight, b) there's a history of pre-term birth in my family, c) I've had previous abdominal surgery and d) I've got PCOS. Do I want to sacrifice being able to have two natural born children because I think I deserve a VBAC? The answer is no. I may change my mind on this one. I realize it's easy for me to say what I want and don't want with no baby in my belly.
Been thinking about all the ways I can get ready for TTC again. I really need to start taking my prenatal vitamins consistently. I ordered these from Amazon and have been taking them since they arrived two days ago, along with the metformin for my PCOS and thyroxine for my hypothyroidism. I really hate that I'm taking all these medications. I'll have to find a way to get some natural alternatives the next time around...
They're alright so far. According to reviews they're supposed to be easy to take during that crucial morning sickness time. I already know that I'm gonna be one of those moms who wants to be "extra" in everything. I've been a type A personality for as long as I can remember and I don't expect that to change with motherhood.
Hubster and I currently live in a one bedroom apartment and plan to keep living in one up until our baby can walk. Two bedroom apartments in the Bronx can start at $1200 and we want to stay within our means for as long as possible. I'm not one of those mom-to-be's who wants or needs a large nursery. I'm quite content to have baby with the hubster and I in our bedroom . Been thinking about how I can accomplish this but luckily the one bedrooms I've seen are pretty spacious up here. We'll probably just tuck baby in a corner of the bedroom a la...
I'm going back and forth on whether or not I want to find out the baby's sex. I really do think it's one of those surprises that can't be topped but I worry about not having the proper things in place for a girl or a boy color-wise. I'm really fixated on a coral colored accessories for a little girl and blue for a boy...sigh. How about I revisit this when I'm ACTUALLY pregnant?
In the meantime, I'm enjoying all the things I likely won't be able to once baby's on board: red wine, good food, late mornings, late nights, movies out with the hubster and solitude. Hubster and I have decided to take a small trip up to Canada in April just to take our minds off TTC, go hiking and spend some quality time together. I can't put into words how much I'm looking forward to this. It'll be such a great change to be out and about and not in the house. Here's where we're staying!
The hubster and I are HUGE nature lovers and we seem to have an obsession with Canada... the vastness, the beauty, the people..
Whew...this is turning into a monster post...bye bye for now!