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So, I've prepared myself for this day...and not a day longer...so if this baby doesn't come today, world beware! I will go on a crime spree. I will be Mrs. destructo and destroy all and anything that gets in my way. I will change my name to "Lady I'm not going to wait anymore"!! So baby, listen up, today is your birthday and you better cooperate!!
Some of you may or may not know that I prefer midwives over doctors for my baby deliveries. And I thought I might explain my thoughts...since everyone one knows how profound and important they are:)
It is very simple. I had a doctor for Isaac and a doctor for Luke and both times they are in and out and are very nice but really are only there to get the job done as quickly as possible. Stirrups, wires, medicine, etc...anything to make the job FASTER. I decided to try a midwife with Ruby and absolutely LOVED my experience. I deliver at a hospital (would never ever even consider doing it at home---first of all I do not want all that mess in my house---but there are many many other reasons as well). For me, a midwife means the birthing experience is all about me and my baby. Doesn't matter what makes life easier for the doc or nurse...all that matters is what I want. YES I want that epidural...NO I do not want stirrups:). I love that the midwife is my advocate and when the nurse says no, you can't stand up, just lay there--my midwife will pipe in, of course she can stand up if that is more comfortable. The nurse admitted the only reason she wanted me in the bed was because it was easier for her.
All of this being said I also LOVE doctors. The REAL ones:) I like to call the midwifes view of medicine "granola medicine." I guess another term could be Holistic medicine--which I believe is mostly mind over matter and since I have no trust in it whatsoever, it doesn't work for me. Pretty much, I do not trust most medical advice the midwives give me--true medical advice...not the little stuff...they aren't that bad with the little stuff. But I pretty much just use them for the delivery part and save all the medical advice for the doctors. That being said--if I had complications during my pregnancies, or deliveries, I would choose to use a doctor--but I don't, my pregnancies and deliveries are healthy and normal. There is of course, a doctor that could step in at any time so if there were a complication, we can have some back up--but since I feel that most skill from deliveries comes from experience, I don't worry too much. So that is my bit on Doc Vs. Midwifes. I just like to pick and choose when to use each kind!
My great grandma was a midwife and there are lots of doctors in my family so I love both:)
I guess I am going off on this because the most granola midwife (who I actually really really like) ordered me to have ANOTHER (this was my 3rd one) ultrasound that was pointless. The baby has dropped and that is the ONLY reason I am measuring 4 weeks behind again (I could have told her that!)--I am due in 10 days so I was not happy about having to go do another ultrasound for no reason--we have to pay for these! The baby is fine and measures the exact same as Luke if he/she was born today (Luke was induced 9 days early because of the same issue they were worried about with this baby--but I had a doctor then and after the non stress test she said, "I'm not worried but if you want, I will induce you." HECK YES I SAID! But the midwifes are NOT like that. Pros and cons I guess!:)
**A sidenote...my brother, who is a doctor, and who is also hilarious told me that "It (meaning the birthing process) was made user friendly from the beginning, and which a little bit of training, the pizza delivery boy could do it:)--just thought that was funny.
Sugar Mia Pleeze, also known as delicious, passed away over the weekend after battling with the testing devices of Mt. Timanogas woman's health care. She was young and beautiful. She was currently living in Saratoga Springs Utah, but had traveled, accompanied by her family, to many lands.
Sugar was born in Mesa Arizona to Dr. Noah Sugar Pleeze and Mrs. Hidin' Sugar Pleeze. After residing in Arizona for nearly 18 years, Sugar was adopted by Luv Mia Sugar Pleeze and moved to Utah. Her family continued to expand over the years. She is survived by her parents, two brothers and a sister.
Donations for her funeral services can be donated to the "Further research on Gestational Diabetes to find a CURE" fund.
Or cash can be sent to her mama--Luv Mia Sugar!!!
That's right folks, I've got it! Gestational Diabetes!! 54 more day to go on my no-sugar diet and it is nearly killing ME! I get to start poking myself with a needle a few times a day starting tomorrow. Yea! I feel bad for anyone out there that has diabetes and has lived with it their entire lives. I had a couple friends who had it growing up and I didn't really realize what a pain or how hard it can be. Most women don't have it after giving birth--like immediately. So, I'm hoping I get to be in the most category. I will have a 35% chance of having it in subsequent pregnancies and a 50% higher chance of developing Type 2 diabetes when I'm older. BUT, I don't plan on any of those happening because I'm going to be a rock star exerciser and healthy eater (ha---we'll see).
so farewell to my sugary binges...for a little while.
Just plain busy and exhausted--unpacking, cleaning, organizing, decorating, and pretending I'm not pregnant (helps me get more done around the house instead of just wanting to lay on the couch and eat ice cream).
Blog is going to have a wait a little bit until I get our new house in order--which, by the way, ROCKS! How come no one told me owning your own home could be this much fun?....and a little overwhelming:)
Big shout out to everyone that helped us clean our old place and pack up and move to the new place! You are awesome!
Well, back to the couch and ice cream...errr...I mean work!
Wow, buying a house is a stressful process! I'm glad we only had to deal with it for about 2 weeks. Our Realtor was awesome (more on that later) and we got a great deal. We are excited to be the owners of this house in about 40 days. :)
More details: 3000 square ft rambler 5 bedrooms plus den (3 downstairs/2 plus den on main level) walk out basment Master bedroom jetted tub and extra large walk in closet, access to deck out back fireplace huge deck mini kitchen in basment mud room extra large 2 car garage HUGE side entrance driveway dining room nice tile in kitchen/breakfast nook/bar awesome carpet 3 bathrooms large bedroom in basement will be toy room jack and jill bathroom downstairs fully landscaped yards (but not completely fenced) included: new grill, new stainless steel appliances, 50 in. flat screen tv, bar stools, queen guest bed, mini fridge in downstairs kitchen. We feel blessed and excited! I'll post pictures next week after we walk through with my parents.