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Hard to believe I only have 2 weeks left! I am very ready to have Adam, and hoping he comes sooner than later. I have had my regular doctor’s appointments every Thursday, and everything is looking good. I still have yet to find out if I am dilated though, maybe this week…
My Pregnancy: 38 Weeks
This past weekend I was having lots of contractions. Mostly cramp-like feeling and some painful, but not really fun. It made me feel sick. It was almost constant, and I was hoping that maybe Adam would decide to come, but yesterday and today I have had none!
I finally packed that hospital bag. It’s sitting in my room, and I am trying to talk myself into putting into the car in case I am out when I go into labor. I have a few last minute things that will need to be put into it though so I am hesitating to put it in the car. But… at least it’s done!
So many people have asked to know when I go into labor. I plan on updating or having my husband update at least a few times, by text or by my husband’s iphone. If you would like to follow along fee free to join my fan page to get updates: Singing Through the Rain. Obviously, if you are already my friend on facebook then there will be updates there as well!
Labor & Delivery
I have had a few people ask me about my labor and what I plan on doing as far as pain relief. I do plan on getting an epidural. I have thought about this, and this is my decision. I do admire those who can do it without, but I know my limitations, and I know it will be a better birth if I am relaxed, and not worrying as much about the pain. I do not know right now at what point I will get it, I am still planning on playing it by ear, and seeing how it goes.
I also had a few people ask me if I had a birth plan. I am totally aware that anything can happen, but it is still nice to have a little bit of a plan and know what I want ahead of time. In the case, that some of these cannot happen I understand, that’s how it goes.
Name: Kathryn S****
Due Date: June 15th
Baby’s Gender: Boy
I would like….
- My husband, Jonathan S**** present with me at all times.
During labor I would like…
- As few vaginal exams as possible.
- Hospital staff limited to my own Doctor and nurses (No students, residents, or interns present.)
- To wear my contact lenses the entire time.
- Fetal monitoring to be continuous.
I would like labor augmentation…
- Performed only if baby is in distress.
For pain relief I would like…
- A standard epidural, when requested.
As the baby is delivered, please avoid…
- Forceps usage.
- Vacuum extraction.
I would like to hold baby…
- After being wiped clean and swaddled.
I would like to breastfeed….
- As soon as possible after delivery.
- With the help of a lactation specialist.
I would like the baby’s medical exam, procedures & bath…
- Given in mine or my husband’s presence.
Please do not give baby….
- A pacifier.
- Should be performed and with anesthesia.