How far along – 28 Weeks
Baby size of: Tropical Coconut
Favorite moment this week- Hearing her heartbeat <3 Had a great AZ baby shower & we met with a doula that made me feel so much better.
Miss Anything: Not having heartburn for 24 hrs straight
Movement: We are convinced she is a baby ninja
Food cravings- Shrimp & Watermelon (not together)
Anything making you queasy or sick- Perfumes
Have you started to show yet- Ha, yes I have
Belly Button in or out- In but being stretched to its max
Other Notes: Heartburn sucks! There is no nice way to put it. 24 hrs a day and extreme. So much that Tatum tells people my fave way to relax is lay in bed and eat tums ;)
Exercise: PiYo 2-3 times a wk. and weights 2-3 times a wk.
Sleep: Hit or miss. I am extra tired lately & falling alseep but not able to stay asleep all night.
Looking forward to: Seeing family soon
This last week has been so eye opening for me! Some of you may know we are trying for a vbac2c. This is catching on more and more as time goes on and to be honest I am so thankful because I would have never dreamt it was possible. My first baby ended up in an emergency c-section after my son wrapped the cord around his neck. This was after 9 hrs of labor. At the moment and to be honest I didn't put too much thought or research into it, my baby was in distress and they did what they had to do to keep him safe. With baby two I was never presented the option of a vbac, no one ever asked me if I would like to attempt one, I was not educated in the option and to be honest I was young, I never knew to ask. I feel silly saying that but my OB just told me I would schedule a repeat c-section and I went about my way.
I won't go into detail about my c-sections at this time, lets face it, I could write a book. However my babies all though made their arrival much earlier than anticipated (36 & 37 wks) were delivered healthy and did not have to spend time in the nicu so in the big picture, all was well. However for years I was scarred, I wouldn't even entertain the idea of a 3rd child as I didn't want to have to go through the delivery process again. Proof, my first two are 18 months apart, now my youngest is almost 4.5 and I am expecting baby 3.
I have learned so much over the years and I know I am a good candidate for a vbac2c. Doesn't change the fact that I am scared. It is really just the fear of the unknown. My new OB here has required I secure the services of a doula to assist me on my journey. We have spoke with several, I am empowering myself with reading books, and we have met with one doula that I am confident will help me reduce my fears, make me feel comfortable, and I can not wait to see how the outcome plays out. I am relying heavily on my faith. A wing a prayer. I am surrounding myself with successful stories of vbac's and I am making myself aware of outcomes possible. So if you have had a vbac, I would LOVE to hear from you!!