Baby Bump Tracker Week 28 || Fit Pregnancy

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

Gender-  Girl

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!!