Monday, August 04, 2008

Hey thanks

I have enjoyed the fun name feedback so far! No, I am not really going to name my baby Pumpkin. As a matter of fact I think the bottom 5 names on my list probably won't make the cut.

I have 7 weeks left to go and have been thinking a lot about delivery time. If things go as quickly as last time I may not have an epidural again. I can handle that if its going quickly. The nice thing about no epidural is no catheter, no numb legs for hours, no side effects, and no huge needle in your spine ( not that I ever really minded that part when I wanted drugs). I liked experiencing the birth. I find the idea of induction strange because your body never goes into labor naturally and I am so grateful that I haven't had to have a ceserian.
My sweet SIL Andrea is being induced with her second baby this Friday. Cool birthday, 8-8-08. She has bigger babies and the doctor suggested her induction. She was also induced the first time around. So that makes me think, hey, that's pretty convenient. No calling up the in-laws in the middle of the night to come watch the other kids, you get to have actual plans. Maybe that's not so bad.

Anyway, my acid reflux is out of control and I feel pukier than ever. I also think I look huger and uglier than in all my other pregnancies and so I'm not liking that so much. On the other hand, I still have a lot to do before this little girl comes, so I am not in as big of a hurry as I was with my other babies.
So there it is. All the stuff on my mind that no one else cares about. Sorry for the snorathon.


Chellie said...

I like your list of names! You'll find the perfect one for her. (Paisley was our 2nd choice next to Scarlet, but because of the names you already have... I really love Violet, Leila, & Lola.. cute!).

Robin you look amazing and I admire you for wanting to go through childbirth naturally. Awesome. Unfortunately for me, I had to have c-sections.

Can I bring you dinner tonight? Seriously!

Chellie said...

p.s. my birthday falls on 08-08-08 this year :) Does that make me cool? I hope so. I need all the help I can get. :)

Melanie M. McKinnon said...

i think you are the cutest pregnant person because you always wear it so well, like it's not having the huge affect on your body that it really it. lets get together this week. give me a call and maybe you and i can just go to dinner and we'll take your mind off baby stuff for a while. love you!

Unknown said...

Inductions are the worst. I have (seriously) heard about a dozen inductions stories since I had Sophie that turned out just like mine did. I think they're evil.

Tori :) said...

I care. :)

I had Isabel and Alec with no drugs and the experience was amazing. I got a epi 1.5 hrs before I had Taj, after 10 w/o, but with Liv when it started hurting I was like "Drugs please. I wanna enjoy this!" :)

I think you are awesome and your blog looks super cute!

Tori :) said...

I forgot- I was induced with Taj and it sucked. It took my body FOR.EV.ER to get to a freakin' 5 and then my placenta didn't detach itself. :P

Emily said...

Just the word "snorathon" made the post worthwhile.

Andrea and Blake said...

I think I'm the only person in Arizona that loved my induction - being that I was already at 3cm and 85% probably made it better and go faster, but for reals I was getting nervous with this baby coming and not really knowing what to expect... and then my dr. wanted to induce! Yeah! anyway, I've always kinda wanted to try it without the epidural but I think I'm a weeny! I hope your reflux gets better, it feels awful! love you

Leatha said...

I care too. :) I want a a job where I can just talk to pregnant women all day and listen to their woes.
For what it's worth, I hate induction. I went natural with both of mine, and the second one (without induction) was infinitely better. The labor, the delivery, and the recovery were all better. Although the first wasn't the worst thing in the world, I never ever want to be induced again.
My acid reflux was out of control with the last one too. I slept in the recliner for the last trimester. I don't know if you've had the reflux with pregnancy before, but my reflux was gone the moment I gave birth. Literally.
And finally, I have to say, you are so cute pregnant! Not to dismiss your feelings, but you look adorable. I remember being pregnant at the same time as you with Jaya and Charlotte and wishing I looked that good.

Nancy Face said...

I never had an epidural until my youngest was born...I was induced and the pain was pretty intense. It was good to get some relief, but it was very frustrating at the same time, because I couldn't feel where to push! :0

I'm excited for you! I can't wait to find out which name you'll choose! :)