Friday, November 02, 2007

Never Shop for Groceries when Pregnant

So, here is my post. I'M PREGNANT! I've been waiting to post about this till all my family knew. No, I wasn't expecting this, but I'm trying to get used to it. I think it might actually be setting in today. I've been exploring birthing options.

I took M with me to grocery shop. Now my avid readers know that I'm very careful and stick to my strict budget of $50 a week. Well, I found that shopping while pregnant is a different story. I didn't go in there buying up all the twinkies and ding dongs I could find. In fact, the chips to go with the salsa was about the worst of it...except maybe the bag of frozen curly fries (which was truly more for my hubs). Still, I got more variety than usual. more fruit, more meat, more dairy...AND when my cart was so full (which it never is) I ended up only going $10 over budget! Now, I was disappointed that I went over at all, but I was thrilled that it was only $10 considering all that I took home. We may actually be good for the entire month on just about half the budget.

On pregnancy...I've been irritable and moody and tired. DUH. I don't like feeling this way but it's hard to shake. Well, today was a better day for my mood. I felt productive and not as tired as usual and that really helped. Now I don't really get sick...I don't feel what I would describe as nauseous, but I do feel not hungry or anti a particular food...or any food. Then there's the acne! I did not have this issue with M, which is pushing everyone to say that this one must be a boy. Either way I don't care, but I hate the acne issues! so annoying. don't want to take any pics! This too shall pass.

BIRTHING ALTERNATIVES
So what do we think about water births? birthing centers? home birth? I'm just curious. In fact I've always been curious. When I had M my birthing experience was not that great. I loved one of my nurses and my dr. at least during delivery, but my relationship with doc left something to be desired throughout. AND I couldn't stand all the hook-ups and the nurses coming in and out every 30 minutes all through the night. The facility was extremely disappointing. My hubs couldn't sleep at all and the shower head wouldn't stay in it's place (not to mention no water pressure at all), making showering very difficult. I'm currently researching alternatives. I'm not just going to go with whatever is suggested unless I feel equally comfortable with it. I'm doing more research this time. AND I'm paying much more attention to cost since this birth is unexpected and only 2500 dollars of it will be covered by our insurance! This will be interesting and hopefully very fun!

8 comments:

Nicole said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so excited for you and your family too :)

kathylove said...

How blessed you are that God has opened your womb again! He is indeed Good and His time perfect!
As far as alternative birthing methods - God must be putting this in your heart so keep searching it out. Sounds like you did not have a very good dr/hospital experience. On Discovery Health TV channel I have watched water births and midwife births. I know people who have birthed all of their children at home. My girls (A, K, & J)had there babies at birthing centers in the hospital. All and all they had good experiences. Some birthing centers are better than others. I'll be praying for you as you search out the right alternative for you and J. love you, auntkathylove

Michelle Y said...

Great news! I am so happy for you and your family!

A. Magner said...

Congratulations! I am not much on birthing alternatives, but I had an AMAZING hospital/nurse/doctor experience. I do believe God leads people in different directions, though, so just seek Him, and you can't go wrong!

w's mommy said...

well you could be like me and wait to go tot he hospital ..almost have the baby in the car...not get hooked up to anything..----.and leave the hospital=you and baby total bill=$1500---hahahaha that of course was not in my plan but I do think next time I WILL try to go the NO drug route....cause that is where the $$$$ gets ya

Meredith Peel said...

Summer has some great books, and Christina just had Jack naturally. (Summer's trying to go natural as well). I'll find out what all they have read - Christina didn't use a midwife, said the book was ultra-helpful. I'll let you know titles soon and then you can go check them out at the library. Also, look for classes in your area on natural childbirth. If Geoff and I are lucky, we could be pregnant at the same time! I'm definitely going to birth at the hospital (our newly built labor and delivery wing is super nice and my sister in law is interviewing there as a nurse, so should be good), but I'm also going to look into natural child birth because I can't have local anaesthetics. Should be fun...

w's mommy said...

Girls I'm telling you ---it was not my plan and I may eat my words the next time...BUT I did not HAVE ONE THING not even a baby monitor or IV---nothing I was still in my street clothes--and I lived to tell about it! I promise you can do it and you will feel better MUCH quicker!

Caroline said...

Congrats, Gini! I haven't had the chance to tell you in person, but I've been thinking about you and your little bean! As for birthing alternatives, I'm a big fan of the epidural myself. Just a personal opinion, though!