At what point should I stop with the CD/dpIUI? It feels superfluous now that we are confirmed pregnant...
What is the best way to handle pregnancy updates? Should we just do these on Thursdays for the weekly turnover?
R and I had a pretty productive weekend! We completed the discovery course at our church and are now officially members. Woo-hoo! I marveled at how different being in worship felt from the previous week. Last Sunday, I was in tears for most of the service (between baptisms and a negative test, I was a mess). This Sunday, I just couldn't stop smiling and thanking the Lord for this gift. God is so good!
We made some baby purchases!
First is the Ergo Galaxy baby carrier and infant insert. The decision to do with the Ergo comes from having walked my new niece to sleep in it two nights in a row during the Florida trip. It was wonderful and mommy and baby clearly love it. And, with as expensive as the Ergo is, I knew I wanted to lock it down pretty early. With a few returns and a store credit, we only went $30 out of pocket. Score! We also picked up the diaper clutch and activity mirror I've been eying. Squee!
We have two books coming our way: Beyond One and Natural Hospital Birth. Excited about those, too!
On a whim, I called up the midwife practice I'm interested in last week and they ended up scheduling me for a new patient appointment yesterday morning. I'm sorry to say that I was not impressed. Although their midwives may be fantastic, I was turned off by the office and the support staff. It reminded me of JustMe's feelings at the OB office. While I could make the best of it, I really don't want to. This is the last time I'm doing this, you know? I don't want to settle.
I'm lucky to live in a healthcare-driven state and have access to some really great healthcare professionals. We are already researching online and I know we'll find someone we are comfortable with.
One option is an independent birth center just over an hour from our home. While a birth outside of a hospital makes R uncomfortable, he has agreed to tour the facility. The general train of thought was the fact that I knew within a few minutes at the appointment this morning that that particular practice was not right for me. Hopefully, after touring the birth center together, we will have an agreement on whether or not it feels right for us. If not, nothing is lost, you know? Then we'll look at practices with delivery rights at the three major hospitals near us. The birth center only takes a handful of patients each month so that they don't go over capacity come due dates, so our tour is set for Wednesday evening. Hopefully we'll be able to make a decision this week.
I'll save any other pregnancy-specific updates for later in the week. Feeling fine, still no symptoms. So grateful for confirming blood test at our center - otherwise, it still wouldn't feel real!