Monday, July 30, 2012


I just got back from my first ever chiropractor visit - and I have to say, it was wonderful. Emmalyn is a breech baby right now. Unless we can get her to flip in the next week or two, my doc is giving the okay to schedule a C-section. I know csects are medically necessary for some people and in those cases I think they are great...but I would really like to know that I have done everything (that is safe) to flip my babe before giving into the surgery. If you don't know about the Webster Technique I suggest you google it... I decided to try this after my doctor told me that it would not hurt me or the baby but that "it probably wouldn't work". Can't a girl get a little hope?? After I found out insurance covers a percentage of the treatments I decided it was a go! After my first adjustment...I have to say... I'm not sure if she has flipped, but my lower back feels incredible. I was very tempted to ask him to adjust my whole back..and maybe I will at the next session! I won't go back to the doctor until next Wednesday but I'll let you know if these adjustments are flipping her. Now I figure at the very least I won't have to go the next few weeks in complete misery.

In other news, I'm trying desperately hard to want to nest. I went through a period of time where I just wanted to clean all the time but those days are long gone. There is SO much I want and need to get done before Emma gets here but where do you get the motivation to start??

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Justifying decisions

There are all kinds of things that I find irritating while being pregnant.... like when people constantly talk about how big you have gotten, ask if you have twins in there, and tell you how extremely hot you will be going through the whole summer pregnant. Yes..thank you, I realize I have gotten big..there is a baby in I promise there is only one... And it's a good thing women now have access to things like pools...and air conditioners..but you are certainly right, I should have planned a little better so I would not have to wait until the end of August to deliver.... unbelievable. Despite everyone feeling like they can say whatever they want to you - I can handle it! Everyone has an opinion and they do have the right to express that opinion. The thing that I can't really handle very well is when person after person tells me something I am doing wrong based on their opinion..not even based on science or statistics. It is frustrating because I am this little girl's mother...and you think that I am going to put myself or more importantly, HER in a situation that is dangerous or will cause her to get hurt? Come on. I knew the parenting tips would begin pretty soon considering my due date is less than 5 weeks away but I was not expecting to have to justify every decision I am already making. Things as simple as going to the gym are a hassle now... people look at me like I am crazy and am going to pop this child out in the middle of the floor. I promise....walking on a treadmill or taking a dance class (with lots of water breaks and break downs of choreography) is NOT going to be dangerous for Emmalyn. In fact, it's great for her! When mom is happy - baby is happy. When mom doesn't have significant weight issues during pregnancy, baby is less likely to grow up with significant weight issues. I can't apologize for doing things that I think will benefit my child in the long-term but it sure does get tiring having to explain yourself over and over again.