Archives for: November 2005, 02
I think it will happen soon. Things are really moving along today and I'll probably go into the hospital in another hour or two if it keeps up. As for now, I'm just watching the clock and doing what I can to be comfortable and ready. I have a lousy sense of timing and knack for irony, so of course I didn't get enough sleep last night and I have a cold we caught during Halloween festivities. Part of my keeping comfortable, was my little neti pot to clean out my sinuses. I don't know how you could do without one during pregnancy or any other time you want to avoid OTC medications. The added conundrum lies in the fact that some meds I could take if needed during pregnancy can dry up the milk, so at this very point there's hardly anything OTC that I could or would take for my cold.
I've read up on home births, albeit a little late in the game to make that leap of faith. I'm so "not there" yet, and my husband would totally wig out if he had to do anything but cheer and hold my hand. I'm afraid I'll always sit on the fence between alternative and conventional medicine, but I am grateful for both. Heck, I wigged out just doing a gallbladder cleanse at home... but the hospital is one of the best for delivering babies and oddly enough, I actually like being there. Guess I've never had a bad hospital experience, the only times I've spent a night in the hospital are when I was born and when my son was born. This one has pretty decent gluten-free food as well, as far as that goes.
Well, still watching the clock here...my body seems to follow the tortoise model, slow and steady wins the race.