Baby Talk

Let's talk babies. Why? Because I have one. In my belly. I mean there is another human being in there, how weird is that! And since I said person is just chillin' in utero, I want to talk about it. It might be boring, but too bad. You are going to have to bear the baby talk for the next several months/years - and you are just lucky I have not drowned you in baby talk before this. 

Let's start the baby-talk kickoff with a shout out to my doula. Doula, yo! What up! I am happy I hired you!

Her name is Mandie and she is a Hypnobirthing instructor. Hypnobirthing is a self-hypnosis method of dealing with labor. When I first took the class I was preggers with Ivy, and expected my labor to be totally au naturel. This was a cosmic joke because in the end I had a scheduled C section. Ha ha, sooo hilarious, God.

With Violet, I did try a home VBAC but had pretty much forgotten all about Hypno, and anyway I had no doula to help me through it. 34 hours of back labor and in the end it was another C section for me.

This time around, I am attempting another VBAC, only I will be at the hospital this time. And I am thinking the epidural will be first on my list when I get there. So I will have an epidural and a doula on my side - I will be unstoppable. I am going to birth this sucker like a champ!

And I not only have a doula, I have the mother of all doulas - a Hypnobirthing instructor doula! So I am feeling really good about going into labor with her. I know she is going to take care of me and it gives me peace of mind. She is also Catholic, which helps because I want to incorporate my faith into the labor - I think it will help me deal with everything.

I am excited that the time is drawing ever nearer (October 25th) ... because I want to hold my baby in my arms, but let's be realistic - its also because I am sick of summer and cannot wait for the cool weather to arrive.

What? I'm keepin' it real.

Comments

  1. Hi! I'm very interested in hypnobirthing and an also hoping to find a Catholic doula! Would you mind to email me Mandie's contact information? joy.wattenbarger@gmail.com Thank you!!!

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  2. Hi I'll email you... And btw, she was my doula for babies #3, and #4 and I birthed them both naturally, woohoo! ;)

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