I can’t stand being sick. I hate it. I hate throwing up, having a fever, being cold, being dizzy and lightheaded.
In music history class today, I had a minor brush with morning sickness (or I thought I did). I had just got back from the bathroom and ten minutes later, I felt a cold sweep over me and started to get dizzy. Nauseated and lightheaded, I quickly packed up my books and debated whether I could make it to the bathroom in time. I stayed put for a few minutes where I slowly breathed and held my neck down. It receded and I was able to leave the classroom with my dignity.
After leaving school, I called my sister and asked her about good remedies for morning sickness (Peppermint, Gingersnaps or candied ginger, bland soft foods, and cold water). I’ve been chugging cold water and had some delicious strawberry chobani yogurt!
A dear friend, Jillian, lent me a few pregnancy books, one of them being “HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method” by Marie Mongan. I thought the title screamed “Hippie” and figured I would read it sometime during my pregnancy. I was waiting in my car to meet a friend and I picked up the book curiously. I got only 2 chapters in before having to leave and was completely interested. I knew it was what I was looking for: A drug and pain free birth using relaxation methods.
Testimonials from new mothers claiming they went through labor and delivery pain free and actually enjoyed giving birth. I’m immediately skeptical.
Today when I got home from school, I was hungry for information, so I munched.
I picked up the book again and finished it. It really was a great read! Deep breathing and relaxation methods were described, visualizations, and descriptions of what happens during birth. Not only was it super informative, but it was actually very easy to read. Even if I don’t do the whole ‘method’ during labor, it made me realize that my fear is unwarranted and that it is imperative for me and Sam to make informed decisions. This means more research!
After reading the book, my fear was transformed into excitement. I couldn’t believe that I would be excited about going through pregnancy. I learned the process in which my body will prepare a baby for delivery and then the delivery process. It comforted me to know that I can find tools to help me mentally calm myself and have a calmer (not necessarily pain free) birth.
Here are some of our choices for baby names. We’ve got a long way to go before we narrow them down and make a decision!
We like all these names (some more than others) and are toying around with different combinations. If you think of a neat combo, write it down! Any other name suggestions are more than welcome! (Yes, they’re a little off the beaten path. It’s gonna happen 🙂 )
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Hope tomorrow is a great day for you! I look forward to more research and sunshine! Only a week left until our appointment!