I hit an important pregnancy milestone on Monday - the halfway point!� It's hard to believe I only have about four and a half months left before Baby Lump pops out.� I had another appointment Monday, and Dr. Stagg
says everything is looking A-okay.� She also whipped out the tape measure and started measuring my belly this week.� Things are right on track!
If any of you are curious since my last post, I did remember to ask her about the hiccuping sitch.� She said hiccups are a result of an irritation of the diaphragm and speculates that the added pressure of the baby is just causing more frequent irritation.� And no, apparently it's not that common.� I'm just weird.
Also, the beach was great!� The weather was perfect, the water was beautiful, and despite James' unwillingness to wear sunscreen and his subsequent sunburn, he had a great first time at the Jersey shore.
I've also been looking into some childbirth education classes, since apparently it's about that time.� After some careful thought, I decided I want to give birth naturally.� That's right - no meds for me.� My mom delivered both my sisters and I naturally, so I decided I wanted to be brave as well.� Plus, I love myself a challenge (as if raising the the pending baby won't be enough of a challenge).� Anyway, when my mom basically laughed in my face after I told her I was planning on just winging the natural childbirth thing sans instruction, I figured I'd look into some classes.
As of this coming October, Mass General Hospital
will be holding all of their family education courses through Isis Maternity
, a series of pregnancy wellness centers in Massachusetts, which works out great for us since we can attend classes right in Brookline
- much closer than downtown at MGH.� I'm hoping to enroll in the Natural Childbirth class
in October, but I'm still banging out the details.
Enjoy the last few days of summer!Oven Timer:
20 weeks, 2 days