Sunday, December 21, 2008

no news is... no news

Thanks for all of your supportive comments about my BFF (big fat FAIL). I'm feeling a lot less desperate about the whole GD business. If I have it, I have it. I only have 80 days left until my due date. I can do anything for 80 days, right? I mean, we TTC'd for 638 or something like that. Results should be in tomorrow.

I've been trying out a low-carb, low-sugar diet since Thursday and it hasn't been terrible. It hasn't been fun either, but I'm surviving. There is one exception - right before my test I bought a box of ice cream bars at the grocery store, and I've been diligently eating one per day to get them out of the freezer. I might cry if I have to throw them away, so I'd better get rid of them before the verdict comes down, you know? ;-)

I missed the latest belly pic day. I was due for one on Wednesday but we haven't gotten around to it. Maybe tomorrow. Speaking of Wednesday, it marked my grand entrance into the third trimester. Totally surreal.

We're still undecided about whether to go ahead with the hypno.birthing class or not. Hopefully tomorrow's test results will help me make a decision, but if it turns out I failed the 3-hour test, I won't have any more clarity than I do right now. Anyone have insight or experience regarding GD deliveries? (preterm? induced? giant baby? none of the above?) The hypno.birthing instructor isn't much help. She had no idea what GD was when I called to ask her about it. (Red flag, anyone?? Sure was for us.) Unfortunately, she's the only instructor I can find in our area so it's her or we go with a different method altogether.

The cloth diapering class was really helpful. Turns out M can't touch the microfiber inserts that go in the one-size bumGen.ius dipes we were most interested in going into the workshop. Touching the fabric is like fingernails on a chalkboard to her. Watching her pick up that insert then drop it like a hot potato - repeatedly - was kind of hysterical. I think we still may get some to try out and I will just need to be the primary stuffer, but we also discovered some other great options. I'm definitely feeling a lot more confident in our ability to make cloth diapers work for us.

We leave Wednesday for Christmas with all of the parents. Today, we finished up our holiday cards and wrapped all of the gifts we'll be taking with us. Other than packing our clothes, I think we're in good shape to go. I'm looking forward to the break from our hectic lives.

I'll post GD results when I have them. Thanks for the pep talk the other day and for all of the positive thoughts you all have sent. You all rock!


bleu said...

I really like organic sherpa fleece for inserts. I actually buy it and sew 4 layer rectangles and use them, they absorb great and don't feel icky!!

I hope the test results are fine.

As for the HB class I think the instructor not knowing what GD is IS a red flag personally but it doesn't mean you won't get anything from the class. I never took a birthing class personally. I watched a few movies and read up was all.

Can't wait for the bell pic!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed for passing your 3 hour GD test, but either way it seems like you have a great attitude about it all. As far as the hypnobirthing, I haven't had a client that's used that method yet (January will be the first) but I've heard good things. Some things about it that you might want to consider include having someone that can help maintain your space/focus (a confident partner, friend or doula) and knowledge of the birth process and common medical interventions (from another traditional class or independent reading). Great to hear about the cloth diapering class. Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on making it to "big school". Fingers still crossed on the GD results.

The one person I know who took a HB class ended up with a lot of intervention and didn't get to use much of what she'd been taught. Another felt she was able to take what she needed from the book and CD and incorporate that into everything else she'd learned and planned/hoped for during birth - quite successfully I believe. I'm reading and listening, but can't find the money for the classes, so I'm following her lead!

Not sure that comment helps much1 Sorry. vee xxx