I’m 24 weeks or is it 25? I don’t remember. I usually cheat and hop over to Jenny’s blog to check–she’s due the same day as me.
Pregnancy-wise, everything is normal. Nothing much to report. My belly seems huge and I feel like I’m carrying high. No more sleeping on my tummy. I wish I grew those cute basketball bellies.
I crave belly-rubs and my friend, Carey, obliges weekly with a heavenly rose-lavender oil massage. This child is almost always moving which has become irritating at night–it keeps me from sleep. I was never irritated by Norah moving.
My only food cravings lately have been swiss cheese and crushed ice. I continue to drink oatstraw/nettle/red raspberry leaf tea daily. I’ve added DHA/EPA to the prenatal routine. Like a good girl, I take my cal/mag before bed and drink some chlorophyll in my oj each morning. I won some prenatal chewable vitamins which I was super-stoked about. Until I tasted them.
Some of you have asked about my birth plans. I’m not really keen on sharing much online at this point. I promise to post all the details after Cedar is born. I will say that I am excited about birthing again. I’m trying out Hypnobabies since I’m currently training as an instructor. My one worry is that Hypnobabies is notorious for short labors and I don’t want mine to be too quick! But Cedar will come as Cedar is meant to come.
Scott has beautifully kept the gender a secret. I don’t have a clue or an intuition.
In terms of doula-ing, I have a busy, busy summer ahead! I have such a diverse group of clients in the next couple of months. And I’ve already had inquiries about hypnobabies classes this fall.
I had the worst heartburn of my life today while out shopping. Thankfully, I had some papaya tablets in my doula bag. I’ve never taken anything for heartburn and I’m happy to report that the papaya worked withing minutes! I know it doesn’t work for everyone. But I won’t be separated from it for the duration of this pregnancy!
Oh, and a fun little book I found at the flea market this week: