I'm hoping that this blog doesn't turn into baby blog and I can post about other things soon! but for now, on the the grain of rice.
That's how big it is right now.
The due date is Sept. 3 2012.
We are planning on a midwife, with a hospital birth. From what I can gather so far, the midwife admits and discharges, and there is no doctor intervention (in general). The midwife is in charge. All the midwife clinics I have contacted are associated with a specific hospital. I'm hoping my mom is going to be my doula. The only problem with that is she is a teacher and starts school a week before my due date! I've been thinking of people to be a secondary doula. I *know* I'll want someone else there, partly so J doesn't worry about me if he needs to step out, and also to hold my other hand! I have a couple people in mind...but the biggest problem will be their jobs. I'm amazed at how many people, as much as I like them, I would not want at my birthing!
I want someone who is (or can be) quiet, who will sing to/with me, has cool, soft hands, who can deal with J, and can help me stay clam.
do you wanna do it?
Riverdale midwife group has a birthing centre! yes please! I also *really* liked the receptionist. She was the nicest of them all.