Isn't she so cute!?!
I cannot wrap my head around still getting bigger but I have seen it so I know it does actually happen. Pretty crazy!
Well, our 5 weeks of hypnobirth classes came and went [the whole time I thought it was 6 classes but sadly I was wrong] we did learn a ton over that 5 week period and I think it will be really useful to us and once maternity leave starts I will have a lot of time to practice the breathing and listen to the affirmations while I walk around the neighborhood for hours.
In our teachers final packet to use she gave us these links to take a look at since we all had questions about positioning.
Optimal Fetal Positioning
Belly Mapping workbook
If you'd like to contact Roxana of Livy's Heart Birth Services you can email her at - firstname.lastname@example.org She does hypnobirth classes, lactation consulting and doula services - we highly recommend her. Hopefully we do not need much help with the breastfeeding but if we do we will be calling on her.
The final class was a good one, we watched an amazing birth movie about a midwife who delivered her own baby at home with her husband and two other children. It was interesting to see the trance she went into through the contractions and I am curious how deeply I will be able to relax through all of the pressure.
We practiced with our birth ball and Ryan learned some hands on techniques for how to ease any discomfort I might be having during labor. It was a nice little massage time and I am excited to continue practicing those, who knew how much my tail bone needed attention.
Bellow I have attached a handout on using your Birth Ball & a Comfort in Labor handout that has a lot of really great information for your labor time! Hope you like them and find them to be helpful.
Saturday I was kidnapped by a few girlfriends, they drove all the way to Long Beach from Santa Barbara and took me to Glen Ivy! It was an amazing place and I totally have to return. I had a mud bath, got amazing pedicures and even a prenatal massage. They totally tricked me [with Ryans help] I had no idea what a wonderful day I had in store for me, it was needed and I am so grateful that I got to spend a whole day with Jaclyn & Dawn it had been much too long. Speaking of friendship I am curious to see how mine will change, I am sure they will. I will change so how could my relationships with people not have to adjust to that. I do worry that I will lose touch with a few and sometimes I even feel left out now. It could totally be in my head and pretty silly but I can't help it. I used to feel so much more involved and would try to make it to any and everything but now I am tired. In the evening if its not my couch and heating pad after a long work day it is hard to make it happen. I guess we will just have to see how that all unfolds.
Ryan and I are doing all of my crazy chores around the house, I am excited to hire someone to come in twice in July to get the house totally ready for Claire, some of this deep cleaning we just can't do or I don't even think of it. I might look into getting our carpets cleaned also, with our pets I am sure that would probably be a pretty smart idea.
Instagram photo dump.
I just watched a wedding video at the same location as my girlfriend Erica's wedding, are you thinking you want to arrive a little early so you can go and party with us? I think you would have lots of fun so feel free to do so if you can. Or a few days late would be good too, just the day of I would really like to go and see them get married. I just thought I would put that out there for you babe. haha.
Lately you have been pretty quiet in there, I still get lots of nice rolling and kicking time with you so that has been lovely but overall I just am carrying you around and being your home. You are getting a little bit heavy, I am glad that you are growing and are healthy. In a few short weeks I will be getting to carry you around and introduce you to all the people who have excitedly been waiting for you. Your dad and I love that everyone is already calling you by your name, I am happy that choosing your name was so simple and it is perfect for you. I love you so. We celebrated your dad and grandpas last weekend, had lots of yummy food for lunch and walked around Santa Monica. You have to know how much it means to your daddy to be a father and I know he is going to love your to pieces. xoxo
Have a nice week lady face