i had a check-up yesterday and got to hear that sweet (fast... 156 beats per minute) heartbeat again. my doctor and i had a great little chat about natural birth. guys, i'm not big... in fact, i'm small: pre-baby weight was just right at 100 lbs and i'm right under 5 ft tall. my husband and i "discussed" having the baby at home... but it was more like my husband telling me it worried him too much that something could happen to me or the baby. i had watched "the business of being born" a few times and it kind of put me off on hospitals and we don't have a birthing center in springfield. but, i found a doctor that i heard through the grapevine (skyler) was all for natural birth plans. i absolutely love my OB so far. he's a little eccentric and a little on the older side, but he's delivered over 14,000 babies and has a very low c-section rate. he is so supportive and positive that if baby cooperates then i can do this. he gave me lots of pointers on how to prepare myself for an all *natural birth, but he said one of the best things i can do seek out advice from other moms that have had a natural birth. so, that's what i'm doing. i love reading birth stories and hearing different women's "strategies" so if you have yours on your blog leave a link in the comments... if you have any advice leave me a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org... or let me know what your favorite books/websites for information are... or let me know how you're preparing if you have a baby on the way. i'd love to hear your experiences.
in other news: i can longer button my jeans. i had to use the old hair-tie trick yesterday. hurry up spring... i want to wear dresses all. the. time without leggings and boots.
*all natural meaning med-free. :)