Monday, February 22, 2010

33 Weeks

Precious baby Bug has completely consumed my thoughts this week. Up til now, I have certainly been aware of the pregnancy and Bug's presence, but hadn't thought much about the END, and the birth process, and finally meeting our new little one. Well something happened this week and it has completely taken over my brain. I have been pouring over the baby name book, creating a birth plan, and making preparations for Bug's arrival. I know I still have several more weeks (hopefully!) before I need to be completely ready, but I have a head start.

After much discussion, Jared and I decided to ask one of my dearest friends, Abby, to be our doula. She just signed up to become a certified doula, and we are thrilled that we will be her first training birth! Abby and I have been friends since I was 10 years old. I can't think of anyone better suited for this role, and we are SO excited to have her with us during this life event!

This week has not only brought about drastic change in my head, but in my stomach too. My very normal appetite has diminished to nearly non-existent over the past few days. It's like my metabolism has just stopped functioning. I have to remind myself to eat, because the natural prompting of hunger isn't doing its job. After I eat lunch, I feel full for the remainder of the day. I am hoping this works itself out just as quickly as it came.

Bug is about 4 lbs now, the weight of a pineapple. Getting big!

Craving of the week: Mom's homemade cinnamon rainsin toast. I've made four loaves so far (but only consumed one)!


Kara Jo said...

Woot! You're gonna have a doula, and she's your dear friend to boot. :) May you experience another blessed and beautiful birth, Naomi!

P.S. If Abby wants any tips about the certification process, tell her to feel free to call me. :)

Naomi said...

Thanks KJ! She is getting her certification through DONA too, so I'll send her your way if she has any questions!