Firstly can I raise the roof with all of you? For some reason I was surprised that so many people were CRUNK about my news. It made me realize wow….people actually care about my life…my homie Sherbear already sent me a template to a blanket she will make! THAT made me tear up like shit is really getting real over here. AND THUGS DO NOT CRY.
So minicorn is officially an embryo up in this piece.
Right now my 2 main concerns are making sure I’m meeting all my nutritional needs, and doctor-y stuff. I am really conflicted on hospital/birth center/homebirth. I don’t want a hospital birth but I have read blogs from women who go into it with their eyes open and are clear and firm about what they want/will not stand for and have been successful. I thought I was going to lean more toward birth center, but everything I’ve read says that birth centers are basically homebirths in a building owned by someone else. It’s more of a psychological thing that women feel safer there; there’s really no difference, etc. So I figure, why not just have a homebirth instead of birth center? But then I don’t know that our apartment is really where I want to give birth.
Yes, this is all a long way away but I’m thinking about it now because this will determine who I go see for prenatal care. Another thing I can’t quite find a definitive answer on is whether I need to go see someone RIGHT NOW or if I should wait until 6-8 weeks. What can anyone do for me right now? I’ve been taking prenatals for months now so I have that covered. Any of my mother readers who can shed some light on this, holla at a playa.
Also, if you have healthy snack ideas, holla at a playa (keep in mind I’m vegan so no meaty/cheesy snacks).
Symptoms as of 4 Weeks:
*Bloated as all the fucks. I haven’t buttoned my pants at work since Monday. Shout-out to tunic-length cardigans for holding me down and not putting my business on blast.
*HUNGER. This is why I need y’all to throw some snacks my way. The hours between lunch at work at dinner when I get home are KILLING me. Yesterday was horrible. I wasn’t expecting this particular symptom so early.
*Backache (middle to lower)
I’m still kind of in Shockington Land right now. My period would be due today or tomorrow so maybe it will sink in a little more when it doesn’t show up.