Not much going on here! Just eating, trying to get comfortable sleep, hoping my bladder doesn’t sabotage me, starting to feel kicks in my ribs area (Minicorn don’t play me ok?), trying to find a baby shower venue (WHY IS IT SO DAMN HARD), and continuing my research on natural labor/birth and breastfeeding/pumping.
I’m reading Ina May’s book now and though it is HEAVAY on the crunchy hippie side and I’m more of a moderate hippie, it has some extremely useful techniques for approaching labor that I am excited about using. I’m never calling my vagina a yoni though, sorry.
I’m also trying to figure out what I’m going to do with my hair when she gets here. My hair is LONG, kinky, and curly. Stretched, it reaches my butt. Right now I wash/de-tangle once a week (although there were some dark times recently where I went 2-3 weeks between) in the shower and I know it takes at least an hour. I don’t know how that’s going to work with a newborn. Crabby says I can just pump and he’ll feed her while I’m doing that but that sounds like something that’s good in theory, impossible in practice. I guess we’ll see. I’ll definitely be blogging about that because I know I have some natural hair lurkers and if anyone else has addressed this in the blogsophere, there hair isn’t generally as long as mine so we face slightly different struggles. But if you know any blogs that have addressed this, holla at a playa! I don’t really want to braid my hair up or anything so I’m determined to find a way I can have it “loose” with a newborn (loose meaning in a pineapple bun though, let’s be real here).
Also, shout-out to Monkey Brains for holding me down at breakfast the past few weeks. It’s the only pre-prepared vegan strawberry oatmeal I’ve been able to find. Bonus points for the all-natural ingredients! I just made a horrible error and googled “monkey brains” looking for a link for this post. Don’t ever, ever do that. Put “monkey brains oatmeal” and thank me later. I need to un-see some things. Also don’t ever eat large bowls of Frosted Flakes when pregnant and/or dealing with constipation. Alls I’ma say is, things get painfully….sharp. Ok bye.
Also, additionally, as well, I have so much rage at Talenti for discontinuing the strawberry sorbet. So. Much. Hate in my heart. I can’t find anything similar and I don’t want any stupid popsicles right now. I even tweeted them about it. I hope they reply with a free case of secret strawberry sorbet for my pain and suffering.
Other than that, I can’t complain. 🙂 Still doesn’t feel real.
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