Feeling pretty big, but thankfully still not too uncomfortable.
The time is creeping closer and closer. It’s still so hard to believe there’s a little baby inside of me, who’s already fully formed and would probably be perfectly healthy if born right now.
It’s a little easier to believe at times, like today when the midwife examined me and said she’s a good sized baby, not huge and not tiny, probably about 6 pounds at this point. Nathan got to feel the head, which seemed to sort of amaze him. (Still head down, yay!)
We are almost ready. Still left on my to-do list:
-Find a pediatrician
-Find some daycare options (even though I won’t be sure of my work situation until at least halfway through my maternity leave)
-Finally order the rest of our cloth diaper supply (trying to search on used sites got frustrating, I’m planning to order from the site Green Mountain Diapers)
-Make an iPod playlist for the hospital.
-Make a packing list for the hospital and start getting a bag ready.
-Have as much fun as possible and enjoy my last few weekends sleeping in and being extremely leisurely.
Those are the major things. Can anyone help me with the pediatrician task? Right now I have a list printed out of docs in our area who are covered by our insurance. I plan to call the offices and… ask if they are taking new patients and if they have a holistic approach?
What does that even mean? I don’t have a specific list of questions to ask. All I know is I’m very wary of doctors and am not sure yet what we want to do about vaccines, want someone who is supportive of my diet and who won’t push drugs.
Also, is there anything you wish you’d done the last few weeks of pregnancy, either practical or indulgent?