Three recent accomplishments thanks to the lively lump of dough in there…
1…Bought a 160 gallon stock tank
No, we don’t own any livestock unless neighborhood cats and possums count. This is for the baby. It is the exact tub I’ve used for the two other births which I really loved; the depth, heat retention and firm sides have been ideal. Unfortunately our new midwife doesn’t have this kind. So, we went in on it with a fellow water-birther, who not only happens to be Juliana’s godmother but is also due with her fourth baby in a month. For now it’s sitting on our grass being used as a pirate ship and hideout. Check out this site if you’re interested in waterbirth. Neat stuff.
2…Put the boy to sleep on his own
Oh yeah, Basil is officially falling asleep on his own in his own room. We’ve worked up to this for a long time now and the transition has be pleasantly smooth. He’s not afraid and never had to cry himself to sleep (a personal parenting avoidance). In fact, I think he likes the feeling of having his own space now and being able to do it. Although, he’s still my baby. Tonight, after giving a detailed account of my plans for after I left his room, the sweet lamb insisted I line up his entourage of “cuddlies” along the wall beside him in bed to keep him company. I’m so relieved as I know this will be really helpful once pea-3 comes.
3…Chewed copious amounts of ice
It’s back with a fierceness unmatched…the ice chewing habit. This tooth-cracking habit comes at around six months of pregnancy for me and goes away about four months after the baby comes. I’ve checked into the pica bit. My blood work is fine, stellar even. Who knows. I guess it’s one way to increase my water intake. Did you know there’s an Ice Chewers’ Bulletin? Yikes.
And oh, there are more but I’ll save those for another post…
Happy Annunciation…hope you enjoyed your fish ;)