Thursday, June 9, 2011

what's been catching my eye?

Lately I can't stop perusing the interweb for nursery ideas and overall house upgrades. Yesterday I found this....
I absolutely adore this nursery! If I have a girl, it would be perfection and if it's a boy, all I need to do is change the curtains!

Here is another photo by elle moss photography. I adore her!

A living room that I am obsessing over. I think it's the color of the walls. There is something about that blue, accented with the deep shade of red that puts a smile on my face.

Here is another nursery that is probably more reflective of what mine will look like once the babe is older. :)

also, I've been pretty keen on:
These amazing terrariums
Morgan's amazing house
This beautiful couch

So, how's the baby?

Well, lately my life has been so busy that it seems to be flying by, and I barely take the time to notice what's happening to my body. I have no nausea which I am so very thankful for, and my tummy has been progressively puffing out little by little...though it mostly looks like I just ate a huge burrito.

I haven't been able to poo which sucks majorly. I actually get jealous of my co-worker when she says she has to go to the bathroom...that's how desperate I am.

School is finally out, which means Summer time is here. I still need to finish my thesis, but the thought of it makes me want to gag.

Also, for the past three days I've had a terrible migraine that chooses to throb with every beat of my heart. The pain is crippling. Michael bought me this amazing hot compress called "The Bed Buddy" which succeeds in numbing the pain for a little while, but then, to my dismay, loses its effectiveness and the pulsating ache returns with a vengeance. sigh...

This weekend I meet with the midwife I am considering for my delivery. I am so very excited to discuss everything with her, and surprisingly, so is Miguel. He has been so involved in this whole process, and I am so grateful to have such a loving and caring partner.

So, hopefully everything works out this weekend

...and hopefully this damn headache peace's the fu@k out....
good night all...
peace and love. peace and love.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Busy Sunday

Today I worked on my thesis for a good four hours. Have I mentioned how much I can't wait for this damn paper to be finished? Sigh....

After working, I decided to tend to my pretty flowers. They always put me in the best of moods. Here's a look at some of them.

Goodnight! I hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening. :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Plans Have Changed

I originally wanted the birth of my child to done in a hospital, because let's face it, this is how it's been portrayed on television and in's how I came into the world, and my brother, and my husband. So of course it made sense to me to follow the advice and practices of others and partake in a birthing experience in the confines of my local hospital. In addition, Michael and I are both science nerds, and have come to trust the advances of modern science medicine. We were in the experienced hands of a good doctor, so we had nothing to worry about. Right?

It wasn't until I stumbled upon a post in one of my favorite blogs when I completely shifted my views on what the birthing experience should truly be like. I read that this woman was choosing to go under the care of a midwife, because she wanted to be in control of her delivery. She didn't want to have to lie down in bed, hooked up to machines and iv's. She wanted to be able to move around and let her body do what the female body has done for thousands of years. Why didn't I think of that? I mean honestly, you can't fuck with hundreds of thousands of years of evolution.

In retrospect, I trusted the hospital system. I honestly didn't believe that they would knowingly go against my natural birth plan. I mean, if they knew what I wanted, wouldn't they follow my lead?

Yeah, well that whole idea was shot down after watching The Business of Being Born. I came to realize that doctors will do what is convenient for them, even if it means putting the inconvenience on the patient. My own doctor offered to induce me a week early and provide me with a Caesarian when the time came. Ugh.

So now, Michael and I are looking into midwives and I am so excited to take an active role in my child's birth instead of just sitting on the sidelines, letting others call the shots.