Baby Martini has turned!!
After about a month of being transverse, he/she is head down and ready to go, and so is this tired mom.
|Almost 36 weeks and my poor back is buckling from that front load.|
Technically I have 4 weeks left from Sunday, but I've always been early, so here's hoping this baby is into following trends. And you can bet I'm following Jenny's advice and learning some reflexology to start at 38 weeks.
|How cool is it that my phone makes snow pictures look like this??|
We have been getting hammered with snow all winter, so I am very very thankful that it's 50 degrees today (I don't even mind that it's overcast and rainy).
Basketball season is almost over! We have one more week of games and then it will be time for swim lessons in the Spring. Ah sports seasons, I love to see you come but I also love to watch you go.
Maggie is so funny playing basketball. She comes up to me during the games to tell me her tooth is wiggly, she is thirsty, she needs to go to the bathroom, her ponytail is loose, etc. In her last game, she got fouled, and had to take a foul shot. She looked over at me and yelled "is fouling a good thing?" I think she was scared she had done something wrong. Oh my sweet girl, one day you will understand the game! Or not, if you're anything like your mom whose best hoop victory came when I scored for the other team. Whoops!
There's a new bakery near our work, and we just discovered that their cute and overpriced cupcakes are really yummy! I had the strawberry chocolate with chocolate ganache filling, and Phil had the chocolate peanut butter cup after realizing that the coffee oreo was sold out. Just another reason to go back!
Phil took the kids to see the Lego movie, and they all loved it. Thanks to Kendra for the recommendation.
|Gum is still considered a big treat to our kids!|
That was the start of their February vacation week, they also went to the library, shot hoops at the rec center, played in the snow, went to the zoo, saw a kids band perform, had playdates, yada yada yada, they basically have the world's best stay at home Dad during vacation weeks.
Potty training is the pits, right? But I'm thankful for this little booger (2.5 years old) who took to it so easily (well for #1 anyway, #2 has been an issue for all our kids).
|Here he is asking for a diaper because he knows there's business to be done.|
We started it because he kept asking to sit on the potty, and figured why fight it? Serendipitously, a friend came over around the same time with her 2 year old son who was completely potty trained, and I asked her for any training secrets. She told me she finds that the child has to be naked from the waist down, and they will just go to the potty (without many reminders if they are physically ready).
We have always done the underwear only approach while training, so I was skeptical, and a little grossed out for his highness to be running around naked all day, but it actually worked! If he's naked, he runs to the potty to pee without any reminders. The one time we put on underwear, he peed in it. Amazing! I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks - woof.
Now it's time for your advice. Give me any and all of your tips for having a successful labor of the hopefully natural variety while not freaking out at the end.
What can I do? Essential oils? Music? IV drugs? Specific prayers? I'll try anything to make this birth a little less chaotic and traumatic (the chaos being in how fast the last two were, and the trauma being how painful it was). Thanks!
Have a wonderful last weekend of February (what?) everyone!