Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Well I have finally made it to 38 weeks and 2 days and "D-day" isn't looking so close. My doctor suggested I go on exercise-like walks (he mentioned one or two other things that I won't include, I know you know what I'm talking about people) to get more contractions going. Otherwise it looks like they will induce labor on August 28th. I don't know how I feel about inducing. I hear that it makes for a more difficult labor. Is that true?

We visited the hospital on Saturday to set our minds at ease. The woman at the information desk was really nice and she gave us a little tour of the ob. It was good to see where all of the upcoming events will take place. The facilities were nice and the nurses seemed very kind. Everyone seemed shocked that we didn't take any birthing classes. It is a little late now so I hope my body knows what to do. Is it really that common to take a class? I am open to any advice people.

Lately I have just been hanging out here at home. I feel tired but fine. I went to the library and checked out a bunch of books and I also got my new copy of Eclipse in the mail, so I have just been reading like mad. I can't wait to finish Eclipse. I love Stephenie Meyers' books! Other than that I just clean and then go on walks in the evening with Mike. Pretty exciting. I plan on having more to write about after the baby is born. I am sure you will grow tired of all the pictures I plan on posting of the kid. He still needs a name any suggestions? We have a list of names that we can both live with but we aren't totally excited about any of them. Help!


Laurel said...

As for Stephenie Meyer, I am almost through New Moon and have no idea when I plan on paying attention to my family again until I am finished with the series... (sorry, mi familia) I didn't do any birthing classes either, but was just fine. The nurses all know exactly what is going on and are more than happy to help you along the way, as you need various specific information. Also, I was induced and had a great experience with it. 6 hours start to finish! It generally makes the contractions more severe and frequent, but I had an epidural for 2/3 of my labor. Totally personal opinions, but there it is!

Tara said...

Yes, everyone does have their own personal opinions-so just do what works for you. I didn't do any classes either and I felt fine about how it all went. All the things that "went wrong" I'm sure the classes couldn't have helped. Nurses are great! They just help you the whole time and of course having Jim there (my mom was an aid as well) just made it all that much better! GOOD LUCK!

p.s. we didn't decide on Olivia's name until the several hours after she was born-don't sweat it!

Alicia Carter said...

Hello Marissa!
I hope you don't care that I am stalking you and got your blog address from Rojo. I figured we are friends too. (I don't do wedding makeup on just anyone haha) Anyway, I glad to hear you are about to burst! As for names... I got nothin, sorry hon.

Future Uncle Larry said...

I suggest the name Bobo. Or Kevin.