26 weeks pregnant, y’all! That’s six and a half months – craziness! So before we get into a natural or epidural discussion, let’s do the weekly bumpdate details.
I seriously feel like my baby bump is growing each and every day – not that I’m complaining, itz just crazy. Love my lil man already!
Baby Itz: 26 Weeks
Baby’s size? Head of lettuce.
Maternity clothes? Aaaaaaah-mazing. I live in them. I’m totally wearing them post-baby.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Oy, not awesome this week. Over the weekend, I was super restless and tossed and turned, but tossing and turning is not as easy as it once was. I can’t seem to get comfortable, and even if I do, then I don’t feel tired. Hopefully that will change this week.
Miss anything? Not really.
Movement: Lots and lots of movement. Jonny’s feeling him more and more which is fun.
Food Cravings: No cravings.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.
Gender: BOY BOY BOY!!!!
Labor Signs: None, not that I would know what those feel like anyway!
Symptoms: Still a sore back in the evenings, but the same as before: the more I move throughout the day, the better my back is at night. I try to get in at least two walking miles on a treadmill at some point in the morning which helps drastically.
Belly Button – in or out? In.
Wedding Rings – on or off? On!
Happy or Moody? Happy.
Looking Forward To: Baby Itz’s room is being painted today! And furniture will be delivered shortly after. Itz all coming together!
How cute is Baby Delight? Straight chillin’!
Natural or Epidural? Let’s talk. So these thoughts were prompted on Saturday when I went to another amazing prenatal yoga class at Urban Breath Yoga. Stacy, the instructor, began class by asking everyone to introduce themselves and share part of their birth plan, specifically if they are planning on going natural or getting an epidural. There was absolutely no judgement in the room, just a bunch of momma-to-be’s talking about what they envisioned – whatever that may be.
I’ve always said, without a doubt, I will be getting an epidural. I’ve never thought twice about it. And I confidently shared that in class. Out of the twelve women there, there were just two (myself included) who said they were planning on getting an epidural. After hearing two women speak about how they’d already had one natural birth and were planning on going natural again for their second, plus the numerous women who anticipated having a natural birth… it did make me reconsider what I want. At this point, I’m pretty sure I’m still going to request an epidural; however, I’m more open to considering natural, or at least not getting an epidural the first second possible (which I initially planned on). Truthfully, I think I need to do more research. Luckily, I still have plenty of time.
Did/will you have a natural birth or will you request an epidural? Thoughts on the matter? No judgement either way and mad respect to ALL women! 🙂