27 Weeks Pregnant | Who will be in the delivery room?

27 weeks pregnant and growing by the day!  I feel like I write this every week, but I seriously cannot believe how fast this is going!  I mean tomorrow I turn twenty-eight weeks and have my seven month doctor appointment (the special orange drink apt – you know the one!).  Craziness.  My sister took my latest baby bump photo:

27 weeks

Baby Itz: 27 Weeks

Baby’s size? The size of the head of a cauliflower.  That’s BIG!

Maternity clothes? LOVE LOVE LOVE maternity clothes.  Most comfortable things ever.  Crazy, super stretchy, and love flaunting my belly!

Stretch marks? Nope, but you must read this post –> why stretch marks aren’t as bad as you think

Sleep: Again, some nights or better than others.  I finally took out the pregnancy pillow that Jonny got me months ago, but of course it didn’t come with a pillowcase, so I had to order that.  It should arrive in the next couple of days, and I’m eager to use the massive pillow!

Best moment this week: Seeing people’s reactions to my growing belly.  They can’t believe how “big” itz gotten in the past couple of weeks (neither can I!), but the real surprise will be how much bigger it’ll get over the next three months!

Miss anything? Sushi.

Movement: Baby Itz is ACTIVE!  Itz fun to watch my belly move as he swims around.

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. <– yup. again.

Belly Button – in or out?  In.

Wedding Rings – on or off? On!

Happy or Moody? Happy.

Looking Forward To: Baby Itz’s room was painted last week and furniture is getting delivered on Thursday!  And one of these days we’ll get registered…

pregnant 27weeks

So just like last week, Stacy, the wonderful prenatal yoga instructor at Urban Breath, begins each class with a discussion question.  It allows us pregnant ladies to consider important questions and hear the opinion of others.  There’s never any judgement, but Stacy always brings up very thoughtful points to consider.  This week she asked, “Who will be in the delivery room?”  While there was some variance among the answers, most entailed, “Husband and doctors – as minimal as possible.”  I’ve given some thought about this matter and have discussed it with Jonny.  Jonny, nurses, and the doctor will definitely be present, but we will also have a couple of others.

There’s never been a doubt in my mind that my mom would be present during the birth of Baby Itz.  She’s always there for me, knows how to remain calm and practical, and I know she will play an important role in Baby Itz’s birth.  I can’t imagine going through childbirth without my mom.

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My sister Stephanie will also be present.  To be honest, I wasn’t as sure about Stephanie being there as I was for my mom, and she knows that.  In fact, this post will, indeed, confirm to her that she will be present.  Part of the reason I wasn’t 100% I wanted Stephanie there was that I wasn’t there for her first delivery (per her request).  She did ask me to film her second delivery, and of course I was more than happy to be a part of Audrey’s birth! Although Stephanie did make the whole thing look very easy…

After a lot of thinking, I decided that was very silly reasoning not to have her there.  Plus, Stephanie is ALWAYS my biggest supporter, no matter what.  Time and time again, she has been there for me.  Yes, she takes gorgeous pictures and I know how lucky I am that she’s taken our announcement, gender reveal, and tons of maternity pictures, but itz more than that.  She’s more than our photographer, more than my sister, but really and truly she’s my absolute best friend.

reveal steph

Funny side note story: When Stephanie saw my natural vs. epidural post last week, she immediately texted me and told me I should have an at-home water birth.  Why?  Because she’d never photographed one before!  This is extra funny since Stephanie got an epidural the first second she could for her births, but wanted me to not only go natural, but be at home in a tub.  While I love the idea, I just don’t think itz for me.  Good try, Seester, not happening though.

Stacy mentioned that none of us should feel obligated to have anyone in the room, and this confirmed that I want my mom and sister there because they will be the best support system (in addition to Jonny) for me.  My mom has gone through it four times, and Stephanie twice, so itz nothing new for them.  They’ve also been my biggest supporters (again, in addition to Jonny) throughout this whole journey and my entire life.  I’m actually honored that they’ll want to be a part of it!

Ladies: Who did/will you have in the delivery room?

39 thoughts on “27 Weeks Pregnant | Who will be in the delivery room?

  1. i love that you have a whole crew there. And to capture it all. WOW, amazing family! although i don’t think i could do the water birth either. haha. I don’t want to sit in that water. i know, i’m shallow

  2. Just my hubby and I….oh and a huge team of doctors and nurses (2 C-sections!) I wanted to keep that moment between us and to be able to soak it all in before we opened it up to everyone else. So fun!

  3. The only person there when I started pushing was my husband. I was too shy for anyone else to be there!
    But I ended up with an emergency c-section with only the doctors present (not even my husband)!!
    Childbirth is definitely an adventure. :)

  4. My husband, my mom and my mother in law were all in the room for both of my Little Ladies’ births. Sounds odd to have my MIL in there, but we’re pretty close. I started dating my husband when we were 16, so she’s been a part of my life practically since childhood.

  5. I loved my big maternity pillow. My husband and I went on a little getaway right before our first was born and I dragged that big giant pillow along. I remember the looks I got walking through a hotel lobby.

    Time is flying! You look wonderful.

  6. Wait, I am not invited into your delivery room? LMFAO!

    If I were to ever get pregnant… I would MOST DEFINITELY have my mom in my delivery room, or maybe even have her deliver my baby! She was an OBGYN for 30 years – so I do believe she knows what she is doing… ;)

  7. I was so blessed to have been in the delivery room with my daughter. It was a moment that I will cherish for the rest of my life. It might sound a little cheesy but I absolutely will remember this time and holding my grand babies for the first time.

  8. I’ve thought about this question before and obviously without a doubt my husband. In all honestly, I love my mom, but I’m afraid she’d make me more nervous and panicky! My sister is only 21, and I don’t want to give her nightmares quite yet, lol. My mother in law definitely won’t be in the room- lovely lady, but ain’t happening ever! :) You look super cute by the way!

  9. I had my husband, Mom and sister, as well. Best decision, ever. My husband was fantastic, but there is nothing like the comfort Mom can bring…and my sister has had three of her own, so it was nice having someone there that had recently been through it. It was awesome – I LOVED my birth team! :)

  10. Definitely not quite there in my life yet, so not completely sure who I would want in the delivery room. I think I’d just want the hubs though. I don’t have a sister and I love my mom, but I think I would want to do this one alone. You look like you’re glowing in that teal shirt with your bump! It’s bumptastic ;)

  11. I’m not sure when babies will make an appearance around here, but I have often thought about who I would want in the room. Obviously, my hubs and the doctors, but I think I’m with you on the mom thing…I am an only child and crazy close to my mom and I feel the same was as you about knowing she would definitely be the practical one and would know how to handle me and calm me down!

  12. This was a discussion I had quite a bit before delivering my baby girl back in 2010 (She is about to turn 4 in a few weeks – YIKES!) And I was so reserved, Mostly because I didn’t want to think about a gazillion people staring at my private parts. but in that moment I didn’t care in the least. You could have had me on a stage in front of thousands and I wouldn’t have even cared. I just wanted her out lol. It ended up being my husband, mom, and mother in law.

  13. You have such a loving, supportive family!! I think it’s awesome they will be there for you :)

    If I had had a sister or mom who lived nearby, I probably would have invited them. BUT I loved having it be just me & my husband for our first. It was so special not to have to worry about anyone else—annnnnndddd my labor ended up being so freaking long, I would’ve been frustrated for them, making the whole thing harder.

  14. I had Nick and his mom with me. I am very close with his mom and we needed her for driving purposes. She was so helpful in the delivery room and helped calm us all down. I would’ve had my sister too if she wasn’t in Philly.

  15. Aw, I love how many people you want to be there and support you! So special!

    Personally, I am good with David and the docs :) It worked well for Hailey’s birth and I plan to do the same this time. Our families were in the waiting room and I loved having them come meet her when she was bundled in my arms and I knew we were both healthy and safe. And having David there for support was essential. He’s my rock in every sense of the word.

    No matter how many or who you choose, it’s such a special experience. Excited for you!

  16. You continue to look adorable! I’m glad you’ll have so many caring people supporting you throughout the birth process! I can only handle my husband and Drs in the room, personally!

  17. Loved this.
    FIRST – I can’t believe you didn’t get sick or have crazy “I MUST have this” cravings. So weird!
    Second – I’m not preggers (ah hem) , but I’ve thought about the question of who would be in the room a lot (when I was in nursing school, during our delivery clinicals we had to make a full birthing plan for ourselves and go to the newborn parenting classes to be empathetic to the situation). I can’t believe you’re going to be so generous to have your sister there! That’s wonderful. I couldn’t do it…I don’t want anybody watching! Haha. Oh and the water bath thing is totally not my jam either. Nope

  18. With my first I think my mom really wanted to be in the delivery room as she was in the room when my niece was born. I told her if the baby didn’t arrive until she was here I really didn’t want her in there and I think I hurt her feelings. I felt awful, but at the same time I was trying to talk my husband into staying “north of the border” which he said heck no!

    This time around knowing all modesty leaves once your in labor I probably wouldn’t mind my mom being in the room but now we need her to watch Cameryn (my daughter) when I’m having her little brother. We live far away from all family so I’m hoping she is here and able to hold down the fort while we are in the hospital!

  19. First, love all your growing belly pics! I choose to have my husband and mom. My husband was an awesome coach but having my mom holding my hand and cheering me was what I needed. I have both of my girls natural. My mom was a big help.

  20. With my older son, I only had my husband and my midwife – and then ended up with a c-section, so there was a ton of people. With my younger son, I attempted a VBAC (and was successful!) and had my husband, my best friend, my Mom, and my older son!! Yes, my then 7-year-old son watched his baby brother be born. They have the most amazing bond despite the 7 year difference in their ages!

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