Thursday, January 20, 2011

"C" is for Convex (cont.)

Another month down and less than three to go!  I've officially hit the 7 month mark.  We're getting lots of stuff done around the house (See "C" is for Completed Tasks), and the child birth classes we started a few weeks ago are going really well.  Right now the class is focused on nutrition, so I'm making sure my rear-end diet is well-rounded.  I feel like it's nearly impossible to get everything on the food list into one day, but I've done OK so far.
Last weekend John and I watched The Business of Being Born, and it was actually a decent movie.  Graphic...but informative.  They say all modesty goes out the door during labor and delivery.  They aren't kidding.  I've also started reading Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way and The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.

I started feeling Braxton Hicks contractions about two weeks ago, so that has been an interesting change.  When they happen my stomach gets all tense, but they're not painful at all.  Also, for the third trimester my doctor appointments have increased in frequency: since last August we've been going in monthly, and now we're on a bi-weekly schedule.  Thank goodness we don't have to pay a co-pay every time we visit.  Geez.  We'll be scheduling a pre-admission visit and a hospital tour soon, and somewhere between child birth and photography classes I need to take a breastfeeding class.

We've also started scheduling interviews to find a nanny for li'l Tully.  This is SO overwhelming.  We posted a job ad on several months ago and received a very positive response.  We are planning to spend the next couple months talking to many of the girls who applied.  It's a little odd to be hiring someone, since I'm technically at the house all day, but clearly I can't work a full-time job and take care of a baby.  After Tully arrives, I'm planning to take a few months off work and then go back full-time.  Hopefully, in addition for caring for the baby, the nanny can help with errands and household tasks, like laundry and dishes, which will allow me to spend more time with my family in the evenings and on weekends.  Fingers crossed that we find the perfect match for our family!


  1. thanks for stopping by my blog! congrats on the pregnancy --- i love seeing these updates!

  2. Love the pics! You look like you are all belly! :)

  3. You look adorable!!! Tully is getting bigger!! Good luck on the nanny search!

    I should have read the Womenly Art of Breastfeeding. How was it? If you ever have ANY questions about this subject do not hesitate to ask me! We are still going strong! And I don't have the slightest clue about I could be going for a very long time! Ha ha! Honestly, though, I'm hoping he can stick with it until we are out of China.

  4. Love your baby bump!

    And let me know how works out! We are def. Leaning that way down the (hopefully not too distant) road


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