Baby Fever.

I don't know if it's the crazy mood swings I have been having lately (Johnathan can tell you all about them), the fact that I finally organized my registries and have them somewhat complete, or that I am only 15 weeks away from full term, but this whole baby business is becoming more real to me lately.
Not that it wasn't real before, I mean, I have been aware of the fact that I have this whole other soul inside of me growing and developing.

I don't know how to explain it. I have been very excited about our baby, but I have not really been into the whole "baby thing". I always expected me to be the type of person that from day one would journal about being pregnant and constantly keep up with pictures and dates of firsts and things like that, but I have not really been like that until now.

Part of me regrets that because I know when I look back on it all I am going to want to have those memories from my earlier months and throughout, but I can't change it now. I can only look forward to what the future holds and start doing those things now.

Johnathan and I took a tour today of the hospital where I will be delivering, and I must say I was impressed. The labor/delivery/recovery rooms are huge, yet cozy. The mother/baby rooms for after delivery are nice also. They even have a small bed in the corner for daddy, which may be a common feature in hospitals, but I have never seen them. Usually they only have a chair in the corner or something but I was very excited about the spare bed. We also had the opportunity to talk to some of the nurses and they seemed very friendly, which is very important to me. I like nice people who make you feel comfortable, especially during a time when I will not be very comfortable physically.

While on the subject of delivering, I think I found the midwife I want to deliver Daisy.

When deciding on an OB 6 months ago all I knew was that I wanted to deliver at a WellStar because I had heard good things about it. I also knew that it had to be in the general area of Cumming because that is where Johnathan's new job was and we would be moving to that area. The closest WellStar was in Marietta, so I decided to go with the OB practice at that WellStar. Now keep in mind I had no idea about this practice, who the doctors were, what it was going to be like, or anything. So I blindly picked the most convenient practice. For the first 5 months I thought I had made a huge mistake. Every visit was bad. I never felt like a real patient. Some of the nurses were rude, they always got my charts mixed up, I was tossed around from doctor to doctor, and up until this last visit I was starting to become a bit devastated with the choice I made. However, we met with a midwife who made me feel very comfortable. She was sweet and understanding. She had an awesome sense of humor and seemed to really care about me and my questions. I requested to see her again on my next visit and will be requesting her until Daisy's arrival. Hopefully she will be on duty when Daisy gets here. I have never dealt with a practice, but I think you pretty much have to use whoever is available that day to deliver your baby. I am going to talk to her about it at my next visit.

Something else that has been on my mind lately is natural childbirth.

I never thought this would be something I would consider...EVER, and in the beginning it wasn't. I was all about an epidural and didn't think I would go any other way, but after talking to others about it I really am considering going all natural. I have not made a definite decision yet. It is something I would like to talk to my doctor about and maybe get more information on. I don't know.

There are so many decisions to be made when it comes to babies.

I didn't realize until today how completely unprepared for this baby I am. I have got to get on registering Johnathan and myself for classes!

On another note, wanted to share my 25-week picture. Daisy is growing so fast, and she is a very wiggly baby. I love to feel her moving around inside of me! It is so awesome. 
25 weeks. She is growing so fast!
Also, if you would like to check out Daisy's registries we have registered at Target and Babies-R-Us.

This blog has been long and all over the place, and I do apologize for that. I get a little carried away sometimes, but I know when it is all said and done, I will be glad I did it! :)


  1. If you want to do natural, go for it... just remember that no one ever got a medal for being in the most pain. ;)
    All that matters in the end is that Daisy gets here and that you are both healthy.
    -Katie Keener

  2. I also thought about natural childbirth but it wasn't in the cards for me. My waters ruptured early and they had 24 hours to get the baby out so they had to give me pitocin aaand I wasn't dilating. The pain was so intense and I wasn't making any progress so I went with the epidural. I was almost yelling for it lol the epidural is magical by the way. I was able to relax, take a nap, and woke up ready to push. =) I think it'd be awesome if you're able to do it naturally, but definitely keep an open mind because the circumstances can always change =)

  3. So excited that you're considering birthing little Daisy naturally! As I've mentioned before, that was my preference during my childbirth years -- 3 of 4 children (for our first, I was never given the option b/c they treated childbirth like an illness, which was unfortunate...but 2 years later the attitude toward childbirth changed & we opted for childbirth without medication) with the last little fella I call my "drive-thru" delivery -- delivered @ 12:50 & on our way home @ 6:50. That was a great experience. This may not make much sense, yet the pain to me is a "happy" sort of pain...the Lord willing, her birth will happen & the pain will be gone. The breathing techniques worked for me & still do 24+ years later when something happens that I need to focus on other than pain I may be experiencing. For me it was a health & well-being option, and I'd have done it again, if I'd had the chance. Not ever having had an epidural, I really can't compare, yet I know you'll make the best decision for you & Daisy. Praying for God's blessings for you, Johnathan & Daisy!

  4. The most important thing to remember is to be flexible. Have a plan A, B, and C. I had planned to deliver at one hospital and ended up at another because they didn't have room. I hadn't planned on being induced, that happened too. I planned on having an epidural, and ended up with a c-section because the baby was breech. I say all of that to say, be flexible. As long as Daisy is healthy, that is most important thing! I love the blog! Hope you are doing well.