OOOOhOOOh, we're half way there. OOOOOhOOOOOH, livin' on a prayer, take my hand, we'll make it I swear. Yes, some Bon Jovi lov...

20 Weeks = HALF WAY

OOOOhOOOh, we're half way there. OOOOOhOOOOOH, livin' on a prayer, take my hand, we'll make it I swear.

Yes, some Bon Jovi love. Dixon Parnell would be so proud of me! ;) So we're at 20 weeks, that's 5 months, that's half of 40 weeks, half way to the due date (closer really). It's very hard to believe. This pregnancy is flying by like crazy strange fast. I am taking good care of myself though. I've been eating right, my sugars have been fine for the past week that I've been checking them, and I feel kind of empowered being able to control this "disease" that I have by making good choices about the food I eat. If only I would do that ALL the time! I go to the doctor on the 10th of February for my evaluation to see if the doctor will clear me for a home birth. Cross your fingers for me!

Hmm, in other preparation I've finished reading my Birthing From Within book and Ricki Lake's Your Best Birth, and now I'm on to Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Childbirth. It feels so comforting to read these books. I guess I'm of the mindset that knowledge is power. Power, in the case of childbirth I think, makes all the difference between having an active vs. a passive birth. My reading has also been opening my eyes to the fact that ANY type of birth can be powerful and mom can be an active participant, but not without knowledge, surrender, and the desire to be present. I know surrender sounds like the opposite of power, but I mean surrender to your body, surrender to the pain, surrender to the circumstance you find yourself in, surrender to the cesarean birth, whatever it is so that you can be powerful with your body instead of against it. I'm a big hippie, I know.

Wait until you've heard my latest. I did not watch Food Inc, and decide to turn organic vegan...sorry to those of you who did. I know it was a powerful movie! ;) I attended a training hosted by a chiropractor, nutritionist, and wellness coach. She was awesome, found out she's also a believer, and she's just one of those motivating positive people. I am VERY cautious about chiropractic care in general but after she spent like 2 hours answering all my questions and such I felt more comfortable at least trying it. My midwife said it would help with my SI joint pain. It's Dr. Traci Bishop out of LR. Her nutritional stuff is also very interesting. She basically says the food pyramid lied to us and that we need to be fat burners instead of "sugar" burners. She insists that we should be taking in plenty of good fats, avoiding sugar (high fructose corn syrup especially), empty carbs, acidic drinks, artificial sweeteners, and drinking at least half our body weight (in ounces) in water. I'm trying out some of her ideas and feel pretty good about it. She also talked about "Burst Training." It's all very interesting.

Kay, that was a very boring post! Sorry!


Jen said...

I can't believe you are halfway through this pregnancy already. Where is the time going? I think your attitude and the things you are doing during this pregnancy is great. You sound so positive and happy. Good for you!!! Does this baby have a name yet? And are you going to share it with us? :)

Can said...

Time is just flying by! I remember when I was pregnant with Parker, my doctor told me to drink half my body weight in water/fluids. It's super hard to drink that much water. Talk about spending half your life in the bathroom! I don't and haven't had soda in well over 8 or 9 years (to be honest, I've lost count at this point) and I love the fact that I was able to cut out that empty calories out of my diet. Now, occasionally (when there's absolutely no other options) I'll drink Sprite but I'm not a super huge fan of it anymore. Of course, sometimes I'm a sucker for a root beer float! Good luck for whatever you decide :D

Kristina said...

Interesting, good stuff! Glad everything is going so well for you right now I'll have to talk to you about this chiropractor, I've recently been told I would benefit from seeing one too.