|Baby's running arm|
We chose not to find out the gender on this one. We have girl boy girl so we're not lacking any clothes or blankets/bedding or whatnot. I haven't been that anxious to know, so hopefully that will remain and I'll stay calm and not to ancy through these next 4 months.
Now I am a natural birther by choice. I don't care how others birth, I think everyone should be able to do it how they wish, but I personally don't want to expose the baby to the drugs and I want to be in control during my labor, move around, not increase my chance at complications/c-section from being stuck in bed all day with other meds to manage the pain meds (I had a very medical birth with our first, including an epidural, so I know that end too), and I want to recover faster. I've gotten all those things from my last 2 med free vaginal births. So yeah, a c-section freaks me out some, but of course if it was necessary I would do it. My biggest worry with it is how will I come back into sport? Will slicing my abs open slow me down a lot longer, will I come back a lot weaker, or can I still come back strong like I have without waiting a year to do so? Any of you athlete mamas out there have experience with training and racing again after c-section?
Again, NOT planning on having one, but I like to think ahead and prepare myself for whatever. For now, baby and I will continue enjoying this summer like fall weather here running on the trails, swimming at masters, and biking all of the 10 miles I might get to do around riding kids to school and back :)