We all rejoiced to hear that precious heartbeat this week, and are hopefully awaiting, with God’s grace, the baby’s arrival in March.
We’ve found a sweet naturopathic physician/midwife who has been a good fit for our family, and we are planning on another home waterbirth at this point.
We’ve been amused at my pregnancy food cravings and aversions; my favorites right now are guacamole, creamy soups, berry smoothies, shrimp, and homemade real cheese & pasta (I don’t typically buy pasta otherwise!).
My aversion to peanut butter has been interesting, since it’s our toddler’s favorite food, and my new aversion to cold food has been funny on hot summer days.
By the way, while we’re on the subject… I like to keep inexpensive pregnancy tests on hand, and prefer the simple, quality ones from Nurtured Family. These small tests don’t have a lot of wasteful packaging, and are available at affordable bulk prices (about $1 per test; and free shipping).
A couple of their favorite books right now are:
- What’s Inside Your Tummy, Mommy?
- The photography in A Child is Born (we skip the “intimate initial conception” photos)
- And later on, I’m sure we’ll return to Welcome With Love, as we prepare for the birth.
We appreciate your prayers for our family during this season!