1. We’ve been spending quite a bit on groceries recently, so I decided that I would not go to the grocery store at all this week. I’ve been having some fun getting creative with what we already have in the cupboards, although the meals have been quite rudimentary. I’ll be happy when I go to the grocery store next week to buy specific ingredients for some more complex meals.
3. This past Sunday, David and I had some maternity pictures taken. My mom was so sweet, she sent us the money and insisted that we get maternity pictures with each pregnancy. The photographer spent two hours with us and I can’t wait to get the pictures back! I’ll make sure to share some of them here after we get the CD.
4. I had my 34 week appointment at the birth center on Tuesday. The midwife said everything looks great and the baby is already head down and ready for his or her big entrance. This was the first time we met this midwife and she was very quiet and soft spoken. After we left, David mentioned that he was worried about how she would be if she was the midwife we get for the delivery since she was so quiet. I think that comment was insightful regarding the different ways each of us are thinking about the delivery. I loved that she was so quiet because it made me think that she would be very calm and provide a peaceful atmosphere for the birth. On the other hand, David is worried because he wants to make sure that the his wife and child are being taken care of by someone assertive and confident. I think his concern is very sweet, but soft spoken people can be assertive too!
5. On Tuesday night, we went to check out a pediatrician’s open house. I’ve been a little overwhelmed about picking a pediatrician because I wasn’t sure what to look for, I mean, all pediatricians are the same, right? Wrong. I knew before I left the office that this was not the pediatrician for us. She was very opinionated about non-medical issues (she insisted that parents put babies to sleep in a crib in their own room from day one and was very negative about using cloth diapers) yet she was not very opinionated about health issues. Breastfeeding versus bottle feeding isn’t just a personal choice, it’s also a medical issue with research to back up its health benefits. Doctors can’t make women choose to breastfeed, but they certainly should encourage it. This pediatrician’s response when all the moms there indicated that they planned to breastfeed? “Good luck with that.” So the search continues…
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7. On last week’s Quick Takes, I wrote about wanting to find a rocking chair. Well, I found one! We bought a beautiful oak rocking chair from someone who was advertising on Craig’s List. We are slowly crossing necessary baby items off our list in anticipation of the little one’s arrival. Still on the list: burp cloths, cloth wipes, rocking chair cushions, diaper pail, and baby toiletries.
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