Jan. 1st, 2010 09:23 am
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It's the year and month my baby will be born, which could technically (although it's highly unlikely it will) happen as soon as next WEDNESDAY. o_O

Date: 2010-01-01 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandokai.livejournal.com
Well couldn't it technically happen today?

Exciting month ahead!

Date: 2010-01-01 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lolacat.livejournal.com
Sure, it could technically happen at any time, but next Wednesday opens the window of time when it's overwhelmingly likely I'll go into labor, rather than now, which would be not unusual but pretty uncommon for spontaneous labor. If that makes any sense.

Date: 2010-01-01 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debok.livejournal.com
we'd like to visit whenever you'll be up for visitors.

Date: 2010-01-01 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lolacat.livejournal.com
We would LOVE to see you all. I was just thinking about how much we miss you last night (NYE -- I think we were both NOT pregnant then, right? You found out about Jasper days later?). I will let you know once I know more about when family will be here and how much time Brian will take off. But I tend to LIKE company and anything to distract/entertain Robin will probably be appreciated.

Date: 2010-01-01 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] la-sherazade.livejournal.com
Yay!!! Hey, Lauren, do you have any advice on how to find a doula? I think the local hospital has a volunteer doula program (UNC hospital), do you think that would be good, or should I try to find one on my own?
Good luck with everything!

Date: 2010-01-01 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lolacat.livejournal.com
Sure! There's a great midwifery organization in NC that you might look into -- midwifery people tend to have good connections to doulas.


You can go to doula certification organizations and search for your location -- I'd start with dona.org and cappa.net.

A volunteer program can be great but I would get more details on how it works. Part of the benefit of having a doula is establishing a relationship with her before the birth and having her collaborate with you on making decisions and goals for your birth before you're in labor. Sometimes volunteer doula orgs just assign you someone during the labor (which is STILL great!) rather than having an established relationship before the birth.

If money is a factor, you should ask about doulas who do low/no cost births or doulas in process of certifying who are looking for clients, since they often attend for very low fees or no fees.

You should have a lot of amazing resources in your area!

Date: 2010-01-01 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dyskodyke.livejournal.com


Date: 2010-01-01 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lolacat.livejournal.com
Thanks -- I am, too, mostly!! Kind of scared it's so close!

Date: 2010-01-02 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fullofwhispers.livejournal.com
Can't wait to see your new bundle of joy. :) Are you freaking out about juggling two at once? I'm not looking forward to that! (Although it's not happening anytime soon. Hehe.)

Date: 2010-01-03 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lolacat.livejournal.com
Yes, I'm a little freaked out at least about the transition. I know after a year or so it will be great and I'm looking forward to Robin having a little buddy to play with. But I know it will be hard at first (which is probably true no matter how long we'd have waited!).


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