Here is the current line up of my belly growth. I seem to have had a big growth spurt from 16 to 17 weeks but then it just seems to have remained the same since then. Even though I feel gigantic I look the same.
On another not so positive note I just wanted to express my frustration with something. I have run into a lot of opinions, from strangers and people I know, about my choices of things involving care, birth and parenting. For instance:
- I will start with my choice to go to the birthing center and have midwives give me my pre-natal, delivery, and post-natal care. People like tell me I am making a mistake, I am going to want to be in the hospital because I am going to want pain meds, midwives don't have college educations etc. etc. I do not understand how someone that doesn't or even does know me would tell me they know me and what I would want more than me myself. I don't want and will not have pain meds while laboring or birthing my child. Remember folks being pregnant and giving birth is not a disease.
- I am choosing to use cloth diapers. People always wish me good luck but then say it is not going to work out. They try to convince me to not even try and just say a lot of discouraging things. I have done a lot of research on cloth diapering and know what I am getting into. I will be cloth diapering my child, not you.
Ill stop there. I just want people to realize that these are mine and my husbands decisions. We are the ones who have to live with the consequences, not you. I would just like support and encouragement in our decision. Thanks for reading my rant.