AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Tangible DATE: 9/12/2007 10:05:00 PM ----- BODY:
We bought baby furniture tonight. Just a crib and a changing table. Simple pieces for a small room. Bird now has somewhere to sleep and get his poopy diapers changed.

I don't know if it's because he is bigger or if he is just moving around more, but the past two days have been Little Bird's drum circle all day long. It's pretty cool.

Tomorrow Guy and I are going to tour the Birth Center. If we decide to go there, it will mean leaving my doctor and hooking up with a midwife there. I really like my doctor. A lot. I haven't seen her in months though, and have only a 1 in 7 shot of her actually delivering Little Bird. So I'm not sure liking her is a great reason to stay.

We'll see. We still have to tour the hospital where I'm currently on board to give birth. If I had done this before, then I would know better what I was looking for. Sigh. I just know that I'm not convinced I'm in the right place yet. Maybe I am. I just want to know that I chose it and didn't just take the default.

Back to the nursery, there is also a car seat. And a growing stack of little boy clothes.

It's all starting to be so real.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Andria DATE:Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 12:07:00 AM EDT We need pictures of the nursery! :) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Ally DATE:Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 1:17:00 AM EDT Oh, this post makes my heart ache just a little. The stacks of little baby clothes, the crib awaiting the baby. Sigh. I loved all of it. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 6:26:00 AM EDT Wow! That must be pretty intense. I can't even imagine. And exciting I bet too. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous gail DATE:Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 8:52:00 AM EDT It's VERY exciting! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jaime DATE:Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 9:13:00 AM EDT I'm so excited for you! I remember nothing felt "real" until I was about to deliver and the nurses brought the warming table over and I was...positioned for take off, hehe! Then I was like, "Oh my God, we're having a baby". As if I didn't have 9 months to prepare. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Mrs. Chicken DATE:Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 9:14:00 AM EDT This is such a wonderful time. I remember folding, washing and refolding all of The Poo's clothing well before she was born, sitting in the nursery dreaming about her.

The best part? She is a million times more amazing than I ever could have imagined. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jessica DATE:Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 10:34:00 AM EDT I've worked for a lovely group of midwives here locally for-eveeeeer and love them. I'm not a huge promoter of the natural birth process or all the jazz that tends to accompany the thoughts that go along with the midwife practice. But I do know that if I had a singleton birth, there would have been no doubt in my mind that I would ave chosen a midwife. The attention to detail that they can provide, the attention to the details and the moment that you want your childbirth experience to be, is the best... It's everything that childbirth should be, in my opinion. After working on Labor & Delivery for years, and seeing the difference between a MD delivery and a Midwife delivery, it's huge... Even a c-section... It's immense... I love midwives... Love them. Can you tell? I love midwives. :) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Liz DATE:Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 10:52:00 AM EDT If I had known about the Brooklyn Birthing Center prior to having Henry, I never would've had a hospital birth.
I kick myself for not doing my research first. I think my birth experience would have been entirely different had I not 'settled' for the doctor whom I really loved.
I think it's really great that you're keeping your options open. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous katy DATE:Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 12:28:00 PM EDT I miss those days, I love baby stuff.
When I was pregnant with my first we didn't have a lot of extra money and I saved up and bought some wallpaper I wanted so bad. It had little fuzzy animals on it and I loved it. My husband and his friend put it up late one night a few weeks before my due date and it fell down. My husband was so mad he ripped the paper up and threw it away....I cried for hours while he and his friend scrambled to find enough good paper to redo one wall and paint the others blue to match.... ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Kathy's Surprise Party DATE:Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 5:36:00 PM EDT Commenting to both posts here...buying stuff is real huh? I was scared to buy nursury stuff because I didn't want to jinx, but it actually made me feel more positive. And, about the birth, I was going to suggest midwife at your home as an option? You seem good with your doctor, so maybe that is just it. Nice they are going to read the book and right the plan with you. YAY! ----- --------