when I say birth plan, take it lightly
birth can be have so many unexpected turns in events
I should really call it my "hopefully-wishing-birth-plan-thoughts"
Labor at home as long as possible.
Depending of course if I go to term & appts leading up to this
& by as long as possible I don't mean real long, if this labor follows kennedys it was just under 4 hours & I just dont want to take of the chance of being at home too long, but don't plan on jumping in the car with my first contraction either.
Again, unless medically & I mean I get more than one opinion, I would like NO pitocin or c-section.
I have full confidence in myself that I can do this without the help of an epidural I went thru transtion & most of my labor til 8cm with kennedy without it, & got a boluse button which im 85% didn't even take for how far I was.
Now, I am also not saying I WILL NOT get one. I am not gonna get down on myself & beat myself up if I do end up getting one. I will however get a shot before any epidural intervention before making that decision.
But going in, I have full intention on not getting one.
Just Brandon & I.
This being our last & final *sniff* time to experience a birth of our own. We want it to be just us. & the photographer.
All family will be out in the waiting room or where ever they choose to be.
I am sure I will have my mom in there at some point during labor; but for the birth it will only be Brandon & the photographer.
Delayed Cord Clamping
I have in the past year gotten educated on delayed cord clamping & it will be something we do. We donated Kennedys but after research realize it amazing for baby to get that! It can take anywhere from 2-7 minutes! If you want to read a good post with info & pictures, you can do so HERE.
Skin to Skin
As long as baby is born healthy & no complications, we will again be doing an hour skin to skin. Which mean no one touches her for the first hour. No one weighs her, or anything. I loved doing it with Kennedy it SO beneficial for baby, not to mention breastfeeding.
SN:a actually really cool video if you want to check it out is called the breast crawl, it show the baby put down right after birth & the baby actually crawls to mothers breast itself & even attaches; pretty neat!
Welcoming Sister to Sister.
After that hour I want bug to meet her/hold her first! & see what she thinks/gets a feel for her. Kinda a silly request but I want her to be the next after us two :)
Now to keep her baking til term!
Appt Friday, since I kinda forgot I had one this Friday!