I have lots to blog about- I think there are 4 posts sitting there waiting for me to hit "publish." McKay and Margaret have been sick/allergy ridden this week, so I haven't been doing much. But instead of publishing those posts, I wrote another one.
Last night I went to a UCAN meeting. It was birth story night, so that's what we did. I love sharing Margaret's story, but I didn't get a chance to last night because there were so many other stories that were being shared. It's kind of weird to think that a year ago today, I was 2 and a half weeks "overdue" and having 3 minute contractions in the afternoon, but I wasn't in labor. That didn't happen until the next evening. This weekend is Earth Hour. I remember last year I totally forgot about it until the next week I wondered, "Where was I for Earth Hour? Oh right. I had just had a baby and I was NOT thinking about the Earth."
McKay jokingly said we should celebrate Margaret's birth by staying up from 10:30 on Friday night until her birth time at 6:45 on Sunday night. Yeah. Not doing that.
PhDinParenting blogged about the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey and asked people blog their answers. Since I was thinking about birth anyway, I thought I would.
- How much choice did you have when it came to finding a prenatal care provider? Lots of choice? Or was the choice made for you?
- Where did you go for information when you were pregnant?
- Did you know about the importance of taking folic acid prior to conceiving? Had you heard about the new research about the role folic acid can play in preventing preterm birth (if you take it one year before becoming pregnant)?
- Did you feel you had adequate choice in terms of a place to give birth? Did you wish you had more options?
I'll be reflecting more these next few days on my own about Margaret's birth. Maybe I'll even blog about it. Who know? The sockness in the house has thrown me off.