Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Update...

Waiting, waiting, waiting...gotta keep on waiting...everybody's waiting...RAWHIIIIIDE!

okay that made no sense - but I'm going NUTS here at home.

Still pregnant - all my contractions come at night and then go away - we've tried almost EVERYTHING that I've found suggested online (yes, Joanna and April - even #11 - hee!) and the only things I've bypassed are the herbs (although I did drink raspberry leaf tea) and the castor oil...bleck.
I'm walking as much as possible, once hubs is home - and even been going to the beach because I read that walking in soft sand, being as difficult as it is can really help. I always seems to start really good contractions - but then they don't stick around.
Last night, Carie came over and we looked up all these tips for doing Accupressure, and it was getting my contractions cranking along pretty well - but then around 1:30am, it all stopped.
I'm getting frustrated because it's exhausting to have all these contractions and then feel like we're getting nowhere, you know?
I know that this baby will come when it's good and ready - and there must be some REASON why it's comfy and cozy in there still....I'm just anxious and uncomfortable...and I can't believe I'm still pregnant at this point.
Amazing how the entire pregnancy seemed to have whizzed by and now these last weeks are just draaaaagging. Everyone told me that would happen, ha!

Moving on...
I have a question for all you parents (or non-parents, if you have an opinion I wanna hear it!) out there:

What are your thoughts/opinions on the whole "to vaccinate or not to vaccinate" debate? I know someone personally who has an autistic child and swears it was the vaccine that did it because the child was speaking and then after the vaccination stopped talking and was then diagnosed. I think knowing this person and their child has affected my thoughts on the topic - and I've been reading alot online...but despite reading articles and whatnot, I think the best opinions and advice come from other mothers. So what are your thoughts, anyone?

5 comments:

*aron* said...

being a non parent i didnt even know that was an issue whether or not to vaccinate - learn something new everyday :)

baby will be here and then you wont even remember the past few days... but they have been dragging by!! hope he/she comes soon!

t said...

non-parent here....tough subject...it has been in the news quite a bit lately...did you see jenny mc carthy on larry king the other night with a few md's giving their opinions to her...she's is very passionate about the whole thing. it would be a concern to me as a parent, but i think i'd do the vaccinations...otherwise, you don't know what the kid might get...and how would they travel anywhere, there is much more disease in other parts of the world than here...

will you be walking tonight?

at this point, it's like we're on babywatch....hour by hour updates are necessary...if you don't answer the phone, i think you're having a baby....

glad to know you'll be at french...i'll come visit at lunch time then too :)

*aron* said...

haha love that comment t - i also am like OMG she is having the baby if i dont get an email response within a few minutes :)

Critter said...

My opinion is to vaccinate but be very careful with it. Make sure your pedi knows that you want to space out the vaccines and you don't want your child to have more than one on each visit and make sure your child is 100% healthy so that their immune system isn't compromised already. You can find a delayed vaccine schedule at http://www.talkaboutcuringautism.org/index.htm

Joanna said...

As a teacher in Special Education (and having worked in an Autistic program for 4 years), I feel *somewhat* capable of comfortably saying that even with the information presented against vaccinating kids, I've chosen to have both my daughters get the vaccines.

I do however, have them spaced out. I feel like there isn't enought critical, and substantial, evidence that directly links Autism to vaccinations.

I've researched both sides, and am coming to believe more and more that it may be something genetic (with environmental factors that exhaserbate (sp?) the condition.)

Just my two cents....