Friday, September 3, 2010

T-11 Days and Counting

Todd and I have our weekly doctor appointment today with Dr. Armstrong, where we are going to try to strong-arm him into our wishes for a natural childbirth. He has the highest rate for cesarean sections in the practice, so we are going to take this opportunity to “kindly” remind him that we have decided to have a natural childbirth: no pain medication, little to no intervention and avoiding a cesarean section unless necessary! I will report back on how it goes.

Tortuga is making progress and growing at rapid speed. I wake-up each morning to a bigger belly. At our last visit, Dr. Hennessy predicted he/she was about 6lbs. Today we will find out how much more the little one has grown in a week. Seeing that I have grown a ton in one week, I am guessing so has the little one.

I promise to post pictures soon!!!


  1. I love this blog, Ana and Todd! What a great idea! We are also busy nesting as Baby Smith's due date rapidly approaches (5 days after Tortuga's). Do you think Tortuga will come early? My doctor still thinks Baby Smith will come close to his/her due date. Still, now that it is Sept. Spencer thinks every time I call him that I am in labor! :D

    Looking forward to pictures! xoxox Abbey

  2. I can't believe that last year I was going through this exact same stuff- it is so exciting and goes so fast. Enjoy every minute of anticipation of baby Tortuga's arrival. I am sure the nursery is adorable. Sending lots of positive prayers and vibes for a natural birth to fit your wishes! Best of luck....

  3. If I ever have a kid I want to be drugged the max safe are so brave, Ana, I hope everything goes fantastic and am looking forward to meet the baby!! Hiroko