24 weeks! Also known as 6 months. Also known as a lot of days (too tired to figure out how many days).
As I tried to think about the changes that have gone on this week I really couldn’t think of very many. The only thing that comes to mind is how much better this trimester is compared to the first. I think I went a little crazy those first 15ish weeks and I would get really sad for no reason. It is great to feel like my normal overly peppy person again and I think Billy is happier about that too.
It is really strange because a question that I get a lot from my students about my pregnancy is if I am going to get an epidural for the delivery. I don’t remember asking any of my pregnant teachers that but I guess they just really want to know for some reason.
Before I say anything on this post I want to make it clear that I don’t have a strong opinion on this matter except when it comes to myself and I think that whatever a woman chooses to do is up to them and that is awesome. I only judge people if they don’t like doughnuts or tacos, we might run into problems if you are one of those people.
My decision about this topic: I will be having an epidural (as long as the circumstances permit). For me personally it hasn’t even been a question in my mind. I pretty much copy my sister’s life and she always had one so I will too;) She let me be in the room when she had her kids which I am so thankful for because I have a tiny idea of what it will be like. Those experiences made me start thinking about decisions like this one a long time ago and helped me to figure out what I wanted to do in the future.
The only pain I can endure is when it comes to running and eating too much on Thanksgiving, other than that I just don’t like it. I have done my research and talked to my doctors and my brother that is a doctor and I know that there are things like the recovery taking longer etc. to think about but overall I feel good about my decision to have an epidural. Make sense?
What about you? Natural or epidural? What did you do or what will you do in the future? Was it a hard or easy decision for you?