Seriously I have been thinking about this A LOT, I mean a lot.. The hubs and I have discussed starting in December. I'm pretty excited, because this time around, I get to have the upper hand on when we get pregnant. When I found out I was prego with T I was very , I mean VERY surprised, I had NO idea. I was on birth control and took it religiously (yes I'm the 1% out of the 99% effective). Except apparently the few weeks leading up to T picking me to be his momma it wasn't so effective, or I wasn't so effective at taking it at the same time every day..
You shoulda saw my reaction, I was in disbelief and if you can think of the scene from knocked up - where they run to the drug store and are throwing every single prego test in the basket, YES that was me!! Since I had only bought one test on my way home, thinking Pshh I know I'm not but, ya know my period is late and it usually is ALWAYS on time I figured I should give it a whirl. HA!!! I think my mouth dropped and I had to take a seat back on the toilet when I saw Pregnant pop up. We now call T my B-day present, nice right..
Now that I get to actually do some preparing, I want to do it right. I guess there is no right or wrong way to do it.. but for me I would like to be at a better weight than I was, I want to be working out and continue to be able to do so through out this pregnancy. I want this pregnancy to be VERY different from the first one. The first one I was thrown into it and so unprepared, I was super overweight and was not excersing, I watched what I ate to an extent, but definitley could of been better about it. I ended up with a c-section, I was induced and failed to progress, my BP was high at the end, I was so swollen and uncomfortable at the end as well. I do NOT want to have to go through that again, my hopes are to have a VBAC. I know my OB is for it as well. I have been doing research etc on VBAC's so I feel like I'm pretty informed in that sense, but I still need to make sure I talk to my Dr about it and make it VERY clear that a VBAC is the way I would like to have it done, I will not ask to be induced and I hope labor will start on its own and I can do most of the laboring at home (thats the hope, but I know there's a lot that could change) I'm okay with that, but I want the oppurtunity to at least try my way.
December seems to be inching closer and closer, so I'm trying to map out a good plan. Definitely includes losing at least 17 lbs of the weight I gained back from my wedding, and then some would be nice. Eating healthy again and going back to the gym on a daily basis. My goal would be down 25lbs I would be happy with that.. More than happy. =)
What other things did you do to make your 2nd, 3rd pregnancy better than the last?