32 weeks – 32 setmanes

8 weeks to go…


Today is a special day. It’s Hana’s 3rd birthday (and she woke up with a temperature this morning! at least we had her party yesterday…). So it made me think about how her birthing went three years ago. I had her in the hospital.  I remember we went to the cinema that wednesday afternoon, the 25th of March, and I was feeling some light regular contractions. About 8pm they were 15 minutes apart and at 11pm we entered the labour room with painful contractions every 3 minutes. She was then born at 3.18am, on the 26th of March,  I didn’t have any pain relief (I didn’t rule it out, just decided not to have any unless I found it was unbearable). At the end it was so fast there was no need (or time) for it! It was just amazing. A a 4 hour labour…
So I am hoping for some similar experience this time. I am confident it is going to be as fast or even faster, but who knows… I am reading about hypnobirthing, it is pretty interesting especially the breathing techniques. I like their way of naming things too: instead of “contraction” they use “surge”, patients vs parents, birth canal vs birth path… you can see it is less “medicated”. And this is how I envision my home birth.
I am glad that I have almost finished my university work, only one exam left now in 3 weeks and it’s over! So I can actually relax and focus more on my big bump!
I am also looking forward to my meeting with my midwife this thursday… so more news next monday…

30+5
32+1

Falten 8 setmanes…

Avui es un dia especial. Es l’aniversari de la Hana (i s’ha llevat amb febre…menys mal que vam fer la festa ahir!). He estat pensant com va ser el seu naixement. Recordo que vam anar al cine a la tarda del 25 de Març i sentia contracions suaus i regulars. Cap a les 8 del vespre ja eren cada 15 minuts i a les 11pm ja entravem a la sala de parts amb contraccions doloroses cada 3 minuts. Va neixer a les 3.18am del dia 26. No vaig voler epidural, tot i que no la vaig descartar, i tampoc va caler perque allo va anar molt de pressa. Un part de 4 hores…
Aixi que espero tenir una experiencia similar aquest cop. Tinc la impressio que anira tan rapid o mes, pero mai se sap.
Estic llegin sobre hypnobirthing (una mena de tecnica d’autorelaxacio per preparar el part), i sembla força interessant, sobretot per les tecniques de respiracio. Tambe m’agrada la nomenclatura que fan servir: anomenen les contraccions “onades”, els pacients “pares”, canal per cami… Com veieu, molt menys medicalitzat tot plegat. I aixi es com veig aquest proper naixement a casa nostra.
Estic contenta perque ja quasi be he acabat la feina de la universitat. Ja s’han acabat les classes i ara nomes falta un examen dintre de 3 setmanes. Per tant em puc centrar mes en aquesa panxota!
Tambe estic esperant amb ansia la visita de la meva llevadora aquest dijous… mes novetats dilluns que ve…

Podem dir que aqui ja ha arribat l’estiu!
Esta fent uns dies preciosos…
We could say summer is here!
the weather is fantastic…

La Festa de la Hana
Hana’s party

the guests ( I love the cows in the background!)
els convidats (amb les vaques al darrere!)
our rainbow paper chains and banner decorations
Les cadenes de paper i les banderoles que vam fer
I made this chocolate cake
Jo vaig fer aquest pastis

but my friend made this roulade… and it was to die for!
pero la meva amiga va fer aquesta roulade que estava per llepars-s’hi els dits!

an unbreakable piñata…
una pinyata que no havia manera de trencar…

6 Comments

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6 responses to “32 weeks – 32 setmanes

  1. Per molts anys per la Hana!!!! S'ho devien passar pipa… Que vagi tot molt bé!

  2. looks like everybody had a great time at the party

  3. Per molts anys per la Hana! Quina festassa!!!Em portes dues setmanes d'avanç… el meu primer també va ser molt ràpid però vaiug voler epidural, perquè estava taaaaan cansada que volia dormir i descansar una mica…

  4. Looks like a great day was had by all!

  5. Quina festa més maca! No falta detall!!La foto de la Hana agafant la panxa és maquíssima!!

  6. Felicitats a la Hana! És preciosa!! I no t'agobiis ja veuras com anirà tot mlt bé. Ptnnnnnss

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