I have to say one of the things I love about midwifery is that they do their best to make sure that you will know at least one person very well at your birth, so you don't have a stranger helping and caring for you during the most emotional time of your life.
Despite the fact that mom was sicker then I think she has been for over 10 years; (The last time I was this ill I think it's when I had Mono) baby was fine.
Mom's story first:
On Sunday I started feeling like I had upset bowels which caused me to go to the bathroom a lot, I did not think twice about it since I have a lot of food sensitivities and it just felt like I ate something I should not have. Lisa and I went out to do some errands during the day (Olympia Tile; Canadian Tire and Groceries) as 5pm was approaching I started feeling nauseous and light-headed. As I am stubborn and wanted to finish my errands, I said "let's just hurry and do the groceries, you can help me and then we will go home." I also grabbed a small snack because these days I sometimes get nauseous if I let my stomach go empty. Well, was I ever wrong, we got to the grocery store and I started feeling worse so we left the cart as it was with a few bits in it and returned home promptly where I lied down. Soon after that it all started. I will leave it at: I vomited parts of me that I did not know was possible. Once that stopped, the next morning around 4:30 am I now started re-hydrating myself but staying away from all foods until Tuesday, where we tried toast. On Wednesday I was feeling up to eating bland foods in small amounts and am still at that point today. If I eat too fast it irritates my stomach and I get killer heart burn that makes me feel like I am going to get sick.
One thing I learned is that unborn babies can go 3 days or so without the mothers eating anything as long as you are drinking water; after that as long as you stay hydrated they can go for weeks even if mom is malnourished. The only person that will suffer is mom. However I don't recommend anyone to try this as it is always better to have a balanced diet.
Baby is doing great he is in the cephalic position. That is the clinical term for head down. The has been head down since September so I am expecting a squished head baby when he born. His heart beat is 140, a little lower then his typical 150, but Sarah said that is in the normal healthy range, so no worries. However, she had a heard time finding the heart beat with the stethoscope since my tummy was louder then baby. Baby must have had some 'sound show' the past week.