Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Saw the Midwife Today

Okay so baby is most likely not head down and possibly in a breech position. i have an ultrasound scheduled for the 5th to confirm. I am only 31 weeks and a day. It is possible - in fact, highly probable - that the baby will turn.

Also midwife wanted to talk birth plan today - and we did, a bit. But honestly I had a hardcore birth plan with C and none of it happened. So I am reluctant to plan.

I have a doula - 2 doulas actually. Only one will attend the birth but they work like a back up team - if one is not available the day of the birth then the other one comes. Both meet with us leading up to the birth. Doula #1 is very experienced and has worked with couples who had a difficult birth prior. Doula #2 is experienced as well and is in women's studies at the University and has a queer sister who gave birth 2 weeks ago.

Okay so back to the breech thing: of course my mind has already gone to the land of possible c-sections. I'd like to avoid another c-section. And up to this point I was considered a good VBAC candidate (and I suppose I still am).

The other thing that is stressing me out: I was g00gling and found out that some breech babies have neurological problems, hip dysplasia, down syndrome, etc.

Other notes from today's appointment:
  • My BP is good
  • Baby's heart rate = 146 bpm
  • I've lost track of how much weight I've gained
  • And I think that is all

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Broccoli Kick

C is on a major broccoli kick right now.

And I am feeling pretty good for almost 31 weeks pregnant.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kick Count

Today I felt significantly less movement. Even had orange juice and did a kick count on my prep. Counted no kicks. Called the midwifery. Went in after work. Found the heartbeat. Many kicks since. Way less worried. Baby is just getting bigger, running out of room. I am glad they could see me right away though. And happy that the baby is moving around lots now.

I am 30 weeks today.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

29 Week Update

Um, 29 weeks pregnant today. When did that happen?

Found out last week that my iron is low, so I am supplementing. I had to do this when I was pregnant with C. So I kind of expected it.

I don't know about the GD. When the midwife called she said that she didn't have the test in front of her and that she probably filed it, and if that was the case then it came back negative for GD. But that she'd call if she's wrong. I am assuming - since I haven't heard from her - that the sugar thing is all good.

Still measuring a few weeks ahead.

Don't know the gender. C who up to this point when asked, "Is the baby a boy or a girl?" Would repeat "boy or a girl" or say the last gender mentioned, "girl," announced yesterday that the baby is a boy. "What should we name him?" "Buddha," she says. Hhhhmmm.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I do it by myself.

Tough morning. C is feeling independent these days. I opened the lid on her yogurt and she cried because she wanted to do it her self. Everytime she looked at the yogurt she cried and yelled about wanting to "do it by myself, Mama!" I tried to get the yogurt out of her line of sight, but that wasn't okay either. For awhile she didn't want to eat it - or anything else. There were a few other instances of this today. It can be unpredictable. It breaks my heart too. I find if I give her chances to help out with anything and everything she is happier.