Love the belly pics. You look great!
DS1: 12.8.07: 7lbs 8oz, 20.5"
DS2: 8.12.09: 7lbs 9oz, 21"
DS3: 4.26.11: 6lbs 14oz, 19.5"
8.16.12 & 12.16.12
#4: due 10.18.13
Excited to hear about your next appt! Thanks for the pix - looking good!
Sarah and Dave, married April 8, 2000
DS David Anthony July 14, 2005
DD Teresa Joy "Rese" February 11, 2011
My February Space
see...even if we do end up in labor at the same time, we don't want the same room anyway but like I said at this point, I would rather give birth there in any room than baby be breech or have to be at the hospital for some other complication. I like the ocean room best...I am a beachy girl. I like pretty much any of them, though, so if my fave were taken, I wouldn't be crushed.
Wow the birth center rooms look amazing. Free standing birth centers are illegal in IL. grrr. LOL
Ugh, we have so much to do to get the house cleaned up and organized before Rowan comes, but I am having some serious motivation issues today! All I want to do is sit around and eat and be lazy, lol. Its also hard to do very much around the house because DS requires entertaining and tends to get into things... much easier to do things when DH is home and can help. I need some nesting vibes!
Jessica & Daniel
Don't feel bad if you take a day to rest, it's good for you and may not happen for a long time after baby arrives.
I had my 36/37 week appointment today- it was pretty straightforward. First off, I forgot that they have my due date as the 28th, not the 26th- which means as of tomorrow I will be 37 weeks. The 26th DD was from my LMP- but at one of the appointments we were discussing it and decided to use the 28th instead because I tend to have slightly longer cycles (30-35 days) and ovulate later than "average" so they thought that would be more accurate. They're probably right, though to me its only a 2 day difference and not a big deal since he likely won't come on either of those days.
I gained another 2 lbs putting me at 137, 22 lbs gained. Its crazy to me because I was 130 when I delivered Kieran and had gained 22 lbs! And I still have 3-4 weeks left! And yet I really don't think this baby will be as big as he was (8 lbs 3 oz). I don't feel like this baby is as big, and the midwives don't think so either. I will be curious to see! Bp was low 110/68. She spent a while listening with the doppler because his heart rate was really fast- in the 170s. It was really uncomfortable because I can't lay on my back for long without feeling like I can't breathe. His HR is normally much lower than that and it turns out it was high because he was moving around- once he settled for a few moments it went down to the 130s.
He's still head down- head right above my pubic bone and his back is along my left side with his butt under my left rib- she said from that position he could go either anterior or posterior into my pelvis. I never did much reading about positions with DS- I'd only heard that being posterior/sunny side up can cause back labor and was surprised when the doctor said he came out that way, because other than the last 3 hours or so I didn't think his labor was particularly bad. I didn't have excruciating back labor and though the whole thing was technically long, once it picked up it went fairly fast. Since then I've learned a lot more about how the baby's position can affect labor. If he ends up posterior, I am curious if the labor will be similar to DS's and if he's anterior, I wonder how different it will be.
Finally, I did the GBS test. She actually have me the swab to do myself in the bathroom, so no getting undressed and dealing with that, which was nice. I don;t know why more places don't do that- I mean it doesn't take an idiot to swab yourself, lol! I hope its negative so I don't have to deal with an IV- but she said even if I need an IV, they accommodate you with whatever you want to do, so you're not tethered to the bed. I can move around and change positions, sit on a ball or get in the tub. That makes me feel much better- what I hated most about DS's birth was being stuck in the bed. Needles don't bother me so if I can still move around then I'm ok with it!
Jessica & Daniel
I am glad all is well. I hope your GBS comes back negative for you.