ok, I'm getting really tired of all you tiny mommy's! I swear mine is just as big as yours and I'm 28 weeks! I have had both my kids at 37 weeks but we make big babies so my body just can't keep them in longer I guess. Yay for plug and getting ready!
LOL! Well, thanks gals. We'll see what the scales says tomorrow... ;-)
Looking forward to my appt tomorrow. It's the first and only appt that DH can go to for the OB (he went to a few of the peri appts since they were U/S and much longer - harder for me to go alone). Anyway, I'm really looking forward to the doc telling me that baby's HB is strong and he's doing well. Just haven't been feeling him move much. Even with poking and pushing around. Did some kick counts tonight and all was good. But it took him a bit to get moving.
So prayers that I'd have a peaceful heart these last few weeks. I had a fleeting thought "I can't wait for him to be here and in my arms where I can see him and know he's safe!" Then I LAUGHED! Uummm... once he's OUT in the world, that's when the real concerns start! LOL! I'm totally not a worry-wart type of person but I am working on letting go of things too.
37 Week Doc Appt
:) Thanks for asking. Just got a second to sit down to update.
So, doc appt went well. DH was able to go with us - which was good. He hasn't been to any OB appts this time around due to work. With Grace, he was there for almost every one.
Anyway, HB was 145. Dr. A was all smiles and said "That's the best sounding baby I've heard all day!" Also said I'm juuuust about 3 cm. Said he can stretch it to 3, so I'm calling it 3! ;-) His prediction is that I'll go into labor within the next week. He seems very excited for this baby to come out. Hmmm... not that I'm not excited. It's just interesting. But he said he has it in the notes that I am going all natural and he said the staff are good about reading the notes and acting accordingly. I will not, however, be going in without our birth plan! ;-)
So a good appt. About what I expected too. :)
So, I haven't done WIC before. Figured with baby 2 (and since we DEFINITELY qualify) I'd go ahead and get it started. I had my initial appointment this afternoon. I'm thankful for the assistance and what it will provide for my family.
But I can just say that the nutritionist there was... I don't even know the word... ugh!
So, they ask all the questions about my nutrition and Grace's nutrition. That's good. We're good eaters. Nothing to hide. Grace can't do dairy. No big deal. All that was fine.
Well, she starts asking about breastfeeding and she asked when Grace stopped. I tell her she is still breastfeeding. She then asks me if I have talked to my doctor about this since I'm pregnant (mind you, I am 'full term, very much look it, AND she knows my EDD - the whole appt she kept acting like I had just gotten pg)......... I look at her a little baffled. "Yes, yes I did. My doctor strongly supports breastfeeding." She just looks at me. She tells me about the risks of it causing preterm labor. Again... baffled look. I tell her I am full term and have had no problems. She is just looking at me. She kept saying "Oh I had a few other moms like you." ??? That breastfed into and through pregnancy? GOOD! She then asked if I was going to stop before baby was born. That doesn't even make sense. Stop in the next week or two?? I told her no and that I'd let Grace self-ween if I can. To that she said "So you'll breastfeed both of them then?" I had already told her I was BFing the new baby! I guess she had to cover her bases but I mean honestly... did she need to keep going on about it? She was seriously making me feel like a freak or a bad mom. "Other moms like you." UUUGGGHH!!
Trust me! I get it! Few women BF past 6 months. Even fewer past 1 year. And I know there have to be so few that do it through pg. I know it's not common. But certainly she can treat clients with a bit more respect? I don't know. Maybe I'm being hormonal and overreacting. I got to the car and just cried. PLUS! I don't know ANY other moms IRL that have even remotely close BF this long and it feels isolating at times.
Anyway... blah! Glad that's done with for now. I go back after the baby is born. I'm sure it'll be focused on baby and me and not Grace and me. So we'll see.
Sounds like a great appointment. So exciting! I'm glad your doctor is so supportive of everything, that makes things so much easier. I know what you mean about the worrying. It seems to get worse for me with each pregnancy, I hate it. I'm not much of a worry wart mom so it gets a lot easier for me once the baby comes out. Then I at least have some control and can know immediately if something is wrong, kwim?
That is so lame about the WIC appt. I BF my second until he was done at 18 months. I don't know why people think it's so crazy to go two years if you want to. Especially since you are full term and your doctor is fine with it. It's really none of her business, is it? I'm sorry she made you feel that way. I've thought about applying for WIC but I've heard lots of not so fun conversations had with so-called nutritionists it just seems like a big headache.
I hope Charlie hangs in there until your mom is there to meet him! But if not, at least you know he'll be ready.
Glad the appt went well! I bet you have Charlie very soon!
That's very odd about the nutritionist or whatever she was. If she was a nutritionist, what on earth does she know about BFing and being pregnant? Is she really qualified to tell you ANYTHING about it? I BF until I was 6 months preggo with DD (until DS was 12 mos and pretty much self-weaned). I got some odd looks and comments, but who cares. It was best for my emotional well-being and my baby's health. Try not to let people like that bother you- just do what you know is right for you and your Grace.
yay for a good appt, but boo on the WIC lady. My WIC is so supportive for long term bfing and my WIC person is a guy, lol. If he weren't at least 20 years older than me I might wonder if he had other motivations for longterm bfing, lol. I hope the next one goes better.
Thanks ladies. I know I'm still not too thrilled about how it all went down, but I did realize that maybe I was a little sensitive to it too because I *NEVER* thought I'd be BFing an almost 2 year old. Honestly, when I started, my doc said most will wean at 18 months. So I said that could be my goal then. Sounds fair. Then at 1 yr I got pregnant and a lot of people said their babies weaned by 5 or 6 months. So that all added up to be around 18 months again. Well, 18 months came and it went. And Grace shows no signs of wanting to stop. I figure with a new baby coming, how much change can I introduce to her at once? We'll do PTing in a few months (she seems *very* ready for that) but again, not right now since we have other big changes.
Anyway... I'm rambling! :) Thanks again for listening and affirming me.
Oh, I woke up and baby C's head is QUITE low today. Have the lovely baby-head-between-my-legs feeling. Nice! ;-) Also, have had a few decent contractions this morning. I just hope he's not born today. April Fool's day. Give me 13 hours and he's fine to enter the world, as far as birth days go. I'd really love another week +. Watch, I keep saying this and I'm going to still be pg in a month!! LOL!