Had an apt today
I had an apt today. Baby's heart is still in the 160's. Took my mw a little longer to find it this time which of course made me feel nervous for a few seconds, but then there it was, nice and strong. Also the baby was moving all around.
I told my mw i was hoping to feel more movement by now (i only feel the baby a little bit each night before bed it seems) and she said it's totally normal because at this point (i'm 16 weeks) the uterus is as big and fluid is as full as it's going to be in terms of ratio to the baby. That sounds more confusing then when she said it but basically as the baby grows from here on out it will take up more of the room and not have as much room to stretch out and swim around and therefore i'll feel the bumps more. Does that make sense?
I really love my mw and glad we get to have her the whole time (and not have to switch to the ob's...if you remember my post from a while back, my mw said i could request her the whole time and she'll come to my birth even if she is not on call
Overall great apt. Oh and i found out the protocal about my strep B thing (remember my uti thread?). Because it was confimed i had it during pregnancy, i HAVE to get the antibiotics at birth. She still *is* going to test me for it later on (the swab test) if I want to. It won't get me out of needing the antibiotics if it's negative BUT she was saying it's a good idea to do the test becasue this way if the baby is sick for some reason at birth, they will be able to rule out the strep as a cause (becuase of the negative swab) where as if i don't re test they may have to assume the strep B is what made the baby sick and have to do more testing and meds to the baby.
I hope that all made sense, i have MAJOR preggo brain and I know there are tons of typos because my fingernails are too long for me to type efficiently on my laptop keyboard LOL.
Our next apt is for the big U/S
No finding out the gender for us though!!