Well that is good to know about first vs second babies. I never heard that before. Baby may be head down now, but this one is very active and seems to turn and flip a lot. And I don't enjoy the low kicks, it is such a weird sensation. But yeah, it is nice not to have feet up under my ribs.
I am starting to have some of the same fears from last time, basically related to my dh not being on board with a uc. If he will be upset if I don't call him in time for the birth, or if he will freak out if he is there. I keep running scenarios in my head trying to think if all the different outcomes and how to deal with them, which is helping. Also trying to let go and trust everything will work out for the best, whatever happens. And just visualizing the ideal situation coming to life.
I also am not sure what to do with my older child during my uc. He is 3. Just starting to love hanging out with daddy, so that should be helpful for distracting him and dh at least in the early stages. I remember last time I didn't really need/want him to do anything for me until the very end when he was so sweet encouraging me to push (we were in hospital, long forced pushing stage) and telling me I could do it. :D But really I am envisioning the birth happening at night and he will be asleep. My only fear is what would happen if for some reason we have to get to hospital fast, what to do? I suppose we would just have to throw him in the car real quick. I don't have anyone who lives close who could just come over at the drop of a hat to take care of him. Dh says it will work out but he is thinking we will call someone/drop him off somewhere before we go at a leisurely pace to the hospital or take him with us and have someone come pick him up. But... I suppose that should work either way. What are other people's plans?
Originally Posted by mamagrits
Thanks for mentioning birthwithlove.com I hadn't been there yet, their prices are good!
I read somewhere that 1st babies usually get head down about 28wks but that subsequent babies don't until about 32wks.
I'm 28wks now & I know this girl (my 4th) has been happily breech the entire time. For now I'm trying to enjoy the low movement instead of the high near-rib kicks that are sure to come....
I cannot believe I'm in my 3rd trimester now. The 1st two seemed to drag by but I know now I'm going to blink & she'll be here! I'm *so* not ready!!!
I love seeing so many other UC mamas due around the same time I am, and so many of you having your 3rd, 4th, etc. baby! Nice to know I'm not the only one who's going to have 4 under 5 yrs old! ;)