So much to catch up on. Have I ever been lagging!
I learned how to feel my baby's position with baby #3. The head feels round, firm and can move independently of the body. Last week, I told dh that baby was breech, that it felt like a bowling ball under my ribs, and he seemed skeptical. We had an u/s on Saturdya, and sure enough, breech. I wasn't worried, I figured there is plenty of time to move.
Tuesday, I was driving to pick dd up from work, and baby was making some HUGE movements, lots of pressure everywhere. I wanted so bad to stand up, but I was stuck in the car in rush hour traffic. I got home, laid down, and decided it felt as though baby had turned head down. Saw the midwife yesterday, and she says "Hm, I can't really tell how your baby is laying." I said "Well, I am pretty sure she* is head down, but I have a deep pelvis, so I have to really feel in deep to find it myself." SO, she felt a little deeper and she said "Oh yeah, definitely head down." I was so proud of myself, that I really knew exactly what was going on. Gives me so much confidence for my UC.
Incidentally, I put the * next to the "she" comment, not because we have found out, but I just have a very strong feeling that this baby is a girl. It is almost overwhelming how strong it is. Of course, I'll feel pretty silly if it is a boy! :LOL
Re:recommendations-My midwife doesn't give me any. Because I am planning a UC, I have been super concious of things, more than in any of my pregnancies, really. I recently realized that I am not getting enough iron, so I did get some Floradix last night. Rynna, I agree it was relaly expensive $32 for a bottle. But I couldn't figure out how to get enough iron dietarily otherwise. I drink my RRL tea every day, and cut out the refined sugar and flour. My weakness has been fruits/veggies, mostly because I don't like many fruits, and veggies seem like work to prepare. I am going to make a batch of homemade salsa tonight though, and then make some whole wheat pita chips for dipping.
Steve's Sweety, my placenta is also anterior, and I don't feel much right there. I feel movement and body parts all around the sides though. It is unusual for me, I have never had my placenta on the front.
Sleeping SUCKS!!!! Okay, not sleeping is what sucks! I have the worst heartburn I have ever had. It keeps me up at night, and then I lay there wanting to cry. I have papaya enzyme tablets that help, but not completely. And if the heartburn isn't killing my sleep, baby gets really active around 3:00am, almost every night. Dh gets up with the kids aorund 6:00am, but his alarm wakesm e up anyway, then I take forever to get back to sleep, if I ever do.
Okay, having said all that, I still love being pregnant.
I love my tummy, I love feeling my baby move. I love it all...maybe that's why this is #8 for me :LOL