I had a follow-up ultrasound this morning and got the bad news that my placenta has not moved at all since the last ultrasound 6 weeks ago. They scheduled yet another follow-up u/s in 4 weeks, but I am not feeling particularly hopeful at this point. I am still processing all of this, but feeling really really bummed out.
Oh I am so sorry. I had high hopes for your placenta! We can keep our fingers crossed that 4 weeks will bring more movement.
Yesterday I finally had a chance to go through all the baby boy clothes that we have had handed down....OMG, there is waaay more here than I could ever use. I took about 20% of what was there for the newborn and 0-3 month clothes. They will continue to give me the bigger sizes as their baby boys outgrow them. I won't need a thing except diapers and maybe some thinner blankets for wrapping baby up in the beginning. I am feeling so blessed! I can't wait to wash and fold all this cuteness!
I had my haircut yesterday and had the funniest conversation at the salon. There were 4 of us there...2 stylists and 2 of us having our hair done. The subject of birth came up and of course they were all talking about their epidurals and scheduled c-sections (for no other reason than she was at her due date and not having any contractions yet)! Well, of course it comes out that I am having a home birth and then the conversation really got interesting...I learned that in this area people think home births only happen on TV and even then only happen in CA or NY. I also learned that apparently being an italian catholic means you only believe in a traditional hospital birth (who knew!?). Of course I got the "what will you do with the placenta?" I gave the run down of the possibilities....throwing it away, burying it, encapsulating it, consuming it and then I mention lotus birth at which point the one stylist says so the baby just stays connected to you until the umbilical cord falls off? I then had to explain that the placenta COMES OUT of your body after birth...very odd thing to have to explain to a women in her 40's who has had 3 children! From an open-minded, educated perspective this town is so scary!!! I am grateful every day that I was raised in CA and exposed to many different thoughts, beliefs, cultures and ideas. It makes me very aware of how little exposure my children are getting here....our move can't come soon enough!
I was the first one to leave after that conversation. I am certain the conversation must have continued after I left and I am fairly certain they all put me in freak category (if they only knew just how conservative I am)!