Originally Posted by segolilymama
Had a great MW appt today - belly is measuring a bit smaller than last time (was measuring 8 extra cm at last check). 35 today, at 32 weeks. So I am officially dropping all concerns about excess fluid lol. We realized that next appt she will be bringing my birth kit - wowza. Time is FLYING - she will be in Mexico during my 34 week, so doing 35 instead, then it's every week til baby comes... OMG someone slow this down!!!!
I'm SOOO glad that it was a good appointment. Seriously had me a little worried even, but I know that 65% of the time even when there's extra fluid there's no reason ever found for it.
Originally Posted by newCTmama
I've been pretty tired (entirely understandable, I'd say!) & have noticed that the baby seems to be moving around less. I can't decide if it is that he/she some more active days & some less, or if it is a trend. Every time I worry about it, I take some time to lie down/stop and see what I can feel - each time I've been blessed to feel a handful of movements w/in the first half-hour of soing so, so I feel comfortable that all is well, just wishing for that bouncing baby feeling I've had so much to return : )
Some days I'm super active and I think I lull the kiddo to sleep more. Sometimes I definitely feel things more or less depending on position. The position the lo is in right now is ideal for getting all sorts of kicks. The kids like to feel, and you can actually feel feet/knees and stuff like that sometimes. They get a 'kick' out of it LOL.
Originally Posted by travelmumma
Albi almost tried to make an escape yesterday!! Contractions were sporadic but definately different to BH contrax. They had a "pain" and stretching/pulling feeling to them which BH don't normally have for me.
But yes I am surprised we don't have anyone little ones
Keep cooking little beans!!
32 weeks today!
Stay well hydrated and lay down....the mw gave me the 'preterm labor' talk yesterday. Things to watch out for, basically she said if I started getting any sort of braxton hicks that appear to be timable to lay down drink lots of fluid, etc. She knows I'm already doing cal/mag. Have not had many braxton hicks here at all.
Originally Posted by darkblue0729
Mamas, thank you all for the support! I am hoping to have things wrapped up here by tonight and catch the quickest flight back to Utah, which would be AMAZING...I am so ready to have this be over. I hope all is well with you all and cannot tell you how much your kind words and positive vibes mean to me <3 <3
So sorry that you've had to deal with everything during your pregnancy. As for your feelings, let yourself feel them. Just take care of yourself and the litle one! HUGS
I had the most wacko prenatal visit the other day. I don't even know if I want to go over it, everything is fine with baby, but maybe for sanity purposes I should because I know my DH won't want to hear the drama. The problem was the assistant who does the charts at the freestanding birth center. I don't know if I wound up even mentioning it here but I wound up getting my rhogam about a week and a half early like at 26.5 because DS basically tripped and plowed into my belly. It was so painful and brought tears to my eyes (he's like 100 pounds) that I asked the MW about it and what to do and she said since it was so close to 28 weeks and I was going to do it anyhow that I should just get the rhogam a little earlier.
So I went in to get it on the weekend, the head midwife looked over my chart and saw that with my prenatal profile I had the negative titer (my profile was done like at the third prenatal visit a little late because at the second time they couldn't get a vein). So she gave me the shot saying that was good enough.
Well, at the appointment yesterday the assistant who does the intake stuff like *freaked out*. She saw that the mw didn't draw a titer on me the day she gave me the shot and said that 'she' (the assistant) would get in trouble if she didn't draw it now. She said because of that she would get a 'negative rating' on filling out my chart. So, she told me she was going to draw the titer on me anyhow and send it to the lab and then 'call later and cancel it'. I'm like...'uh...no'...? (Not to mention the fact that the titer would show up positive as I'd been injected with antibodies) Who would want blood drawn to be wasted anyhow??? So, I told her to go check with the midwife and that the midwife was the one who gave me the shot and had looked over my chart and said it was fine for when I had the titer done. The midwife who game me the shot is the head midwife and her boss so I didn't think there was a problem as she OK'd it.
(if you're following this bless you it's ridiculous huh)
The office manager came in to find out what the ruckus was and the assistant got really rude and unprofessional the way she talked about it. There were also a couple of other weird comments she made before this, stating that 'I was throwing her all off' (when I gave her my bp and weight). Anyhow. After all of that the assistant just left the room and they made me wait for the mw and I wound up never getting my blood drawn. Which they actually should have taken some blood for my GTT. It should have been done like 4 weeks ago, but with the nasty virus I had to reschedule appointments. So I had gotten up and made myself eat this crazy breakfast they prescribed for it and I was supposed to have it drawn 2 hours after that. The commotion set off by the other stuff basically nixed that. And the finger stick they could have done for the GTT was off the table once they realized the machine needed a battery. Kind of a ridiculous thing. So now I get random blood sticks now the rest of the pregnancy because of this lunacy. Whoopie!
Near the end of the appt. the office manager came out and announced to me "that birth assistant will NOT be at your birth" and told me that she was shocked at how unprofessionally she acted. I have to think that she must have had something else going on to make her act like that, because I thought it was very atypical. Unless she just doesn't like the way that I didn't just 'go along with her plan' which was unreasonable (everybody else thought it was unreasonable as well so I felt justified at disagreeing with her).
But, other than that, got to meet the new midwife at the practice and I *loved* her. Really good, relaxing energy. Baby doing well, head down like I knew from the hiccups.
Last night though I was so achy after all of that, spent the whole day out and about. My back hurt, and from coughing my left side ribs hurt. OUCH! My DD then came home and it turned out I had to go to a school function (with all the kids ACK) that night. All I wanted to do was stay on the couch all night...but, nope, had to go out again. I was in so much pain by the end of the night that I drove straight home and left all the dishes in the sink!
I was just camping (relatively primative at that, like 1/4 mile each way to a bathroom), and I must have walked like 7-8 miles a day doing that and had no issues with the back aches. So, I wonder why I was off yesterday. But, I remember waking up and having dark circles under my eyes. Still not sleeping well I guess.