SlimP, I am of the scientific bent too, but my emotional tension definitely results in physical tension. I've been noticing this pregnancy that when I'm more stressed out/worried/anxious about something, my feet get especially sore! A foot rub always feels good, of course, but if I've had a rough day, getting my feet rubbed *really* helps let the tension out. Kind of odd, but I'll take it if it works.
I haven't been getting hot flashes at all, but I guess it's good to know there's something else to look forward to?
writermama, my fingers are crossed! At least he is capable of staying in that position for a while - maybe it just took him a long time to figure out where he was supposed to be!
maydaymom, glad things are looking good, and that you're measuring back on track. And so exciting that your home visit is next week! We had to schedule ours - it's still four weeks out, but somehow the scheduling part just made the ticking clock that much more real. Babies are coming!
veganyogamama, that is really sweet about your last DDC. I have really enjoyed my experience with this DDC, and am happy there are good examples of people staying in touch afterward.
spughy, you take care of yourself! You want to still be able to walk by the time you go into labor!
Melany, good luck making your decision. If you do decide to do the training, I think adding in the chiropractor visit is a great idea.
As for me, I had my 33 week midwife appointment yesterday, and everything looked good. I was at 32 weeks 6 days, and measuring basically exactly 33 weeks, so I can continue telling everyone who thinks I'm going to pop tomorrow, or that I have twins, or that I overall just look HUGE, that I am right where I should be. My midwife actually had a really nice perspective on that - she says that being pregnant is like suddenly becoming a part of the continuation of "us," meaning our whole community/species. And that's kind of a powerful thing, and people really want to connect, and they don't know how, because our sense of community has changed so much. So they just say the first thing they think of, and it ends up being some kind of comparison about size, or something else awkward. So it's coming from a place of connection, even though it can feel judgmental. I am just going to try to keep that perspective in mind!
Baby also seems to still be hanging out in the same position as it has been for the past four weeks, and the midwife says it's in the ideal spot (head down, bum forward, feet to the right). Who knows what'll happen in the next 7 weeks, but I'm feeling pretty good that it's been stable, and I tell the baby it's in a great spot, even when it feels like the feet are going to go straight out my side! The midwife even kept her hand pressing gently on the feet while she was palpating the rest of my belly, saying, "I'm keeping my hand here because that *must* be uncomfortable!" I guess this baby likes to stretch!
And then we had a little neighborhood event, and then I got super hungry and pulled a Trader Joe's vegetable burrito out of the freezer and scarfed it down, and then proceeded to not feel very well for the first several hours of the night. Sigh. At least I feel better again today.