Sent everyone off to school/work, walked the dog, it's cccccold out there! My mw meeting is later this a.m. and I am always psyched to see them! They're a good lot.
P&A: I don't think it's too early to engage, the baby can still move around and kick a lot even when low in the pelvic bones (they do come up and go down again), so it can be weeks yet! Don't sweat the hb - keep focused, visualize what you want, talk to your baby. Know that however the birth happens, you will birth an amazing little person...how is less important than that it happens safely. I learned this major lesson last time round, when we aborted the hb after 16 hrs... I was sad/mad for about 3 yrs over that! I don't have a clue about the yeasties except that you could so easily pass it on to the baby and then have to deal with two yeast infections! Ugh! Maybe Karen orr Heidi have more info.
Weight gain: I think I'm not the right person to chat on about weight gain...it's the low end people who birthed healthy big babies that we need some stories from...and, well, personally I can't even imagine gaining less than 25 lbs - it's just not in my genetic make up! Last time I gained like 60 lbs and had a 7lb 11oz girl, 22 in. long. This time I don't think I've gained 20 yet (but we've still got 6-8 wks to go!), but the baby is NOT small (not from the size of my stickie outie belly and the strength of the kicks that almost floor me a couple times a day!). Ditto everything Malama said about nutrition, basically.
Happy snow day Lisa! I hope you get a chance to crawl under a blankie and read a little - sip hot chocolate, take a hot bath, give yourself a manicure, whatever else you've neglected lately!
How do people know where their babies are (ie: front to back etc.). I can sort of tell which blasts are from a foot or an elbow, but honestly I can't tell which way they are facing, or sometimes even if they are top to bottom or bottom to top! WHY? I feel like a bad mommy...sigh.
As far as big babies go, excluding preemies, the average baby is about 7lbs. That means half are closer to 5lbs and half are closer to 9lbs. As the mantra goes... so long as they're healthy..
And happy sprinkle Az! I hope you enjoyed the attention (hey, is that why it's called a shower? Cause you get showered with attention!?)
Boy has my brain ever shrunk...
Have a great day all! Enjoy the snowshine/sunshine and be good to yourselves! Lots of little treats make the day go by easier! Andy.