This thread is getting a bit quiet. Are we all just getting tired of talking about gestating, or what?
I had a midwife appt. today. It went really well. My husband came with me for the first time, and it was good for him to meet one of our midwives. He was also able to say that he wants to catch the baby...I think his words were, "I intend to catch the baby." LOL...kind of forward...but whatever. My midwife saw the look of "ummm I'm not so sure about this" on my face and she assured me that whichever of the midwives was there would be there to support my perineum and make sure DH didn't do anything "excitable" (like pulling it out before it's ready or whatever). I'm much more ok with this idea now.
I found out that, for today, the baby is head down. Good good. That's where I want it to be comfortable. DH has been talking to the baby right at my pubic bone for a couple of days...which is good.
My Braxton Hicks contractions are sure increasing and lasting quite a while (like a minute or more). They don't hurt, but it makes moving through them difficult (they always seem to hit when I'm walking up the stairs).
Ummm, what else? Oh, yeah. I processed more of the "trust" issues I have with my midwives and we also talked a little about the political rift between registered and non-registered midwives in B.C. I'm currently finding myself caught between the two and it is not beneficial to me and my birth at all...long story...don't really mean to get into it here...suffice it to say, it's affecting how I feel about my care and my past birth. Anyway, it was nice and I think I feel like she really hears my concerns which makes me trust her more and more. Good good good!!!
Well, as I've been typing this, my dear little 2.5 year old has climbed into a half filled laundry basket on top of our window seat and covered herself in some laundry. She is now fast asleep. I wish I had film in the camera or a digital. She is absolutely PRECIOUS!!
I'm also finding that I have to pee ALL the time now. I can't make it through the night anymore
Oh well. I'm in training for newborn sleeplessness, right....
Hang in there, mamas!