Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Midwife Appointment - Week 34

Weight: 217 up 3 lbs from 2 weeks ago and +11 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight

BP: 104/80

Sione's HR: 140's

Measurements: I forgot to ask but she didn't say anything so i will assume it was perfect.

Head Position: Sione' is definitely head down. Not only did we find his heartbeat right in the middle of my lower belly but she felt his head already down in my pelvis.

It was a short appointment today. We had to take the boys with us which was an adventure in patients. I signed my consent forms for the birthing center. We talked about how i am feeling and that everything is pretty normal at this point.

Low energy, back pain, swollen feet, pain in my left hip, pain from a baby constantly kicking my ribs and punching/head butting my pelvis. It all goes in the "check here if pregnant" box.

We talked a little about how i am feeling about natural labor and she reassured me that a little apprehension is normal. She told me as long as i trust my body to do what it knows how to then all will be fine. In the coming weeks Hubby and I will start practicing breathing and other comfort and relaxation measures.

I go back in 2 more weeks and then ever week after that. The end is nearing and it is a little scary as i don't feel very prepared. It is a weird feeling since i have been here done this twice before and never really had this "I'm not ready" feeling. Maybe it is just because having a newborn and 2 other kids seems to be a little overwhelming to think about. The how's of this whole mommy to 3 thing is always on my mind.

On another completely unrelated note. The school called yesterday and MJ will start school on Tuesday with his brother!!!! We went after my appointment today and finished signing papers. I can not tell you how much of a relief this is for me.

For a whole month (barring a early delivery) i will get to enjoy my mornings all to myself. I can get stuff done, or choose to come back home and sleep if i want to. Woohoo!!!! Then after Sione' arrives i will be able to take the kids to school and then have the mornings to sleep/nurse/play with/admire Sione' just me and him! This came at just the right time and is such a relief!

To end on and cute note here is a pic of my belly last night after my kids decorated me with smiley face stickers. They had fun and i got a good laugh out of it.


Julie@Momspective said...

Oh, you are beautiful! The stickers are a nice touch!

My Happy Family said...

You look great!! And I absolutely love the sticker idea... Cool thing to add to Sione's baby book.

kasandria said...

LOVE the stickers
Happy WW!

Night Owl Mama said...

You look Gorgeous! I bet your feeling pretty ready just another month or so.
LOL on the belly stickers NOw you need to let them Paint Halloween designs on it. Have fun enjoy Mama

Mom24 said...

You are all baby! Smile in those pictures. :-)

Looking good, I'm glad everything's going well.

Alexandra said...

definitely don't do anything at all when your kids are at school! :)

and I had a natural birth with my second (after a c-section with my first) and you can do it! it is such an amazing experience!

Always Been Different said...

The stickers tell the whole story :-)

Happy WW!

Robyn said...

I don't know how I came across your blog but I just wanted to say we are due on the same day! Good luck with the last 6 weeks!

I am Harriet said...

Love the decorations!

Have a great day!