25 week midwife appt!
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|Thu, 07-26-2012 - 12:32am|
My midwife came to our house on Tuesday for our 25 week appt (we were on vacation last week so we're a week late).
I F'ing love her--she is only supposed to be here for an hour but it always feels like we are RUSHING if she actually can only stay an hour because we always get talking, hehe.
Anyway, she always asks me the same series of questions--any swelling, any dizziness, am I kegeling, am I taking my supplements, am I exercising/walking/staying active, am I getting enough rest/sleep, etc. She records my weight as I tell it to her--and I'm finally gaining--up to 12 lbs now.
She takes my blood pressure which is always wicked low--100/60 usually. She measures my belly which is always super big--and feels it to try to determine the position of the baby. He is measuring totally normal this week though (as oppose to 2 weeks ahead which is "normally normal") and that, combined with her feeling him, and the fact that I went overnight from peeing normal to peeing CONSTANTLY makes us think we have a head-down baby now! It's funny this entire time he's been in the EXACT same position as my ODS. Now he's head down, feet stretched across to my left side and butt way up in my right ribs, and hand down with his head. That is literally the position my son was in until he was BORN and even had a hand/arm come out with his head. Silly brother taking after his brother--LOL!
Oh yeah and I always have to pee on a strip to measure my PH, make sure I'm eating/drinking enough, not spilling protein or sugar . . . and other stuff I don't know/care about, LOL. Everything for me is always textbook, though, I'm lucky.
So yeah another great appt with my midwife. I'm so glad he's already flipped, too, that's always a worry when you plan a homebirth. I would still deliver at home with a frank breech but obviously I would be a lot more worried about tearing bad or having painful labor/crowning/delivery--head down is definitely a lot more ideal!! ;-)