Tuesday, July 31, 2012

28 weeks (only 9-14 more to go... )

Wild Card and I had a midwives appointment today... it was the first one that the whole troop did not attend (how weird to not have my other two monkeys in tow... ).

It was a great appointment (aside from my ineptitude at putting test swabs in their container... whoodda thunk you'd need further education to figure those majiggers out); got to hear WCs heartbeat loud & clear (hovering around an excellent 150-ish beats per min), my blood pressure was good (I'm a fluffy mama, and with TT & C-McC my bp was on the high-end of normal, so this is freakin' bliss), we're measuring on... WC was head down (yay, and I am fully aware that at 28weeks there is still room for flipping... I'm hoping Wild Card behaves) and favouring mama's right side, just like their big brother's.

We discussed the home birth and I was given my sheet of supplies... I cannot even express how freakin' giddy I was to look over that list! 

We discussed transfers and my preferences...

I absolutely love that I am treated as a consenting adult (uhhhhh... because I am) and I have never felt like I need to ask for permission to have the birth that I desire.  It is not, 'I want to labour in the tub... if it is okay' but 'I want to labour in the tub' (granted, if I am ever being Queen Ass-hat... and want to do something dangerous and stupid... they [midwives] are not going to ignore that and allow me to blithely carry on my merry little way... ). 

I love that I can sit down and discuss the things about birth, breastfeeding, etc that I am passionate about and know that... they don't think I'm a kook (or if they do, they hide it really well). 

So, Wild Card and I checked out well today and I left our appointment with a smile on my face & a spring in my step...

By this week, your baby weighs nearly 2.3 pounds/ a little over 1 kilograms and may measure 14.8 inches/ 38 centimetres from top to toe. At about this time, your baby can open his eyes and turn his head in utero if he notices a continuous, bright light shining from the outside. His fat layers are forming and his fingernails appear.
From: http://www.babycenter.ca/pregnancy/fetaldevelopment/28weeks/

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