How’s Baby Doing?
Your fetus has become amazingly mobile (at least compared to you), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby’s finally big enough that you’ll be able to feel those movements soon.
How’s Mommy Doing?
Okay so I’ll be the first to admit that I’m totally slacking with keeping up with these posts. I haven’t really updated on how I’m doing in almost 4 weeks. Time flies! Truth be told though… I’ve been insanely busy as of late. I launched my business almost a month ago, and ever since I’ve been coordinating/attending events, setting up advertising/marketing campaigns, coordinating the launch party and trade show that we have coming up. So that on top of taking care of my sweet Lil Miss C and staying on top of the house has made my life a little bit tedious to say the least.
My last midwife appointment was a little over 3 weeks ago. I had a really good cry at that appointment, and a much needed discussion. Just over a month ago of mine a dear, close friend lost her little one following L&D. It’s just all really hit home hard for me. It brings back lots of memories of losing my sweet baby sister just under 15 years ago. I lived the pain of it once, and my friend certainly did not deserve to have to endure the pain too. It has all just been really hard for me to swallow. I explained to the midwife that the loss of a baby during/following labour all just seems to normal for me now. This terrifies me. I explained to my midwife that I was afraid to find out whether or not I was having a little boy or girl because I felt that if I found out I was having a girl… I just may not appreciate it the same this time around, and feel like I was overshadowing my friends little one. The midwife gave me a good pep talk, and over the next few weeks we are going to focus on getting me on a more positive mindset about L & D. The midwife also wants to discuss the possibility of homebirth with me because I was only in active labour with Miss C for 4 hours, and I live about 45 minutes away from the hospital.
At my last appointment my weight was still decreasing, but I think it is slowly starting to go up. Not much – but it is better than how much I had been losing in the weeks before.
Over two weeks ago, I started feeling kicks and rolls from my little one. Such a surreal feeling, but I love it!
I had my ultrasound on Friday. The ultrasound tech said that my little one is quite active. I told her I was well aware of that. I feel the jabs in my abdomen all the time!
We found out the gender at the ultrasound too… We’re happy to announce that…
I’ve to go back for a follow up ultrasound on Wednesday morning, though. This little man was slightly uncooperative come the end of the ultrasound, so they didn’t get all the measurements. That’s okay though – I can’t wait to see my little guy again!