I feel like I should experiment and try to do something a bit different, but I’m quite tired so we’ll have to see.
Correct. She was born less than a week from this point…
She said about sitting forward and not slouching to encourage the baby to turn round etc. I was slouching at the time.
The student midwife did it first, but the midwife just wanted to make sure it was correct as protein in your urine can be a sign of pre-eclampsia.
I couldn’t remember doing it before, but she said they always check at the start and towards the end of your pregnancy.
My brain just stayed stuck on a breech baby for the rest of the appointment and I forgot to ask about hospital restrictions etc.
B wasn’t breech at her 36 week appointment, so I’m wondering if this appointment hadn’t been delayed would Baby X have been breech at the original appointment time? I’m thinking that they might not have been. I guess at least this time I am aware that the baby is breech at this point (though B was born at 37+5, and I believe she became breech the day before she was born).
She commented while she was checking the heartbeat about how active the baby is.
I think last time the midwife and the student midwife got about a difference of about 4cm.
She said not to be worried about the growth as it might just be down to having different midwives at every appointment, and everyone measures differently. With B I had the same midwife measuring me, except for one appointment when she thought someone else should see me in case she wasn’t able to be at B’s birth – spoiler: neither of them were at B’s birth.
He rarely has to go out for work, but there we go.
If I could I would just get a taxi to the appointment if Tiago doesn’t get back in time, but that would be too easy. My Mum will have to come and take care of B if he is going to be late.
I’ve gone from feeling stressed to relaxed and back again a lot lately. It’s too much. Now I’ve had a bit of time to process things I feel a bit more relaxed.
I’m just worried if they turn the baby that it might turn back again, but it is what it is. I just want to try a water birth this time. I don’t feel like I can go through arguing my way out of a c-section again, but who knows how things will be on the day of the birth.
It’s not the baby’s fault. I just felt irritated. I was sweating as I was leaving the appointment.
I do not like it. Who does though?
One of her carers said that she was saying two word sentences and I was confused. What words? etc.
Quacking is probably the animal sound that I make to her the most, so it’s good that it’s paying off I guess.
It might explain why she suddenly stomps along with the elephant in her ‘From Head To Toe’ book. She has a book about dinosaurs where I always roar on the first page, so again I guess it’s paid off.
Maybe rar. I can’t remember now, but it sounded like a roar anyways.
She had a phase of liking me singing that song, which might have been after that session which also explains why she was so keen on the song – perhaps?
There’s more encouragement. The notes say about her looking to her peers and wanting them to join in with her etc. An example is she went to play with some animal hand puppets then smiled to her peers to join her. She put her hand in the puppets, which also explains why she started to do that at home not long ago. Nursery is obviously doing her a lot of good!
It’s very hit and miss. Same with the ‘From Head To Toe’ book as sometimes she will do the actions, and sometimes she won’t. I guess it depends on her mood, and she isn’t on the planet to perform for me.
All the surprises!
It was a day of discovery.
Sometimes she runs around after me while I look for her, and then goes back behind the kitchen door.
It’s good. I get worried about her, but she is usually in a good mood despite everything.
37 weeks comparison with B:
I think the day before I had still been 36 weeks.
Chocolate oat milk has been a big treat of mine this pregnancy too. I haven’t been as healthy this time with food this time I think, since I live with my Nan who has a massive sweet tooth and I have been indulging in crisps a bit lately.
I was not planning on using my medical aid this time as I was worried that that is what made B turn round, but now I might give it a go as I have nothing to lose. I also need to look at my colostrum kit, but I don’t know if I can really produce any yet.
Spoiler alert – I had to go to hospital with B.
I was obviously in a good place mentally in regards to giving birth. I need to get there again, so I need to binge on as much hypnobirthing stuff as I can…
I can still do up the inner zip of this coat, so though this baby may be bigger than B was, my bump is obviously not bigger in some ways. Not sure.
I feel like I need to nest, but B has so much stuff that it is hard to. We can not set up the cot yet as it is at my parent’s house for in case they have to have B. I think I will keep B in her cot, and use their one for the new baby.
I try to have a nap every day when B does as otherwise I regret it. I often do not feel sleepy, but manage to sleep for a bit.
My bump has definitely dropped, and the midwife commented on it (she saw me 2 or 3 appointments ago?)
This time around I tried to remake images more often.
I gave Tiago a haircut last week in case I didn’t have the opportunity to do it again for a while.
I think he is also looking forward to relaxing with a baby on his chest again. Those were sweet moments…
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