25ish Weeks … And more changes. Naturally.

It’s been a while since my last pregnancy post.  That was 20-22ish weeks.  This is 25-27ish weeks.  A lot has happened since then.  šŸ™‚

  • I’m now 148 lbs.  (24 up from pre-pregnancy weight)
  • I’m still nauseous here and there.  I thought for sure it would go away long ago.  Coughing fits, hearing someone hock a loogie, car travels… Nauseous nauseous nauseous.  
  • I had to go out recently and buy some maternity shirts and a couple more pants.  So SO much better now that I have clothes that fit. šŸ™‚ (Without wearing the same outfit three times in a week!)
  • Nesting instincts have caught up to me and I have been organizing like a crazy lady.  Baskets and bins for everything and a LOT of purging!
  • Pre-natal appointments are now every 2 weeks.
  • I had my rhogam shot and had to take my glucose test at my appointment last week. 

And we made another change.
We switched midwives again.  I know.  I know.

But this is the final switch and I’m finally completely settled about it.

After our first switch after the meet and greet at Stayton Women’s Clinic, I had one appointment and then realized that it still wasn’t a great fit.  I didn’t want to have to be strapped down and monitored for 20 minutes when I got there.  I didn’t want an automatic c-section if the baby was breech.  I didn’t want to be induced then and there, if the baby was breech and they managed to change the baby’s position.   I wanted something else.  I loved Mabel the midwife, but I still didn’t love the facility, the procedures and the requirements that come along with a hospital birth center.

I talked with my midwife from Zeek’s birth, Patricia.  She gave me the name of another lady, Susie.  Susie is a midwife and nurse practitioner who has her own practice in Aurora (hence why I was there the other day.)  I met with her two weeks ago and knew it was who I wanted to birth with (and her apprentice too) and had my first appointment with her on Thursday.

Now I feel settled, knowing I’ll get best of both worlds:

An awesome midwife and a home birth.

I’m really excited.  šŸ™‚  My cousin (in law) and friend Deidre was here this weekend staying with me and she has had two home birth’s now.  I was able to pick her and my cousin Justin’s brain about tips for home birth (since they’re experienced and know some good tips and tricks!).  I can’t wait for a home birth.

To not have to drive anywhere while having contractions.
To be in the comfort of my own home.
To be able to climb back into my own bed after birth with my growing family.
To let Zeek be able to sleep in his own bed uninterrupted as I labor, if it happens at night again.
To have my in-law’s a few minutes away to come and get Zeek if needed.
To have my own food to snack on during labor.
To not have required hospital procedures pushed at me.

I cannot tell you how good it feels to FINALLY feel settled with a birth team and place.  To feel comfortable and confident in both the midwife and location.  To not have any hesitations at all.

I found the tub we’re going to buy, and I cannot wait to try it out!

Now I feel like I can finally just relax and enjoy this pregnancy and plan for the birth.  To plan for the arrival of our new precious miracle.

We are still so unsure of our due date that I just am going to give each update a two week time frame. šŸ™‚  So this update is for somewhere between weeks 25 and 27.  (Now I’m 26-28 weeks).  It’s kind of nice not knowing really when this baby will come.  Last time, I regretted that I shared Zeek’s due date, because day of I had text after text after Facebook message after email from people wanting to know if the baby was here yet.  I got so irritated of having to tell people “not yet” that I finally posted something on Facebook about being thankful that people cared, but to please leave me alone and wait for me to announce that baby had arrived. šŸ™‚ This time, no due date for people to anxiously wait for.  So, either this way will be better without people having an exact date, or it will be worse because they will have two weeks to check on me. šŸ˜‰  We shall see!

Looking forward to 3rd trimester!  This pregnancy has gone by so incredibly fast.  I remember when I was pregnant with Zeek and the 3rd trimester had approached.  I remember feeling like, “woah.  3rd of 3 trimesters… this is it!”  No more trimesters after this one.  The count-down is on.  šŸ™‚

Love,
K



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