Last Wednesday marked my 28th week of pregnancy. I would say that time isn’t flying by too fast, but that may be because I just REALLY want Aria be here so that I can care for her and play with her. But I am really taking each moment of every day in because I know so many people with little kiddies that are growing crazy fast!
We had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and little Aria is head down!
Smallish Rant: My regular mid-wife wasn’t there and they always want me to meet everyone… but never again. The lady I had was not nice at all! The whole time she seemed to be so disappointed and way too concerned about my plan and what I want to do with my degree during the entire appointment. She was getting into how hard it is to do the jobs I qualify for while pregnant and everything. I wouldn’t even call it concern, she seemed to jut want the details of whatever struggle she thought I was in. I am right on track with everything that makes me happy and God’s plan, I don’t have just a “job,” I work from home so that I can do what I love and raise my child, who is and has been the largest part of my plan, the way that we think is best.
Mikey thinks everyone is nice and he even said that he had a feeling she was going to be like that from the minute she looked at us both when she walked into our little room.
If you ever want to be a midwife be kind and encouraging to the people you care for! There’s no reason to talk down to people who just want to know how their baby is doing and who you know nothing about besides what you’ve learned on your computer. And if you are ever put in a situation like this, don’t pay the person any mind. People who don’t know you or your situation tend to have the most to say and it’s usually because they are so unsatisfied with their own lives that they would rather judge the lives of others than use that wasted energy towards fixing the real roots of their need to judge others. The funny thing is that the woman that took my blood pressure during my first ever appointment there took it this time, and she was so into how everything was going that I thought she was the midwife I was seeing so I asked her all of the new questions I had, and she was super helpful too with her cool accent :-). So, when Ms. Disapproving asked if I had any questions… nope, got it all figured out now lady!
The moral of this rant turned story is that people should always leave you feeling great about themselves or just very happy that they met you, make sure of it! Also, not everyone is going to understand your plan, and you don’t need them to 😉 ❤
Any who, today I learned that 28-29 weeks isn’t too uncommon to have baby in the birthing position, and I was wondering if that meant that she is coming early because most babies don’t flip until the last month or even the very last week or two, but it doesn’t mean that! Also, she could flip back into breech position at any moment, or she may stay in birthing position. One lady even had her baby flip back to breeched the day before she delivered — I’m being hopeful that she stays head down until it’s time!
The only downside is that it is extremely painful to stand at first. When I stand up for the first time in the morning or after sitting for a long time, the area under my belly feels like I did 80 bazillion sit ups. But as long as I take it slow at first the feeling goes away in no time. This feeling is from wherever Aria’s head is positioned, and maybe after slowly walking it off she moves a little where mommy can be comfy. And she’s definitely a growing little girl because my skin feels it! Baby Oil with aloe vera and vitamin E is almost always by my side!
Aria is still having a blast and kicking like crazy! Mikey finally got to feel one of her big kicks and I think that I can tickle her feet when they’re pressed outward! She starts moving all around, so cute. Peanut butter and OJ really get her going, and I think she wakes me up with her kicking so that I eat some breakfast. However, I once ate a really early breakfast and went back to sleep and had some reflux in my sleep — very scary to me because I didn’t wake up and the only reason I knew is because my nose and throat burned. The super nice blood pressure lady told me that reflux is also very common and to situate a pillow under the mattress to help ensure that I stay sleeping on my side so that doesn’t happen so dangerously while I’m in a deep sleep again.
Oh another thing! The results from my 1-hour glucose tolerance test were normal! Thank goodness, because I did not want to go back and do it again for 3 hours!!!
I know that a lot of people who follow my blog are due around the same time as me (October 28th), 26-33 weeks is a great time to start prenatal classes! You can also never been too early AND better late than never. This is a great way for first time parents to get the big questions and concerns out of the way. Also, don’t forget to look into getting the Tdap vaccine around 36 weeks!
As for everything else, so far so good! This has been such a huge blessing and it amazingly becomes even more so with each and every day. Things just seem to be on the up and up and I love it ❤