Oct 22, 2010

A few things. And Friday Fill-In.

I have a midwife appointment this afternoon.  I'm nervous.  Adelaide has been sitting differently in my belly all week, and I've been feeling strong movements way down low and not many up top.  I'm worried she's breech.  At almost 33 weeks she is probably getting into whatever position she's going to be in, and breech is not what I want.  We'll find out today, and I'll let you know.

I've been busy busy busy working on the house.  At the end of each night this week I survey my progress and it doesn't seem like much, but I know that at least some progress is being made.  My baby shower is in a couple of weeks, at my house, so that's kind of a deadline that I'm trying to meet.  Have the house presentable by then.  Which basically means not cluttered and halfway clean.

And one more teeny tiny thing:
Help the Teemant family.  I don't know this family, and I can only somewhat imagine what they are going through as the dad suffers from stage IV melanoma.  No matter how many projects are on my to-do list or how many bills I have to pay, I know they are nothing compared to what this family is dealing with right now.  I hope hope hope that he can get better for his wife and children.

Now for the Friday Fill-In, because they are so fun:

1. One of my strongest beliefs is that all people and animals are equal in the world.  There is no one being more important or higher than another.

2. My belly is getting huge!
3. The sky is cloudy with a threat of rain and wind and cold, so I wore a jacket and scarf today.

4. My bed, with all its layers and fluff is comforting to me.

5. I always thought I'd be a mom of a school-aged kid by now.

6. The students have been crazy this week so I vented to another teacher.  After hearing her theory, I agreed and then I went outside to look at the full moon.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching the show Medium, tomorrow my plans include a major purging of clutter and Sunday, I want to work on some cute bunting for Adelaide's room!


  1. I saw your comment on my blog & where has fall been in the south this year?! It's nowhere near ccold enough! And Target has some cute preggo coats! I tried one on! ;) Yep, I still wear maternity clothes! :P

    Think good thoughts about being breach... you've got a couple more weeks before she should turn if I remember correctly!! ;) I really want a midwife the next go around! How have you liked it?

  2. What fall? At least the leaves are turning colors - I was definitely admiring them on my way home from work this afternoon. Very beautiful oranges and golds down my road. :)

    I'm trying to think really positive, but I can't help but worry! Breech will probably mean the exact opposite of what I've been working towards, and I don't have much time left!

    I've loved having a midwife. Their model of care seems so calm and mother-centered. Also very non-intervention (at least here, with mine). By my choice, the only testing/bloodwork I've had is my initial bloodwork. I haven't had any vaginal exams, and probably won't until right before the pushing stage. I get to make all my choices instead of following a doctor's prescribed way of doing things (although I know there are some drs. out there that are more lenient). I've been VERY happy!!! I definitely recommend it if you can find a midwife you mesh well with!

  3. Good luck with all ur house stuff. That must be hard work for u at the moment. My feet ache so much when I am on them for too long. I feel so restricted not being able to do what I use to do, but I know it's all for a very good reason.
    I am also having my baby shower in a couple of weeks!! So exciting! :)

    Hope bubs turns around for you. My little one has always been head down when I go for my midwife visits. I can feel her little bum and feet/knees moving and pushing all the time at the top of my belly. I hope she stays facing that way. I can understand ur concerns for a breech birth. Let us know how you go at ur midwife visit.

  4. I want a mid wife for my second time so BAD! Autumn, my daughter, was breech. And our doctor wouldn't even try turning her. So I had a c-section. While it wasn't a terrible experience, I just felt so far removed from the whole process. Like what I wanted didn't matter. I was just a patient on the table with a problem. Now, my body is all messed up from the c-section. My tummy will never be the same. I'm just hoping that because there were no other complications, other than her being breech, that I will be able to deliver myself this time.
    I can't wait to hear how everything goes for you & I'm so excited that she has turned!!! And it keeps going by so fast! If you ever need any breastfeeing help, I'm a peer counselor at our WIC office and I'm trained & all that yummy stuff!! ;) So excited for you!

  5. [Heather] I'm still worried that I will end up with a c-section, even if I start at the birth center... you never know what will happen. I hate that doctors aren't taught anymore how to deal with a breech birth. It CAN be done, and it IS done in so many parts of the world. I hate that it's an automatic c-section, and I'm sorry that's what you had to do. Since there weren't any other problems, as long as your next pregnancy isn't complicated, then you should be able to do a VBAC.

    Thanks for all your encouragement and support! Bloggy friends are so wonderful! :)


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