32 Week Midwife Apointment

So I haven’t really written much about this pregnancy at all. I guess that’s what happens when it’s the third one. It’s not that I haven’t been thinking about this baby (’cause trust me – I’ve been thinking about him/her nonstop for months!), or that I’m not excited about it – it’s just that this has been such an easy pregnancy. It’s been very uneventful, which when you’re pregnant is a good thing.

Today I had my 32 week midwife appointment. Can you believe I’m that far now? I have to go see my midwife every two weeks from now on. At my appointment we did the usual stuff: My midwife weighed me, took my blood pressure, measured my belly and listened to the baby’s heart beat on the doppler. Since I can feel the baby moving, and can tell my belly is getting larger (oh joy), I almost feel like these appointments are a waste of time. If my feet suddenly began swelling, or I didn’t feel the baby, I could warrant spending the time going to see her. I guess the biggest part is getting comfortable with her before I go into labor, though it’s not like my labors or deliveries have been that long or complicated. (Here’s Sierra’s birth story, and here’s Brooke’s birth story)

This is the EXACT position our baby is in.
(Picture from spinningbabies.com)
One of the most comforting things about my appointment was to find out that baby is sitting comfortably in a head down position – not engaged yet, but most definitely head down. Brooke was breach until a week before her birth, so she stressed me out something awful – I was completely afraid of having a c-section and was visiting the website SpinningBabies.com almost daily to find exercises I could do to encourage her to turn. I guess they worked because one night I was kicked an insane amount, and at my next appointment she was no longer breach!

All in all it was a great appointment – things are going well, baby is growing and in 5-8 weeks we’ll get to meet a healthy happy new member of our household! I can’t wait!

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  1. It is really nice to read that the appointment went well. As the appointments became more frequent I also figured there were better things to do with my time since I was healthy and we were not learning anything new with each visit (baby went head down at 23 weeks for me and stayed there). However that relationship I was building with my midwife is the major thing that kept my birth in the setting I wanted as my lengthy labor process progressed. She trusted me even when it was her right to transport us to the hospital as the days wore on after my amniotic fluid was leaking.

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