I am now 23 weeks along, and everything is going well. Baby is moving lots, although no one else has felt he/she give a kick or a punch yet. The family gets to impatient waiting, and is off before Baby has a chance to kick again. Oh well, soon enough I will be wishing Baby would settle down, or get that foot out of my rib!!
The midwife apt. went well. I saw Lisa, she is my 3rd. She measured my uterus and it appears to be evening out. We did discuss the possibility of gestational diabetes, in which case I could be growing a bigger baby. She didn't seem concerned about it, and said we would check my uterus again next time. If it hasn't evened out by that time, we would talk further about the testing for diabetes. But Lisa did say she wasn't concerned, and she thought it would even out by my next visit. She was making me aware of possibilities, and discussing them with me. This is one of the reasons I luv midwives. They make you aware, encourage you to do research, and encourage you to make the decision that is right for you. They will offer their opinion if asked, but really, it is up to you. Baby's heart rate was 140 beats a minute. This too, Lisa encouraged Angelina to get involved.She got a chair for her, and let her hold the doppler so she would feel included. (The doppler is a device used to find Baby's heartbeat.) Another reason I luv midwives. We discussed a few minor concerns I had. I have a varicose vain, that has just popped out(lucky me). The isn't a whole lot you can do for it, and as long as its not causing me pain, that is the most important thing. We discussed GBS testing as well. I was worried if I tested positive I would have to go to the hospital. Lisa said that all 3 of my midwives feel comfortable giving the medication to me at home, if I test positive. But here again, she told me to do some research online. There are conditions that are very favorable for you to have the medication, (a prolonged ruptured membranes) and others conditions that don't merit the medication. For example if you have a fast labor, the medication doesn't have time to get into your system, so then it is quite pointless.
All in all it was a great visit, and I go back again in 4 weeks.
I have been enjoying a lovely vacation. Just some time off work, but its still been very nice. The girls and I have been busy visiting friends. I've also been cleaning up my daycare, and moving things around. Tomorrow I have an apt. to get the girls pictures done together, something I have been meaning to do for many months now:)
As the week as been moving on, I have actaully missed my other kids. The smiles, and laughter, the songs and stories. Ofcourse I do that with the girls, but like I always say, "The More the Merrrier." I am looking forward to the weekly routines, and smiling faces coming and going through the door again. Actaully Angelina has been asking everyday if her friends are coming "today", so I know she will be happy next week too.
Well thats all for this week. Keep updating weekly, and thanx for reading!