"Nope Not An Eclipse...Just My Tummy!"
Well as you can guess from the title...I am somewhat on the 'home-run' of this pregnancy. We currently have just under 9 weeks left to go, which I know will fly by so fast! I am indeed Braxton Hicks'ing all the time...I can honestly say this has never happened in either of my two other pregnancies...all the books say that they are like pre-labour training for the uterus...so mine must be pretty buff at this stage! This pregnancy certainly has flown over quickly...I think perhaps that we are just so much more busy this time around, more especially as we are now homeschooling. It has been wonderful to include the children in everything that has been involved so far!
The children and I travelled down to Wexford Hospital last week for another antenatal appointment with our Domino Midwifery Service. Dylan was again fascinated with all that was going on...the blood pressure monitor, blood tests, manually checking baby's position...etc...Our midwife also let him 'help' her check me which he thought was fun and he was also very intrigued in watching my bloods being taken.
It appears at this stage that our baby is lying in an 'oblique' position, which means diagonally...our midwife is not concerned at this stage as there is still quite a bit of room in there for baby to manoeuvre around in, but hopefully within the next six weeks or so he/she will turn fully and get in position, ready for labour!
So far I haven't had much lower backache (unlike my pregnancy with Dylan) but I have had more aching within my hips and pelvis...unfortunately this means that Hubby can't really provide much relief in the way of back rubs! Shucks...I was really looking forward to them too! Poor Hubby is now also being woken in the night with the oddest sounds coming from his sleeping wife; apparently I am whimpering and groaning every time I change my sleeping position! The only thing that really sets off bad aching is walking lots...so I try not to go on huge long walks or stand for long periods of time. Other than that I'm feeling fantastic albeit a little tired now and then...but I do regularly make time for napping most days of the week.
At present most of my 'nesting' appears to be done. I don't think that there is much else I can organise, which leaves me feeling like I can now relax! I am now looking forward to slowly preparing for baby's arrival and resting when I need to. Although knowing myself...I can't honestly say that I definitely won't have another mega list of things to do in a weeks time!