Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Well, it's hard to believe that we have less than 2 months left before the baby gets here!! We are so excited and I'm a little nervous that I'm not going to have everything done at work before the baby decides to come.
We had another prenatal appt. yesterday to check the placenta. Apparently, I have a very stubborn placenta that does not want to move. We will check it again in 2 or 3 weeks to see if it has moved up any. My midwife had one of the docs in the practice take a look at it too and she also feels comfortable going ahead with a vaginal birth!! I am very relieved that if things stay the same, I won't have to have a c-section. I had such a wonderful experience last time that I would really like to repeat that again with this baby!
While doing the ultrasound, the tech almost slipped up and told us the sex of the baby!! She was so relieved that she caught herself in time! So, for all of you that want to know... sorry - it's still a mystery!! She estimated the baby is weighing in at around 5lbs now so, if s/he continues to put on a 1/2lb. each week like they say... s/he should be around 8lbs.
We are also trying to decide where we want to deliver. Our midwife delivers at 2 hospitals in Lexington - one of which I delivered at last time. The staff was great and I feel very comfortable going there again. But another hospital here has implemented a lot of changes to how they handle deliveries and the days following. They never take the baby away from you and do all of the cleaning, testing, etc. in your room so you always have the baby with you. They also have double beds in some of the rooms so, that's a plus too!! :) The hospital is a little farther from our house which makes Lindsay a little nervous since I plan to labor at home as long as possible like I did last time. For those of you that don't know - I was fully dilated by the time I got to the hospital last time. :)
Here are some pics of the belly, the baby (notice the fat cheeks!!), and our VERY cool new stroller and car seat (thanks Dad!!)!! Hope everyone out there is have a great day!!