Hello 32 weeks!! The hubs is out of town so no new pictures today. I will update later this week. 🙂
I just got off the phone with my doctor’s PA, I love her so much!! I can’t believe the friendships I have developed as a result of our journey to becoming parents. God has such awesome plans!
Anyway, I got to run a few things by her.
-Dr. C won’t do a version should Eli stay breech.
-Dr. C doesn’t do VBAC’s if I wind up with a c-section.
-There are lots of methods to try to flip him before 36 weeks but the general consensus is that he won’t budge after that (still not willing to give up though).
-My new symptom of swollen fingers, arthritic joints and numbness is normal even if painful and annoying. (Stop worrying, Mom hehe)
-My fears of Eli “not responding” to loud noises are unfounded. All babies respond differently.
-My uterus is supposed to shrink back to its original size by 6 weeks postpartum!!! What the what?!
-MJ believes that it’s worth it to look into why 3 of the 4 women I work with have had some kind of difficulty or abnormality with their pregnancy. Did I not mention that? Yeah…my first pregnancy was anencephaly, my second is Ds. 2 other teachers hired at the same time last year (after the building remodel) are having issues now as well. One teacher lost her first pregnancy at 6 weeks for unknown reasons, now her second is in the hospital with unexplained brain injuries (story can be found at: thepaulfamilyjourney.blogspot.com).
The second teacher just lost her pregnancy at 22 weeks after all testing revealed severe deformities but no known chromosomal abnormalities.
A bit scary to consider that it’s just a strange coincidence…I don’t know. I mean, lots of teachers had their babies while at my school and 3 just had perfectly healthy babies last year.
I’m not sure what could even be done but MJ said, “don’t drink the water”. Lol
She also doesn’t believe that our first loss had much to do with MTHFR. I think it’s hard for me to agree with that because it’s easier to believe that’s what caused our loss.
The research overwhelmingly points to a link between pregnancy loss and MTHFR. Also, there seems to be zero links between Ds and any one factor.
I don’t know anymore. It doesn’t seem worth investigating except for when you consider the future of our family.
But I’ve covered that topic only a billion times. Lol
Anyway, it was nice to just visit with her. 🙂 I’m so lucky to have such great support with my OB and his office.
On another note, I think I’ve officially decided to take my maternity leave at 36 weeks. I’m not 100% sure yet but I think this will be an appropriate time. I am tired but I love my job so much! I want to do a good job at it and be my best for my kiddos. So we will see what happens. I’m going to discuss this with Dr. C next week and see what he thinks.
What else? Oh my birthday was a success!! It was a beautiful day and we ate in the park. Couldn’t ask for more. 🙂 really loved spending time with family and friends.
Now I’m most looking forward to my baby shower on Saturday! My mom is working super hard on it and I know its going to be wonderful!
My love language is gifts- it could literally be anything wrapped up and I would get excited. Hehe. So you can imagine how excited I was when I came home on Monday and saw some packages at my door. Eli is so so loved already and we are so blessed!
Speaking of the little guy, he’s been kicking up a storm tonight! He even hurt me a few times…guess I got what I was asking for after all. Lol
I guess that’s about it for now. Hope you are all having a great week! Thanks for reading!