Thursday, February 9, 2012

33 weeks, birth center, midwives.....

How far along? 33 weeks (although the picture is of 32 weeks, I look the same)
Total weight gain: Not sure, not really keeping track--that's the nurses job :)
Maternity clothes? Jeans for sure and a few shirts, but mostly wear normal clothes
Stretch marks? Nope, no new ones!
Sleep: I'm exhausted all the time. I feel like I'm in my 1st Trimester, but I'm always up during the night.
Best moment this week: Meeting up with our Labor & Delivery photographer. She's awesome and we talked for over 2 hours, like were old friends or something!
Miss Anything? Everything.
Movement: Non-stop, hurts like crap most of the time, he's so stinking low!
Food cravings: Can't really think of anything, what sounds good changes from day to day.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender: BOY!
Labor Signs: Still cramping, Braxton Hicks
Belly Button in or out? In, it never pops out!
Wedding rings on or off? On most of the time, I have been having swelling w/ this pregnancy and some days are good, some days are bad.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody, most of the time!
Looking forward to: Meeting with my new midwife next week!

There you have it, isn't pregnancy just so exciting?! Well the last part, I shall explain. My wonderful, amazing Midwife is leaving the practice March 1st. A few weeks before my due date. I am seriously heartbroken. We clicked so amazingly well, she's been with me since the beginning, met my kids, my husband, knows a lot about me, everything. I understand her reasons for leaving and I would do the same (more time with family), it's just hard to say goodbye so late in the game! She has a replacement that will come in March 12th or I could pick between the other 2 Midwives in the practice. I met her replacement at my last appointment, she seemed nice, but I just didn't get the feeling that she was the right one for me. So I chose another Midwife. Stephanie. I've heard ONLY amazing things about her. My mom's friend who is a NP actually recommended her to me before I found out I was even pregnant, she said that she would be perfect for me and that our personalities would just click. I heard she was really hard to get into, so I never asked for her when I found out I was pregnant. I did want her originally, so I'm excited to be having her. The OB office new I had to pick a new one and when I asked for Stephanie they said they will make it work for me to have her, so we scheduled 3 appointments out to make sure I would get in, plus will make the rest at my next appointment. So I'm excited to meet her and praying God has truly placed the right Midwife in our lives!

We had orientation the other night at the Birth Center. I'm sooo excited to be giving birth there. It's beautiful and just sounds amazing. It will be so relaxed and comfortable and peaceful! We go back next Monday for a Pain Management class. I hope to be able to take some pictures and I can post them on here to show you what it will look like and the room we chose to give birth in (there are 3 rooms). Plus, we're hiring a Labor & Delivery photographer for the event, she's already done a birth at the Birth Center and she loved it. I'm so excited to capture everything, since this will be our last! She also will do a newborn shoot a few days after he's born!

I'm very ready to give birth and meet our little Henry!


  1. Wow such a different birth plan than mine!! But so exciting. :) Glad it sounds like you will like the new midwife - that would be a very hard transition to handle so late in the game.

    You look great. :)

  2. You look great! You are much braver than I!! I hope your new midwife is the perfect fit. Love you!