When I went to my prenatal appointment two weeks ago (at 32 weeks), the doctor felt around my belly and said:
“Oh… the baby is transverse (laying sideways). That’s not good.
But don’t worry, there’s still lots of time for it to turn. We’ll worry at 34 weeks.”
I thought, “34 weeks?! That’s just two weeks away!”. I tried not to worry about it, but of course it stuck in my mind a little bit (the doctors here won’t even consider a vaginal birth if the baby isn’t head down) and I found myself googling ways to help the baby turn.
34-week update: Baby’s head is nestled down in there, right where it’s supposed to be, and the doctor says there is little chance it will move now. Yay!
Here are a few pregnancy items of note:
- Baby Deuce is very active. Did Oliver move this much or am I just forgetting?
- My hips and lower back ache (next pregnancy massage booked for Wednesday). It prevents me from keeping active, which I hate.
- I’m not sleeping so well, which wasn’t a problem the first time around.
- Pretty much everything I eat gives me a bit of heartburn but not bad enough to take anything stronger than tums.
- My mat clothes are not fitting well and I still have six weeks to go (but I refuse to resort to leggings and gym pants full-time and will refashion more mat clothes if I have to).
- Even though Oliver’s room isn’t ready and the newborn things are still in storage, I’m getting anxious to meet the new little one.
- I have no maternity photos (mostly because it’s painful to look at myself in photos these days) and need to fix that.
- Names are difficult… Brian is too opinionated! 🙂
- Everyone … and I do mean everyone … has something to say to a pregnant lady. Seriously, you should all just stop and think about how much pregnancy talk that means for me!
I know most of that is complaining but even after saying all of that, I know I am luckier than most in that I can get pregnant and haven’t been sick the entire 9 months. I do realize that and remind myself of that often.
And I already have a wonderful little boy that I am sure is going to be an awesome big brother and sail through this change just like everything else… with a smile and a giggle and a “big jump”.