Monday, August 1, 2011
Pregnancy Journal: 29 weeks
We took our refresher birthing class a couple of weeks ago. Seriously, I felt like I was out on a date! We dropped the kiddos off at my sister-in-law's house then went to dinner before class. During class we practiced breathing techniques and then the instructor encouraged the birthing partners to practice back massages on us mamas. Awesome! After the class, Andrew took me out for dessert before going back to pick up the kids. Can we have birthing classes every week??? :)
I've been feeling pretty well. I am learning how to control my heartburn. With Arin and Ella the heartburn was so bad that I would throw-up and it would be again this time, I'm sure, if I hadn't learned a few tricks along the way. My new number one friend is lemon water. I am amazed at how well this stuff works at taking away heartburn or in many cases stopping it before it starts. I typically squeeze half a lemon twice a day to add to water and then right before I settle in for the night, I squeeze a whole lemon and put it in a bit more water. Drinking that before bed has kept me from getting sick like I was with the girls.
I had my 28 week prenatal appointment last week. It was also my second glucose test, which I will get the results for at my next appointment. I am down to the every two-week appointments now, which makes it more exciting. I have gained 11 pounds so far, which my midwife said was great. The baby's heartbeat was nice and strong and she is super active, but she did measure 26 weeks instead of 28 weeks. My midwife said it was most likely just position and should be back to normal at my next appointment.
I've flip-flopped several times on my decision of where to birth, but for now, I am back to the decision to birth at home (vs. birthing at the birthing center). I am beginning to gather my supplies and looking into buying a birthing pool. I am starting to get very excited and anxious to meet our new baby, even though we still have 11 +/- weeks to go.