Monday, July 15, 2013

30 Weeks

I haven't written much about this pregnancy, not because we aren't very excited, but because I haven't written much about anything and because it has been...obstetrically boring.  Which is a very good thing.

I saw one of the midwives this past week (for a 30 week check-up).  I've been making my rounds because it is a really big practice.  I think there are some part time gals I haven't met, but I've found some favorites and I will likely try to see them the rest of the pregnancy.  The midwife I saw this time is older, and for the first time one of them looked at my history and actually took it seriously that we may not make it to the hospital in time.  She told me to buy a shower curtain to contain the mess!  She said I will been seen weekly starting at 36 weeks because of the rapidity of my past two labors (Gabby's was 90 minutes from the time my water was broken and Nate's was 60 minutes total), but that for now I, "couldn't be more healthy,"  so I won't be seen for another 4 weeks unless something comes up.  Midwife care is awesome--typically I would be seen every two weeks at this point, but it is pointless given my health and history.

Justin and I also took the hospital tour.  It is an overwhelming place, so I'm glad we went to get some sort of idea where we're going.  If it weren't for the midwives, we definitely would choose a different place, but we'll hope to do a 24 hour discharge and spend as little time as possible there!  We had a family from our church volunteer to watch the munchins for us.  They even took them out to dinner, so they ate better than we did that evening.

We are grateful for a strong, healthy baby girl (heart rate 145 BPM), and we look forward to meeting her soon-ish!

2 comments:

KentuckyGam said...

Can't wait to meet her too!!

Jo-Anne said...

So exciting! I can't believe it's 30 weeks already! WOW, your labors are fast. That's awesome. Can't wait to hear all about her. You look great! =)