33 weeks and 3 days…
Closer and closer we get and the finish line is close to being within reach! Now if only I could say that I was ready for it to be here. I mean, I’m totally excited to meet this little girl but there is still so much to get done that I’m beginning to think it’s just not.
We had our 33 week appointment yesterday at our birth center.
I read this along the hour and a half drive (another thing that I’m not sure I’ll finish by the time I go into labor).
I met the 4th out of the 5 midwives that could possibly be on call whenever I go into labor. She might just be my favorite one yet (all have been awesome though). We discussed herbal supplements and tea that I’ll start taking soon to help prepare for labor and to help ripen my cervix for an easier labor. Hey, I’ll go along with anything that might help and since I had such an awesome birthing experience with Mabel, I’m open for trying anything that might make this one easier. I’ll go into more details of what I’m taking when I start for those of you interested.
Mabel got to help take my blood pressure and use the doppler to hear her sister’s heart beat. She loved it.
I’ve gained a total of 30 pounds and surprisingly I’m perfectly fine with that. I think this post has finally sunk in and I’m at a happy place with this pregnancy.
My next appointment isn’t until 36 weeks, normally it’s every two weeks by this time but due to our distance from the birth center and trying to time appointments for the Group B Strep test, this was just the best time for us to meet again.
Baby Girl is also officially head down.
And a pic of Mabel for good measure.
Always the epitome of toddler fashion…haha! Seriously, I love mismatching and crazy clothes on kids (this outfit is tame to things I haven’t posted on the blog, lol!)…I’m probably one of the few people on the internet not dressing their kiddo in hipster style and I’m perfectly happy about that. My motto is: she is a kid…she can have fun dressing like a crazy person cause this is pretty much the only time she can do that and get away with it. Have fun girlfriend! Plus, there is plenty of time for dressing like an adult when she is one. 😉
Did you do anything in your third trimester to start preparing for labor? Please share!