I am now just 3 days shy of my 3rd trimester!!! I can hardly believe this baby will be making his or her appearance in just 3 short months!!! Give or take a week or two. 😉
We had a midwife appointment this afternoon. It went very well! My urine was negative for both glucose and protein. I’ve now regained the weight I lost over the first half of pregnancy. My blood pressure was excellent at 112/70! I’m measuring 26 weeks which is right on target. The baby’s heart rate was in the 160s which is what it has been all along. I took the Glucose Challenge Test which meant sitting in the midwife’s “office” for an hour. We then had blood drawn to check for gestational diabetes and anemia. We’re praying for great results from both tests!
The boys were able to help with both measuring the fundal height and using the Doppler to find baby’s heartbeat. Noah pulled the tape measure out and John pushed the button to let it back in. John squirted the gel stuff on the Doppler and Noah held it and turned it on. Then John took a turn holding it and got to turn it off. I think one of the most amazing things about using a midwife and having a homebirth is that my children get to be involved in the whole pregnancy and labor & delivery! The boys will not likely be in the room with me when I give birth but they will either be a stone’s throw away and Scott’s parents or be here in the house in another room. When delivery is imminent or has just occurred we can call them to the bedroom to meet their newest brother or sister.
Our next appointment is in 4 weeks on August 15th. I can hardly believe I’ll have less than 10 weeks to go ‘til my due date at that point!
We’re so thankful for such smooth, problem-free pregnancies so far. They are certainly a blessing. We continue to pray for healthy pregnancy and a safe, uncomplicated home delivery.
Here is a recent picture of my baby belly. I’ve posted a few previous pictures for comparison.