Hey all, great to read your updates we are indeed getting close!
I’m 36 weeks now and have also been getting lots of practice contractions! I’m actually going to the hospital today for a scan to check on baby’s position cause my midwife and I can’t quite figure it out, and if she’s not in optimal positioning my midwife can’t attend me at home. I haven’t had a scan since 12 weeks by choice so I’m both excited and nervous! [name_f]My[/name_f] feeling is that’s she’s head down ROT but possibly with her head flexed backwards. Sometimes she feels completely transverse so it will be good to get that confirmed. ROT isn’t a contraindication for physiological birth but it does tend to lead to longer and more painful labours so I’ve been mentally preparing myself for that for the last few days as I’d been hoping for a low-intervention birth but that may not be the outcome. I also have to make it to 37 weeks to birth at home.
I’ve had a full on few weeks with confirmed anaemia, iron infusion and the the covid va**ine. All of which made me worry about the baby so much but she’s remained strong and active throughout!
I wasn’t planning on taking mat leave till [name_u]October[/name_u] but it’s getting harder to concentrate all the time so I may draw on some sick leave sooner. I can feel that liminal space calling, my tolerance for sound and simulation is lessening, avoiding the shops (and my in-laws, lol) and just wanting to be alone all the time. Would be nice to be able to fully let go and enter that space. [name_f]My[/name_f] partner and I went on a babymoon last weekend just for one night which was lush and I highly recommend, with or without a partner! It can be so rejuvenating to change your environment.
We’ve been revisiting her name as we get closer… [name_f]Flora[/name_f] has really stuck the last few months and now our families are calling her that too, but we’re also considering [name_f]Anthea[/name_f], my grandmothers name. We’d call her [name_f]Thea[/name_f] (my grandmother was [name_f]Annie[/name_f] so it’s a nice distinction) but it’s hard to let go of [name_f]Flora[/name_f] now after all this time. I guess we’ll wait to see what feels right when she’s here
@whatchamacallit congrats on the girl, so exciting
@K_rassy13 wishing you all the best for these last few weeks and can’t wait to hear about Henry’s arrival
@lehassebrock I hope your GD test went OK! I skipped mine entirely as I didn’t want to go through the rigormole of it all. Not advised but it was right for me!
@katinka so amazed and impressed that you’re going to have 4! Can’t wait to hear what name you go with. Are you keeping the gender a surprise?
@Serenityz fingers crossed for your homebirth wishes too!
Stay well everyone and send more updates!!