- If you'll recall, I discussed, in length, my struggle with hospital birth vs. Home birth. This decision was not an easy one for me to make and after a very, very LONG discussion with my doctor. (A whopping 40 minutes....who gets 40 minutes with their doctor?), we have decided to go the hospital route. This is not because my doctor used scare tactics like "your baby might die." She actually said, "most likely, you're going to have an uneventful birth with no problems." But there comes a point when one must accept who they are. I am a "what if" person. I am NOT the person who can blindly say, "everything will be fine." I'm the girl who gets on the plane and says, "yes, flying is safer, but eventually...someday, this plane WILL break down. This plane will NOT fly forever. And whose to say they'll retire it before that happens?" The chance of a plane crashing while I am on it is so slim; however, the chance is still there. The chance that I will have some crazy freak hemorrhage that can't be controlled by pitocin or methergen or some other "stop the bleeding" drug is almost non-existent. ALMOST. If it did happen, I'd need an immediate transfusion. I'm not going to get it if it takes at least 40 minutes for an ambulance to get me to a hospital. The chance is SO slim that it's really not worth contemplating. Even my doctor said so. However, I am a what-if person and I can guarantee that I'd be thinking of just that thing if I went with home birth. And so, I'm going to take the education I have regarding my rights and I'm going to apply them. My husband is educated about this and agrees with my wants. And I have a doula. I will not be pushed around. I will not consent to anything I don't believe I need. I will do this my way. And I am comfortable with that.
- I have gained a total of 14 lbs. At my 28-week appointment, I had gained a total of 1 lb in 1 months. It's true. At my 30-week? 0 lbs. My doctor told me I need to probably gain a little weight. Hmmm....it's because of the no refined carbs. People who are not pregnant and give up refined carbs see weight loss very quickly. So I guess it's good that I'm not losing weight. :)
- My fundus (top of my uterus) is measuring at 27 to 28 weeks. I'm 30 weeks. It has grown since last time, but if it doesn't get on the ball, we're going for another ultrasound to make sure baby is growing. I'm really not all that concerned. Naturally, my "what-if" says what if it's something. But I'm just remembering that Ethan was 7 lbs 11 oz at 41 weeks. My babies are not HUGE babies, but they're not small. I imagine he just needs a growth spurt. ;)
Friday, March 2, 2012
30 weeks.....and (not) growing
Alright. I had my 30-week doctor appointment yesterday. Here's how things went: