Thursday, July 26, 2007

Baby Update

I had my appointment at "The Baby Shop" (as the boys like to call it). I am 35.5 weeks now. Ewan came with me to the exam room while Jon stayed out in the waiting room with Isaac. They have some very cool toys to play with and Isaac prefers to play.

When it was time to measure my belly Ewan helped me lay down and then said, "Mom, I am going to lift your shirt now" and lifted my shirt over my belly. He was standing on his special helper stool the midwife had for "special little helpers". She squirted the belly gel on my tummy and let Ewan turn on the doppler and put it on my tummy where the baby was sitting. He found the heartbeat (with a little guidance) and got to hold the doppler while we listened to the heartbeat. The midwife asked him if he had any plans to teach the baby something. Ewan told her, "Yes, I am going to teach the baby how to walk and eat baby food." She said that was wonderful and asked him if he knew what kind of food was best for the baby. He was a little confused so I clarified and asked him what kind of food is best for baby to eat before he can eat baby food. Ewan pointed to my breast and said, "Milk!" She agreed with him and told him that he was very smart and such a great helper. Ewan was beeming.

When she measured me (from pubic bone to top of the uterus) I was at 38 centimeters which is considered a little on the big side but BabyTex's head is still up high so it isn't a concern. (+ or - 2cm of how many weeks you are is considered "normal".) It is actually nice that his head is still high and not low in my pelvis. It gives me comfort because it means that he probably isn't planning on making his descent into the world anytime soon. Anything can happen but even if it gives me a false sense of comfort, I'll take it for now. My blood pressure has been consistently about 100/55 the whole pregnancy so that is always a good report. It is nice to be over the 34 week mark. I only have a week and a half until I am "full term" and can birth at The Midwife Center. Woo-hoo!!! Praise the Lord! I am one thankful mama!


Amanda said...

That is great news Amelia! I will keep praying for a great delivery for you! I could not have delivered as well as I did without your advice. Your advice was the best I received! I will also keep praying for comfort for you right now and that Baby Tex keeps up his healthy development!

mamabrown said...

Ewan is going to be such a good big brother! He did great in the visit, didn't he? What a big boy. He is growing up so fast! I am so happy that your visit was such a good one. I am glad everything is going so well. I am looking so forward to getting there and meeting Big Tex. Hugs and love. Tell Ewan Grandma is very proud of him for doing such a good job at the Baby Shop.

Grace said...

ewan is such a sweetie. when will i ever get to meet your boys?!!!!

Kelsey said...

Fantastic! This is all great news and it seems like the hard work and research that you've done for this pregnancy is paying off. What a blessing that Ewan is already taking such an active role in Baby Tex's life! So cute!