First and foremost, I have to tell you what this little snowflake is since I was keeping it a surprise! The IPs will be welcoming the cutest little BOY in the next month or so!! They are so excited and getting things ready for his upcoming arrival!
Since I last posted I had talked about my thyroid being a bit crazy. That ended up taking care of itself once I got further into the pregnancy. It is apparently very normal when pregnant for some of your hormones to go whacko, my thyroid happened to be one of those things. After that it was pretty much smooth sailing and no other scares came up. I had my glucose test the middle of October and that came back normal and great! Yay for being able to eat like I normally would and not having any food restrictions.
I hired a doula for this delivery and LOVE her!! :) Since I won't have my mom at the birth and I am not sure if certain people I've asked to be there will be able to make it I opted for a doula. I will need an advocate for me and someone to be there for me when this sweet boy is with his parents! Ms. J and I have met with her and told her our wishes and things we are hoping to happen during the birth!
The beginning of November we had a 3D ultrasound and let me just say this little boy is the cutest thing ever. He has the sweetest little face; chubby cheeks, perfect lips and LOTS of hair. Yes, we could see a head full of hair. It makes me feel better knowing that the insane heart burn I've been having is paying off.
I started taking a hypnobabies class the past few weeks and have really enjoyed the class. Ms. J has come with me several times and we will make a good team getting this little guy here! I just need to keep listening to my tracks and practicing my breathing. I am excited and maybe a bit nervous about this birth since this will be the first unmedicated birth I've had. The unknown can be a bit scary and not knowing what to really expect freaks me out.
I've been seeing a chiropractor since I was about 16 weeks which has literally been heaven sent. The further along I get the more I feel like I need an adjustment. I also just recently started going to get a massage every other week to help with the extra back pain. I can't tell you how amazing it is to lay on my tummy for the chiropractor and the massage. To have the extra weight not pull on the middle of my back and feel a tiny bit weightless is amazing! I joke that I'm going to have to steal the belly thing they have me lay on during these.
I can't believe we are almost at the end of this pregnancy. It really has flown by and been amazing! I couldn't have picked a better couple to be part of this journey with. They truly are amazing and some of my very best friends! :) We root each other on and encourage each other through all of this. I love that they have involved me in this process and let me be part of things that they didn't necessarily have to involve me in. Love them!