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Week 30 (with a recap on wk 29): Squash sized? [message #2141] Sun, 23 October 2011 12:15 Go to next message
Jamie  is currently offline Jamie
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According to my "compare your baby to produce" chart Laughing weeks 29 and 30 compare our little guy to approximately the size of a squash. The squash used to demonstrate size, however, looks to be a pumpkin. While apropos, perhaps, for the month of October, there's a whole lot of variations in pumpkin size. This leaves me at a loss to really eyeball how large.

Last week, during week 29, my family and I were away camping celebrating the holiday of Sukkot. This meant, no full length mirrors. I am astounded at how much more pregnant (and by that I mean largeness) I've become now that I've returned home during week 30. It's not slight, let me tell you. Which surprised me even more when I weighed in at only 1 pound heavier. I hate to think how much weight I would have gained had I spent that same week in civilization (i.e., not having to walk terribly much).

On the doctor front, we are officially switching OBs this Monday. Upon returning from our vacation, my husband and I met with an OB who will work with us and support us with a VBAC provided the kiddo's lbs don't hit or go over 10 lbs. Right now he's in the 53rd percentile weight wise (at 28 weeks?) so she thinks that's promising.

And all of a sudden, out of the blue, Franklin suggests we can seriously look into homebirthing as a real option. (He was very anti-home birthing the entire time I saw it as the only way to avoid a c-section...and was only coming around to the concept of birthing-centers which were not a legal option for me in the state of Florida given my status). Now we are searching for a mohel - the last time one was used in our church was over 6 years ago (he performed them for us for several years before that) but the man was in his mid 70s at the time...seriously, the age sounds like a horrible joke for a procedure so delicate, doesn't it?

The baby and I are doing fine, otherwise. He's still not kicking or punching often. Those who are familiar with the old Bugs Bunny cartoon where there's a top hat wearing, dancing/singing frog (Michigan J. Frog) then you kind of have an idea of what I as a mother am going through. I find that while he doesn't move very much, he seems to perform for me and me alone. No matter if I try to grab someone's attention (DH) immediately or wait to see if it might last some, the moment someone else's eyes are waiting to see something the little guy tuckers out. As it is, the baby is more into rolling from one place to another than practicing punches.

Tomorrow I see my old OB and inform him that we are transferring. Even though he himself suggested my need to do so in order to avoid a c-section, because it took me so long to make the jump I feel awkward (almost guiltily so) about "breaking up" our patient/doctor relationship. Then I see the baby-sonogram a week later, and the week after that I have a visit to a different doc in my new OBs practice (apparently I'm already missing her availability, LOL).

Re: Week 30 (with a recap on wk 29): Squash sized? [message #2142 is a reply to message #2141 ] Mon, 24 October 2011 12:25 Go to previous message
Tamara E  is currently offline Tamara E
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Wonderful news about the new doctor, Jamie! Praying all goes smoothly there and that you feel comfortable and at peace with the changes.

Funny about your dh and his thoughts now about having a home birth! I'm just praying the Lord gives you His wisdom and direction and blesses you with a wonderful birth with healthy baby and healthy mama! Smile No complications!

With love and hugs,

Tamara (mom of seven; grandma to two so far!)

"There is always enough time and strength to do the will of God"
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