Stephen went with me to my appointment today so that he could meet the doctor, and we had a really good talk with him about our birth plan. Before I met this doctor, all I had heard was that all doctors hate birth plans, but he actually suggested that we come up with one. Have I mentioned that I LOVE my new doctor??? cause I do… He always tries to make sure my questions are answered and is so encouraging/reassuring about the birth process. I totally think I can do this whole natural childbirth thing after talking with him! I know that emergency situations do come up from time to time, but I have no doubt that if one does, he will make sure that we know what is going on and what our options are. I think Stephen really liked him too:-)
As for the checkup… still nothing. I thought for sure all these crazy braxton hicks contractions I have been have were doing something, but nope. nothing. Baby seems to be doing great though. A good strong heartbeat and lots of wiggling around. Oh, and hiccups:-) Baby has been having them a lot lately…
Maybe it is cabin fever because of the storm, or maybe I have just reached that point in the pregnancy when I am starting to feel restless. I have tons of projects and stuff to do before Baby arrives, I just don’t feel like starting any of it. I want to meet Baby now! Sigh. I guess I can wait a couple more weeks if I have to:-)
Here are my 37 (and a half!) week pictures, in front of what remains of our birch tree:
And some more belly pics I took just for fun when the power went out again this afternoon and I had nothing better to do:
Hope you are all staying warm!