Thursday, May 17, 2007

Beautiful baby

We had another scan yesterday - baby growing well, very active, heart doesn't appear to be any worse - and we saw baby's face. So so amazing, we could make out its little features and it looks so much like our girls. Gary thinks baby is a girl. I said we could ask but he wants to wait. Patience is not my strongest virtue but I guess I can wait a few more weeks to find out if I have made a girl or a boy.
I feel quite positive about it all at the moment, although desperately hoping that our hopes don't get smashed at the next scan. I asked about the birth and, at this stage, there is no reason not to have a vaginal birth, especially as I have already had 2 straightforward births. Atleast I can feel normal again - afterall I am having a physically good pregnancy, now I can prepare for the birth the way I would normally do. It will be so different being in hospital that I need to get my head round it but I know I can do it. I just need to talk to the consultants about my labour not being treated as high risk as I would like to be as active as possible and I'd love to use water again. I can't really imagine doing it without being in water. As long as baby stays well and I don't go into labour before 37 weeks, I will aim to treat labour as normal as possible - it's only after the birth that baby needs to be closely monitored and tested.
We've got a few weeks to go yet though, so we need to hope and pray that the heart doesn't get any worse and that we have a chance of a healthy baby. But for now, I am concentrating on staying calm and stress-free, planning alice's party and preparing for the birth of my baby.

1 Comments:

Blogger Annie said...

Huge Hugs from me yet again... awww thinking about you loads.
Pleased to hear that "they" are supporting a vaginal birth - I know it's not the whole homebirth package you wished for - but you have the knowledge and the belief to make it a lovely birth where ever... it'll be magical Hun... xxx's

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