Thursday, March 29, 2007
Anyhow, for those of you wondering, the iron count is up. Good up, too. At 33.5 I am well into the normal range and not considered a risk at all. Whew. Oh, and speaking of normal, my midwife estimates that Goody will weigh from 7.5-8 pounds at birth. So lucky for me she will not likely be as big as her father at birth!
Friday, March 23, 2007
Goody is still in her favorite position, head down and on my right side. I was worried about sunny-side up as I have an anterior placenta, but everything looks perfect so far! And of course, I forgot again to get an estimate of her size. Secretly, I must not want to know.
Internally, I am now 1 cm dilated and 65% effaced. She is at station -3, so it looks like birth is probably NOT immenent in the next 2 weeks as she hasn't really "dropped" into my pelvis. But she would'nt give me a definite on that, because really there are no definites when it comes to childbirth. She said she's seen women stay at 1 cm for 4 or 5 weeks, and some as little as a few days. It all depends! But she said the effacement and softness of my cervix was a great sign, as these are often hold-ups in labor. Anything that makes labor quick, I'm all for. Of course, not so quick that we can't make the 30 minute drive to Wenatchee...
Here is a link that explains what all this means.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
I took a detail photo of the stained glass but it came out blurry. I may try again soon, but for now, it's a lotus branch the starts in the sidelight and carries over in the the door. Probably not the exact colors we would've chosen, but it does look nice. Click on the photo to bring up a larger version that will allow you to see the branch. Basically, thanks to Tim's excellent woodworking skills, we ended up with a door that would've cost thousands of dollars for about 400. I can't wait until the rest of the house is done! The siding is complete, and today Tim is putting the cedar shakes in the eaves. It is really coming together and will be such a nice house when we are done.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Here's my regamin now:
- Prenatal vitamin, Vitamin E, Metformin
- 2 doses of Iron Citrate, taken with Vitamin C
- Other iron supplement (?), B12, folic acid
Here's the clincher: I can only take the iron doses either one hour before or two hours after eating. Think about that for a second. Now add in that I'm 35 weeks pregnant and hungry all the time. No fair! Oh yeah, and the iron doses are taken with a delicious tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. I have the option of taking the vinegar either plain or stirred into orange juice. Yum!
And update on the baby: she was curled up in a little ball at my midwife's appointment on Thursday, so we couldn't get an accurate size guess. Next try will be March 15th.