Welcome to the end of the second trimester! This is officially the last week of the middle — and now we’re on to the end. I love the end. 🙂 This was a benchmark week for me. Last time, I was made to quit work because my blood pressures had started to climb. This time, at my appointment today, my BP was 120/76 with no rest. I went right from the parking lot into the waiting room. This is fabulous news! It was a solo appointment (Rob couldn’t be there) and Sam was a rockstar. He was so patient in the “dark room” (the ultrasound room), and happily sat quietly while I talked to the doctor in the “bright room” (exam room). He was especially charming with the staff today. I always think he’s adorable, but sometimes it’s nice to hear others say they think he’s great, too. It makes my Proud Mommy Heart swell just a little more. 🙂
This week, Baby is about two pounds and 14.5 inches long. Her brain is developing more and more. She sleeps and wakes on a sort of schedule (I’ve noticed this for a couple of weeks), and can open and close her eyes. During the ultrasound today, it looked like she was talking as she opened and closed her mouth. It was very cute. The little weasel is still in the breech position and I’m really hoping she makes the flip on her own. Soon, please, Baby. Not only would it make for an easier delivery, it would stop her from kicking me in the bladder eighteen times a day! I’ve talked with the doctor about options if she doesn’t flip around. She said there’s nothing to worry about until week 36 and at that point, if she’s still breech, then they can try to flip her around. Bleh. I’ve heard that hurts! Oh well. There are nine long weeks left for her to come to her senses and flip over on her own.
Also, I’m starting the process to donate Baby’s cord blood to the public bank. I’m so glad that St. Joseph’s Hospital is involved in public cord blood banking. I think it’s so important to offer my little bit of cord blood so that someone out there can pool it with other donations to help save their life. It’s a little bit of a soapbox issue for me, so I’m not going to go on and on about it (too late!).
Next week — third trimester! 🙂