I felt the baby move Saturday (Ok I tried really hard and was able to feel the baby) but it's not something I feel on a daily basis. All is going really well, I feel my belly/uterus getting bigger, so I'm confident that the pregnancy is going well. I took my b/p at work on Thursday, and it was well within normal 119/69. I'm not finding out what this baby is, and not planning any ultrasounds unless something is out of the normal. I really don't want them to find something they are concerned about, only to have me worry about it the whole pregnancy (negatively affecting myself my blood pressure and the baby), and then have it be nothing. I've been checking and most midwifes don't recommend any routine US unless there is a problem. The safety of US has never been proven, and I'd rather not take any needless risk.
I've been having great dreams about the birth of this baby too, and had so much peace about it. In my dreams it's just me, Rob and Tommy who welcome the baby into the world in our peaceful home (Yes I'm planning a home birth with this baby). Rob is a great support for me during the labor and birth, and hugs me and gives me the comfort and presence I need, just being with me as I labor. And then after the birth we get time (a day or two) together as a family to bond and really share that special moments with just each other before we open our home to visitors, even extended family.
4 months ago