Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Prenatal, 32 weeks

According to my midwives, I'm fully at 32 weeks, which means scary week 31 (when we lost Day) has come and gone. It's kind of hard for me to believe--by one measurement, I'm still in the midst of week 31--but it is starting to feel like there is some light at the end of this tunnel of anxiety over another stillbirth. I'm already feeling a little less worried, and more excited and focused on the fun end-of-pregnancy stuff, like ordering my birth kit and finding a cool new diaper bag and thinking about where to set up the tub and that sort of thing--things that actually indicate there's a baby on the way, which, believe it or not, I have yet to entirely embrace (out of fear and worry and superstition, mostly, but also just that disbelief that all pregnant women have: "no way there's a BABY coming at the end of this! how is that possible!").

Anyway, I'm doing well: plenty healthy, plenty big, everything as it should be, and getting close to entering the final stretch. Hurray!

I have another prenatal, just a brief one, next week, mostly to assuage my fears (and because my primary midwives and Rob are all away and so it's a touchy time), and then we're on to the biweekly and then weekly prenatal exams where actual fun stuff starts happening: newborn protocol handouts and supply lists and home visits and all the rest. Woo-hoo! I love homebirth!


  1. i'm so excited for you, arielle! i've been thinking of you lots lately, and sending positive energy your way. keep the faith--your little one will love feeling your confidence and joy!

  2. I've been thinking about you, too, somehow knowing that it was around 31 weeks now, so I'm glad to hear you're feeling great. Enjoy this magical time! And I LOVE the pigtails.