Baby Update–31 Weeks

I had an appointment with my midwife tonight. The baby and I are doing very well. I am measuring 31 centimeters, which is right on for this week. My midwife estimates that the baby will be around 9 pounds at birth. Baby is head-down at the moment, which is great–hopefully he or she will stay that way! I think I know when the baby turned, too–I was laying in bed around midnight a couple weeks ago, trying to fall asleep in spite of the very active baby wiggling around in my belly, when I suddenly felt a hard WHUMP!–it felt just like the baby had done a fast somersault, and it almost took my breath away! It’s so interesting to have a little person growing inside of me who is dependent upon me and yet moving around independently!

I got to check out a “sibling backpack” to explore with D.L.F. and Cupcake. It contains lots of books for children about birth and new babies, a couple of movies, and cute Waldorf-style mama and baby dolls with snaps so the baby can latch on to the mama and “nurse.”

One response to “Baby Update–31 Weeks

  1. It never gets old, does it; that awesome wonder of a new life growing inside of your womb. I feel so privileged to be able to take part in the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth. Glad all is going well for you!

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