Little Mezza and I have graduated to weekly Ob appointments this week and I’ve been told due to his growth and wellness scan that any time from now could be “go” time, very exciting! He’s measuring really well and even had a growth spurt which is all good news. He was head down during today’s ultrasound and I really hope he decides to stay that way. He’s still laying on his side, his spine is along my right side with his feet crossed and on my left side. I’m happy with that but I know a lot can change in a week so we’ll see what position he’s in when I go back next Thursday. I have a swab to look forward to that day too, fun fun :S
We also spoke more about my placenta. It’s bi-lobed. In the above image the first picture is how a placenta normally looks and the second is bi-lobed. This increases the chance of the umbilical cord tearing from the placenta during birth. Not fun if that should happen but so far it’s doing a great job at keeping LM fed, happy and healthy so I’m not worried. It’s just another factor we have to take into consideration during labor. It also makes me really keen to have a look after I birth it lol.
Here’s a cute profile pic LM was nice enough to bless me with. You can also see a little fist sticking out. I can’t get enough of his little round face, chin, lips, nose and you can even see his left ear lol. The midwife suggested I start taking Raspberry Leaf (4 per day) and Primrose Oil (3 per day) tablets but since you need to be taking them for several weeks before labour I don’t see the point as I really don’t have that much time left and no matter how many herbs I try and fill myself with I’m still going to be pushing out an 8+ pounder lol.
My Ob couldn’t resist taking yet another “tackle” photo to show Steve since he couldn’t make today’s appointment due to work. It’s starting to become a bit of an in-joke with our Sono and Ob, I swear we have just as many ultrasound photos of our son’s growing “bits” as we do his face. He’s going to think we’re weirdos, lucky I’m a good Mumma and scrapbooked every single one…