I had my first real prenatal appt with Dr. W. It was home. Being familiar with our background he was excited that finally we have made it this far. He asked if I had questions 3 or 4 times. He remembered that he delivered Big C. And… he’s supportive of my all natural line of thinking for the birthing process!
The hospital where I will be delivering has the only natural birth center located inside of a hospital in the entire state of Ohio! They are also big on 24 hour rooming in with NO separation unless absolutely necessary. From our conversation today, Dr. W is perfectly at ease with my signing up for this program!!!
Another thing he is perfectly at ease with… re-opening the hot tub. He did say that he’d like to see me lower the temp to 96 rather than 98 because at this point the baby is running a little warmer than I am and as I get bigger and the baby gets closer to the surface temperature regulation will get harder for both of us. But… now that I have clear guidance from a trusted medical professional (G didn’t trust the last set of docs) I’m hopeful that the hot tub will be reopened this weekend 🙂
Lastly, my weight… I was up 3 pounds on Thursday. I have re-lost those same three pounds. I was a little worried at a net gain of 0 at 21 weeks. Dr. W… not so much. Everything feels on track (size of ute and all), I’m not yakking up everything I eat and I am eating so… it’s a good sign that I’m managing things properly.
Anatomy scan Thursday. Sorry to be so boring.