I can't believe I have entered my third and final trimester. Time really has gone by so quickly and I feel like I lost it all!
Parker is quite the mover. He shakes my belly around more than Graycen ever did. So I am wondering if this means he is going to be even more active than her - which is hard to do! I still get sick first thing in the morning but that's it. I was the same way with Graycen, too. Really, my morning sickness lasted the entire pregnancy - in a way. I have bursts of energy here and there but mostly there - LOL. I feel like my belly is bigger this time around. I hope that doesn't mean this is a bigger baby. Graycen was 8lbs 1/2oz and 21.5in - we'll see how big he is. Any guesses?
We've been stocking up on everything - diapers, wipes, etc. Every trip we make to Target I have bought a pack of diapers. I know we will go through them fast so I thought it's worth it to start stocking up now.
I have my 28 week appointment on Wednesday. I have decided to switch clinics as well as hospitals. I made this decision based on a couple of things. First of all, I made the decision to switch clinics because I have decided I am not going to try to be superwoman and go through L&D (labor & delivery) with no meds. I caved and got an epidural with Graycen and honestly, I have nothing bad to say about it. I remember everything so clearly, I was able to sleep for a while before pushing, I was happy, Graycen wasn't drowsy like "they" said she may be. The only part of it I didn't like was actually having it administered. I feel like if I continue to see the midwives they may try to push me a little harder to keep it natural and that's not the direction I want to go. I know I am going to get it so why bother trying for something else. Also - the midwives there only deliver at St John's. We decided that the hospital was a little further away than we would like for it to be. If I happen to go into labor during rush hour, we are looking at about an hour drive (if not more) to get to the hospital regardless if we take the highway or side roads. Not something I want to worry about.
So - with all of that being said, I am switching to Fridley OB/GYN for my care and Unity Hospital for my delivery. Unity is an Allina Hospital, which United was and I had a good experience there. I am pretty excited about my change, if you can believe it. I don't know many women that might be comfortable with switching clinics and hospitals in the 3rd trimester of their pregnancy. Crazy!
I think my next ultrasound (the one to check to see if the placenta has moved or not) will probably be at my next appointment - which will be at 30 weeks. I am excited since we will get to see Parker again - and so much bigger this time!