Wednesday, September 11, 2013

33 Week Prenatal Update!Please Read!



Prenatal Updates
On Monday was my 33rd week prenatal visit. My midwife confirms the operation report is good and we can proceed with having a successful VBAC. She also recommended that I drink Red Raspberry Leaf tea 1 cup a day and at 36 weeks two cups everyday. WARNING: She advised me that if I started having contractions/cramps/any pain/discomfort stop drinking the tea until I reach 36 weeks, and then drink 2 cups a day.
Check out this link: http://www.bellybelly.com.au/pregnancy/raspberry-leaf-pregnancy-red-raspberry-leaf-tea#.UjCb5U7D_ug

This will help with making labor progress faster and open up my pelvis. She also suggested that I do 10 squats daily and at 36 weeks as much as possible. Also sitting with your legs open (like I have a choice lol) also helps open up the pelvis. So I'm following her suggestions and being hopeful that it helps.

Baby Preparation
Having another son is awesome, because I don't have to buy much.
My Baby list consisted of:
  • Mattress (*Won't be necessary until the 3rd month)
  • Size 1 diapers (*Newborn diapers are usually too small)
  • Socks (* Can't reuse my son's they're so worn out)
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Nipples & Bottles
  • Baby Wash
  • Brush & Comb
  • Diaper Bag
  • Bottle Brush
I got mostly all the items on my list from my awesome family/friends and some items I got for free online. So far I washed the bassinet, arranged my son's clothes that way I know which bag has the 3 mths clothing...etc., and that's about it.


Heartmama Update
My weight hasn't changed since my last prenatal visit; I am still 145lbs and my stomach is 41.5 inches. Yay!! Unfortunately, I still have a ridiculous cupcake craving.
Blueberry, Banana Nut, Cookies & Cream, and Mocha Chocolate cupcakes were delicious!
I probably should've taken a better pic, but hey it does the trick. Here's my belly pic.
So usually I relax my hair, but I haven't for almost 3 months now....so I've decided to go natural. Had enough of the chemicals. So I'll also post some updates on my natural hair journey. Here's my 1.5inch new growth.
So far in terms of typical pregnancy symptoms...my neck got darker, no pregnancy look on the face, boobs did not get any bigger Yay!!!, and that's about it. The only thing that has changed significantly is the size of my belly lol.

I'll post some pictures of my cute baby stuff , belly bump..etc., in the near future. Let me know if there are any specific topics you would like me to discuss. Have a blessed day and do remain
amazing!


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