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Hooray! Baby’s head is engaged! June 9, 2010


Just got back from seeing the midwife and baby’s head is engaged! While this doesn’t mean a lot in a second pregnancy, because the muscles are a lot looser and baby’s head can engage and disengage easily, she said it seemed to be in quite firmly…and it does feel like it!  I get to meet Beanie soon, I get to meet Beanie soon!!! How exciting?!  Steven guessed on the weekend that it would happen today, I’m thinking it will happen at least in the next few days. Tonight when Erin’s tucked into bed would be good! I shall keep the updates coming.

My midwife did suggest SEX…much to Stevens delight, as there is a chemical in semen called prostaglandin which can actually cause contractions as well. The oxytocin  your body releases during sex also can induce labour.  Guess what I’m doing tonight? 🙂

I’ve been doing lots of squatting too which helps baby’s head to move down, so it seems that’s been paying off. I’m taking Arnica now, doing perineum massage and have the faintest linear nigra now, but still no stretch marks…so feel ready to meet the little lady. Have been doing some serious nesting too…loads of cleaning and tidying, and am feeling nice and chilled and ready! Come on Bean!

Otherwise everything is normal and healthy. Blood pressure on the low side, which is normal for me and much healthier than on the high side.  My hematocrit levels are also on the low side (10.8 gm/dl), but I’m not anemic. My lovely midwife said there’s nothing to worry about though, but that I should keep taking floradix (which I wasn’t taking at the time of the blood test). I think I may break my 5+ months of veganism and have an organic, local steak, because I have been craving one. Just this once! Call me a hypocrite.  Steven and I are going out for dinner on our own tonight for the first time in possibly a year and probably last time in a good while!

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2 Responses to “Hooray! Baby’s head is engaged!”

  1. Joe Says:

    What a wonderful blog you have and how very exciting that the baby is so close to appearing! My wife and I are a little over 4 weeks away from the due date of our first baby. We’ve got almost the exact same plan as you – to have the baby at home, with the ‘Birth Pool in a Box’ that I can fit into with Jenny and to have an active birth using gravity as best we can. =)

    It’s so great to read your blog and hear about all your excitement and experiences just before we’ll be going through similar. Thank you for making such a great website with such a wonderful forum.

    Good luck and I hope it’s a beautiful birth.

    Happy Vibes,

    Joe

  2. Hi Joe,

    Thank you, glad you’re enjoying it! I hope you and your wife have a fantastic birth too!!

    Health & Happiness
    sharon


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