At my appointment one of the midwives, Kathy, confirmed that the little knobby things up high in my uterus are, in fact, little feet. So he’s definitely head down. I have been feeling these little feet for quite some time now — maybe a month? — so he seems to really like that position.
I am 32 weeks, but my fundal height is 34 cm. Kathy says that’s fine, nothing to worry about. It just means that Sam is growing big and strong! I’m thankful. I expressed concern about giving birth to a 30-pound kid but Barb assured me that would not happen. I had been thinking that I would go a little late with him, making his birthday around January 20th or so. But now that I am measuring a little larger, I am wondering if perhaps Samuel will make his entrance into this world a little earlier in January, like January 5th or so. My sister-in-law Shalina’s birthday is January 7th, so she is rooting for that day, and my other sister-in-law, Emily, is rooting for January 8th, which is her birthday. My sister’s birthday is January 29th, but I sincerely hope Sam decides to come a bit earlier than that. 🙂
His heart rate was down a little — 132 as opposed to his usual 140-something — but I guess as the babies get bigger the heart rate slows a bit.
How in the world do we only have 52 days until my due date?!