Thursday, January 25, 2007

30 Weeks

Two significant events occured yesterday.

The first one is my 30 week OBS appointment. For the first time in ages (since the earlier delightful ultrasound sessions to measure size of Poopee), my OBS was able to feel for the size of Poopee. He discovered two things - first Poopee is currently sitting head down, which probably explains why she's been doing little kicks just underneath my breasts. Secondly, at 30 weeks old Poopee is approximately the size of a 31/32 week old - which makes her an above average sized baby. Which surprised the both of us because me and Apeman are not that big in size.

The second significant event was our first pre-natal baby class. It was delightful. I cannot describe how pleased we are to be able to finally attend a baby class - I enjoyed every minute of the session - and look forward to the visit to the maternity ward next week. But there is still that small icky feeling - with me feeling like a fraud sitting amongst that group of pregnant mothers and expectant fathers. That infertile chip on my shoulder lingered as I eye other pregnant bumps amongst the group and wondered what journey they had to travel in order to be here tonight. Fortunately I was constantly reassured by the little life inside me - Poopee was wriggling and turning slowly throughout the entire session, I found myself rubbing her raised bottom afffectionately.

They showed us a birthing video. Afterwards when the midwife turned the lights back on, I find myself blinking away tears. I looked over to Apeman and saw his eyes were red - like mine.

6 comments:

soralis said...

30 Weeks it won't be long now! Enjoy those pre-natal classes!

Take care

Just another Jenny said...

Apeman sounds like a real sweetheart, I can't even get mine to come to the classes.

Ova Girl said...

Congrats on hitting 30 weeks Drew. And the class sounds wonderful, I never managed to get to a class I'm so slack. It's interesting the 'fraud' feeling. Mine lasted well after the birth of Tricky.

So glad that poopee is thriving!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on 30 weeks and I am so glad that you are on the journey, despite the trials to get there. Enjoy it.

moi said...

happy 30 weeks! won't be long now...

Artblog said...

My sis is due soon too, mid feb she's just started her classes too but they didnt even bother showing her the birthing room! England and their NHS system, don't even ask.

Anyway, best wishes :)