Mine does this too @galentine @prpl11butterfly !!! I usually don't mind if she touches the belly, but of course if the baby was moving and anyone touches my belly, she immediately stops.
I recently mentioned to my MIL that I was feeling the baby kick now, and that my husband could also feel it now (usually when I lie on my back, which is so uncomfortable [and something we're not really supposed to do], but it's getting easier for him to feel when I lie on my side too). She said she couldn't wait to feel Mini Moo move.So... How are you all gonna handle - or are handling - that? I know she won't hesitate to try, but I also know she'll respect my wishes if I stop her before she does it (thank God for MILs who listen!). It's not that I have a problem with her putting her hand on my stomach, exactly, but I'm not a touchy-feely person and the baby kicks are still pretty low, like around the underpants line.I'll be seeing her on the 4th of July, and I haven't mastered how to get the baby to move - is that possible at 22ish weeks? - so I assume her hand would be there a while.I fortunately haven't dealt with much negative emotion/action/things surrounding this pregnancy, and I don't want to deny her this, but I really don't know. Argh for being someone who hates confrontation and wants everyone to experience as much as they can in life. 😶
Does everyone need a birth plan?! And when/how does one go about talking about it with your doctor? My hospital will have whoever is on duty delivering my baby though so I'm even more confused haha.I just read my TB article and it said I should have a birth plan on place yesterday ago -_-
Me 39 - DH 41
TTGP #1 Jan '15 -
BFP 9/11/15 - DS born 5/31/16
TTGP #2 July '17 -
CP July '17
Blighted Ovum MC Dec '17
CP June '18
BFP 1/30/19 - EDD 10/13/19
Okay, so no real birth plan is necessary, but when it comes to, say, the position you'd like to labor in, is that something you generally find is respected? I do not want to labor on my back, but I'm open to other positions.
TTM+ anyone have to do their own Group B strep test? With my other kids the doctor did it I think during my 35th or 36th week however with this practice, you do your own and I honestly worry I'm going to F it up haha. They have like a 10 step instruction sheet on first swapping your vagina, inserting a couple of inches but not as far as a tampon then swabbing your perineum and a few other steps in between. I just found this odd that they trust patients to do it correctly on their own ha. I know I'm going to be thinking, "wait, did I not insert far enough, did I swab enough area, etc" should be fun
Two questions:1)Does anyone get razor burn worse with pregnancy? Idk what is going on but the last two times I’ve shaved I end up sore with bad razor burn. Maybe it’s that my skin is extra sensitive? I don’t remember my skin being this sensitive for my previous pregnancies but maybe I just didn’t notice as much. 2) For those with foot/leg swelling how bad is it getting? I have a call in to my OB because I’ve had PIH and Pre-E with all of my kids but the swelling in my legs has me starting to get concerned. My hands and face are slightly puffy which are the bigger watch sign but my (already plus size) legs are staring to look like hippo legs. Compression socks haven’t really helped a lot either.
@cmbt2 thank you, that’s very reassuring to me. With my other 3 pregnancies I didn’t swell much at all until the end but everything about this pregnancy is throwing me off.