I’m enjoying this pregnancy so much. I feel completely in tune with my body and connected with my baby. The rest of the family is truly enjoying the wait too.
As Tres moves so much, I call whoever is close to come and feel him, sometimes even see his movements without needing to touch my belly.
My daughters really enjoy this. The youngest, who has the midwifery genes looks after us beautifully and learns all she can. She palpates my belly to know how Tres is lying and she truly cares for me, asking many questions and really interested in the answers.
Her questions aren’t all about her sibling but many of them are about me, how I’m feeling, how I’ve slept, what can she do for me… I feel so blessed and proud to call such an amazing caring being my daughter.
Remember I told you how at the beginning of the second trimester how my uterus and my baby were mainly on my left side? That hasn’t changed that much.
Obviously, as my belly grows it’s taking most of the space but Tres likes that side. He’s been breech since I’ve been able to identify his body parts through my abdomen and when he slightly moves it’s always putting his head towards my left.
I’m not worried he’s in this position. There’s still plenty of time for Tres to move and if in the end, he doesn’t turn I know being born breech is just a variation of normality. Yes. I’d feel more comfortable with birth if he was born headfirst but this isn’t a worry for me at present.
I’m focusing on being happy and stress-free. I can feel the oxytocin flowing through my body and I do everything possible for it to carry on flowing as it does. I sing a lot and enjoy sex much more than ever. This oxytocin flow feeds itself. I feel more sexual and my capacity for pleasure is really heightened.
I’m aware this doesn’t happen to everyone, especially in the last trimester of pregnancy, however, let me reassure you there’s absolutely nothing wrong to enjoy a rich sexual life all throughout pregnancy if there are no medical risks that suggest you should rest as much as possible.
My heartburn is back and it’s quite manageable. I just stand up and drink water as I did before. Now my body isn’t suggesting chilli sauce at all so I’m following its wise advice.
Next week I’m planning on visiting a Mayan midwife although she’s almost 4 hours drive from home. Meeting these ancestral birth workers was the main reason why we chose the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico to start this chapter in our lives as the knowledge they have, has been passed from generation to generation for the last 4000 years.
Now I’m pregnant I cannot let this opportunity pass even if that means driving for such a long period.