After much time and debate, I decided to get an ultrasound done. I’m actually rather glad I did! I never had an ultrasound performed during Little a’s pregnancy, which was a wonderful experience, but things are quite different in my life now than they were back then, so an ultrasound made sense.
It was also during the ultrasound that I officially decided on a name for this little one to be referred to here on Primordial Willow. The name is…. Bitty A! So I now have Big A, Little a, and Bitty A to complete my little A Team!
Bitty A was very willing to flash us with genitalia, so we were quickly able to discern that I am indeed having another boy (not that gender really mattered to me). All of his stats were excellent and he’s right on track for growth for his age, which is 26 weeks.
My “due date” is September 25th, but as I’m sure most of you are aware, babies come when they are ready to, so I will just have to work towards preparing for his arrival in the September/October range.
I have a midwife for this pregnancy. She’s a wonderful local midwife who has been practicing for over 30 years! On our first meeting together she and I immediately clicked, so I doubt we’ll have any issues. She actually trained the midwife I had with Little a, so I was already rather familiar with her before ever hiring her.
While I would have loved to have had an unassisted birth, it just didn’t seem like the best decision for me at this time. Between my miscarriage and separating from my husband, it just felt right to try to have the support of a midwife while I give birth to this little blessing. I did discuss with my midwife my desire to have a very hands off birth experience and she was fully on board with that decision, which makes me feel like I’ll still get to achieve some of what I was wanting out of an unassisted birth.
I haven’t completely decided on a name for him yet, but I am leaning towards a couple. I plan on waiting to officially have a name for him until after he is born, just so I can make sure that the names I have picked for him will be a good match. Like with Little a, I’m leaning more towards earthier names, and of course, his name will start with an A!
Right now I’m just taking things one day at a time and trying to prepare for this little one as best as I can, while also juggling my packed schedule. I’m having to search for a larger vehicle, as my current car isn’t going to be able to haul 3 car seats around. I’m likely going to become one of those dreaded minivan mothers I swore I would never become… Next will come Mom Jeans, I’m sure.
Overall, I’ve felt pretty great this pregnancy. My life has been rather crazy this pregnancy. Most days I survive on about 4 hours of sleep, but I do feel healthy and happy with this little guy. My current goals are to just continue working as much as I can while taking care of myself and my other littles, as well as getting enough cloth diapers stocked up in time before Bitty A makes his big arrival. Oh, and to avoid Mom Jeans at all costs, even if I have to resort to driving a minivan…