This past week was a doozy. My child would not let me out of her sight and forget sitting down at the computer to blog. That wasn’t going to happen either, she was very clear about how she felt about it. So, with an unexpected week off from blogging, I have a lot to catch up on in the coming weeks, but that just means more exciting stuff for you to read.
As far as Rowan goes, I can definitely tell he is getting bigger because I’m growing more and more uncomfortable. Being on my feet is also proving to get harder as my ankles will downright ache at night if I’m on them for too long. I’m also near the weight I was with Mykenzi when I delivered, which is the heaviest I’ve ever been, and puts a lot of hard pressure on my heels and feet causing some pain. I’m starting to grow more and more nervous that we won’t make it to our scheduled date of July 7th. I’m trying to take it easy as much as possible to ensure he bakes for as long as possible.
In some exciting news, I placed my deposit for Placenta Encapsulation and secured our due date. I’m so excited to see how this helps postpartum. If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, Placenta Encapsulation is the process of dehydrating your placenta after the baby is born and grounding it up into capsules for you to take. It has huge benefits like helping fight against PPD symptoms, milk supply, restoring iron in your blood, and helping contract your uterus down to size. I also just learned that in other countries they are looking into clinical studies to use placenta encapsulation for immediate consumption instead of shots and other alternatives for blood incompatibilities. It doesn’t necessarily offer Rowan more protection, but it is nice to know this could potentially benefit me more than I imagined in this situation. I’ve only ever heard amazing things about doing this, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the difference postpartum between my pregnancy with Mykenzi and this one.