I know, I haven't posted for a week, but this baby growing thing takes work! I am SOOOOO tired. And I have also begun my apprentice-ship! I've done a few births with my midwife but to date have not had a regular schedule nor have I been introduced as her apprentice. Last Tuesday I woke up at the crack of dawn, hurriedly gathered my things together, ate breakfast, packed an ample amount of snacks, and headed up to Frederick, a good hour and fifteen minutes north of DC, without traffic. I met my midwife and accompanied her for the day on home prenatal visits. At each stop I palpated the mom's belly to determine position as each mom, took fetal heart tones, and assessed blood pressure. I was introduced as her apprentice/student. Oh the joy of riding all day long in a car and visiting mommies with a seasoned midwife that I love dearly. I will be following my midwife around and/or accompanying her at one of her three offices for prenatals every other week and occasionally on additional days as well. I am going to try and fit as many prenatal and post-partum visits in as possible before the baby comes, take six months off before I resume prenatal visits and two and 1/2 years after the birth before I resume attending births.
So there just isn't that much time for blogging. I am learning to acknowledge that I can't do everything and evenings, I am just too tired to blog. I used to blog during nap time, and will continue to do so a couple times a week, but usually I end up sleeping the entire time Fen is down. My midwife suggested that perhaps I am having twins but I think my extreme exhaustion is due to the fact that my body is still producing a lot of milk. With Khady, my milk dried up by three and a half months but I am almost four months and my body insists on producing copious amounts of milk. It is an awful lot of work to produce milk AND a baby. No wonder I eat all the time!
And sometimes when I have free time I just want to relax, like right now. I am reading a fantastic book, Eat, Love, Pray and I am making turkey stock and turkey soup. Time to check the broth!