Drop your pants, make the Cupcake dance

I’ve got Braxton-Hicks for real and Cupcake does NOT like them. As Strawberry & I sat watching tv last night, we stared as my whole belly got hard and Cupcake would dramatically move to one side or the other in response. It’s nice to know my body is doing what it’s supposed to, right on schedule. It’s not painful, but not too pleasant and highly distracting. I appreciate that it means we’re getting closer to the end.

Midwife appointment today was lovely. We had the young, perky midwife again and she graciously agreed to fill out the health profiles for the second-parent adoption for both Strawberry and myself. I was sure she’d fill mine out, but we weren’t so sure about Strawberry’s. I think we were lucky to have seen her today, because she seems very gay-friendly and had no problem helping us out in any way she could.

We asked her about taking evening primose supplements and she seemed pleased that we has asked because it was on her list of things to bring up today, at the 36 week appt. Basically, I am to take 1,000mg either orally or up the hoo-ha from now until birth. It helps soften the cervix and prepare the body for labor. We picked up a bottle of pills on the way home and I was a bit daunted by how large they are, but they’re very slippery and easy to swallow so no worries.  I’ll probably stick with taking them orally until at least my due date.

Last thing on the agenda for today’s appointment was my Group B Strep test which involved a front-and-back swab culture. Fun times! This was my first “pants down” appt since my 10 week appt with the OB. Luckily, the midwives have expressed to us that they are not fond of doing cervical checks unless requested or during labor.

Up next: birth class, prenatal yoga, and our final shower and pregnancy photo shoot with a professional photographer friend this weekend.

12 responses to “Drop your pants, make the Cupcake dance


  2. Next in Line

    Every time you post now my heart jumps and wonders if this IT! Hehehe so, not yet, but getting close. I am looking forward to your professional pics.

  3. Wow, you’re really gearing up! That’s funny that Cupcake doesn’t like the contractions.

  4. wishinghopingpraying

    I can’t believe cupcake is almost done baking. How exciting!

  5. Just wrote a big comment and then hit logout instead of submit lol dork!

    Anyway – can’t believe you’re so close that you’re getting braxton hicks already, how exciting! Can’t wait to see the professional photos – I think that’s such a cool thing to do, so special.

  6. I can’t believe how close you’re getting! I am very excited for the three of you!

  7. sounds like you have great midwives! are you gonna share the professional photos?! we’d all love to see them!

  8. Your headline has me cracking up! Guess I need to learn about evening primrose…
    Yes, I agree with the others, we would love to see some of the pics if you would like to share.

  9. That title is so funny.

    How exciting! I vote for oral on the primrose too. I find dealing with my progesterone sups in the hoo-ha a little more than I want to deal with at times and they are small.

    I love pregnancy photos and I am so glad you are taking one. They are always so beautiful.

    Almost there ladies! Holy crap!

  10. That may be the best blog title ever. Seriously funny. Good luck down the homestretch!

  11. I am SO not looking forward to that group B test. Bleh!

  12. Everyone, we’ll be sharing some professional photos for sure. Nice to know ya’ll are still interested!

    And Jessie, the strep B test was no big deal. Way easier than a pap, that’s for sure. Just a quick swab and all done. No stirupps even.

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