Friday, August 27, 2010

Just 35 days left!!! (34w6d)

Soooo, today I am 34 weeks 6 days pregnant! I feel very pregnant and look very pregnant... which makes sense since I only have 35 days left til Nano's due date!

I had an appointment today after a little over 2.5 weeks. It was my last "every 2 week" appointment and my last check-up. From now on, I get lovely cervical checks for dialation/effacement/etc. The next appt I get the lovely Strep B test (a vaginal/rectal swap for strep B- which if I test positive for I will need meds in the hospital during labor so baby doesn't get sick) and a cervical check, along with an ultrasound to measure baby.


-I got weighed- gained 2.5lbs (a rate of 1lb/wk) for a total weight gain of 10lbs so far in pregnancy.

-I got my bp taken- it was still "normal" but not as good of normal as it usually was. The doc/nurse both went "hrm" and the doc said we want to continue to watch it regularly to make sure i don't get hypertension or anything. I'm not worried since it has been great the whole time and was still "normal."

-Nano's heartbeat was great! Sounded strong and reminded me of a horse galloping.

-I asked the doc if he could tell if Nano was head down. He started feeling my belly and pushing all around. Almost immediately he could identify that Nano's head was down near my hip bones (which explains why it always feels like Nano is pushing against my right hip bone). That's a good sign because it means s/he is in position for birth.

-The fundal height was 38 (still 3wks ahead of what it should be). Because of this and the fact I've been measuring ahead the whole time/nano's big head I am getting an ultrasound next appointment to check on Nano's growth. I'm excited to see Nano again on the ultrasound but hoping he doesn't make the determination that I need to be induced or anything because of the measuring big.

-Nick and I finished our birth plan last week and I gave it to him this week. He was busy so I gave him 2 copies, asked him to read it/ok it and sign one to give back to me next appt. I want his signature OKing it so I can make copies and bring them to the hospital and prove to the nurses my doc is ok with everything on there.

That's about it. :o) I'm gonna post another thing with the birth plan so I have it here in my records for the baby book. I understand that I may only get some of the things, that things may change that are out of my control, and that labor is unpredictable. That is why it is only a plan and I put in the statement about understanding the need to change things if something comes up. :o)

I also need to post about my friend baby shower, which was last Saturday (34w) and wonderful! :o) Oh goodness I am behind!


1 comment:

Lora said...

I had the strep B thing which ended up being the least of my worries at the hospital but the worst test to do during pregnancy. I recommend declining if they offer to let you do it on your own. Good luck with the bp, ultrasound, and waiting for won't be long now :)