36 weeks! U/S and appt :)

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36 weeks! U/S and appt :)

We had our 36 week u/s today right before our appt. It was to do measurements and check size. Baby Harper's organs all looked great. She is head down and has dropped quite a bit, which explains the way down low pain I've been having the last few days. Her legs are measuring 39 weeks and her head is measuring 40+ weeks, at 9.4cm! Overall her weight is estimated at 7 lbs 6 oz already, which surprised me, but DH is 6'3" and I am 5'9", so we are not small people Smile She is is the 95th percentile overall.

I had my Group B Strep swab done and then my cervix checked. I am 1cm dilated and 50% effaced. The doctor also said she could feel her head way down there right when she checked me. I go back next Monday for my next check up. I had to see a different doctor today since my OB is on vacation this week. She mentioned that my OB might talk about inducing me a week or so early due to baby's size, but I seriously doubt she will. And, I really don't want to be induced if I don't have to. I know the u/s can be off, and I'd rather her come when she's good and ready! My husband said he'd rather have a big baby that he's not afraid to hold, lol.

So we will see what happens! I am really excited and can't believe I'm down to the last few weeks Smile

PAmom2boys's picture
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Yay for healthy baby!! It doesn't surprise me on baby's size considering mom and dads heights.

Not much longer!

.hilary.'s picture
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How exciting!!! Wow, we could be seeing a baby boom around here very soon!! Biggrin

fireflies11's picture
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Glad it went well! Sounds like you'll go early!

mlle_carrie's picture
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Sounds like a great appointment. I can't believe we're almost at the finish line!!

JuneorJulyBaby?'s picture
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You are in the home stretch!!!!! Congrats on a good appointment. I'm glad Harper looked healthy Smile

Jenn0113's picture
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I'm excited for you. You've done a great job growing Harper!

sugspop's picture
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Wow, your baby is growing big and strong! But it makes sense that Harper is bigger since you both are. I hope she comes naturally so you don't have to be induced if that's not what you want. I wish I was getting an U/S too! Sometimes I feel like this baby is growing too big haha.

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Eeek Katie! Congratulations to you & Harper....woo-hoo Biggrin

Joined: 04/04/11
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Soooooo exciting!!!!! Smile :)

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Exciting news! Congrats on a great appt!!