So we are getting closer and closer. It is so crazy. On one hand, we absolutely CAN NOT WAIT to meet her. On the other hand, we have so much to do and know that she needs to keep baking for longer.
I have an appointment this morning. Just a regular follow-up ob appt. Should be pretty easy. I may have them check for contractions because I think I was having a few little ones yesterday. I know that I could feel my uterus getting hard.
Not too much else going on here. Baby is having days where she is moving lots and other days where she is not moving as much. She seems to like to hang out on the right side, one side of my belly will stick out. It is really funny.
So I went in to the doctor's this morning since I was having some wierd crampyness and they wanted to make sure I was not having contractions. So the doc checked and my cervix is still long and closed. But he said that my uterus is measuring 37 weeks He is not sure if it is because I am overweight or if the baby is really big. So I am going in for another u/s on Thursday to check and see how baby is looking. I am excited about seeing the baby again, but I am hoping that she is not huge!
So this is what I posted on my birth board on 3/8:
Baby is still measuring big, not as big as the doc thought though. I am about 31/32 weeks and she is measuring 34 1/2ish. She weighs about 5 pounds 10 ounces. So she gained 2 pounds in the last 3 weeks. But the doc said that she is very long so it in not that she is fat and she does not think I will have a problem delivering her. I need to go back at 35 weeks and 38 weeks to check and make sure the growth is steady and that she is not getting too big.
So we are getting more and more work done on the baby's room. I am getting so excited! We have another u/s next week to see how big the baby is. I am not sure if I have ever been this excited about anything in my life. I just can't wait (but I keep telling baby that I will- I don't want her coming early). I know that this pregnancy has been tough, but it has been the most amazing thing ever.
I mean, it is so cool that Greg and I made a person and she is growing inside of me. I just think it is the coolest!
I am not feeling so great though. I am starting to have a few mild contractions and I can not sleep. I am getting up every hour to use the bathroom.
But I am still so happy. It is amazing!
So I had my 36 week appt today. It went well. Baby is still head down. My cervix is still long and closed but it is starting to get a little softer. Doc said that I only need to call them if I am having contrax every 5 minutes for more than 2 hours or if I think my water breaks. I am far enough along that they would not stop labor at this point. So they did some bloodwork and stuff. But all seems well so far, so that is really exciting!
I am still sick though and took the day off of work to rest, but my doc did say that I could take tylenol cold and flu today.
Well, I had an appt last Thursday and all my bloodwork and stuff came back fine. She did not check me interally since I was not having contrax. She may this week, I am not sure since I am not having enough to make a difference yet.
I am getting sooooo excited though. We are getting so close to having the baby. I can't wait (but I don't mind waiting a couple more weeks).
I see the doc again this Thursday (every week), so I will try and post another update then.
So I saw the doc yesterday. She did an internal check and nothing is happening yet. I am going on Wednesday for another u/s and then I have another appointment on Thursday. Hopefully Greg and I will be able to get some more stuff done around the house this weekend.
So we had an u/s today. Baby is measuring 8lbs 7oz! So she will be a nice big baby. She looks great and we are so excited! So hopefully she will be here in the next week or so. Oh and I am so swollen in my feet, ankles and hands that it is scary. But my bp is okay so that is good.
So I have 7 days left to my due date. WOW! I can't believe I am so close. I had an appointment with my doc on Thursday. Since baby is so big, she offered to induce which I turned down. I am hoping that she decided to come on her own. I have had a few contrax here and there for the past few days. I am trying to stay hydrated so that I can tell if they are real or not.
I am just so excited for her to get here!