Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Getting closer...

Today was my 35w5d OB appt. I was such a whine bag about this pelvic pain, but Dr. S was happy about it, and said that it meant my body is doing what it is supposed to do. Ok fine, I'll continue to deal with it.

Drumroll please...I gained 4 pounds in the last two weeks. I know my stomach has gotten bigger, so it wasn't a surprise to have gained, but 4 in 2 weeks seems crazy. I think she'll be gaining about a pound a week from here on out, so I guess I can expect more gain in the next 4 weeks.

Surprise to me, but I had to actually undress today. She had to do a Group B Strep test, which apparently is running pretty rampant right now. Since she was down there she also did my first internal exam. She could feel McBaby's head very low, but no dilation yet.

I'm also measuring about 34 weeks now, which she said is normal since head is so low (and I guess takes up the most of that very unscientific measurement). Heartrate was in the 130-140 range, which she said was fine.

Good news! I DO get one final u/s, to check fetal growth. That happens next Tues-I'm so freaking excited to see her again. I can only hope it's on the "good" u/s machine and not the cheap-o one where nothing is identifiable.

She also wrote me a note for 3.5 day work weeks from here on out. I doubt I use the 3.5 days each week, but it's nice to have the option. As long as I have plenty of sick days for maternity leave, I figure why not use the sick time to relax, sleep late and just get ready (mentally and physically).

Nursery is closer to being done! I just need to hang some shelves, recover a lamp shade and do a few other things. Interestingly, I realized this weekend that I have not taken the tag off of ONE thing. And thinking back, I freaked out a little when Dan put the stroller together and threw away the box. All the furniture, rug, stuffed animals, etc all still have the tags on. Now, what would Freud say about that? Too much disappointment in the past to really believe this is real? A lack of connection to this baby? Who knows. The crazy thing is that the furniture isn't returnable anyway so why keep the tags on, right?! So, I need to start de-tagging things...a few at a time maybe so I don't hyperventilate.


Hippie Family... said...

so, bad news, from here on, she does a lot of "down there" checking.. not the most comfortable. You are in the home stretch!!!

Fran said...

I'm so excited for you, I can only imagine how you feel! Really not long now!Love, Fran

Rebekah said...

Not long now! So excited for you!!