Tuesday, July 22, 2008

37 week doctors appointment.....

Hey everyone... Chris and I just got back from my doctors appointment, whew... where to start??

It has actually been almost 3 weeks since my last appointment because I was at the beach for the last two weeks. With all the great food at the beach I gained a little more weight then I wanted to. They did not say anything to me about the weight gain which I guess is good but I hope that will be the end of the big jumps. Needless to say that my blood pressure today was the highest it has been the entire pregnancy at 128/82. I guess that is still OK but I blame it on being weighed before the blood pressure was taken. Little did I know then but it would probably get much higher later in the visit. Good thing they only take it once.

Kennedi's heart rate was 135 today. Still great!! But then came the tape measure..... like I just said I am 37 weeks today. Up to now I have measured right where I should be. When the nurse was done measuring and before she told me what I was measuring she asked me how big my last baby was.... OK this is when I could feel the blood pressure elevating a little. When I told her 8 lbs 15 oz she told us that I was measuring a little big for the weeks. Then Chris had to go do it.... he asked her what I measured. At that time she told us I was measuring at 39. 39......... the blood pressure went sky high I am sure (and I don't think it is normal yet). So when she left and we waited for the doctor I was freaking out. The possibility of another big baby and labor like Avery is not something I can look forward to.

After a few minutes of breathing exercises to get me calmed down (OK I was not THAT bad), the doctor came in. She checked me and I am dilated to a 1... oh great... long way to go. And then she asked if I had any concerns. Of course after being told I am measuring at 39 I am a lot worried about size. She felt the baby and gave a guess that right now she weighs about 7 1/2 lbs. I know that is not always accurate but its enough to make me think that if I go another 3 weeks I am going to give birth to big girl!! Not a pleasant thought. I think I will try everything I can to speed the process along. Needless to say I will be all for the epidural this time around. I have never had one but will be sure I raise my hand when they ask if I want one.

As if that appointment was not bad enough, they ended it with more blood work. They had to do a follow up on my iron level since it was low last time they checked.

We go back to next Thursday morning and hopefully there will be some more progression. Or even better... maybe we wont even make it to that appointment (but that would be too good to be true).

Until next time......

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