Thursday, February 18, 2010

Doctor, doctor, give me the news...

I've got a bad case of lovin' you!!!

LOL Ok, I'm sorry...I couldn't resist. Today I had my 34 week appointment. Really, I'm 34w4d but who's counting? Oh, that's right...I am! It was pretty much 'the usual' from the time I walked in. Weight, pee in a cup, measure the belly, and listen to the bean's heart beat.

I was rather relieved when the nurse weighed me and I hadn't gained as much as I thought. See...I was on the phone with a girlfriend of mine on Saturday, and she asked me how much I had put on since finding out I was pregnant. Now...this was a mid-late afternoon phone call, so I was up for hours, had eaten breakfast, lunch AND a snack. Big mistake! I hopped on the scale and my heart sank. It read 163 lbs. I kept telling myself "it's ok, it's for a good cause" (my norm when I feel like I've gained more than I think I should have). But this...this was 5 lbs in 10 days!!! That's just sheer craziness. So, I stepped off the scale and dwelled with her on it for a few minutes. Hey...if nothing else, I'm prepared for my next appointment, right? Well, when I got on the scale at the office today, I only weighed 160. Still my highest weight EVER, but I'm ok with that.

The nurse asked me if I had any problems or issues, and I mentioned that I had felt a couple of braxton hicks contractions so she said the doc would 'check it out' to be safe, then she took my blood pressure. When the doc came in, he verified the contraction information, and proceeded to measure the growing belly bump. Everything checked out fine! Lil bean's heart is pumping away in the 140's now...Oh how I LOVE hearing that sound!!! I brought up how I've been feeling 'wings' below my rib cage, and how I thought it might be the baby either being transverse, or having it's legs crossed in the head down position. Doc did verify that the baby is in deed, very much so, heads down at this point, and that I'm just feeling a BABY...more than just parts. He said "It's getting much bigger now. Bigger arms, bigger legs, bigger body...bigger all over." Makes sense... :-)

Doc said everything looks great though! I'll be going back again in 2 weeks, and then we start weekly appointments! My next appointment is in March...MARCH!!! The same month that I'm due!!! Yippee!!! Although, I don't think this little one is going to hang out for the next 5 weeks. I'm thinking 3 or 4...but not 5. We will see though!

Anyhoo...I need to shut this thing down and finish another square on the blanket.
Good night blog world.

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