Thursday, May 24, 2012

baby #2: 38 weeks and a few

Went to the doctor on Monday for my 38 week appointment.

Gained 4 lbs in a week (I think this was a flawed reading because I had just ate a sandwich on the way over and drank a lot and hadn't gone to the bathroom yet). So even though I have my excuses the scale still read 4 lbs extra from last week. Making my total so far 148. 34 lbs from start. SHEESH. Come on out baby momma can't take too many more weeks of 4 lbs :).
My blood pressure was a little higher than normal for me. 120/78

Babies heart beat was in the 140's. I forgot to ask her how many cm I was measuring...guessing it was an okay measurement since she didn't say anything.

I was still 2 cm dilated but she added that there was a little give so maybe almost a 3??

Doctor stripped my membranes. This is pretty much an attempt to get the hormones going to kick me into labor. I was crampy some this week and have felt more pressure down there but no steady contractions.

I go back to the doctor on Wednesday if I haven't already delivered. We'll talk then about a possible induction around the due date. This momma can't do the whole 2 weeks over due thing :)

And here is my belly. Sorry the picture is dark. It was late and I realized I hadn't taken the picture so I just turned on photo booth.

1 comment:

  1. I'm kinda confused-- why so eager to deliver before 40 weeks? And why couldn't you go over your EDD?