Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Full-Term

So technically, by the doctor's records I am full-term today!


We had an appointment this afternoon and I was really looking forward to see if I've dilated more, but we learned my office only checks every other week. Okay, that's cool. I was a little bummed, but no biggie.


Then, when the doctor measured my fundal height, I was measuring small. Again. He wanted to do an ultrasound. Again. He told us it was because he wanted to make sure the amniotic fluid was okay.


Now, normally we'd have to go to another office on another day which is a pain in the butt to get an ultrasound because I was on Aetna, but NOW! Now, I'm on TRICARE so we got to do it right away in the office! We really, really liked the ultrasound tech. She was very informative, descriptive, detailed, and had a fast eye for what was on the screen.


Let me remind you of Baby Girl's measurements at 34 weeks:
4 lbs 11 oz and 27th percentile

THIS WEEK... at 37 weeks:
6 lbs 6 oz and 53rd percentile!


{GO BABY!} 

The minimum amount of amniotic fluid doctors like to see is 5cm, and Little Miss is comfortably floating around is 13cm. Awesome! [If the amniotic fluid is really low, there's more of a chance of umbilical chord accidents since there's not a lot of room for the baby to move around.]


She's still measuring a week behind, but again, it's no indication if she'll arrive early, on time, or late. The tech also said her head is 'waayyyy low' (which will help with dilation since she's pressing down on the cervix) and she's almost facing completely towards the back (which is great!) You don't want a baby who is facing forward because then you get back labor real bad. 


Imagine... the back of the baby's skull (bone!) against your tail(bone!) owwie!


On the big screen we also go to see her moving her lips. She looked like a little fish! The tech said she was also sucking on the back of her left hand, and to look and see if she has a mark there when she's born. That would be something else, huh?!


So all in all it was a pretty good appointment. Looks like we'll make it through Blake's test this Friday! I've been avoiding walking (besides around the house) because I don't want to go into labor before B's test, but as soon as his four-hour exam is complete, bring on the labor, baby! (No, seriously!) I'm willing to try all the "myths" to hopefully get an early kick-start. Clearly, the baby will come when she's ready, but it doesn't hurt to try, right!?


And because I love y'all, here's a little sneak peak at our maternity shoot. Our friend, and fellow med school wife, Marissa took them for us. We had so much fun, and I can't wait to see the rest!!!
{Thanks, Marissa!}
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6 comments:

  1. oh wow!!! how exciting!!! i can't wait for your little one to arrive!!!
    my bestie just had a baby girl yesterday, 6 pounds 11 ounce!! ;)

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  2. I love that photo - so cute!

    And yay - your baby sounds healthy and ready to meet you!

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  3. Yay! she is growing perfect. I wanna see what I guessed now. Thanks for the shout out! :) Pictures are looking fab. Can't wait for you to see them. Hopefully they'll be done by the weekend.

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  4. That photo is so beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest!
    Ok you were describing the baby's skull going against your tailbone...and I literally had to stand up because I just felt so awkward! haha
    I'm so happy you were able to get the ultrasound done there and didn't have to leave - much less stress :)
    Good luck to Blake on the exam and then you start walking, girl! I can't wait to see the little one :)

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  5. Congrats on being full term! Sounds like you will have a perfect size baby! Hooray!

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  6. Oh Katie, you get to meet your little miss any day now!!! I'm so excited for you! I'm glad you got to see her again and that everything went well :-)
    That picture of you guys is just adorable! I'm excited to see more!

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