Thursday, July 30, 2009

34 week OB appointment

DH and I just got back from my 34 week appointment. As usual, the OB was in a rush so didn't get to spend much time with me.

I've gained another 4 pounds putting me at a total weight gain of 30 lbs. I was told that my last u/s was normal and was told again that my GD test came back normal.

It was then that he said to me that I was due for another test...the dreaded strep B swab. He asked me if it was ok if he did it today, to which I said yes. DH said he was leaving the room, because he didn't want to see it, lol. So I undressed from the waist down and the OB came back in just as I was sitting back down on the table. To my surprise, he only swabbed one location of the two that I expected (I'll let you use your imagination).

He checked the heartbeat for all of two seconds, declared that the HB was good and that he would see me again in two weeks. After my appt in two weeks, he'll start seeing me once a week. WOW time has flown!

So me and my little herculean baby (I swear baby is so strong now!) have a lot of OB appointments coming up. I'll be seeing my family doctor soon and I think he'll either become baby's Ped or refer me to one in the building.

I'm excited, there's only 6 weeks left!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

31w 6d OB appointment

I just got back from my OB appointment. My regular DR is on vacation so I saw another one on the same floor. She is super nice and it was interesting to see how the two DR offices operate.

Usually I go in, drop off a urine sample, have the RN weigh me and take my BP and then I visit with my OB who only checks my chart and the baby's HB.

At this office, the RN (not sure if she really was one) weighed me on a different type of scale, which showed me at a 3 pound loss. She had me take my urine into the examination room with me as well! However, I liked the DR visit better with this woman. She did the urine test (was good), BP (very healthy) and told me that I had normal results on my GD test (yippe!). She then went on to measure my fundal height, which my other OB never did and checked the HB. She told me baby's HB is 154, which is the first time anyone has ever told me the heart rate. She palped my belly to feel baby's placement (which my other OB also does not do) and then asked if I had any questions. It was a satisfying visit!

I went back over to my regular OB's office to book my next appointment (34 weeks, btw) and told my favourite RN about the scale. She said she was told about it and then offered to weigh me. Instead of losing 3 pounds, I've gained 4, which puts me at a total of 26 pounds and perfectly normal.

So baby and I are very healthy and I really am looking forward to my next appointment! That is until he sends me for a Strep B test, I'm sure...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

30 weeks and 6 days u/s

Today I had another u/s of our LO and it was amazing. Tomorrow I will be 31 weeks. It didn't start off so great because I was loosing my patience in the waiting room. We were there for over an hour and I saw some people go in before me that had arrived after me. But I am going to safely say that the wait was worth it.

The u/s tech allowed DH in the room for the whole thing, unlike last time. She was very nice about the questions we asked and showed us everything we asked to see. Baby is laying with it's spine to the left and legs waaaay up in my right rib cage. Head is down, which is great.
The most amazing part was that she spent some time showing us baby's face. Baby was blinking and even moved it's eyes, which was a weird thing to see in an u/s. He/she also was moving it's mouth in a sucking motion; I think baby has DH's lips, lol.

We were told that baby is 1.6kg or 3.6 lbs and has a big head!! Holy moly we're going to have a big baby!

We've gotten three more pictures to share and once I get them on the comp, I'll post for everyone to see. They are of the feet, which were crossed at the ankles, the face and a profile shot. I can't wait to meet this LO!