22 Days to go…..

Like my title…..I’m so original.

Get used to it, ’cause unless something happens, that’ll probably be it until I have this baby.

So, I had my doctor’s appointment this morning, and guess what?

I lost 3 pounds.  I now weigh 202, instead of 205.  I would say that has a lot to do with how puffy I am or am not.  I guess the Dr. was right when he said it was water retention due to the heat.  It’s been a really nice week heat-wise, as you can tell if you notice that I’m wearing a light sweater in the picture from yesterday.  And I’ve been so much les puffy this week, even inspite of me going for a 2 hour walk yesterday.

Well, for the run down on how things are going.  He’s sending me in to have Non-Stress Tests starting today, and then going twice a week…..not because he thinks anything is wrong, but because I told him aboutmy friends stillbirth, and he wants to monitor me just to make me feel better.  I know I’ve complained about him saying things that didn’t really apply to me, but overall, I know that he actually does care, and wants me to be happy.  Isn’t that nice?  It’ll almost be sad when I have the baby, and then have no reason to see him anymore……almost…’cause I’ll have my baby, and be busy dealing with all the fun that brings.

So, a non-stress test at 3:00pm today, and I’ve been having wicked headaches ALL WEEK, but my blood pressure was fabulous, as it always has been, and so he’s not worried about pre-ecclampsia.  I wasn’t really either, but the headaches are a nightmare.  I used to have TONS of headaches, and since going to the Naturopath – have had hardly any…so this week has not been fun. 

So, he also did an ultrasound to check on the baby’s position, and to check out the fluid amount.  Fluid level is good, and the position looks good too.  He showed me the baby’s lungs moving in “practise breathing” movements, and said that basically this baby is ready to come whenever.

He also suggested that because all signs look good, that he do a membrane sweep.  He said that this could bring on labour by irritating the uterus, or it could do nothing, but that we could continue to do it at each appointment if it didn’t work this time.  While he was digging around, he mentioned that my cervix was definately ready to go, and that I was already about 3 cm dilated.

So, I’m really hoping sooner rather than later……..

See, like I said yesterday, my news is both fabulous and exciting….  I know that after reading this that you are feeling both fabulous and excited.

Well, I’m off to attempt to tidy the house, hopefully get a walk in, and then to the NST, and then to a friends house for his birthday party. 

Talk to you soon!

Author: Patricia Culley

I'm the ringmaster of my own circus. Just trying to stay one step ahead of the monkeys.

One thought on “22 Days to go…..”

  1. I think now you should post a picture once a week or even everyday……then we could see when the baby drops…..can we change our guess then? Love momma

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