Wednesday, September 24, 2008

35 week appointment

Christopher just happened to be off work today because work was slow so he was able to go with me. It was nice because he hasn't been able to go with me since May.

They tried to get me to see the midwife because my OB was running behind. We decided to stick it out since I'm getting closer to delivering. I had just found out last month that the midwife no longer delivers babies!

I found out that I'm GBS positive so I'll definitely be toting an IV pole around with me during labor. My OB said they like for patients to recieve two doses of the antibiotics prior to delivery. He didn't think that would be a problem since I'm a first time mom.

But I still don't want to head for the hospital too early.

I've been so worried that the baby was going to breech or transverse since that's how he preferred to hang out. He'd settled down a little bit though. I've been trying to figure out what the movements mean and what the hard places are in my belly. I've been doing all these pelvic rocks and yoga poses that are supposed to help the baby get in the best postion. I've even been playing lullaby music on my ipod speakers down by my pelvic to draw him down. Last week, when I played the music for him for the first time, I felt a huge movement/roll as he moved toward the sound.

Today the doctor felt my belly very quickly, like just in two places after measuring and using the doppler. I asked him if he could feel the baby's position.

"Oh, yeah. He's head down, with his back along your left. Here's an arm and here's a leg."

I was so relieved! I think the music helped.
Hopefully Patches stays pointed towards the exit.

My BP and urine were okay which is always good news. I'm up 17 lbs for the pregnancy. I now go for weekly appointments. My first internal exam is next week.

At least the OB warned me.


Newt said...

I can't believe how close you are! Wow, this is very exciting :)

Gena L said...

this is wonderful news! I can't believe how close you are getting! I can't wait to meet your little man...Hang in there, only a few more weeks to go...better get ready!

Darreth Renelle said...

Yay! Great news! Stay put, Patches! Babies aren't supposed to flip this close to the game... (unlike mine...). I am so excited you'll be having your baby very soon. I'm anxious to see his little face!