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38 week doctors appointment....

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Well I am pleased to say that we had another fantastic appointment! My doctor is going out of town this weekend and so I am going to be one lazy lady while we he gone in hopes that nothing happens! We are in a waiting mode as of now. She could come today or it could still be another week away, only God knows. It can be hard emotionally as we think somedays, is this really happening? And then nothing happens but one thing is for sure, my body is progressing and doing what it is supposed to be doing.

Today we were a bit disappointed as my husband and I were sure there was going to be more dilation and effacement only to find out that the numbers from last week where not what we thought. Miscommunication on our part I guess as in my chart it was showing something totally different than what we thought we were told. I guess my husband and I heard things wrong, you see that is what happens when you are in a daze in the doctors office as you are so excited about what is happening! Regardless of the misunderstanding, this week I am 2 cm and 60% effaced, which we confirmed with the doctor as he was checking it in my chart while we were there so that there was no misunderstanding! He was very pleased with my progression and while he thinks and hopes that I will not go into labor this weekend, we all agreed it is just a guessing game from now on!

As far as my other numbers, all were on track! My BP was fantastic 114 /78 and my weight gain so far is now at 23 lbs, YEA!!!! I was only up .4 lbs from last week so it seems to be slowing down, which is a good thing!! Michaela's HR was fantastic and strong reading 138 bpm. She is head down and wrapped around my left side. So cute! The best news of the day was that she is doing well. I was concerned as her movements have not been as much as before but last night she was pressing out of me quite a bit. My doctor told us that her movements should be slowing down and it is normal. She is LOW I can tell you that for sure! While checking me the doctor felt her head which I think is just amazing! She is getting into position to see us!

Over all this was a great appointment. We made it to 38 weeks with a healthy baby girl and a healthy Momma to be, what more could we ask for!

I am now off to celebrate with a BIG lunch with my husband and yes, I will not be counting the calories on this one! LOL! I deserve it!

Thanks again for all your support. Your comments and emails truly make my day and I have loved getting to share this special time in our life with you all....




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  • JENNA-P
    Congratulations! That's fabulous news!!
    3955 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3992584
    I think I'm getting almost just as excited for your little one. I can't wait to see pictures!!! I've so enjoyed the pictures of your pregnancy!
    By the way, you've done a GREAT job with the weight gain!
    I hope you enjoyed your lunch! emoticon
    3955 days ago
  • CADDIVA1
    LOL! I sooooo know what you mean by being in a Daze at the doctors office..LOL.. I forget to ask them my Blood pressure, but we were at Walmart yesterday and I checked mine on that machine thing and it was 118/65 so that is good. I cannot believe she is in position! That just sounds Thrilling!!! When I get to your point, I think I would be scared to leave the house because it could happen when your out.

    you better rest up and just order in... LOL.. I am so happy for you ! Any day now First time Momma to be! Congrats for your wonderful appointment!
    3955 days ago
  • MSTIGGERFAN
    Every thing sounds like your doing great and sure it won't be no time. Mine has grown so fast and literally changing daily. Good luck to you and your hubby and pray for a safe deliver.
    3955 days ago
  • KERRYMONIQUE
    The countdown is on!!!! I'm so excited for you!! I hope she waits until your doctor comes back in town, but Michaela is gonna be boss from now on, lol!

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    3955 days ago
  • STACIJ40
    I've loved following your story so far! I'm so excited for you... I'm waiting with bated breath for the day that you post your delivery!! Best wishes!
    3955 days ago
  • NEWFLABULESS
    Love the inspiration that you spread. Sounds like you are so ready and she is getting closer. Can't wait to hear when she arrives.
    April
    3955 days ago
  • AMALIA8
    I'm so glad to hear that things are going smoothly and perfectly! :) Keep up the awesome work and have a fun calorie count free meal! :)
    3956 days ago
  • HEALTHYCHIC
    Jen,
    I found time to come on this morning just to come on and check on you...38 weeks!!! any second now :)! I loved reading your blog. I'm pretty ready for this little guy to come out too, even though i'm only at 32 weeks..it's getting a bit cumbersome, really cool, but cumbersome.

    How was your calorie-counting-free out to eat?
    3956 days ago
  • PBGWILLIAMS
    Great appt. Now just relax, she'll do all the work! Enjoy your weekend!
    3957 days ago
  • TARATASTICAL
    woohoo! Great news! She will be here soooo soon! Keep up the good work!
    3957 days ago
  • FITMYPANTSO9
    I have to say you are really an inspiration with your weight loss and Good luck with your new baby and God bless your journey emoticon
    3957 days ago
  • BERGIE8771
    Can you believe how close the time is? I am so excited for you. All healthy and progressing fantastically.a Woo Hoo!
    3958 days ago
  • SUMMERCHANNY
    Congrats on another wonderful week! I've been thinking about you, even though I haven't been on sparkpeople much....

    Every day I wonder if you are still hanging around here ;)
    3958 days ago
  • 2010TRIATHLETE
    Aw! I love hearing about your wonderful doctor's appointments! Those little feet & hands pressing out are the best part of pregnancy (to me). Hope you enjoyed your no counting lunch! You DO deserve it!
    3958 days ago
  • SMILES4383
    T I M E......it's almost emoticon
    3958 days ago
  • NAENAE1213
    YAY for another glorious appt!!
    Funny, my OB is on vacation this coming week too and she told me to behave myself so I didn't have this baby without her!! HA! She'll be at Disneyworld!!

    Yeah, those movements slow down these last few weeks for sure. She's running out of room in there. Oh, and my lil' girl is wrapped around my RIGHT side. HAHA....so many similarities!!
    3958 days ago
  • NATURALSOAPGIRL
    This is so exciting! Just incase no one has told you - 2 cm and 60% at two weeks before your due date are REALLY GOOD numbers for a first time mom! I went into labor (induced of course) with both my kids at 0 cm - and they were 8 days overdue and right on due date. So, for you to have progressed that much that quickly is awesome! You were made for this, hon! Good for you! Now, no jumping up and down this weekend if you want to wait for doc! lol.

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    3958 days ago
  • GLAMOURGIRL-9
    So exciting! I hope you had a wonderful lunch!!!
    3959 days ago
  • LAURAKINS
    emoticon check-up! I wonder if it will be your last one???

    Have a great relaxing weekend!

    Your little girl will be here very soon!!! emoticon
    3959 days ago
  • KIMSFITJOURNAL
    Jen, thanks for the update. Every time you are gone from Spark, or I just miss your blog, I think ...... wonder if Michaela has arrived. Can't wait to see a picture and I have a feeling she's going to have lots of dark hair like your husband. Hope you enjoyed your lunch, you earned it, only 23 pound weight gain, you are awesome!! Get plenty of R&R this weekend, don't want your doctor to miss out on her delivery.

    Take care. emoticon
    3959 days ago
  • KIMBEROU812
    Yeah!!! WoW, I'm expecting any day to log on and see a little feed that says she's here :) No pressure really... we do not expect you to update us first - LOL!! So excited for you!!!!!!! Enjoy that big lunch and rest well.
    3959 days ago
  • FITAT50
    Yay for another great checkup and probably your last one :-)
    3959 days ago
  • BELG64
    The doctor is right...there isn't much room for that little girl to move around anymore! So don't worry too much if it is slowing down, as long as you feel some movement! Have a great and relaxing weekend!
    3959 days ago
  • CHEPRBYTHEDOZN
    Jen! That's a great appointment and I hope your lunch was big and delicious! LOL!
    Try and enjoy these last days...they seem to drag but after baby arrives and you look back, it'll seem like it flew by. Cannot wait to hear the news of her arrival!
    3959 days ago
  • LENGELKE
    Oh I'm sooooo happy for you! I'm excited too!
    3959 days ago
  • RUNNINGPFUHL
    I'm so super excited for you! I'm so glad it was another great appointment! She'll be here soon!
    3959 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1425027
    You totally deserve it!!!!
    3959 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2644837
    Thanks for sharing your appointment with us in such detail.
    I miss those days!

    I'm SO SO excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    3959 days ago
  • JEM0622
    You can be at 2cm for a while. Hang in there! Time will fly by sweetie! ~Julie
    3959 days ago
  • LIGHTNINGRUNNER
    Hang in there big changes will be coming soon.
    3959 days ago
  • RALKINGCHICK
    Yay! Despite my spark absence lately, I'm still checking on you every day!

    So glad to hear things are going so well. Ditto what April says...20% is nothing to sneeze at! (btw...be careful with those sneezes now. ) LOL!
    3959 days ago
  • _APRILSUNSHINE_
    YAY! That is so great! 2cm is a good start. Just think, 20% of it is done already and you have not even went to the hospital!!!
    3959 days ago
  • CRYSBROWN1
    What a positive update, glad to hear that things are progressing well!
    3959 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4600117
    Ahhh! I saw that you had written a new blog and hoped SO HARD that is was an "I'm going to the hospital right now!" post. I'm glad everything is going along nicely!
    3959 days ago
  • HEALTHYELEPHANT
    I'm with Ketti - I think it's fabulous that you guys are taking pleasure in every single doctor's visit and every discovery along the way! I'm super happy and excited for you, and I'm hoping you go a little early! :)
    3959 days ago
  • HEALTHYELEPHANT
    I'm with Ketti - I think it's fabulous that you guys are taking pleasure in every single doctor's visit and every discovery along the way! I'm super happy and excited for you, and I'm hoping you go a little early! :)
    3959 days ago
  • HEALTHYELEPHANT
    I'm with Ketti - I think it's fabulous that you guys are taking pleasure in every single doctor's visit and every discovery along the way! I'm super happy and excited for you, and I'm hoping you go a little early! :)
    3959 days ago
  • MARELARK725
    Fantastic! Enjoy that lunch-you DO deserve it!!! emoticon
    3959 days ago
  • MALIBUPRES
    What a fantastic report! I love how you and your hubby are taking every moment in and always celebrating! Fingers crossed for a delievery early next week so you can have your doctor! Way to go on all the stats. You have worked hard. Keep us posted!!!


    3959 days ago
  • JENNIFER124
    enjoy that non-counting the calories lunch!! you DO deserve it!!
    3959 days ago
  • SHANNONSNAIL
    Woo hoo for a great appointment - healthy baby and mom!
    3959 days ago
  • IMARUNR
    YIPPY!! Did he tell you if she has hair? I hope you had a fabulous YUMMY lunch!
    3959 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5991752
    So happy and excited for you, Jen!
    3959 days ago
  • SEEHOLZ
    Any day now... so exciting! In a weird way, you'll miss the baby not "poking out" of you... they grow soooo fast!
    3959 days ago
  • SINGER73
    The number mean nothing. I think I was 1 cm and 50% effaced from like 36 weeks on and I went 5 days early. Also you give me hope that in the next pregnancy that I can keep my weight gain to a minimum. I only wanted to gain 25 and I ended up with 42. ANYWAY, enjoy your last weeks. Baby will be her VERY soon. Here is what you can expect to master in the upcoming months.

    1. You will learn to type really well with one finger.
    2. You will become a master with eating with one hand because your baby is BF.
    3. You will also learn really quick what foods you can eat with one hand without making a mess.
    4. Your baby will wear what you eat because you WILL be eating over top of her.

    I'm assuming that you will have help when you get home from the hospital. Take my advice and use them. Let them help out as much as possible with the baby so you can rest and recover. You have plenty of time to figure out how to do it by yourself later. I'm sure everyone has told you to sleep when the baby sleeps. Do it. You will be a better person for it.

    I think that's it for now. If you have any last minute questions, let me know.

    emoticon You are so close. Hope lunch was wonderful.
    3959 days ago
  • NOTABOUTHEFACE
    Love hearing your updates and the excitement you're feeling. That is quite a strange thing to think he can examine you and "oh hey, there's her head!" LOL Eat with gusto today!
    3959 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/25/2010 2:08:12 PM
  • MRS.NG.06
    I'm glad it sounds like the wee one is excited to meet her parents and wow..what a journey you've gone through and I am SO happy that its a healthy journey at that!! Enjoy it, it'll all be over soooo soon! xoxoxo *HUGS*
    3959 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4155065
    Awww...Great news! How exciting for you and your husband! Any day now, you are so close! Good job on the 23 lbs! You will probably leave the hospital with at least 15 if not more of those gone! Or least it will be gone in the first week! You have done a wonderful job! emoticon emoticon
    3959 days ago
  • KARTOM
    So excited for you! I'm due only a day or two after you and am not dilated at all (per our last appt) and only 50% effaced. My guess is your little girl will be here much earlier than our little girl... ha ha! I'm a numbers person too and am just glad that SOMEthing is happening with my body. I haven't had any major contractions other than occasional ones when I'm out doing my walks. Way to go on keeping your weight low. I've really been listening to my body's needs on this one instead of focusing on calories and have only gained about 29 lbs or so. As long as I stay under 35 I'll be a happy camper. Good luck and I can't wait to hear how everything continues to go!
    3959 days ago
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