April 15th - 34wks
This was a good appointment! All looks
good. Excellent in fact. I didn't gain
any weight in the last week and a half
(that's when my last weigh-in was). Also,
I'm dilated 2 centimeters all ready...
and with no contractions that I'm aware
of. Of course I could stay at 2 centimeters
for several more weeks, but there are
only 5 1/2 more weeks until the due date.
Ella has dropped a little as well, though
the doc didn't say if she was engaged
or not. I think he would have said if
she was. Yea! Amniotic fluid level looked
good. Didn't get an ultrasound though,
so I don't know how much Ella's weighing
these days. Let's just hope that I make
it to at least 37 weeks before this kid
wants to come out. At 37 weeks she'll
be considered full term. Today the doctor
got a culture to test me for Strep B.
It's a bacteria that doesn't have any
symptoms, but if you're a carrier you'll
be treated with antibiotics through an
IV during labor and delivery. It's not
a big deal.
Got yet another perscription for the rash.
We'll see if this one makes me feel that
much better. The doctor did say he's induced
patients because of PUPPPs before. If
we can control the itch to where I'm not
miserable then I shouldn't need to be
induced for that reason.
After the appointment we went and pregistered
at the hospital and wandered down to the
birthing center so we'd have a clue where
to go. Finally I can see a light at the
end of the tunnel!!!!
We're on a weekly schedule from now on,
so the next appointment is Thursday,
April 22nd at 11:50am.