Wednesday, November 12, 2008

37 Week Update

I had my weekly doctor appointment today while Maddox was at Mother's Day Out. I tried to not get my hopes up that I was dialated, but secretly I thought FOR SURE I had to have made some progress already. Unfortunatly, I'm 0 dialated and 0 effaced. I already feel like I'm gonna have a repeat experience of what the last weeks were like with Maddox. In case you forgot, I went a miserable week late and when they induced me I was STILL 0 dialated and 0 effaced. I have been hoping that Cruz would be my early baby!! So far, he is in no rush to meet us. He is probably already scared of Maddox...Maddox is CONTANTLY sitting on me, elbowing my belly, pushing himself off my belly, kicking my belly...its insane...poor Cruz!

I did have a bit of a scare at my appointment however. Let me just go ahead and say everything is totally fine before I go on...Anyways, I am measuring at 34 weeks. My doctor decided to order an ultrasound to make sure everything looked good. She quickly tried to reassure me that nothing was wrong...BUT, that they would check my amniotic fluid levels, and the size of the baby. My appointment was at 9:45 and the ultrasound wasn't until 11:00, so I had plenty of time to let my mind run wild with all the possible terrible scenerios of what could be wrong. I was even planning what I would do if they sent me to the hospital to go ahead and deliver. (Have I mentioned I'm a worrier??). Thankfully, Cruz is wieghing in around 7 pounds, 7 ounces. My fluid levels are perfect. AND, the ultrasound showed I am actually measuring 5 days ahead of schedule. Turns out that the baby could have just been in a wierd position, dropped down, or that I am carrying him more on the inside than the outside "belly". Thank the Lord! Now, if I could only make it 17 more days...

OH, almost forgot. As I was leaving the appointment today, I noticed the Duggars checking in...you know, the Springdale couple with the 500 children and counting? Actually, I think she is on #18. Anyways, they see the same dr. as me. As I rounded the corner I totally came face to face with a TV crew following them. You may have seen there show on TLC. So we'll see if I make my television debut! Ha!

5 comments:

Ruthanne said...

I'm so glad you posted an update! I've been wondering how you were doing.

I had a similar experience with #3. When I reached 32 weeks, my belly stopped growing - and stayed the same until I delivered. He was born perfect and healthy.

Traci Fritz said...

I also had the same thing happen when i was pregnant with Ava...turns out i just have tiny babies! Glad everything is OK.

Rachel said...

You look great and you are so close!!

How crazy you ran into the Duggars??!! We were just talking the other night how we never run into them and they seem so far away on TV =)!

Bridget said...

Good to hear everything is okay!!! The nurse was always off when she measured me and the dr would always have to recheck her (until the tape measure ran out) hee hee! Then they didnt have to measure me anymore! My babies were fine :). The good thing is since you are 5 days ahead he will be here before you know it if that all holds any bit of truth :)

I dont watch that Duggar show anymore I cannot support that (I am crazy) but if everyone stopped watching it maybe they would get somewhat of a hint but probably not.

Lindsey said...

So glad everything checked out ok. Can't wait to see that beautiful boy! Crazy that you ran into the Duggars and their crew! That would be hilarious if you wind up on the show with your face fuzzed out!