Friday, July 24, 2009

30 Week Appointment

I had my 30 week appointment yesterday morning. It went very well.

When I get to the doctor's office I always have to pee in a cup and then weigh myself, so I checked in and then went to do my thing. I was happily surprised when my weight had not gone up again for the 2nd appointment in a row. That's 6 weeks at the same weight, people! Woohoo!

First, she told me that I passed my Gestational Diabetes test, and I was SO happy about that! A lot of people I know have told me that it's easy to fail the 1 hour test, but that lots of people who fail the 1 hour go on to pass the 3 hour, so I was worried I'd have to do the 3 hour test anyways, but I don't! Yippee!!!

They also tested my iron levels, and she said everything was good there, too. She said a lot of women become anemic in pregnancy, but I'm not, so that's good.

I asked her about her policy on episiotomies and she said she hates doing them, and will only do them in two circumstances: 1. If the baby's head gets stuck and an episiotomy becomes necessary to get the baby out, and; 2. If she can tell that the tearing is going to be really bad and it would be better to do an episiotomy rather than have an uncontrolled tear. I was very happy to hear this, as I would much rather tear on my own than have an episiotomy. She said that tears heal faster on their own, which I've heard elsewhere, too, and I'd much rather tear than be cut.

Then I hopped up on the table so that she could measure me and listen to the heartbeat. The heartbeat was a really loud knocking sound this time, I was surprised. Even my husband made a comment that it was loud.

When she measured me she said "'re measuring a bit above average, lets try that again." and then she did it again (she pressed down really hard on my pubic bone, was kind of painful) and when she measured me again she said "Yep, you're measuring above average. I have you measuring 34 weeks." I was like What? Holy crap! She assured me that it may not be the baby, it may just be an excess of amniotic fluid, or the way my uterus is growing, or even the position I was lying in, but she did say that if I'm measuring above average next appointment as well, she'll send me down to have an ultrasound. I have to admit, I'm kind of freaked out about measuring 4 weeks ahead, but hopefully it's just a fluke. Keep your fingers crossed for me, please!


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  2. Hey Devon! Ready for another update! It is getting close!!!!!!!