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post #41 of 45

I had my 37wk appointment (home visit) yesterday and I also went into the lab for bloodwork to test for toxemia. My initial bloodwork looks good so hopefully the urine/blood results from yesterday will be fine, too. 

 

As I was emailing DH and telling him that we should have some mint chocolate chip ice cream tonight, I suddenly realized that I've gained about 50 pounds so far. huh.gif Of course that won't hinder my desire for ice cream....

 

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I have felt no nesting impulses whatsoever, the house is a bit of a mess (usual state), but all supplies and tub are ready and so am I! Hoping to avoid FIL's birthday on the 12th and my Christmas DH. Am I the only one not feeling a nesting urge? Seems like everyone else here is cleaning, cooking, cleaning. I come home from work and I crash, sometimes I wipe the crumbs off the counter for a neat appearance and file away paid bills that accumulate on the coffee table, but I feel like there is no way I can break out the vacuum or organize kitchen cabinets at this point. Around 6 pm, I usually can't stand, sit or lay down comfortably and I walk around in a state of semi-exhaustion. Yeah, I am so ready!



No nesting here either.  Its not like I *could* do anything anyway because my mom is here following me around cleaning.

post #43 of 45

I had my 37 week appt wed.   I'm actually 37 weeks tomorrow, friday.  My hematocrit is over 12, yay me! which greatly reduces my worries about the complications from bleeding. I've never been much of a bleeder, but this is baby 5 for me, so I was a little more concerned, plus I'm older, I've been working full time and I'm tired!

I had another NST and ultrasound and everything is a-ok. The only worry is my blood pressure which seems to spike here and there... it's normally 106/60 or somewhere around there, but my visit before was 124/74 and this last one was 134/80... which sounds normal, but when you consider MY normal... the systolic jump is 28pts!  That's kind of a lot, but I havn't had a lot of other symptoms of pre-e... a little bit of swelling, and a little bit of dizzyness and blurry or starry vision, but very little.

 

But these symptoms are making my doc a little antsy and she'd like to break my water on the 14th and get baby out sooner rather than later.... my edd is on the 24th.  I went ahead and scheduled the time on the 14th, but I'm more than willing to back out and wait if I feel like that's the right thing to do. He may come before that too... who knows.

 

Anyway, I hope the gbs is negative... it always has been before, but I don't want to be pressured into an IV and antibiotics during labor.

I'm on weekly visits now too... so my next one is on Wed the 8th.  This last visit I was 2-2.5 cm and about 60% effaced or a little more, and the cervix has shifted anteriorly and baby's head is down more... not as ballotable as last time... so, with all the pressure and ctx I've had in the last 3 days, I'm hoping maybe things will just kick into gear on their own in the next week or so.

 

Mostly, I'm just really looking forward to getting baby OUT and getting my body back to myself!!!

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Am I the only one not feeling a nesting urge? Seems like everyone else here is cleaning, cooking, cleaning. I come home from work and I crash, sometimes I wipe the crumbs off the counter for a neat appearance and file away paid bills that accumulate on the coffee table, but I feel like there is no way I can break out the vacuum or organize kitchen cabinets at this point. Around 6 pm, I usually can't stand, sit or lay down comfortably and I walk around in a state of semi-exhaustion. Yeah, I am so ready!


Yup, no nesting urge here either. My partner keeps asking me when it's going to kick in so I start cleaning. I keep explaining to him it's a good thing I have NOT had any nesting urge kick in because we just moved two weeks ago and the place is a disaster. It's not even humanly possible to get it all done before baby, if I tried I'd have a nervous breakdown -- so it's a good thing I'm just relaxed about it! Or if not relaxed then yes, just too exhausted.

 

Had a sort of appointment today -- actually my midwife asked me to be her pregnant model for her skills exam for her CPM certification. She was super nervous but it went well. It was funny though because for the skills exam she had to do all sorts of things we don't normally do, like check height and weight, check reflexes, do a breast exam. She took me out to lunch afterwards, she's awesome.

 

I'm having a real appointment with her Sunday, when she'll bring the birth tub and any other supplies over to my house.

post #45 of 45

37 week appt today...so far, so good!

 

My bp has been steadily dropping each appt...normally about 110/70, now it's something like 98/63? My weight gain is slowing down, not quite at 30 lb yet. Apparently, my blood iron level is stellar. The kid's heart sounds good. S/he is apparently still vertex, though I tend to feel pokes in front during the day, then s/he's butt out at night. I guess s/he gets bored and just wants a little variety during the day!

 

I had the GBS done today so hoping it comes back negative. I haven't had a cervical exam yet so no idea about dilation.

 

The midwife I saw said it seems like we're ready to have a baby and wouldn't be surprised if I ended up in labor tonight. Wha?? No! Too soon! bigeyes.gif 

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