I had my 36 week appointment yesterday. We had a follow up ultrasound to check on the baby because she has been measuring consistently small. The tech said her head is small, and that the midwives would want to keep a close eye on her for that reason. She is proportional, but petite. I think all of her organ functions were normal, good heartbeat as always, etc. Not sure how accurate the head measurement is because she’s so low in my pelvis and this time she had both arms covering her face. The midwife did say that my amniotic fluid is low. I think 5 is serious and I’m at 6.5. MW recommended hydrotherapy- getting in the pool for an hour every day or a bath covering my whole belly for 30 minutes 2 times per day. Can someone explain to me how this helps my fluid levels? I don’t get it. I’ve been able to do the baths (which works for hemorrhoids too!). She did the strep test and I’ll get the results tomorrow at a follow up appointment. They are doing a BPP and checking fluid levels again. MW checked my cervix and found that I was extremely smooshy and dilated to 5 cm on the outside! That's at least two more than when I got to the hospital after my water broke with DS! She couldn’t find the inner os, and decided to stop feeling around because she was worried about breaking my water.
I’m a little worried about the appointment tomorrow. I’m only 36 weeks, but since the baby is small, I’m really worried about having to be induced for low amniotic fluid and the baby having undeveloped lungs and staying in the NICU. Plus, I am not ready to have the baby yet! Our house is a disaster and I don’t have my sub plans ready yet. L
Melany – Cool Valentines! I had saved a lot of DSs cooler finger paintings from school to re-use as cards for random occasions. I cut about 10 of them into quarters and DS and I glued little red hearts onto each of the quarters on which I wrote “Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, A”
Sleep: I would love to go to bed earlier. But tonight’s excuse is that I have no more clean underwear and really need a pair to sleep in due to yeast infection medicine and hemorrhoid gel.
Hemorrhoids: Getting better! I was feeling really lousy Monday so I took the day off and saw one of the nurses at the surgery center where I had a hemorrhoid removed last Friday. We measured this other lump that was starting to cause me a lot of pain, and scheduled a follow up appointment for today (Wednesday). I’m feeling better today and the surgeon said that this lump is actually caused by an internal hemorrhoid, but that it is going away and just feels bad because it’s on the edge of where they cut the other one off. So, that is good news.
Spughy- Sorry to hear about your uncle and the family house. It’s weird when places from your past no longer become accessible.
Please wish us good luck for tomorrow!