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I had my 34 week OB appointment today. My dh has been commenting all week about how gigantic I'm getting. I agree, but I did remind him that it is never okay to tell your wife she looks huge. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So, anyway, I went in to the OB. I gained 8 pounds in the last 2 1/2 weeks, (eek!) bringing me up to a 28 pound net gain. Up until 31 weeks I was measuring right on, at my last appointment I was measuring on the big side of normal. This time, she didn't tell me how big I'm measuring, but I'm measuring really big. She's not terribly freaked out or anything. She does want me to have another u/s. We have that scheduled for 2 weeks from today along with my next OB appointment. I'm not spilling glucose or protein, not swelling anywhere, and the baby's heartrate is a solid 142 with good movement.<br><br>
My dh mentioned to her that I was having contractions and she asked if I wanted her to check me. I said no, thank you. She laughed. I said "well, it doesn't really matter, does it? Even if I'm a couple cm, that doesn't mean I'm in labor, right?" She again laughed and said I was right, it makes no difference. At 34 weeks, they won't do anything to stop labor. But don't I want to know? I said nope, and checking might jump start things. I want to keep this baby in until June 9, which is 37 weeks and the kids' last day of school. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> She asked what hospital I'm going to, because there's one in the area that won't deliver me preterm. I'm going to the one that will, so it makes absolutely no difference. But I do have "strict orders" to take it easy. She laughs with me when she says that because with 3 kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a household to run, how can I possibly be expected to take it easy? She will get more insistent if need be, but she knows that I will rest as much as I can if I see a reason to.<br><br>
I really love my OB. She's so laid back and respects that I know what's going on with my body and my pregnancy. She's there for exactly what she needs to be there for. To monitor, order tests as necessary, and help deliver a healthy baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I'm just heading to my 34 week appointment in a few minutes. I have had a ton of contractions this last week too and I want to be checked. I think I just need hope that I'm approaching the end here. I'm so uncomfortable! I really want to have this baby close to the 5th which is my 37 week mark and I think even hearing that I'm a 2 would make me feel so much happier even though I know that means nothing.<br><br>
I probably wont get checked and then I will just come home feeling as hopeless as ever. I'm feeling negative today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I had my 34 week appt last week, and he asked if I wanted to be checked. Um, no? I declined, too.<br><br>
With #1, I was 3 cm at 36 weeks, and I still went to 41 weeks (and I had my membranes stripped several times, plus every "natural" way I could think of to induce labor). I've totally lost confidence that my body knows how to get a baby out, and I don't want a reminder of that.
 
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