Mar 23, 2010
So me and Ariana had our 31 week checkup today. :) Everything went great, I was a little nervous because at my 28 week appointment, my doctor told me that I was measuring 26 cm. She didn't think it was a big deal, so I didn't get too worried about it. Plus, Ariana's growth was right on track on the 4d ultrasound. But, even so, I was worried that my fundal height would still be 26 cm today. Good news though. It is measuring perfectly. He didn't tell me the exact number though. But, he said i am measuring perfect, not too big and not too small. :) I gained 4 pounds in the last 3 weeks, and he said her heartbeat is sounding great. I did fail to mention to him that I treated myself for a yeast infection with Monistat 7. I'll have to mention that at my next appointment, although I don't think its too important. Since there is 5 or 6 doctor's in the same practice as my OBGYN, she rotates me around to different ones so that I can meet them in case I go into labor when one of them is on call. When I was measuring 26 cm, it was done by my primary doctor. And, she didn't poke around at all, just put the measuring tape on my stomach and was done. It was too quick and that's why I think I was supposedlly behind. Because today, I saw a different doctor in the practice, and he measured me correctly and said I was right on track. I like the doctor I saw today much better. He took way more time with me, properly measured my belly, listened to Ariana's heartbeat for a lot longer than my primary doctor does, and thoroughly answered my question about delayed clamping of Ariana's cord.
So, all in all I'm very happy that this pregnancy so far has been mostly textbook. Other than a few scares here and there, nothing up to date has gone too wrong. I'm still so scared something will happen to her. Everytime I think about delivery, I get terrified that there will be a cord accident, or something will be wrong with her. I need to have more faith in God, but I am finding it so hard not to worry. I want to be a mommy, and I can't wait to meet her. I just don't want something to stand in the way of that. I know if something were to happen...God forbid...then it would all work out in the end because that's what God promises those who love Him, so I'm going to try to hold on to that.
My baby shower is just a little more than 2 weeks away now...and I can't wait! It's going to be so fun to open all of her presents, and hopefully eat good food. :) There is 5 sweet ladies planning the shower for me, so I'm really out of the loop as far as what they are planning, but it will no doubt be amazing.
Oh, and tonight starts my childbirth classes. Me and hubby are going together. I don't know how it's going to go, but I bet it'll be really fun. :)