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31 week update!

Mar 23, 2010 - 1 comments

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. :)

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by ammanda, Mar 24, 2010
Im so glad everything is going the way it should for you Rachel!  maybe you should mention to your primary doctor that you feel rushed and you wish she would take some more time on you at your appointments.  My doctor always tries to rush me out but then I start asking more questions and hes always happy to answer them.  Im also so happy for you that your having such a good pregnancy.  Mine has been wonderful, no scares no problems.  but I am right there with you on the whole worrying thing when it comes to delivery.  I pray everyday that everything goes right with my baby, I know the feeling your having, after carrying this baby so far, theres nothing I want more then to me a mommy, and I dont know what I would do if something or someone took that away from me.  everything will work out for the best for both of us I have faith in that.  

Let me know how your childbirth classes went.  Maybe if you liked them, its something I can still look into.  And I cant wait to hear how your baby shower goes.  Mine was so fun, but exhausting so make sure you get plenty of rest the night before.  

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