Monday, October 3, 2011

34w 5d Dr appt & NST

I had my weekly doctor appointment at 10:30 this morning. I went by myself again because hubby had a job to be at by 11am. After they called me back and took my weight and blood pressure I was sitting there waiting to talk with the nurse about any concerns I had and there was this baby crying loudly. Well since losing Brinley whenever I hear a baby cry it just break my heart so I was getting upset. Then I could hear a woman yelling over the baby crying. The nurse came over and asked if I could hear the yelling which I said yes. She went to see what was going on.

Turns out that the lady was mad because she had been waiting long so she was letting her baby cry thinking someone would come quicker! That just pissed me off. I wanted to yell at that lady and tell her she didn't know how lucky she was to have her child and that her baby shouldn't have to suffer because she is mad. I'd hate to see what she does to her child when she is alone at home. Some people just have no clue.....

Well after all that mess my appointment went well. For the beginning of my non-stress test Little Bird was asleep so it took a while to get a reading but she passed eventually.

Some stats...
Weight - 218.2
BP - 117/77
Urine - ok
Fundus - ? Forgot to ask.

Spoke with my doctor about my birth plan and she seemed fine with most of my requests. Some of them were against hospital policy like having husband or someone go with the baby to the nursery or having the pediatrician visit her in the hospital room instead of the nursery. I'm ok with all of that though.

She did say that if I go into labor after I reach 35 weeks (this Wednesday) that they will NOT stop my labor!!! So I could essentially have her anytime from now until the end of October. If I don't go into labor by 39 weeks (Nov 2nd) then she will be able to induce me but said no earlier than that. I hope I go into labor on my own.

I'm curious as to how many women go into labor about the same time with each pregnancy or is it different? Like I was induced at 37w 3d last time so would that mean I have a greater chance of going into labor on my own about that same time? I know I was already dilated 3cm a few weeks before they induced me and I don't think I am dilated at all right now. Maybe they will check me at my next appointment.

Starting this week I will also be going twice a week for NST because I am getting closer to my milestone week (37w) I asked if I could come more often for those. I think it will help ease my anxiety as that time approaches. I go again this Thursday for my second NST this week then back next Monday for another doctor appointment.

I am also going to get a flu shot Thursday which is something that I haven't done in years but I want my Little Birdie to be protected.

The countdown begins!