Thursday, June 4, 2009

39th Week Appointment

Well, I went to the doctor today. And I got to have an ultrasound!!! Oh, and he is still a boy. The tech measures the baby and calculates the weight of the baby using his measurements. The tech would only tell us he weighs 8+. But the doctor spilled the beans. I guess her exact calculation was 8 lbs. 15 oz's. One oz. away from from 9 lbs. That kind of made Aaron mad that she didn't tell us 9 lbs. Also, I guess I still have a lot of fluid in my tummy. The doctor said, "that means you will have more contractions, more pain, measure bigger, and it will be harder to breath." Aaron laughed and said, "you just described her to a 'T' ".

I always get so excited to get examined. I know that sounds weird. It is humiliating to expose yourself but it is the coolest thing to find out that your body is making progress toward going into labor. My tummy measured 40-41 centimeters (I thought measurements should be exact, but whatever), I am dilated to a 2, 70% effaced, and softened. I guess that is pretty good. It is progress but I don't think labor will happen on its own for a least another week, week in a half. My doctor thinks he should start me next week. He asked us what day works for us. I was thinking the end of the week, like Friday. And then Aaron spoke up and said with his work schedule, Mondays and Tuesdays are the best days for him. He can get someone to cover him at work. So the doctor scheduled us for Monday. We may not get in though because they are so busy on Monday. I guess I have to call in at 6:00 a.m. and see if they can fit me in or not. I signed up for the last room available. So if people come in that start on their own, then I will probably not be able to come in. Which is okay with me. I would rather have my baby on a Friday. I just really want to have an extra weekend with my baby before I have to return to work.

Well this is exciting. The next time I post, I might be holding a little bundle in my arms!!


  1. WOW!! Almost time. I'm getting so excited for you. I know I always post this...but I just can't wait to see what he looks like. I wish I lived closer to all of you guys. But I feel closer to you all now than I have in a while....thank goodness for the internet. ;)

  2. Hi RaChelle! I can't believe how out of touch I am with family up there. I didn't even know until Sunday that you are expecting a little one any day now! I'm so excited for you.