Tuesday, December 9, 2008

40 Week Dr Appointment

Today was my 40 week appointment and what a day! We went into the doctors first thing for our regular appointment. She checked me and I was 3-4 cm (yay!) and my blood pressure was up again (boo!). Combined with my crazy swelling she decided to do a few more tests.

So, she did an ultrasound to check fluid levels, which turned out fine considering how far along I am and then we did a non-stress test where you are hooked up to a monitor that shows the babies heart rate and they look for a particular pattern. He did ok on this test, steady heart rate the entire time, but they didn't see the pattern they were looking for so she sent us to the hospital for a biophysical profile ultrasound scan. Also she ordered some blood work to check mostly for pre-e.

Off we went to the hospital and the blood work came back normal, as did the bpp scan. If they hadn't we would have induced right away tonight. Also, we found out he was measuring about 9 lbs 14 oz (+ or - a pound.) Umm.... yikes?! The doctor was guessing he would be around 8 lbs or so, so even she was surprised at this high number.

Since everything was fine she decided to get me on the schedule to be induced as soon as I could be fit in, due to my blood pressure creeping up. Turns out this is tomorrow! So first thing in the morning the hospital will call us and tell us what time to come in tomorrow and hopefully Milo will be born the same day - on his due date!

I have to say, with the crazy swelling, the carpel tunnel, the back pain, etc etc, I am so glad to be done with this part tomorrow and we finally get to meet our little (big!) man.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

I'm thinking of you. I hope you have a super short and easy labor.