34 weeks + 5 days

I've been taking it easy this past week {on doctor P's orders} and was advised to go and visit the midwife on Friday {yesterday} to check up on how I was doing. The OB was away, so I had hoped it would be a shorter wait than usual - but as it happens, the poor midwife was on her own & dealing with a batch of crisis pre-delivery pregnant women, so I ended up waiting around for a while anyway.

First of all, she went over my ultrasound results from the previous day - baby measuring on par and her approximate weight of 2.56kg puts her on the 60th percentile, just slightly above average. When I asked if this meant she would be a gigantic baby, the midwife basically implied that I wasn't exactly small myself, so chances are, she'd be average-slightly over. Righty-o then. The cord and placenta are still functioning well.

Interestingly, she said my 24-hour pee/bloods were slightly over average on results too, but only just - not enough to diagnose anything, but worth keeping an eye on. My blood pressure yesterday crept back up to 134/84 (still lower than the previous week) and my morning pee sample showed slight traces of protein + ketones. All that combined means that we just need to keep resting, try and slow down, and monitor over the coming weeks. I already have an appointment booked as soon as the OB is back, which is next Friday morning.

This week, my fundal height measured at 39 weeks (one week of growth in, well, one week, so that's fair enough) and I had several Braxton Hicks contractions while she was examining my belly. Baby is 2/5 engaged, with 3/5 palpable - so she's on her way down!! She's also NOT posterior, which I was concerned about with all of my back pain, so if she stays in this position, we'll hopefully be pretty good to go in a few weeks time.

3 Comments • Labels:  


Tia said...

Sounds like the pre-e is setting in. If it makes you feel any better, I delivered a healthy almost 6lb baby at 35w1d :) Hang in there!

Ali @ Not All Dreams Are Free said...

Things are really progressing! Do they explain what all those results mean? Or just tell you the results and that means "keep resting" (sorry, I have no idea what any of those numbers mean).

Jess said...

I hope the resting does the trick and keeps you away from pre-e territory! Very interesting implication from the midwife. Torsten is 6'4" but was only 7 pounds at birth. I was 8 pounds 11 ounces and Callum was 8 pounds 12 ounces, so that makes sense. I don't know how big you and Jason were when you were born but I'd think that would be more predictive of your baby's size than your current weight or anything like that.

All content (C) Breathe Gently 2006-2023
Blog Design by Splendid Sparrow