Today was my last 2-week interval appointment; from now on I will see the doctor each week to check progress. I am 35 weeks this weekend, so I feel like the birth is just around the corner. The doctor went ahead and did the Strep B test to be sure they are ready in case I go into labor sometime soon. She says I am not dilated at all, which is good news. Pretty shortly though I’m sure I’ll be hoping she’ll tell me I am…I think I’m running out of room in there! At this point she is not planning on needing to schedule a c-section….if I don’t deliver before 38 weeks we’ll talk about the possibility again.
We had another ultrasound today, and the technician was unable to tell us if the baby is “still a girl” to quote Karl. 😉 She was lying bottom up which would have been great had she not had her heel placed between her legs. Modest already…that’s a good thing. So, we’re still going on their first viewing, which indicated a baby of the female persuasion. It did show us that ‘baby girl’ is 6lb. 4 oz….which can actually be off by a whole pound either way…so somewhere between 5lb. 4oz. and 7 lb. 4.oz. Karl had guessed that she would be 6lb. 1 oz. so he got it pretty close!
By the way, we’re calling the baby ‘baby girl’ because we have yet to decide on a name. Here are a few more possibilities for your perusal: