35 Weeks – Progress

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Mood: Excited

Energy: Low

Appetite: Varies

Baby Movement: Yes but only twists and turns not a lot of kicks and punches*

Contractions: Braxton Hicks

Other: Doc Appointment (2/5/16)

Nursery: We bought the letters for his nursery which I was originally going to stencil until we remembered the price of the frames… It went from stencils with a nice frame around each letter to fake wooden letters that I’ll be painting and hubby will be mounting/ hanging. I hope it’ll be just as nice but we shall see. When his due date gets closer I’ll put his rug down then the nursery will be complete.

Surprises: We received a glider, an all-in-one convertible car seat and a pack n play which officially completes the big items we needed/ wanted for our little man. Not that all gifts aren’t appreciated but I honestly didn’t expect any of these to be purchased because of the price. We planned on buying these items using the registry discount that the stores give you at the end. We never guessed anyone would buy these for us! Such a surprise and blessing. We also received a quilt that has pieces from 3 generations of women on hubby’s side which truly brought tears of appreciation and joy.

Appointment: We went to the doctor 2/5/16 and got some really exciting news that translates to hurry up and wait 🙂 I called my mom and his mom to tell them the news and I couldn’t control my excitement so I told his dad too.

  • Mucus plug is gone
    • This is exciting because I actually saw it!! I wasn’t positive what it was and didn’t want to get excited but OB verified when I described it to her. Well she told me it was gone then I described what I saw to her.
  • 90% effaced
    • Only 10% left before cervix is completely thinned out
  • 1cm dilated
  • Measuring right at 35wks
  • Head down position
  • Baby’s estimated weight is 7-8lbs
  • My weight gain so far 23lbs
  • GBS (Group B Strep) Test

Now for hilarious memes I found on Pinerest!

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*The day after our doctor’s appointment I started his kick counter and right as I got the final movement I noticed the app told me to wait an hour and start again as I didn’t get 10 kicks (movements) in two hours. I waited a full two hours, ate dinner, drank something sweet, walked and used the doppler all in an effort to make him move but he didn’t budge. I wasn’t too worked up this time considering we’d already been through this and we both assumed he’d start moving as soon as I was hooked up to the monitor. When we arrived at Labor and Delivery I was pleasantly surprised to see our OB walking out of someone’s room. I called out a friendly hello to her and with a giant smile she beams “Are we in pain?” I said no we’re here about fetal movement. She looked slightly disappointed but considering the conversation we had the day before I knew why. After the standard checks we went into the room, talked with the nurse, got hooked up and let out a sigh of relief upon hearing his heartbeat. All seemed fine until 20min went by without so much as a hiccup… As I started to worry the nurse came back to give me water and apple juice in hopes that the cold plus the sugar would wake him up. Another 20min and nothing. By this time, our doctor came in did a check of everything on the screen and informed us that all was fine but she wanted to get him on ultrasound to verify he had enough amniotic fluid and to show me his movements. She pointed out each movement to see which ones I could feel. She then informed me that these smaller movements are what I needed to be looking for because he’s running out of room so that’s about all I’d be getting out of him. But with her being the wonderful individual that she is she let me know I could come in for NST (none stress test) if I couldn’t establish a pattern for his kick counter. She explained how it would work and said to email her immediately on Monday if he still wasn’t forming a pattern. Thankfully he’s trying to get back on track. His movements still aren’t coming as quickly as they did before but I’m guessing his whole pattern is changing because of his growing size and his super low head. I’m hoping all of this is pointing to him getting impatient and gearing up to come out soon but only time will tell. I still think he’ll be overdue but maybe I’m wrong.

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