36 Weeks 2 Days

Dang, I’ve been trying to blog every day and yesterday broke my daily streak 🙁

Yesterday was super busy all morning with cleaning, cooking and school time with the kids. I usually can steal some time to blog while Payson’s napping and the girls are coloring but yesterday right at Payson’s naptime Sierra slammed the bathroom door closed on his fingers and he cried on and off the rest of the day.
I ended up holding him for about 5 hours straight. Oh boy did my uterus hurt! lol

Today his fingers are fine (they looked fine yesterday, too, red and swollen but nothing that would suggest a doctor’s visit being needed) and that was really great because I had my OB appointment today!

I had to have the strep B test done (yay for men other than your husband seeing you naked!) and got my cervix checked. I’m 2cm dilated and 50% effaced which is pretty darn typical for me at this point.

Oh and I totally got a bonus exam today by some strange man I’ve never met. Yay for student training!

(Just a note… I tend to have anxiety attacks when I’m supposed to have vaginal exams done! I couldn’t believe I had to have an extra exam done… well I didn’t have to have it done but when your doctor asks you if it’s ok if Mr. “so-and-so” does an exam because he’s training to be a doc and Mr. “so-and-so” is standing right there it’s kinda hard to say no!)

The exams went fine, though. My doctor is so awesome that we were all talking and laughing through it! That sounds weird when I type it! But it wasn’t. lol
And it only took about 30 seconds total even with the “bonus” exam.
Ok enough about exams!!

I also got an ultrasound today. I’m measuring a week ahead (have been all along) and since Payson was such a gigantic baby they wanted to check this babe’s size.

Which I thought was majorly a waste of time since ultrasounds are almost always inaccurate ?

But I got to see the baby girl again and boy is she cute in there! I could’ve sat there all afternoon watching her on the screen <3

She’s measuring 6 lbs. 8 ounces. Add a pound and a half to either end of that number and you have her weight range. ha

And it turns out I have a whole heckuva lot of extra amniotic fluid. Which doesn’t mean anything bad or good… just means my uterus is larger than if I had the normal amount of amniotic fluid.

And that’s it for my riveting pregnancy update!

26 more days. Man oh man I hope they go fast!

9 thoughts on “36 Weeks 2 Days

  • Looks like Ember is doing fine in there!
    I wish her all the best for the next 26 days…
    Can't wait to meet her!!

    Greetings from Stefanie

  • How fun – another ultrasound! I can't wait to see pictures of her, on the outside. 🙂

    With my ultrasound (happened to be on the day of delivery, long story!) they had the weight dead on, even to the ounce!

    Would they even enduce you early because of the size of Ember? Oh, how fun, itty bitty baby things!

  • Sarah, that's awesome that the ultrasound was dead on. I've only heard of them being super off so it's cool to know that they are sometimes accurate.
    I think my doctor would induce me if she was big and I wanted him to. I'm pretty opposed to induction, though! Unless there was a huge problem I'm letting her bake as long as she wants. lol

    I think the girls are prepared and as excited as I am! We talk a lot about the baby and what it'll be like when she comes.
    Payson doesn't really know what's going on. I wish I could prepare him, he's the baby and a mama's boy and I think he'll be really upset about the addition of a baby sister taking up some of mommy's time.

    He's craaaazy about baby's, though. Hopefully with letting him hold her and spend time with her he'll not feel so upset with the change.
    I'm prepared for lots of clinginess and tantrums, though. lol

  • I hope the next few weeks go by quickly for you!

    My son was measuring big, so I was induced a week early. I did outpatient induction, and it was not bad at all.

  • I'm getting really excited for you! I was kind of worried about Graham when we brought Leah home. I really didn't know how he would react. But he has done so much better than I ever could have anticipated. He LOVES to just sit real close to her and touch her arm and get her to laugh. It's the dang cutest thing I've ever seen. He's always trying to bring her toys and pacis (which she's never taken a pacifier, but because he still takes one, he thinks she'd like one too lol). He's always looking out for her and loving on her. Just a really cool thing to watch.

  • You look beautiful as ever! Your hair is SOOO long! It would drive me crazy. I've always kept mine fairly short.

    Love the stories about your OB appt. Isn't it funny how much less we care about modesty after having kids? 🙂 I see the midwives at my OB office – 4 women – so only when things go wrong in the delivery room do I have to deal with a man. And, at that point, I don't care. LOL

  • LOVE the 'bonus' exam! I had a similar situation but it was DURING DELIVERY, thank you very much! The doc says: Mind if the parameds watch? They need to observe births so they are prepared to help! What was I to say to that?!? 'No, I don't care if they don't know what they are doing for someone else?' Like 'who cares if you botch up a delivery and hurt someone because I don't want you to watch?!?' So……I had 3 or 4 strange guys standing there watching my baby #2 come into the world! And it was an induced labor (Not because I wanted it but because she had broken my water 13 hrs before and they wanted her O.U.T. – me too for that matter!) You are smart to let her bake rather than induce! Those suckers HURT! We both survived the big audience and 31 yrs later I can 'hardly' remember the trauma of it all! 🙂

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