Wednesday, April 7, 2010

36 Weeks Pregnant

Today I had my 36th week checkup. Everything was good- weight, blood pressure, and urine! Nothing had really changed from last week. I was still 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced. I was relieved! I really want her to wait until the 38th week to come! I feel really blessed to have had such a great pregnancy! Now, it has definitely been odd, but in general, it has been a very healthy pregnancy. I had another odd thing happen a couple of weeks ago, that I didn't blog about. So add to the puss pockets on my tonsils, no heart beat after hearing it 4 weeks prior, inactive bladder and 4 days of a cathetar... a blood clot! Well, sounds scarier than what it was really. It was a superficial clot in a vein in my foot. I went to my PCP for it, and he went ahead and sent me for an ultrasound of my leg to make sure there weren't any DVTs or actual blood clots in the larger veins in my leg. All was clear, and everyone said it would dissolve on its own. It pretty much is gone now. I can still feel it, but it doesn't hurt anymore. Since these weird things have happened (Dr. B had never had a pt's bladder stop working for no major reason, and Dr. M had not seen a superficial clot in at least 5 years) I kinda expect the labor to be unexpected! I thnk the thing that will shock most will be if I have to induced! We will induce probably on April 27th if Ansley does not decide to come sooner. We will see! For now, I continue to pray for her development and for our family's preparation!


FrouFrouBritches said...

I didn't know about all of that. Good gracious! Glad everything is okay now.

Becky said...

Crazy! Glad you didn't have any changes this week at your appt. Having to be induced was a pregnancy surprise for us! We both thought my water would break again but being induced worked well b/c someone was here w/Ethan.

Ethan: "I know it is almost time for baby Drew cause Momma's belly is getting FAT!