The Frankenbaby Chronicles

Two girls, three cats, some frozen sperm, a doctor's office, and a big dream.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Midwife Appt - 30w6d

Wow. I switch to biweeklies now. I have to go back in two weeks! That's just nuts!

Anyway, the nitty gritty:

- Up 6 lbs. from last month, total gain 17-19lbs. depending on where you start
- BP 130/64 - wtf?
- Urine good
- Fundal height 29cm
- Baby's HB good
- Baby still sideways with head jammed into my right hip. Midwife says, "We will worry at 35w."
- Nurse says, "Your chart says 30w6d but you have such a tiny tummy!"
- Midwife in a hurry, stayed for like 5 mins.

More detail:

1. What is up with my BP? It is usually a pretty strict 120/70, at least in pregnancy. (Pre-PG was lower, around 110/60.) Last month it was 124/70, this month 130/64? Is it creeping up? Is it a fluke? Am I going to be a BP problem? I don't want to be a BP problem. I want a natural birth, dang it! No protein in urine, no swelling, still have ankles. So I'm trying not to think about it.

2. When is this kid going to get the memo and go head down? HB is still found below my navel and kid shows no intent to stop lounging on mama's hammock. She said in two weeks we could talk "tricks" and then by 35 weeks start talking more seriously.

3. Grumbled about nurse's comment, asked midwife if I should be concerned about being "too small." She told me that my belly is now Public Property and that everyone should stuff it. She said she was not at all concerned about my measuring 29w at 30w. But I'll be 31w tomorrow. Oh well, it keeps going up so I guess that's what matters. I wonder if I will get another scan before it's all over.

4. I wanted to ask some questions about some cramps I've had, and about how delivery will be impacted by my non-absorbed twin (will they have to check for it?). But midwife was rushed and didn't have time. Oh well, I'll ask in two weeks.

TWO WEEKS? That's soon!!!


Blogger Kathryn - partner of Donna said...

Wow - you get so much more information than we do in the UK!

I've been getting cramps too - the other day while one started I though (Ooo - must be due on soon)!!

Doh - what am I like eh????

6:19 AM  
Blogger Kathryn - partner of Donna said...

I meant to say :

I've been getting cramps too - the other day while one started I thought to myself - Ooo - I must be due on soon!!

I swear I'm getting more dizzy the more pregnant I get!!!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

when the bi-weekly appointments start, it becomes more and more imminent, right?

12:04 PM  
Blogger Jude said...

Oh man, it's really getting there for sure.

And K, don't worry about being spacey. It's your right as a pg woman!

12:36 PM  

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