The Frankenbaby Chronicles

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Midwife visit, 34w6d

I saw TMIL today. She was chipper as always and because the nurses were on lunch, she did everything. It was so funny watching her fumble with the scale, running around doing urinalysis, and expressing nervousness about using the sphygmomanometer. As if she's never used one before!

Anyway, she started out the visit asking if the ultrasound helped us feel better, and then apologized that she hadn't known before that we had friends with personal pregnancy complications that were reminding us of our situation. Which, of course, she couldn't have known, but it was nice of her to say that if she had known people with a similar situation, she would have done the same thing. She's nice. I like her.

Anyway, when SHE took my BP it was totally normal. The ultimate in normal: 120/68. So I bought myself more time without a "blood pressure talk." Yay!

She asked if I wanted to switch to weekly visits or if I wanted one more two-weeker. I chose the two-weeker, so I'm off the hook until June 11. WOW! I'll be 36w5d then! Holy carp! And then she asked me if I wanted to do the Group B Strep test today or wait until next time. (I love all of this, "What do you want to do?" stuff. LOVE.) So I said that I knew that if I went into labor before 36w they would do prophylactic antibiotics anyway, so we might as well wait until next time. And then the best part! She said, "Would you like to do it yourself?" She handed me a tube with a swab and a lab slip, told me to swab myself at home and then bring it in with the correct date on it. HOW COOL IS THAT?

I asked Jen on the way home, "What if I do it wrong?" She said, "I guess it will say you don't have Strep." Heh, I guess so.

Also, the ute measured 3cm larger and I gained 0 lbs. Not too shabby! Time for more ice cream!

She asked what sorts of things we wanted them to do for the birth in terms of setting up the room or making us more comfortable. Umm, how do you even answer those questions when you've never been in labor before or even witnessed a birth? I have NO idea what I want! Can I tell you when I get there? Heh. I guess we have some thinking to do.


We're going to have a BABY soon. Yikes!!


Blogger The Fonaholics said...

Birth plan!!! Quick!! Write it all down and give a copy to TMYL for your chart!! The next 4 weeks will go soooooo fast, have you got your bags packed??? I'm getting nervous and excited for you here...

8:28 PM  
Blogger Keri said...

You're getting down to the wire now...don't forget to do something special for yourselves before the baby gets here :)

10:55 PM  
Blogger Jude said...

Our birth center has a birth plan form that they want you to use, but I am planning to have that all set and ready to go (along with some additional info) for our next visit. Oh my gosh, we are having a baby!!!

10:59 AM  

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