I have been a very slack blogger lately. For some reason - despite not being at work - I am more busy than ever. It doesn't help that we still don't have a bathroom (though Home Depot DID eventually deliver the right tub so hopefully it won't be long now). But, for the past few weeks, it's meant that I have had to get up to go to the gym to both workout and shower before very early appointments. Somehow I managed to schedule lots of 8am appointments this week which means I have to get to the gym for 5:30am.. so lots of early mornings and appointments. In fact I had three appointments today!
It was our 34 week scan today. Everything looked excellent, though he was asleep and we had to wake him up to complete the biophysical exam - to make sure he was moving enough and that he was doing his practice breathing. It was also a growth scan, so we got to see how big he's guesstimated to be. He is a whopping 5 pounds 6 oz, which is in the 55th percentile - and, on average, he's measuring a week ahead.. but, yep, that head is still big... measuring around 36 weeks. When you see his growth plotted out on a graph it's just perfect :)
I then saw Craig, an integrative MD. He's been helping me with my hypnobabies stuff. I've been feeling pretty agitated lately because of some of the discomfort and my odd hyper-sensitivity, and the scripts we worked on today were very helpful. I then saw Deb for my 34 week OB appointment. B/P was great - 102/68, no protein or sugar in urine, total weight gain of 15 pounds.. so all on track. Oddly my fundal height was measuring short, though he is very scrunched up in there (he likes to have this legs up near his face) and the scan showed very reassuring growth. It was a very helpful appointment. We talked a bit about our birth plan, a plan B, and vaccinations. Since Deb is a family Dr. we're going to forego the pediatrician and have poppet see Deb.. I really like the family doctor set-up.
Here are some pics of the boy :)