Weekly Appointments 9/18 - 9/24 — The Bump
October 2016 Moms

Weekly Appointments 9/18 - 9/24

We're in the final countdown, ladies!  Weekly appointments where we're squaring up the details for births!  And, hopefully some O16 babies turn upside down at this week's appointments!  Share all your appointment details!

How far along are you?

How did your appointment go overall?

Any ultrasound or doppler?

Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?

For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged. ;)



Re: Weekly Appointments 9/18 - 9/24

  • How far along are you? 35w3d

    How did your appointment go overall? Good, she did a Group Strep B test, which surprised me because I'm having a scheduled c-section. Oh well. Also, I completely forgot to ask any questions. Doh.

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Ultrasound- baby looks great and is still a big baby. She estimated her at 7 pounds 2 ounces today. 

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? She would have if I had remembered to ask any questions.  :)

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged.  
    Yes, we got her a little jack-o-lantern bunting.  
    waterfall213suzy311
  • How far along are you? 38+1

    How did your appointment go overall? Just fine.. nothing exciting- just the way I like it! 

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Just the doppler today

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? I didn't really have any questions- he would have answered if I had though!  We mostly talked about work because we obviously work on the same floor! 
    waterfall213suzy311
  • ashleymn-2ashleymn-2 member
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    edited September 2016
    How far along are you? I am 35 +4

    How did your appointment go overall? Good.

    Any ultrasound or doppler? U/S. Baby is weighing around 5lbs 10oz. so shes now considered a normal weight, last time they thought she was too big so this was a second growth scan to see where she now, we will have another one at 37 weeks. 

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? I check my results of my urine online after every appointment and this week it showed protein in my urine, which I know can be normal so I'm waiting for her to call on that and how our strep B went. I am currently 1 CM dilated.  She mentioned I had a narrow pelvis and if baby doesn't put on weight it will be fine to deliver vaginally; however, how can she not gain weight between now and 4 weeks(if we go that long) so i'm kind of preparing for a c-section. (although, I thought your pelvis moved? idk but she didn't seem very happy about it.)

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged.  
    If we go full term Kinzley will only be 11 days old when Halloween rolls around so we got her some cute Halloween themed onsies. :)

     
    SO and I have been together: 5 Years+
    BFP: 03/10
    First Baby: 10/20/2016
    suzy311

  • How far along are you?
    35w6d
    How did your appointment go overall?
    Well once we sorted out my shit show from the specialist I saw to confirm I do not have GD like the specialist said I did. It went okay. I am probably going to switch OB's though per my family doctors idea cause the one here is an idiot. So now I will be travelling in labour an hour to that hospital, but at this point I don't care. Since I'm a VBAC my family doctor can't deliver me. 
    Any ultrasound or doppler?
    Doppler 130
    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?
    Yes, I was there almost an hour by the time I talked to the nurse and she filled in my chart, and spoke to my family doctor. The student doctors couldn't find babies head, lol, it's just THAT low that it's impossible to feel unless your really skilled. 
    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged. 
    I don't really do much Halloween. I pass out candy cause I'm a sucker, but baby won't be dressed up. 
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  • How far along are you? 36 weeks

    How did your appointment go overall? Fine! The nurse told me to prep for the GBS, but then the doctor came in and said that since I tested positive for Strep B back in my first tri bloodwork, I would already be treated with antibiotics during labor and no need to test again.  SO, yay for avoiding the bum-swab!

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Doppler - steady heartbeat at 142!

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? She did a quick check, said she felt baby's head immediately, and my cervix was just a smidge dilated.  However, she said that was no inclination as to when I might go into labor... But, at least I know baby is turned the right way!  Also, she wants to me to go back to MFM for this last month for NSTs and fluid checks weekly...

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged. 
    We won't go anywhere, and likely won't get more than 10 trick-or-treaters, but I'll probably still dress baby up for at least a picture!!  My first baby is my pup, so I'm hoping to do a coordinating costume, likely something like one of these two :# :

    waterfall213Pupatellakmolleltzsuzy311

  • How far along are you? 37 + 1 

    How did your appointment go overall? Good. Watched a little video on contractions and what to watch for. Doctor felt for the baby and said he is still head down and REALLY low. Also, flu shot. What's one more needle right? 

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Doppler 136 BPM 

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? Yes, she said the pains on my right side are most likely RLP, which is what I figured. There's not much else to do about them except wait for them to pass. 

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged.
    Ehhhh not really. I bought an orange onesie with a jack-o-lantern face on it that he will probably wear, but that's about it. Not sure we will pass out candy because the dog goes nuts when the doorbell rings! 


    Me:29
    DH: 30
    Married: May 2011
    TTC #1: May 2015
    BFP: 2/6/16 EDD: 10/10/16!
    waterfall213suzy311

  • How far along are you? 36 w, 5 days

    How did your appointment go overall? Short and sweet

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Doppler.. she kept moving away from it though!

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? No questions.  Not dilated or effaced but softened.. whatever that means 

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged. 

    Not planning on it!
    suzy311
  • How far along are you?
    36+5

    How did your appointment go overall?
    Well. NST and doppler normal (there was a lot more action this week but no patterns). Ultrasound normal. Cervix check revealed no dilation, and baby is still only halfway dropped. Strep B negative. I go back in a week. 

    Any ultrasound or doppler?
    Doppler during NST (that's where they measure contractions, yes?) HB hanging in the 140s.
    Ultrasound to check growth. Clocking in at approximately 6lb3oz.

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?
    We talked for almost half an hour. I guess I had a lot of questions... 

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?
    Halloween isn't really a holiday in Europe. I usually help run a kid's Halloween party at the American Library but will obviously be skipping this year. Bummer. 
    DS#1 born 05 October 2016
    DS#2  due 25 April 2019
    suzy311LMNOBaby
  • How far along are you? 34+3

    How did your appointment go overall? went great

    Any ultrasound or doppler? doppler

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? Yes, didn't really have any other than voicing I am uncomfortable lol

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged.  not dressing up in a costume, just a my 1st Halloween outfit with pumpkin booties and pumpkin hat since he will only be a week old.

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    suzy311
  • How far along are you? 37+3

    How did your appointment go overall? Mostly good. Was probably the fastest apt I've had my whole pregnancy (and was still at the office for about 2.5 hours). Dr didn't jump to schedule a c-section so I'm happy about that. The pelvic exam wasn't nearly as bad as I expected. 

    Any ultrasound or doppler? U/S. Baby is still breech but has plenty of space to flip. Everything else is looking good! 

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? The ones I voiced at least. 

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged 
    No halloween in Tanzania. Though I've seen some ridiculously adorable costumes on the internet
    *American lady living in Tanzania.
    DH - Tanzanian Maasai 
    BFP #1 - MC Dec 2, 2015 (@ 9weeks)
    BFP #2 - Feb 2, 2016 --EDD 10/10/16 --Abigail- October 6, 2016. Heart warrior.
    October 2017- Began fostering to adopt T, (DOB:November 19, 2013)
    suzy311
  • @MrsHudson2014 I love their Polar Bear costume!! 
    Me:29
    DH: 30
    Married: May 2011
    TTC #1: May 2015
    BFP: 2/6/16 EDD: 10/10/16!
    MrsHudson2014
  • How far along are you?
    36+1
    How did your appointment go overall?
    Fine although I was disappointed not to be dilated at all. Effacement 50%, baby station at -2. Blergh I know it's still really early but I'm feeling large!
    Any ultrasound or doppler?
    Ultrasound. Baby is head down, measuring about 6 lbs, bp 128
    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?
    No, they took forever to see us so I had to run home and relieve the sitter.
    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged.
    Nope, I can't see buying an outfit he'll only wear once. 
    LMNOBaby
  • How far along are you? 34+5

    How did your appointment go overall? It went well. I'm seeing the OB these days mostly and I love her. If I could keep her around at all times for how calm she is, I would. 

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Ultrasound to check for growth. She's head down and in great position right now. She's also measuring in at an estimated 7 pounds 8 ounces. My doctor seems to trust the technicians estimation skills very highly and thinks that that weight is fairly accurate. I'll have another scan at 38 weeks to see if she's still measuring 3+ weeks ahead. If she is then 38 might be as far as I go. As the doctor said, we aren't interested in setting any records. I was 10 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and I'm okay with remaining the largest baby in the family!

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? I've been super itchy lately and she got me all squared away with that (ugh heat rash) and reassured me that if know labor when it happens. She also worked her magic and got me set up for a 4:00 appointment so I don't have to miss any time with any of my students next time (since we'll be going cultures and a cervical check then). 

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged. Halloween is highly celebrated in my family. It's a whole family affair and my mom gives out over 200 pounds of candy to about 500 kids each year. Right now Vada's first Halloween will be brought in with a little orange long pants onsie that has a jack-o-lantern face on it. We'll be hanging out with my family and taking it easy that night

    LMNOBaby
  • My appointment was Tuesday but I forgot to check in
    How far along are you? 
    38W2D (on Tuesday)

    How did your appointment go overall? Good, I had an afternoon appointment but had been leaking mucous like substance for 24 hours. I called to see if it was a concern and they told me to come in right away. After checking me they said all is well, just losing mucous which isn't dangerous, it just happens. In the doctor's words "if I closed my eyes when I checked you I wouldn't even know you're pregnant" which means I'm still high and not dilated. He said I will go well into October. Gah

    Any ultrasound or doppler? doppler...and this girl will kick everytime she gets the doppler. She's a turd

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? Yes i had concerns with the mucous and we got all of that straightened out. 

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged.  
    She's gonna be a cat!!! #futurecatladylikehermomma
    sportiegrl1213waterfall213LMNOBabysuzy311
  • Well I just got a call from my Dr office that my Strep B culture was contaminated by Quest on it's way to the lab. Like really?! So now I have to get a repeat Strep B again next Thursday. Good times. Way to go Quest.  >:)
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  • How far along are you? 35w6d

    How did your appointment go overall? Not great, but not horrible either. I lost 1 pound over the past 2.5 weeks since my last appointment which is awful because I haven't been gaining well. I also measured 2 weeks behind. I could feel the judgment seeping out of the midwife and wanted to crawl into a hole and hide. I eat PLENTY, mostly healthier foods but I do indulge in normal snacks and treats as well. I just have a faster metabolism and have always struggled to keep my weight at a healthy place. I felt like a total failure because she kept making comments about my size. I don't know what else to do other than what I'm already doing- I just hate the judgey looks and little comments. 

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Doppler, baby sounded strong and healthy

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? I was seeing a substitute today as my midwife was at a conference. I decided not to ask anything. I wasn't very comfortable with her.

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged. 

    DS wants his brother to be a teddy bear. I have a little teddy bear knit hat that we will put on him that is super cute. Not sure if I'll make it out for trick or treating, depends on when he decides to make his debut.
    BabyGaga
    Piperella

  • How far along are you?  37w 3D at my appointment yesterday

    How did your appointment go overall?
    Depressing.   He said Im still closed so now I'm afraid I'll go overdue.  He said at this point I'm not favorable for induction at 39 weeks unless things change.  I know an extra week or two doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things but I'm so done and feel like such a failure that despite all the EPO, teas, adding ten days to my Edd to match ultrasound measurements, etc Im probably going to be overdue again this time
    Any ultrasound or doppler?
    Doppler.  HR was in the 140s
    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had?
    This was my first time with this dr and I'm not a fan.  Very little personality or bedside manner.  He was very dry and all business.  
    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged. ;)
    Still deciding.    I have a cute Halloween beanie and sleeper from Carters but I might dress him in a costume too
    Piperella
  • CopperBoom86CopperBoom86 member
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    edited September 2016
    How far along are you? 36w3d

    How did your appointment go overall? Really well! I found out I'm dilated 2cm, which was a shock to me and the doctor. Also, group b strep culture was negative. Yay! 

    Any ultrasound or doppler? Portable u/s, although you can't see too much now. She's way too big to fit on the screen! 

    Did your doctor or midwife answer any questions or concerns you had? Yep, I asked if she was alarmed at all that my belly is still small and she said absolutely not, that I'm exactly as big as I should be for my height and long torso. 

    For Fun: Are you dressing baby up for Halloween?  If so, share your best baby costume!  Pictures are highly encouraged. 
    Of course! I was going with a baby burrito, but DH said it was stupid, so we'll probably just go with the traditional pumpkin :)
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