Wednesday, September 23, 2009

34 Week Appointment

Back from another confusing doctor's appointment.

So Dr. Morgan said....

A. Weight gain (1/2 lb.) is ok. It's good that I didn't lose any, he wishes I gained more.

B. Heart rate is fine. (didn't tell me what it was)

C. Fundal height measured "almost 33" weeks. I'm 34 exactly.

D. He asked about the contractions...I told him about the scary grocery store experience (3 hours of 5 min. apart contrax!) and D.C. (lots of contractions through that day!) and his reply was, "Well, I don't want to deliver this baby for AT LEAST two weeks. You need to take it easy. Drink lots of water & if you have any contractions, lay down."

E. Then he said my next appointment will be an ultrasound, group B strep, and check up. He said I needed it at 36 weeks. I told him that I scheduled it last time. He asked for when. I told him for Oct. 9 (Thursday, I'll be 36 weeks & 4 days). He said, "That's not soon enough. You need to get in on Monday or Tuesday." I told him they said they didn't have any appointments. So, he looked at his schedule...he said, "Right here, they can fit you in right there...." and he wrote down the appt time & date.

So, my next appointment was moved up 4 days. From Thursday to Monday. Why is 4 days so important? He also said he'd be checking the baby's development and size to make sure he's ok. I know that's the whole point of the US, but does he have to make it sound so VITAL?

1 comment:

Smellyann said...

Every day counts, babe! every day!