Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Prego update: Week 35

I'm exhausted. Braska's been getting up in the night for no apparent reason, unhappy and won't go back to sleep. Two times one night, three times another night, for a few hours at a time... I thought I had a few more weeks for sleeping through the night!!! So this will be short and simple...

As an FYI...there is conflicting data on my "dating" as they call it. Like when I'm actually due. My timeline is as you see in the side bar on the blog and the timing in these updates. The OB seems to think I'm figuring it a week too early, that I'm actually due one week later. So they think I'm 34, I say 35. I told her it would only be a problem if the baby is getting bigger than I would like or if they think I'm hanging on til 41. No deal. We came to an agreement, so that's good.

~~I've lost 2 lbs in the last two weeks. No surprise to me. It seems to be my weird thing. Total weight gain in 35 weeks...6 lbs. I can deal with that.

~~Overall, everything's fine. I'm having no issues. The achy stuff is still around, but it's just life at this point, so no big problem. Kinlee's moving PLENTY so no concern there.

~~She said I'm measuring a little big (like when they put the tape over the do they really know where it--the uterus--stops and starts...I'm amazed) so maybe I'm right after all! Whatta ya know?!? We'll keep an eye on it.

~~My blood pressure was high, for me, but still in the normal range, just caught her attention since it's the second time. 130ish/80ish when my norm is in the 110/65 range. I also am spilling protein (means it's showing up in the lovely urine samples we have to give every time) as I have been for a while, not alot, but combined with the weight loss and the BP, she wants to keep tabs.

~~I go back in 2 weeks, then weekly. We talked about the logistics of labor and delivery, like making sure my plan and hers are congruous. She's not a stickler about a few things that some of my OB doc clients have been, so that's good. We have a plan in place, kind of plan A and plan B, so I am glad about that. I reviewed all my do's and don'ts of delivery, as I'm doing each time to make sure there's no confusion, and we're all kosher.

~~I may have another ultrasound to check for size if things are still of any minimal concern next time in her opinion. That's fine with me... if it means they find that she's ready to come earlier, then so be it.

That's it for today. 40 minutes of waiting for 8 minutes of talking. I don't care for that, but it'll be over soon. She's really nice and very open and flexible, and I like that. So I'll wait when I need to.


  1. I can totally relate about the sleeping thing. No baby in the belly here, but two babies out-of-belly that have been waking up multiple times in the night for the last couple months and it's wearing mommy and daddy out. The one-year-old just wants to nurse and is extremely stubborn about it and the two year old wakes up multiple times very upset for no apparent reason. Next week we're headed to the miracle sleep lady out at St. Luke's. Just let me know when you're rested enough and have time to get together to get some clothes and seats! We're flexible. Hope Braska works through the night waking issues soon!!!

  2. Sending you hugs and foot massages. I hope these next few weeks fly by for you!

  3. I'm all into the numbers here
    8 minutes. wow.
    6 lbs??? really?? wow again.
    35 weeks! sounds as though you are ready to go.
    My bp seems to go up at the end for me and it kick starts my body into evicting the bebe.
    Hope all goes well for you!

  4. Woo-hoo you're almost there!

  5. Wow! Your pregnancy is flying (easy for me to say)...could be anytime, really. Hugs!

  6. I don't know what your "plan" is, but if they offer a c-section, take it! I would rather have a c-section over a natural birth ANY day of the week!

  7. I am SO excited to see Braska's little sis! Good luck, we are praying for you.

  8. Hey RK! Long time that I haven't checked in and look here you are at the end of your pregnancy! Glad to hear things are relatively well and I am praying for you to get some rest before baby makes his/her grand appearance!

  9. How on earth does one only gain 6 pounds in 35 weeks of pregnancy? I'm in complete shock over this one.


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