Thursday, December 10, 2015

34 week update

I had my 34 week OB appointment on Tuesday.  I was measuring 35 weeks on my tummy and his heart rate was 148.  My blood pressure was still 110/70 (has been the same the last 3 appointments).  I had to come back (after the tech got back from lunch) for an ultrasound to check my fluid.  It was higher this time (21, up from 19 two weeks ago). They said they aren't concerned unless it's up to 24, but will continue to monitor.  They said insurance companies are threatening not to pay at all if they do c-sections/inductions before 39 weeks without a serious medical reason.  So for now, my scheduled c-section is still January 15th (39 weeks, 2 days), unless I go into labor on my own or anything else gets more serious.   

Drew was measuring only week ahead now & is 5 lbs, 6 oz.  (was 4 lbs. 13 oz 2 weeks ago - up 8 oz)

The higher fluid level is allowing Drew to move around more, causing extreme back pain. :(  The flexeril muscle relaxers make me tired, so I can't take them during the day.

I'm having contractions throughout the day, but a lot more at night.  I think most of them are Braxton Hicks contractions, but they cause my entire stomach to tighten up (it's already so tight) and intense back pain.

 My incredibly round tummy...

Wednesday night: