Tuesday, June 3, 2008

34 weeks and check-up news

It's odd to think I will be 34 weeks tomorrow. I still haven't quite accepted the fact that there will be another baby in the house soon...I feel like I need to mentally prepare but then just do not have the time to do it!

I had my check-up today. When I mentioned how much lower pressure I have been feeling off and on, she offered to check me in order to see if my body was actually doing anything. Well, it seems that it is! I am 1 centimeter dilated and 70% effaced. She told me how they would like the baby to hold off until at least 37 weeks, and warned that they may want to put me on meds to slow things down. Right now she wants me on a "modified bedrest" taking it extra easy and calling if I continue to feel this pressure.

So we will see....right now I am not too concerned, as I have always been at least 1-2 centimeters dilated the first time they check me at 36 weeks. With Mara they still had to break my water at 39 weeks, as I was 6 centimeters dilated, 100% effaced and no labor in sight. They started to become concerned I wouldn't make it to the hospital in time (I have had fast labors with both). The only concern I have right now is that I never had this pressure before, nor has the baby ever been this low.

She wants to now see me weekly, so we'll see how next Monday's appt goes!

Of course, rest is the last thing on my mind right we have SO much to do beforehand!


Peace is every step said...

Take it easy, sister. No wonder you're feeling a watermelon between your legs! Can you get some help with the girls while Greg works? Modified bedrest is a nice idea---but I'm guessing not possible with two little monkeys???

Autumn said...

Oh my Julie! Try to get some rest... I know easier said than done. Especially with two little ones and a nesting urge. :) Hang in there!

Following Forward said...

I can't wait!!! Oh- I can't wait to see pictures of this new little one! I am so excited for you guys!! I will be praying for a safe labor and a healthy baby!!

Mama Zen said...

Yes, rest! I know it's WAY easier said than done, but take it easy!

Lorrie said...

I love the final countdown! Yes, like everyone said-REST!! All you really need is diapers and sleepers ready those first weeks, try not to stress yourself over getting everything else ready :) Take care!

Staci said...

Wow, I can't believe how close you are!! And that post was a couple of weeks ago - have you had that baby yet?? I can't believe how long it's been since I've seen you!!! We never did get our summer playdate :-( and i'm guessing you're probably not up to it these days... (but let me know if you are :-)